I really like playing video games. I like it a lot but no matter how much someone tells me everyone plays games now, my experience in the real world doesn't reflect that. There is still a stigma attach to it when you tell someone you "play" "games" compare to if you "listen" to music or "watch" movies. The language we use to describe what we do is associated with what children do rather than something broader, attributable to anyone. It may be true that most people do play games of some kind but the stuff you kill time with on the phone is different than what we do here as a hobby. What we do, what we chase has potential for experiences with mechanical and emotional depth. It's far beyond what must've been the appropriate and literal term "video game" represented but it seems wrong now.
I think video games are important but I'm wondering if it needs to be relabeled in order for it to even have a chance of being taken seriously as a form by the general public. Interactive entertainment sounds too long and ridiculous but there's gotta be something else right? Is it even possible to rename video games to something different? Is it too late? Do you agree, disagree?