I need somebody smart to come up with a new word. I dislike “video game”. Sure it’s the industry term, but while it’s true that graphics are still the deciding factor behind a lot of gaming choices… not everything is about “video” any more… or ever was. “Electronic Games” is another popular term… but there’s something in the connotation where it sounds like we’re talking about TIGER Electronics hand-helds and the Board Game, Operation (the one where you reach in with tweezers to grab the funny bone and then ZAP! Electricity!). Of course I’m not a fan of the “game” portion of either of these terms either… but “Entertainment” is too generic to use in everyday conversation.
Smart people reading this, please coin me a new term for my lexicon :). I’m only trying to reinvent the dictionary. Why should it be so hard?
Interactive Entertainment… (*visions of early CD-ROM titles*)