Tony Polanco from The Koalition writes:
"Video games have come a long way over the last forty years. In that time, they’ve grown to become the world’s most successful form of entertainment, surpassing film, television, and books in terms of revenue. With that said, many people fail to see that it has also surpassed some of its limitations. In the beginning, “video game” was an apt term since that is exactly what they were: games in video form. This is no longer applicable to many titles. The term is becoming increasingly restrictive and is minimizing people’s perception of what video games can be.
Although this conundrum is inspired by a recent Twitter debate, I’ve actually been talking and thinking about this for quite some time. Games of the last generation in particular got me pondering about how some titles transcend the term “video game” since they are more than just a game you play on your TV —or monitor. I haven’t forgotten you Master Racers. However, some say that since it is a “game” that it must be “fun.” I don’t subscribe to this notion at all since it reduces and curtails the medium’s true potential."