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Submitted by KingJFS 1187d ago | article

Video Game or Videogame? Answering the Most Important Question of Our Time

Warp Zoned writes:

Walk over to your media shelf and pick up a copy of Wii Sports or Halo 3 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Odds are at least one of these titles will be in your collection. What do you call the item in your hand? Some people consider these titles “interactive entertainment,” but most of us just call them “video games.” Or are they “videogames?” Though they’ve existed for over forty years, no one has ever answered the question “video game or videogame?” (Culture, Industry)

matgrowcott  +   1187d ago
Love the topic, although it's never going to get approved.

Language evolves, it always has. Fifty years ago you'd be punished for ending a sentence on a preposition, now can put "txtspk" into an exam and pass so long as what you've written is understandable.

As for video game or videogame, I'd go with the former because the definition stands alone as two words. That's personal choice though and it wouldn't surprise me to see the latter become the norm as the hobby becomes more popular.
triverse  +   1187d ago
Just knit picking here but Bill Kunkel, the man that arguably started video game magazines in the late 70's/early 80's with Arnie Katz, always felt that it was two words, not one.

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