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Category:Video games

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A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device, such as a TV screen or a monitor. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use. To allow the games to be played, the user often is required to use a specific game controller for the game - which may be a dedicated device, a joystick, a keyboard, a mouse, a pressure sensor, a combination of the above, or even something else entirely, depending on the type of game being played and the device it is being played on.

This category collects together articles discussing various video games and video game-related concepts, for easy convenience. In future this may be replaced by a dedicated Video Games Portal to allow this section of Gamescodex to be split into its own Project; and also to give a more centralised location to discover and share all the latest information about video games. To add an article to this category, include the text [[Category:Video games]] somewhere within the article (preferably near the end) - case is important.

Note that ALL articles related to video games MUST be inserted into this category; though you should also give them more specific categories related to the article; e.g. an article about a specific game should have categories related to the genre of video game and the media it featured on. To give an example, an article on Super Mario Bros. should have categories for "Video Game", "Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Game" and "Platform Game". Try reading through a number of the pre-existing articles for an idea of the kinds of categories to use.

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