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Video games (alternatively referred to as computer games, digital games, electronic games, and video games, among other terms) are a broad range of interactive electronic entertainment technologies that allow a user to input commands and receive feedback via a visual display. Video games are played on a range of hardware devices including personal computers, dedicated video game consoles connected to television monitors, custom-designed arcade cabinets, mobile phones, and tablet devices, typically using control interfaces such as keyboards, handheld controllers, and cameras. The software for individual games is distributed and accessed by similarly varied means, including optical media, online downloads, and proprietary memory storage cartridges. Even more diverse than the hardware and software formats used by video games are their content and themes; video games provide ...

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