Video Games vs. Videogames


#1

Careful, only one of these options is objectively correct.

  • Video Games
  • Videogames

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(I considered adding “anime” as a third poll option, but I’m genuinely curious about the results)


Video games or videogames?
#2

Even if we disagree, I’d just like to say I’m glad this question wasn’t, “are video games sandwiches?”


Are video games/videogames sandwiches?
#3

Never really been anal about either usage, but I default to videogames when I type.

Also in before the inevitable “gif vs jif” thread.


#4

Video Games

Follow AP Style.


#5

I prefer “:b:️ideo :b:️ames”


#6

Never mind, this is the actual correct answer.^^^


#7

Worth noting that one of the best books on the medium is merritt k’s Videogames for Humans.


#8

I’m glad the official site style is correct.

Board games.
Computer games.
[guess what comes next]


#9

Merritt’s reasoning is why I use “videogames” actually!

One word implies that they’re a wholly unique medium, two words implies they’re a subset of the broader medium of “Games”


#10

I picked it up for a similar reason but from Douglas Wilson, designer of Johann Sebastian Joust, and his talk at Stanford University.


#11

The correct answer is Vidya James so I’m gonna abstain and protest this election


#12

I instinctively looked for an RT button


#13

videogames dot com


#14

These are all really weird ways to spell deathstranding, y’all :confused:


#15

I think you mean transfarring


#16

Hi!

I’m from 300 years in the future and I saw this thread using “technology.”

We call them “holo-grames.” Everyone loves them!

Gotta go!


#17

…but isn’t that what they are?


#18

They’re alright.


#19

this is what everyone unironically calls me


#20

Why would they be fighting? They’re best friends.