Interactive entertainment

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The phrase interactive entertainment[1] refers to the business of producing and distributing products and services, of which the entertainment value (or outcomes) can be influenced by users through direct feedback.

Origins[edit]

Although Hal Halpin claims credit for coining the phrase with the renaming of GameWeek Magazine to Interactive Entertainment Magazine in 2001,[2] the phrase was in use as early as 1981.[3] Halpin's official biography now claims that he "popularized" the phrase "to describe the convergence of the console, online, and computer games sectors."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Ernest; Rollings, Andrew (2003). Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on game design. New Riders Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 1-59273-001-9. Although we use term interactive entertainment to refer to computer and video games, any game is interactive if you're taking part in it.. 
  2. ^ Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association. "Hal Halpin." Wikipedia. 2006. Wikimedia Foundation. 10 Feb 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hal_Halpin&oldid=33748830>.
  3. ^ Tomczyk, Michael. Compute!'s First Book of Atari. Greensboro: COMPUTE! Books, 1981.
  4. ^ "About the President." Entertainment Consumers Association. 10 Feb 2008 <http://www.theeca.com/about_president>.