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Section: "Video Game" vs "Videogame":[edit]

the Article has 2 uses of "videogame" without a space and 167 uses of "video game" with the space. Shouldn't the article be consistent? The two instances without the space occur in the easter eggs section of the article. I don't know how to make an edit request sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:43:102:C500:29B4:B82:EB0C:6A54 (talk) 15:56, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Section PEGI: Vienna or whole Austria?[edit]

In the section about PEGI, the article says "The PEGI ratings are legally binding in Vienna[...]" This is directly translated from the german source Video_game#cite_note-70, but somewhat misleading considering that this law, I assume, is in force in the whole of Austria and not only its capital. My suggestion is to replace "Vienna" with "Austria" in this sentence. As the article is semi-protected I can't edit this myself. 178.202.42.31 (talk) 10:53, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: - the source appears to say explicitly that PEGI applies in Vienna region. I agree it's odd, but we have to go by what the source says. That is the interpretation in our Pan European Game Information article as well. I think that to make this change you should find a source which explicitly states that the ratings are binding throughout Austria. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 16:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Section: "Germany: BPjM and USK" modification request[edit]

In the section "Germany: BPjM and USK", please replace the following sentences:

If a game is particularly violent, it may be referred to the BPjM (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien – Federal Verification Office for Child-Endangering Media) who may opt to place it on the Index upon which the game may not be sold openly or advertised in the open media. Unofficially, the titles are not "banned" – adult gamers are still technically free to obtain the titles by other means, although it is still considered a felony to supply these titles to a child.

with:

If a game is considered to be harmful to young people (for example because of extremely violent, pornographic or racist content), it may be referred to the BPjM (Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien – Federal Verification Office for Child-Endangering Media) who may opt to place it on the Index upon which the game may not be sold openly or advertised in the open media. Such indexed titles are not "banned" and can still be legally obtained by adults, but it is considered a felony to supply these titles to a child.


Reasons: 1. I removed the words "unofficially" and "technically" because they implied a sort of legally grey area which is not the case here. Indexed games must not be sold or advertised openly, period. Any adult can still get them, "officially". The main difference to a regular USK18+ rating is the ban on advertisement and open sales. 2. While excessive violence is the prevalent reason for video games to land on the Index, the laws generally cover content which is deemed harmful for children including other reasons like provoking racial hatred etc, so I expanded on that. 178.202.42.31 (talk) 12:15, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thank you for your detailed rationale. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 16:09, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 5 November 2015[edit]

Some asshole replaced the image of the girls playing in the arcade (Arcade-20071020-a) with an image of a donkey. Hurray for semi-protection! It's really effective. And I cannot fix the shit he did. Hurray for semi-protection! Please stop using obscene language. I may have to report you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheGoldenParadox (talkcontribs) 02:50, 22 May 2016 (UTC) 79.115.169.129 (talk) 23:46, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Cannolis (talk) 00:54, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Move request made on all of the generations root pages[edit]

A user has placed a request for renaming all of the Generations pages (eg, History of video game consoles (third generation) → Third generation of video game consoles). See talk:History of video game consoles (third generation)#Requested_move_9_November_2015 BcRIPster (talk) 00:35, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Editing a page with nonsense.[edit]

This page has been edited by someone with misinformation and I believe that's wrong. I love reading Wikipedia because I love knowledge. People should be able to read a page about something that interest them without having to read things such as "A video game is a deadly poison that should not be played by anyone! Video games go against humanity. They take time away from people, they are just a distraction. Video games have done more damage than a nuclear bomb. They must be destroyed! Video games promote violence. Video games are deadly, gross monsters that crawled from the devil himself!". Somehow this cannot be taken down at the moment unfortunately. Josh1950 (talk) 14:20, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

I just realized I have gone about this fairly wrong. My profile is old but I am new to this. I saw how this article had been edited, and I wanted to put what I put up above to inform someone. I realize now I went the wrong away about doing it. If someone more experienced could please report what I mentioned above to someone who can remove it I who appreciate it. Josh1950 (talk) 15:00, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 June 2016[edit]


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Semi-protected edit request on 19 September 2016[edit]

Trash. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:282:8002:FE38:D8EF:8B46:1120:156E (talk) 23:39, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Video game and Art[edit]

Video games qualify as an art because they incite an emotional response, such as anger, love, and wonder, among the users. Like an artistic work, digital games come in a single set with music and visuals, demonstrating a powerful aesthetic experience. Video games are one of the leading 21st-century popular platforms of mass entertainment. Not only do they thrill and inspire, but video games are also a powerful platform, exhibiting innovative art, which generates billions of dollars. However, from a philosophical perspective, the world continues to debate about the role of video games in the contemporary society. Some critics point out that video games have resulted in the rise of a more violent behavior among the youth. Nevertheless, proponents view video games positively, stating that they are highly interactive and realistic, making them an ideal platform for art. Despite arguments that video games are more of a playing ground, the contemporary digital games have the needed artistic characteristics, and therefore, serve as an art. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.1.54.108 (talk) 02:11, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

I disagree. The definition "Video Game" is way too general to be generally accepted as Art in its entirety. I completely agree on the point that some video games fulfill the description you mentioned. But the fact remains that not all do. Therefore you can't generalize the statement like "Vide games as art". Some are , some not. But not all are. Arsene Gray (talk) 14:07, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Improvements[edit]

This article is extremely flushed out, and the format mostly works; however, 'Social Aspects' has behavioral effects under its umbrella while it leaves 'Possible benefits' in its own category. I disagree with this as the two terms directly affect each other and are closely related. I also believe that the 'Museums' section could be expanded upon and looked through more in-depth. Overall, the article does a lot right; including but not limited to history, consoles, and community. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.51.93.152 (talk) 11:19, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Video Games Learning[edit]

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of video games? Many will argue that they are violent and cause violence. Then there are many who believe that other than for fun they can be used for good such as learning. I believe that even though video games may be violent they can still be used for learning. Some will argue against it but slowly more people are changing their minds and are willing to use them in schools and even in hospitals. There have been various study’s in the past that show video games and learning are not associated at all but as I continue my research that is being proved wrong. Video games are being used to help with languages to game design to social studies and science classes and even as motivation for sick people. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guapo10134 (talkcontribs) 03:39, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

There is no need to "defend" a whole form of media. What you describe as "slowly more poeple are changing their minds" is nothing more than people realizing the true scope of interactive software. We need to be really careful here. Many other similiar scoped media like Films or Books are better defined in their descriptions and terminology. A schoolbook is still a book, a documentation is still a film, but is a training-simulation still a video game? I call for all the scholars of video games for a definition discussion under my thread "Treating Video games as media" section. Arsene Gray (talk) 14:14, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Treating Video Games as Media[edit]

The name "video game" is a remnant of early interactive software which served solely entertainment purposes. Think about Tetris, or Pong. But as a medium, the interactive software what we still label as "games" already supressed the boundries of entertainment and took its place among mainstream media. And again If one accepts the "Video Games" as they are, namely media, one must ask the question, "how do we treat an encyclopedia entry to a general media form?"

I think the easiest way to achieve a good quality in this manner is to copy the layout of "Film" and "Book" entries.

Think about it this way : A Video Game is an empty container. The effects of the consumption of this medium is purely tied to its contents and the way how it is consumed. As in it other media like "Films" or "Books" the contents of the "Video Games" are wildly varied. Nevertheless many of the sections under this Article tend to be highly dependent on the content which is delivered in a specific genre or title.

You wouldn't start a new section under "Film" called "Negative effect of Films" to talk about possible negative effects of violent action movies to children. Also a section about the possibility of video games being art is in my opinion misplaced. You wouldn't start a new section under "Book" called "Books as art" because some people consider a specific title an artwork.

Movies are moving pictures with sound, Books are bound printed papers, and video games are interactive computer software. Many of the discussions here simply arises from using a misplaced name like "video games".

Coming to conclusion I humbly advise the editors to treat video games as for what they really are. Media.

Arsene Gray (talk) 14:02, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

any news on the culture of video games?[edit]

So, as I was reading I noticed that the Culture for Video Games did not have as much information as much of the other headings in it?? Also, I'm doing this as a article critique. Thank you for your time. Also you should add Twitch or Hitbox onto esports, where people brodcast their gameplay live and how they are ble to get into eSports because of these? SpotGecko144 (talk) 06:10, 26 January 2017 (UTC)