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Computer Games

Scope Note: 
Games played on a computer by one or more players. Computer games may be played on a personal computer, game console, or handheld device. Interfaces may include a joystick, keyboard, mouse, or control pad. Game software may be distributed on physical media such as CDs and DVDs or as online downloads. Where appropriate, use the Descriptor, "Video Games." Prior to 2004, the Descriptor "Computer Games" and the Identifier, "Computer Games" may have been used to index this concept. Between 2004 and 2012, the descriptors "Computers" and "Games" may have been used to index this concept.
Category: Information/Communications Systems
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Use this term instead of
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs)
Online Games
Related Terms
Computer Simulation
Educational Games
Handheld Devices
Role Playing
Simulated Environment
Video Games
Added to ERIC: 12/15/1987