let's litigate "Videogames" versus "Video Games" again

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let's litigate "Videogames" versus "Video Games" again 94 votes

Videogames
34%
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Video Games
65%
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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    git, varmints, git!

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    sandbagging this thread

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Videogames
    you've voted in worse polls and you know it

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Where's vidyagames

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Videogames
    discrider wrote: »
    Where's vidyagames

    in the bin with sportsball

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited May 21
    now that you've put the question in my mind I can't remember what I usually type so ask me again after I forget the question
    I think I might even type both

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Video Games
    Hideo Games. Just the full Metal Gear Solid series on repeat. Why play anything else?

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Videogames
    Drez wrote: »
    Hideo Games. Just the full Metal Gear Solid series on repeat. Why play anything else?

    oh that's easy because it would be of higher quality

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Videogames
    Why on earth would I put any more effort into this than I need to

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Video Games
    Actually I voted for the version with the space but now I think the other option is correct.

    I'm actually not sure what I usually call them.

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    I don't care about this

    and everyone needs to know about it.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    BIDEO GAEMZ

  • ElaroElaro Mister No Fun AllowedRegistered User regular
    Video Games
    Verily, do I say unto you, it's "les jeux vidéos".

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    blideo bames

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Computer-based competitive entertainment software.

  • ElaroElaro Mister No Fun AllowedRegistered User regular
    Video Games
    Computer-based competitive entertainment software.

    What about single-player games?

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    You're competing against the machine

    which means, really, you're competing against

    yourself.

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    Computer-based competitive entertainment software.

    What about single-player games?

    They still have goals.

  • Dr. FlamingoDr. Flamingo 49 Gilded Disc Perceives the Sun Registered User regular
    Video Games
    *ahem* Video James.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Videogames
    Videogames, pronounced like in the original Greek

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Video Games
    How does Lana Del Rey spell it?

    That’s all that matters.

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    I don't see the difference.

  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    los juegos de video

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    I only pronounce it in the original Japanese, "Beedeyoo geh-muh"

  • KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    Video Games
    I love Video James

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    I only pronounce it in the original Japanese, "Beedeyoo geh-muh"

    It’s... it’s actually terebi geemu, man.

    As in, like, TV game.

    Unless you’re talking PC, which is konpyuuta geemu.

    Or at least it was 15 years ago.

    I’m old.

    discrider
  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Video Games
    It's nintendo.

    all video games is nintendo.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Videogames
    compound phrases in English that become common or idiomatic tend to follow the path of "two words with space -> two words with hyphen -> one word"

    it doesn't happen 100% of the time, but usually when a phrase remains as two words or a hyphenate it's because they're overly long or the letter combination is weird (e.g. double vowels) or it's a non-noun part of speech

    in other words, if it's not videogames now it will be eventually motherfuckers, give in to inevitability

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    It's nintendo.

    all video games is nintendo.

    My mother’s habit of calling all Pokémon “pikachus” was one of her most endearing qualities.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Videogames
    I call em quibis

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  • LucedesLucedes keeps happening for some reason Registered User regular
    video games when denoting them as a category of game, disambiguating in a context with board games, sports, etc.
    videogames as a media genre, in a mixed entertainment scenario or as a cultural generalization, i.e. "depictions in videogames."

    so generally videogames is the one we're looking for, but they're two slightly different concepts both in my mind and, i believe, in the culture.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Lar Lar

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    All video games are Nintendos if you ask my mother.

  • Up JobUp Job Registered User regular
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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Video Games
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    It's not VCW.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Video games or video james

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    Video Games
    viddy gees

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    edited May 21
    Veg’table Grains.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Video Games
    video shames

    Elaro
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    compound phrases in English that become common or idiomatic tend to follow the path of "two words with space -> two words with hyphen -> one word"

    it doesn't happen 100% of the time, but usually when a phrase remains as two words or a hyphenate it's because they're overly long or the letter combination is weird (e.g. double vowels) or it's a non-noun part of speech

    in other words, if it's not videogames now it will be eventually motherfuckers, give in to inevitability

    That's the nice thing about German or Dutch. Those languages skip all that faffing about and just go straight for the compound word.

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