Saturday, August 30, 2014
Thirsty Conversations: In Your Own Words, What’s The Definition Of ‘Videogames’?

Thirsty Conversations: In Your Own Words, What’s The Definition Of ‘Videogames’?

So, what is a videogame? TIGA, the trade associate representing the UK videogames industry, has submitted its definition, making its case that a precise meaning for “videogames” will be useful ahead of the implementation of games tax relief in the United Kingdom.

The body has submitted the following definition to the UK Government:

A game is interactive entertainment software whose primary purpose is to entertain or educate.

TIGA says the definition was created with the intention of being as short and as wide as possible, and future proof.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA explained:

As well as being of general interest, a specific definition of what makes a videogame will have a practical application in so far as games tax relief. It will ensure that tax relief is aimed at the right sector for the benefit of those squarely in the videogame sector.

That’s their definition. Now to you: What’s the definition of “videogames”? Let’s Talk. Do it here: The Official Games Thirst Gamer Lounge.

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  • benzo

    I have to say I agree with TIGA. That statement is short, sweet, and to the point. No legal jargon or excessively wordy words necessary.

  • nick

    descriptive enough.
    interactive medium whose sole purpose is to entertain or educate.
    thats exactly why 99% of the games this gen have sucked donkey balls!
    simply because by that definition there not games, there neither entertaining or educational.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Nick, your percentage is off. You know it.

  • narwall14

    well nick 99% of psvita games has sucked not ps3 and xbox i would be grateful you guys get good games

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    @narwall: You are hating the Vita too much, you know that that isn’t a correct percentage. Probably like 45% would be correct.

  • freezeplyr8

    @Ernice can you ask nick what eb he got that deal for that 500gb ps3 and those games. cause every time i ask him he don’t respond but he seems to respond to your posts.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Okay Freez, I’ll let him know and get you the info.

  • narwall14

    @TGOD well that still is alot lmao