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Computer games

Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation! How do you feel about computer games? Tell us which ones you play and why.

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The Express English team

In London, lots of people said they used to play a lot of games when they were younger, but not anymore.

A few people said computer games can take over your life!

There are lots of different sorts of computer game. Strategy games are competitive and absorbing. Lots of people love a classic 'shoot 'em up'. There are racing games, football games and even housework games!

Did you know?

Fact

The world's first video game was probably 'Tennis for Two' created in 1958 by a physicist called William Higinbotham.

Language tip

The word 'noob' (sometimes written n00b) means a newcomer or beginner in online games. It is often used as an insult.

Cultural tip

Gamers can role play working in a refugee camp, dealing with global warming or bringing up a family in poverty.

This Express English was originally published in 2011.


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