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Video game

Video games, also called computer games or vidgames, (TV: Midnight) were games played on computers with video displays. According to Sonya Khan, at some point past 2021, nobody called them "video games" anymore. (TV: Once, Upon Time)

Video games were invented at some point after the 1960s. (COMIC: The Sound of Our Voices)

In the 1980s, the Eighth Doctor once played Super Mario Bros in a pub in Bradford. (PROSE: Halflife)

The Celestial Toymaker used deadly video games in Blackpool as part of his revenge against the Sixth Doctor. (PROSE: The Nightmare Fair; AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair)

Brendan Richards played computer games on K9 since he was faster than any other computer at that time. (PROSE: The Sow in Rut) Similarly, Luke Smith and Clyde Langer played computer games on Mr Smith. (TV: The Last Sontaran)

Izzy Sinclair played video games on the Doctor's Time-Space Visualiser. (COMIC: Happy Deathday)

In the early 21st century, many teenage children were addicted to computer games, especially ones that featured sex or graphic violence. Serial killer Bobby Prescott targeted these kids. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)

Mickey Smith had several video games for his Playstation and Xbox. In 2006, he assisted the Ninth Doctor in defeating the Quevvils, who had created the video game Death to Mantodeans to abduct humans for their war against the Mantodeans. (PROSE: Winner Takes All) In 2007, the Tenth Doctor played video games with Mickey while he was separated from the TARDIS; he somehow won a first-person shooter without firing a single shot. (COMIC: The Lodger)

The Eleventh Doctor mentioned that he loved video games. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) He previously had played Wii at Amy Pond's house, while attempting to keep busy during the Invasion of the Cubes. (TV: The Power of Three)

Ryan and Tibo played FIFA in Tibo's apartment. (TV: Can You Hear Me?)

The Fourth Doctor played some video games while on holiday at the Festival of Five Planets. (COMIC: The Free-Fall Warriors)

On one unnamed planet, people who spend too much time playing computer games (called Gameslaves) were punished by being forced to play for their lives in a giant pinball machine for the entertainment of spectators. (COMIC: Pinball Wizard)

On Kirith, the Seventh Doctor played a computer game with Miríl. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

According to Iris Wildthyme, there were computer games based upon a TV show about her. (PROSEFrom Wildthyme with Love)