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A contest, physical or mental, conducted according to set rules, played for amusement or for a stake.
[M.E. fr. O.E. gamen]


broad-breasted, brightly colored breed of table poultry used widely in breeding hybrid table poultry.


birds or animals hunted and killed in the chase, i.e. for sport. Used also in respect of animals hunted for provisions and skins. Said of animals and birds, hence game birds, etc.

game animals
includes deer and other similar large ruminants, wild pig and the group of largely African animals classed as 'big game'. Game fish are marlin, tuna and other big marine fish rather than the smaller freshwater fish of rod and reel devotees.
game birds
birds originally hunted but nowadays also farmed. Includes pheasants, quail, partridge, francolin, jungle fowl, guinea fowl.
game farm
farm dedicated to keeping game animals, usually exotic ones, in the wild in conditions as nearly natural as possible. In most instances they are a hobby or for relaxation and entertainment. They are really private zoos or zoological gardens.
game fish
fish hunted for sport.
game meat
meat from slaughtered game animals.
game ranch
see game farm (above).

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Q. Can you tell me more about Brain games? There are many new brain games now advertised by Nintendo and others. Are they doing anything to delay Alzheimer’s

A. Interesting comment. I'll check the link.

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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TIGA released the following information from its annual report into the state of the UK video games industry Making Games in the UK Today: June 2015.
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Making Games in the UK Today revealed that while the number of games studios surged from 448 to 620 in 2013, a rise of 38%, there was a 9% drop in the proportion of studios with more than four members of staff, falling from 50% to 41% in 2013.
He also said that the game was not up for sale, though he said that he would still continue making games.
Leamington based Blitz Games Studios has announced it is to close after 25 years making games.
I've held together so far and I'm just happy to be making games.
The way that money controls things in invisible ways is really weird," said Strange, who has been making games for 15 years, including three Godzilla games.
Peter Tolan, RFU Regional Referee Trainer and spokesman for the Warwickshire Society said the academy was proving popular with the referees themselves as well as County schools and clubs, who were co-operating in the initiative by making games available for them to referee and improve their skills.
At the same time the client, with its lists, pages and user controls, had to be built using Zune's XNA SDK, which was primarily designed for making games rather than standard applications.
Piracy is also so prevalent on PCs, so game developers are moving towards making games for consoles.
Studio head Mark Betteridge said: "The old way of making games just doesn't work any more, we need to be much more flexible in how we staff a team and setting up a new facility at Fazeley Studios will help us to do this.