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Interactive entertainment

The phrase interactive entertainment[1] refers to the business of producing and distributing products and services, of which the entertainment value (or outcomes) can be influenced by users through direct feedback.


Although Hal Halpin claims credit for coining the phrase with the renaming of GameWeek Magazine to Interactive Entertainment Magazine in 2001,[2] the phrase was in use as early as 1981.[3] Halpin's official biography now claims that he "popularized" the phrase "to describe the convergence of the console, online, and computer games sectors."[4]

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