The Morning After: French government bans English game terms, including “eSports”

You are not satisfied with the effort to replace “WiFi” with “wireless internet connection ” (which didn’t work) l’Académie française focused on gaming conditions in 2017. It has now caught the attention of the government, and the French Ministry of Culture has announced that it will ban conditions including “streamers” and “sports,” he said. In the future, government communications must use terms such as “live player-host “ (for “streamer”) and “cloud video game (for “cloud gaming”).

The Ministry of Culture informed about it AFP fears that English terms could become a “barrier to understanding” for non-players. Which is fair. But at least specify the conditions a bit.

– Mat Smith

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