Definitions

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  • noun The state or property of being playable.
  • noun A measure of either the ease by which a video game may be played, or of the overall quality of its gameplay

Etymologies

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play +‎ -ability

Examples

  • Regardless of the long-term playability, the Michael Bay sequel is the second film in history to cross $200 million in five-days.

    Scott Mendelson: HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review

  • Initial observations are that the playability is great, but I agree that the games have got to be good and need to keep being good.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Today’s Comic: Bad Fortune Cookie

  • How can you sell someone content on media that is so heavily compromised, especially on a format that so heavily relies upon its error correction system to maintain playability?

    Boing Boing: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006 Archives

  • How can you sell someone content on media that is so heavily compromised, especially on a format that so heavily relies upon its error correction system to maintain playability?

    Filmstalker: CinemaNow's burn to DVD service doesn't work?

  • Specialist cabinetmakers in Tuscany guarantee absolute stability and consistent long-term playability by building the supporting frame from weathered timber, seasoned over decades.

    Elston and Hopkin On Cue to Launch Stylish Italian Snooker Table Designs

  • Specialist cabinetmakers in Tuscany guarantee absolute stability and consistent long-term playability by building the supporting frame from weathered timber, seasoned over decades.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I prefer games with long-term playability, and Acceleroto's Air Hockey is the only one that held my attention after a few matches.

    Macworld

  • Long-term playability is not a matter of extra features, such as a tournament bracket or puck colors, but whether the puck moves around in a realistic fashion, whether it takes skill or luck to get a goal, and if unrealistic puck movements spoil the fun.

    Macworld

  • New quests are great and the level cap means long term playability is available.

    OCTools

  • New quests are great and the level cap means long term playability is available.

    OCTools

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