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The tag has 169 questions and the has 113.

Not sure which should be merged into which. It seems like the singular makes sense most of the time (for example, a question is likely about "iPhone game crashing", rather than "iPhone games crashing"), but obviously is more commonly used.

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There is only one question that has both tags. –  Brad Gilbert Oct 5 '09 at 16:59
    
Related tags: stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/~game~ –  Brad Gilbert Oct 5 '09 at 17:00

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I've merged [games] and a few others with 1 or 2 questions into [game]; am happy to go either [games] or [game], but in the context, the singular seemed to make more sense. It also scanned for any obvious unrelated questions, but couldn't see any (note that [games] and [game] are very far apart in meaning).

I haven't touched [game-development] at the moment; see comment.

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A (very) casual glance at the lists doesn't show much in the way of consistency; I second the merge proposal and recommend the singular.

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I think 'games' is a category that covers many things, so the plural is appropriate.

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There's also the game-development tag (640 questions). Is this used in the same way as game and games? A quick look-through suggests all three are interchangeable.

If they are equivalent, then perhaps game-development should be the one to live on. It's the most popular, most specific and is unambiguous.

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But then, why not C#-development, python-development... –  Marc Gravell Oct 6 '09 at 21:22
    
@Marc Gravell - Good point about the name. Let's wait for more feedback from others (preferably from people that use these tags). –  ire_and_curses Oct 7 '09 at 1:32
    
Because C# allready has as strong correlation to developtment, while game doesn't –  Ikke Oct 7 '09 at 9:43
    
But the site does, and we tend to close non-programming game questions. –  Marc Gravell Oct 7 '09 at 13:36

IMO, "game" could be a verb like "hack" or "kluge".

"Games" will almost always be a plural noun.

I don't think the tags should be merged.

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Whatever you think the tags COULD be used for is entirely different than what they are probably being used for right now. –  TheTXI Oct 5 '09 at 17:56
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There shouldn't be any questions aboug gaming, so "game" would be invalid on SO. –  user27414 Oct 5 '09 at 19:07

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