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My Prefix comes from a tree and gets salty.

My Infix is a length of time usually equivalent to 4 years.

My Suffix is what you are using right now.

My whole is a game, a TV show, and a noun.

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    $\begingroup$ Is the infix, $marriage$? :P $\endgroup$ – stuart stevenson Sep 13 '18 at 12:38
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I think you are

MASTERMIND.

My Prefix comes from a tree and gets salty.

MAST means the nuts of forest trees -- though usually in the context of having them eaten by animals, where they usually wouldn't be salted. Pugmonkey has a better explanation in comments: this is about the MAST of a ship, which of course gets salty because of seawater.

My Infix is a length of time usually equivalent to 4 years.

In many places a politician's or government's TERM of office is four years.

My Suffix is what you are using right now.

It's hard to solve a puzzle without making at least some use of one's MIND.

My whole is a game, a TV show, and a noun.

Pattern-guessing game; UK quiz show; and of course a noun.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think the prefix is actually referring to the rot13(znfg bs n fuvc). $\endgroup$ – Pugmonkey Sep 13 '18 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Although the prefix refers to what @Pugmonkey mentioned, if you change your answer to this then I'll mark it as correct :) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 13 '18 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, that makes more sense than my interpretation. Will adjust. [EDITED to add:] Done now. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 13 '18 at 13:46

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