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A Gamer’s Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAMING: FOR BEGINNERS IN PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

Once you start gaming, you’ll realize there’s a lot of jargon, slang, and acronyms floating around that you may have never heard before. You may wonder, are these actual words? Are they speaking Orcish or some other fantasy nerd language? Instead of widely known and easily digestible phrases like...

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ESRB Rating Guide

  1. EC - Early childhood, intended for young children
  2. E - Everyone, for all ages
  3. E10+ - Everyone 10+, for ages 10 and up
  4. T - Teen, for age...

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Genres

1) 3PS / TPS / OTS

  • Third-Person Shooter / Over the Shoulder. These games include titles like Gears of War, The Division, Mass Effect, and more.

2) 4X

  • “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate” games are a very...

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In-Game Terms

1) 1-Up

  • Everyone should know this. Ever since Mario, the 1-Up stands for an extra life.

2) Adds

  • “Additional Monsters.” When fighting a boss monster, it will sometimes summon additional things for you ...

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Chat Terms

1) Cheese

  • An underhanded strategy. Can also be used as a verb.
  • eg: He’s cheesing his way to victory.

2) DC

  • “Disconnect.” Often, players will disconnect and reconnect. Sometimes, it’s not their f...

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Miscellaneous Terms

1) Triple-A (AAA)

Games that have a big budget, a lot of backing, and generally get a lot of praise from fans and critics. Your CoDs Battlefields, and such.

2) Bug

Coding error with unintended results. Can be good or bad. Some ...

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