Video Gamer Terms
Video Gamer Terms is part 2
of the glossary and includes these unique terms for gamerz: Easter Egg,
Final Boss and MMORPG.
Gamer Terms: D - E
Video Gamer Terms: F – G
term for direction pad that displays as a + sign referring to right,
left, up and down directions. Required to control movement of the game.
If you want to C, you need the D.
the end of a game character and possibly a game
you are outta there and have left the video game
- Dual Shock: Playstation
controller that had the dual analogue sticks
and the rumble feature, This design and video gamer terms are still
used today for the Sony Playstation 3.
abbreviation for Electronics Entertainment Expo, the
largest video game convention.
Look for new titles released here.
- E10+ rating:
term for game titles for ages ten and up.
Generally not overly violent in action or language.
- Easter Egg:
video gamers terms for signature of the creator
developer of the game title and not central to the game action.
term for Early Childhood rating and suitable for
all ages often featuring cartoon characters.
abbreviation for Entertainment Software Rating Board,
a panel who reviews and rates video game titles.
Video Gamer Terms: H - L
death or defeat when playing online multiplayer
- Fan Boy: a rabid fan of a
particular console or game that is unable to
consider any other point of view. There is no reasoning with a fan boy.
gamer term describing the practice of killing weak monsters or enemies
in large numbers in a bid to gain easy experience and money.
- Final Boss:
a gamers’ mortal enemy who in most cases, must
be destroyed to win the game.
group of gamers whose loyalty is not to the
team, but to win on their own.
- Game Over:
the bad guys/gals are gone and the win is yours.
play: a decisive factor of the game title involving player
reliable programming. High marks for action and programming=excellent
- Gamers or Gamerz: terms
used at gamerisms referring to video game players.
- Gamer Tag:
is a screen name used online that is unique to
identify the gamer when online.
game title near completion.
- Going Gold:
jargon for next step in the video game
production, the release.
jargon for boring recurring movements with the goal
of continuing the game.
Video Gamer Terms: M - N
gamer who attempts to control the game by illegal
procedures resulting in a game ban or prosecution. Boos all round.
- Hard Drive: While used by
PC gamers for years, it was not until the
original Xbox that a hard drive was seen as a good way for consoles to
- Head to Head:
video game player vs. the challenging video
occurs when a character receives a
hit/bullet/strike to the head.
calculation of the possible death of a game
jargon for health points, hit points or heart points
referring to the calculation of the game character’s health.
A specific occurrence of an area in a game that is designed to be used
by more than one group of people. This can relate to an entire server
in some cases.
the antagonist is done.
tally of top video gamerz listed in order of
act of centering the main character on a certain
item, thereby redirecting all attacks to that specific item.
Video Gamer Terms: P - R
Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game: a role-playing=RPG
online where sometimes millions of gamers are interacting at the same
time. Examples of these games are World of Warcraft and
refers to mature video game player over 17. Game
title is sure to include violent kills and language.
Character: controlled by the gamer.
- Maze Game:
term for a game that involves a maze puzzle.
- Memory card:
similar to a flash drive to allow video game
players to save game data.
- Mini Boss: in many older
games and some newer ones, the rule was that
before you would face an end of level boss, you would be required to
beat a mini boss. Generally, the mini boss segment occurs about
way through the level or just before the end of level boss.
term for a portion of the game play that differs from
- Motion Controls: Nintendo
Wii changed the way that many people viewed
video games with the introduction of motion controls. Upon the arrival
into the main stream, this phrase quickly became part of the video
group video game play.
- Noob, N00b or
nub: jargon for a new or low-level video game
- NPC: abbreviation
for Non-Player Character and is
Video Gamer Terms: S - Z
The system on which a game is played. Example,
Atari, Nintendo, Xbox.
PlayStation Portable is a handheld gaming console made
Game: games that are mentally challenging or test the
typically fall into this category. Tetris is one of the most
played for this genre.
term for non-stop action game play.
Strategy or RTS: game that requires strategic
calculations by the video game player.
- Regen Rate:
The rate at which monsters or enemy characters respawn.
- Regenerative Health: many
modern video games have done away with health
power ups and instead have opted for a system where if your character
does not take any damage, their health will regenerate.
the game title is published and ready for sale.
abbreviation for rating, pending and awaiting the ESRB
Playing Game: game in which gamers build statistics,
collect items and
use strategy to complete quests or defeat enemies.
video gamer terms, there is the Video Games Genre Intro
video gamer terms for game titles that are a ‘free for all’
for gamerz to explore.
to capture game data onto a hard drive or memory card.
Game: a game where gamerz build in a virtual
world. A video
player can build, play and complete quests with everything from
building an amusement park to building an army to attack another gamer
in the simulation.
term for teen rating. These game titles generally
display violence and combat.
- Text Adventure: one of
the earliest forms of video games that displayed few graphics. You
would read a story on the screen and type
in the command of what you thought you should do. Do I hear a sigh of
relief from gamers worldwide that we have moved beyond this stage?
expression of excitement or joy. Translated as 'We
Owned Other Team' for a win.
abbreviation for experience points, thus an established
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