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Top Gaming Glossary Terms That You Should Know

04 Sep 2021 Developer News
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Millennials are going to change the history of slang and sacrileges by making them a part of everyday life one day. Some grammar-nazi faint and Shakespeare definitely turns in his grave when someone types ‘mah’ instead of my and ‘u’ instead of you on WhatsApp.   

Video gamers playing vipslot77 have their own set of gibberish jargon that only they can understand. Yes! We are not talking about the regular IDK or BFF; we are talking about HealBot, ELvUI, AoE and REKT. Ring any bells? I suppose not.

This is why we have created this guide for you to understand and play online games without banging your hand against your head in sheer desperation and frustration. Read this through and become the master of the dynamic gaming mumbo-jumbo.

Abbreviations used by ESRB

The Entertainment Software Rating Board is responsible for censoring and giving video games a rating for regularising the gaming industry market. Whenever you purchase any game, you will see a mark in black containing an alphabet on the front cover of the game. The letter represents the audience that can play the video game. Let us take a look at these letters and what do they mean: -

  • E- E stands for everyone. Anyone from adults to children can play this game.
  • EC- EC is for Early Childhood for children ranging from 4-10.
  • E10+- It is for children aged 10 and above.
  • T- T signifies Teens, i.e., 13 years of age and up.
  • M-Mature stands for ages 17 and up.
  • AO- Depending on the age of adults in the particular geographic region, it is for Adults Only. In many countries that age starts from 18 and above.
  • RP- RP is assigned to games that have not earned any ratings. Individual rating agencies can assign them according to the law of the land where they are published.

Now, you know what type of game is suitable for which audience. Video games based on sports, boxing, movies, racing, etc. have themes that allude to the rules of games played in real-time. Yet, there are some abbreviations that you might have come across.  Let us decode it for you.

3rd PS, TPS or OTS- These three represent 3rd Person Shooter and Over the Shoulder. Games like Gears of Wars, The Division, Mass Effect, and many more are third-person shooter games.

The 4 Xs or 4X- The four X represent eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate”. It is a mantra for strategy games. The Civilization series is the most successful sub-genre of this category.

CCG or DCCG- Collective Card Game or Digital Collectible Card Game is a game that is based on collecting card games to win over others with the strength of your cards. The most famous CCG would be Pokemon Go and Star Wars. It drove us, kids, crazy.

FPS- First Person Shooter is a subgenre of shooter games. The games are based on guns and hand to hand combat skills and how gamers perceive the 3D space. The first FPS games Wolfenstein 3D was released in 1992. They run on a narrative or storyline to make the character relatable to gamers.

MMO- Massively Multiplayer Online Games are video games that support many players playing the same game at the same time. Gamers around the world can connect all and strategize to win the game.  For instance, Call of Duty: Warzone can allow 150 people to play the game at once.

RPG- Role Playing Games have become everyone’s favourite as a player gets a new virtual avatar with powers to play the video games. FPS games also follow the RPG combat style to make their games more relevant and intriguing. Players in this control a single champion such as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher or multiple champions in their own right such as any Legend in the League of Legends.

AoE- you might have heard players of Call of Duty and Fortnite inquire about AoE or Area of effect from fellow players.  It is the area that can be influenced by a certain ability or a weapon, ability, or magical powers. When a player has this on, the Area of Effect is marked by a green circle. They reflect as green to your opponent. If your opponent has cast a hiding spell in The Witcher, then you need to look out for that red circle.

Real-Time Strategy- The game designed as RTS proceeds not on its own, but its progress depends on all the players who play simultaneously. On the contrary, in a Turn-based Game, the player takes a turn to play such as online chess or solitaire. The term was coined in Game Dune II by Brett Sperry, who is also ascribed to have been developed Command and Conquer game series.

After going through this carefully curated list, we feel you will not feel lost in the gaming lingo.

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