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23 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You’re A Gamer

Quit camping ya n00b and read this list.

1. “Classic”

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What it usually means: Mozart.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Mario.

2. “Camper”

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What it usually means: Someone who ventures to the great outdoors and sleeps under the moon and stars!

What it means when you’re a gamer: Sitting in a room and waiting for your opponents to come to you. The lowest form of n00bery.

3. “Try hard”

What it usually means: To put forth great effort.

What it means when you’re a gamer: A ~rude~ name that losers have given to people who are really good.

4. “Cheats”

What it usually means: The act of hooking up with a person who isn’t your significant other.

What it means when you’re a gamer: A means of making good games great.

5. “Points”

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What it usually means: To stick your finger in the general direction of something.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The universal currency of video games.

6. “Survivor mode”

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What it usually means: A state of mind you enter in a life or death situation.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Let’s see how long you can stay alive— FOR FUN.

7. “Lives”

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What it usually means: A precious gift.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Expendable.

8. “Dust”

What it usually means: A minor inconvenience.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The reason cartridges were blown.

9. “Sandbox game”

What it usually means: Playtime involving a plastic shovel.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The. Sky. Is. The. Limit.

10. “Hooked”

What it usually means: A deep interest.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Locking your door, closing the blinds, turning off the lights, and disappearing for a few months.

11. “First person”

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What it usually means: A type of narration.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The shooter you can’t stop playing.

12. “360”

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What it usually means: A full spin.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Wishes it can one day grow up to be the Playstation 3.

13. “Boss”

What it usually means:The person you answer to at work.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The villain you lay waste to at the end of a level.

14. “Lag”

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What it usually means: A rough transition between time zones.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Something they really should have fixed by now.

15. “Single player”

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What it usually means: One promiscuous dude. The type of person who takes advice from pick-up artists.

What it means when you’re a gamer: A game you get to play all by yourself. A therapeutic experience.

16. “D-Pad”

What it usually means: The home of a d-bag.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The directional pad.

17. “Matchmaking”

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What it usually means: That thing your mom tries to do when you’re single.

What it means when you’re a gamer: The thing your game tries to do when you’re playing online.

18. “Reckless”

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What it usually means: Impulsively ordering two big macs.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Let’s see how much shit you can blow up.

19. “Demo”

What it usually means: The homemade mix tapes aspiring musicians try to sell you on the street.

What it means when you’re a gamer: A FREE game— or a small part of a game, at least.

20. “Rank”

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What it usually means: Your gym bag.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Your global standing; proof of your greatness.

21. “Physics”

What it usually means: A set of laws that dictate motion.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Anyone’s guess.

22. “Frustration”

What it usually means: Annoyance.

What it means when you’re a gamer: An untamable fury.

23. “All nighter”

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What it usually means: Something a person might do before a big exam.

What it means when you’re a gamer: Life as usual.

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