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Video games are hard enough for those of us with little or no hand-eye coordination, but throw in all of those gaming terms, and we're just pwned. So here is some basic terminology to get you started.

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1. Console

A device used for playing video games, such as PlayStation, Xbox 360, and the Wii.
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A device used for playing video games, such as PlayStation, Xbox 360, and the Wii.

2. FPS

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First Person Shooter: A game in which the storyline is played from the player's point of view, and the player usually (but not always) has a weapon of some sort. Perfect example: COD (see #4)

3. RPG

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Role Playing Game: usually lengthy games with a storyline, often involving some sort of quest. It usually involves leveling your character, like making her/him stronger, faster, etc. Example: WoW (#5)

4. CoD

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Call of Duty: An extremely post popular combat video game. It was originally based off of World War II, but has since expanded to other armed conflicts.

5. WoW

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World of Warcraft: Arguably the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time. And I'm talking POPULAR--at one point it had over 15 million subscribers.

6. Camp

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Describes a tactic some people choose to use in combat games, (like FPS games), in which they stay and hide in one place to better take out opponents. Bonus: these people are naturally called "campers.'"

7. Open World

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A type of game that allows the player essentially limitless access to the entire virtual world. Example: Grand Theft Auto

8. Spawn

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The location where your character materializes at the beginning of a game. Bonus: "Respawn" is the location where your character materializes after being killed

9. RROD

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Red Ring Of Death: The feared sign of hardware failure on a Xbox 360 gaming console.

10. Frag

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"To kill." Can be used as a verb or noun. "He fragged me! You got 15 frags?

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