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We Asked Our Parents To Guess What These Gaming Terms Mean

And boy did they guess.

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Parent responses:

"Cranking up the RAM"

"Time out"

"Running out of time"

"Taking too much time to make a move"

(Actual meaning: Bypassing the factory settings of a computer to improve its performance)

Parent responses:

"Bad gaming"

"Opposite of spanking"


"Greatest animal killing"

"Illegal scoring"

(Actual meaning: When two or more players team up against an individual player.)

Parent responses:

"Point of view Playing"

"People are very Pleased"

"Pavlov's Poodle"

"Past victory Person"

"Player versus Player"

(Actual meaning: Player versus player, as opposed to computer-controlled opponents guided by artificial intelligence)

Parent responses:

"People are very Excited"

"Play volume Excessively"

"Past vengeance Everlasting"

"Point of view Experience"

(Actual meaning: Player versus Environment; the opposite of PvP)

Parent responses:


“Trying for a higher level”

“Killing opponent”

“Two people playing at the same level”


(Actual meaning: The development that a character experiences while progressing through a game)

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*Measured using 3DMark 1.2.0 Cloud Gate for DX 10 graphics subtest - a 3D graphics benchmark that measures 3D gaming performance.

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