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Gaming Terms

TermDefinition
AI Refers to techniques used to produce the illusion of intelligence in the behavior of non-player characters
Anime Used to describe animated movie and video content that originates in Japan
Console The generic term for video game hardware that is plugged into a television
Cut Scene A non-interactive narrative scene that is used to break up gameplay
ESA The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association representing companies that publish computer and video games.
ESRB Rating Found on all game packages in the U.S. to help consumers make decisions about game content
FPS (frames per second) FPS stand for frames per second, a measurement for how many unique consecutive images a camera can handle each second.
Game Screens A screen that displays the game that you are playing.
Genre a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Gone Gold The term "release to manufacturing", also known as "going gold", is a term used when a software product is ready to be delivered or provided to the customer.
Grind Grinding is a term used in video gaming to describe the process of engaging in repetitive tasks during video games
Janky A derogatory term used to describe something that is "not quite right"
Level A level in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective. The term "level" can also refer to difficulty level, as in a degree of difficulty
Loot Looting is the process by which a player character obtains items such as in-game currency, spells, equipment, or weapons, often from the corpse of a creature or possibly the corpse of another player in a PVP situation
MMO Massively multiplayer online game (also called MMO and MMOG) is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously.
Platform A platform is a group of technologies that are used as a base upon which other applications, processes or technologies are developed.
Quest A task that a player-controlled character, "party" or group of characters may complete in order to gain a reward
Realm In this context, "realm" generally means a geographic territory or political affiliation.
RPG A game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting and take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development.
Screen shot An image taken by the computer user to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device.
Strategy Strategy video game is a video game genre that emphasizes skillful thinking and planning to achieve victory.
Top-down When used in video games refers to a camera angle that shows the player and the area around them from above.
YOYO something that fluctuates or moves up and down, especially suddenly or repeatedly.
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