PlayStation offers a ‘Gamer’s Dictionary’ with terms for new gamers
PlayStation explains some of the terminology that might be unfamiliar to new players, releasing what’s called the first “Gamer’s Dictionary”.
For those who have been following video games for a while, certain words are usually only associated with gamers and games. Noob, for example, refers to a new player to a game or is used as a slur for someone who simply plays poorly in a given title. “Git Gud” gained popularity a few years ago and is usually associated with Soulsborne RPGs and players who cannot defeat a boss in Ring of Eldenfor example, can be told to just get better at the game. However, it can be daunting for new players to learn all the terms that others have been using for so long.
PlayStation hopes to change that by unveiling its ultimate list of popular gaming terms. It’s basically a “gamer’s dictionary”, which is now available on Sony’s website and gives gamers access to a ton of abbreviations and words they might not know the meaning of. . It is formatted like a dictionary, with words sorted by their letter on the site. Various examples of game slang are explained, such as “cheesing”, which refers to a tactic or feat that lessens the challenge of a game or part of a game. There are also explanations of actual game mechanics and hardware in the list of PlayStation terms, such as AoE, or area of effect damage, and GPU.
Some dictionary terms are illustrated, with examples taken from real games. For the explanation of the endgame, Sony uses the example of Destiny 2 being well known for its endgame gameplay, giving players additional hours of content through things like the recently released Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion and PvP multiplayer.
Something that came out of the “player’s dictionary” was the mention of backwards compatibility. This term means that a console can run software originally created for previous generations of hardware. Sony said the PS5 can run most PS4 games. However, interestingly, he didn’t mention the fact that soon PS3 games and other titles from Sony’s older console generations will be playable again thanks to the new PlayStation Plus Premium service.
For those looking to get into the game properly, or for a gamer who claims to have known what a hit box is for years, Sony’s ultimate list of terms can be more than helpful. The platform owner also wasn’t afraid to inform gamers about some more toxic terms used in online spaces, which was interesting for a few fans given that PlayStation patented a way to remove the toxicity. of his cat.
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