Sony has released a Gamers Dictionary for PlayStation gamers, featuring over 100 video game related terms.
Dubbed the “PlayStation Ultimate list of popular gaming terms”, Sony provides an overview of some of the most commonly used expressions in the gaming community.
The knee-jerk reaction is to expect a number of early 2000s phrases like “Noob.” However, Sony actually managed to create something more than that. The list contains a comprehensive list of phrases that can help someone who feels overwhelmed when talking about games.
“Find out definitions for some of the game’s most popular words, terminology, and slang phases,” Sony writes in the dictionary. The company continues and indeed succeeds in providing useful definitions.
In the full AZ list, Sony includes a number of genre-specific definitions of terms. Here we see details about genres like “ARPG”, “RPG”, “CRPG”, etc. Sony also goes on to provide definitions of terms that many gamers may consider fairly standard. “Dungeons”, “party”, and skins are terms many gamers are probably familiar with. However, casual gamers or those who dip their toes into specific genres may not have a clue.
The list also includes some fairly detailed terms for gamers. “Min-max”, “RNG”, “OP”, and “Kiting” are all among those that can really be a headache for those unfamiliar with the terms.
It’s a project you’d expect to come from a group of passionate gamers within the community. There’s some humor here seeing Sony posting this list on the official website. It covers a wide range of terms commonly found in games, but doesn’t necessarily add much in terms of the PlayStation ecosystem or its hardcore gamer base.
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Source: PlayStation Via: Gamespot