Buff (2) – When a character, item, or skill is increased in strength or utility in a patch. Build – The collection of items and skills chosen for that particular game or character for a specific purpose.
Scrubs took their codes of honor seriously in the 1990s.
Combo – A series of moves performed in a fashion that links them together without pause.
Abandonware – The sketchy gray area between piracy and legitimate ownership.
Abandonware games are those that have long been discarded and/or forgotten by their creators.
Because of the unique “boss fight experience,” some specialized games are comprised entirely of boss fights.
The first boss fight in a video game was for 1981’s is a buff. Can be as minor as a character’s visuals being the wrong color or can be a devastating flaw that renders the game unplayable.Dummy, Dummied – Information that has been removed from the game but still remains hidden in the game’s files.Examples can include characters, levels, and items that didn’t make the final cut of the game.Copy protection was very common in the 80s and early 90s until internet cracks made it obsolete. Cover-based – Popularized by , this is a mechanic in first- or third-person shooters that is exactly what it appears to be: Hiding behind walls (usually waist-high concrete ones) and occasionally poking your head out to shoot at enemies. Dating Sim – A subgenre of simulation games centered around simulating romantic social interaction. In the West, the term is often used interchangeably with “visual novel.” They often, but not always, contain overtly sexual or even pornographic content. Incredibly, there are still legions of morons financially vested in the practice who defend this. A build that creates the most efficient killing possible.Differentiated from other shooters in which the player is usually a near-invincible Rambo who guns down enemies by the thousands. While this could describe any role-playing game on a computer, it typically connotes a Western-originating RPG with open-ended gameplay, as opposed to Japanese RPGs which tend to be more linear. Most important in MMOs, MOBAs, and real-time strategy games.Intended to curb piracy and to a lesser extent online cheating.