ITT: Terms gamers use that are usually used wrong.

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3 years ago#1
I think it's interesting the lingo we use without thinking about it, and we usually use the term wrong, or say to make a point. A few that I've noticed:

OCD - people use this term beyond loosely.

Fanboy - This is used as an insult for anything that someone usually doesn't agree with.

Troll - This is used as an insult for anything that someone usually doesn't agree with.

Cheating - the word Cheating has lost its meaning. We use it to describe anything that's unfair, we call those who beat us cheaters- because of how hard it is to tell the difference. People who use cheat devices (It's in the name) say they are not cheating as well- adding to the botched meaning. It's a word that's used left and right with no precise meaning anymore.

That's just to start it off, what other terms do you see people use incorrectly?
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3 years ago#2
Gimmick. For the love of Jesus that word should never be used again.
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3 years ago#3
Marsford posted...
Gimmick. For the love of Jesus that word should never be used again.


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3 years ago#5
The word "fact" or "objective".
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3 years ago#6
Troll is an overused and misused word.Im starting to get annoyed every time i see that word.
3 years ago#7
Tzuba12 posted...
The word "fact" or "objective".


Oh these are good. I'm surprised I didn't think of those xD
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3 years ago#8
HARDCORE

just Hardcore


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3 years ago#9
Epic, for the love of God!
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3 years ago#10
Casual.

2005 and earlier, Noob.
That was the predecessor to fanboy.
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