GameFAQs Help: Glossary of Terms
What does (insert acronym here) mean?
|AIM||AOL Instant Messanger, a popular instant messaging program.|
|CE||Current Events, one of the GameFAQs social message boards.|
|EUC||An encoding standard for displaying Japanese text. Most web browsers can display Japanese text incoded in this manner.|
|FAQ||Frequently Asked Question(s). Originally designated as a list of questions and answers on a specific topic, it has evolved to mean almost any online help file.|
Frames Per Second, which is a measure of how fast a video screen is refreshed. Most 3D games run at least 25 frames per second for smooth motion, and 60 frames per second (50 in PAL) is the fastest a normal television can display.
First Person Shooter, a game type typified by a first-person view. Doom, Quake, Unreal, Perfect Dark, and Halo are all First Person Shooters.
|GCN||Nintendo's official abbrevation (as well as the one used on GameFAQs) for the GameCube.|
|JIS||A GameFAQs abbreviation for "Shift-JIS", an encoding standard for displaying Japanese text. Most web browsers can display Japanese text incoded in this manner.|
|KOS||Kill On Sight, a term borrowed from EverQuest, which denotes the status of a message board user whose new accounts will be banned "on sight" by the moderators for past violations with multiple accounts.|
|LUE||Life, the Universe, and Everything, one of the GameFAQs social message boards.|
|MBA||Message Board Announcements, one of the GameFAQs announcement message boards.|
|MBH||Message Board Help, one of the GameFAQs site message boards.|
|NTSC||The standard for television sets in the North America, Japan, and parts of Asia with a refresh rate of 60 frames per second.|
|PAL||The standard for television sets in most of Europe, Australia, Africa, and South America with a refresh rate of 50 frames per second and slightly larger screen height than NTSC. The difference between PAL/SECAM and NTSC standards accounts for a lot of the delay in bringing games to PAL countries.|
|PS2||The standard abbreviation for the Sony PlayStation2.|
The standard abbreviation for the Sony PlayStation. The "X" doesn't stand for anything.
A special version of the PlayStation2 featuring a digital video recorder and other features.
|RI||Random Insanity, one of the GameFAQs social message boards.|
|SCEA, SCEE, SCEI||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Europe, and Inc. (Japan), respectively. Reponsible for the creation of the PlayStation and PlayStation2 and some software for those consoles.|
|SECAM||The standard for television sets in France and a few other countries with a refresh rate of 50 frames per second and slightly larger screen height than NTSC. The difference between PAL/SECAM and NTSC standards accounts for a lot of the delay in bringing games to PAL countries.|
|YIM||Yahoo! Instant Messanger, a popular instant messaging program.|
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