The NUG Gamer Dictionary
E3: Short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is a trade fair for the video game industry that happens once each year. First held in 1995, E3 is one of the most recognized events in gaming.
Early Access: This is a glorified label that developers like to give to alpha (*See Alpha*) games in order to get people to pay for a broken/unfinished game.
Easter Eggs: This term is used to refer to undocumented objects or features hidden inside of video games, these are usually based on iconic or well known references/situation/media content etc. These can also sometimes take the form of built-in cheat codes.
Episodic: This is a term used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style “episodic” is usually used in relation to games that are of a shorter length then the average conventional/play-through game, they are released as installments to a continuous and larger series. Episodic games differ from conventional video games in that they often contain less content but are developed on a more frequent basis.
E-sports: This can be defined as a form of sports where the primary aspects of the sport are facilitated by video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. Most commonly eSports take the form of organized multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players.The most common video game genres associated with esports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Battle.net World Championship Series, the Evolution Championship Series, and the Intel Extreme Masters, provide both live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money and salaries to competitors.
Engine: This term refers to the main portion of the code that controls how a game works. Many larger companies will license out their gaming engines to other companies to offset the costs involved in game development.
Endgame: This term is used to describe players who have reached their maximum progression and/or the most advanced content currently available.
Escort mission: This term refers to the game developers idea of a sense of humor by testing the patience of a player by making them escort a useless and annoying NPC (*See NPC*) from one area to another, through a warzone of things trying to kill both you and it, and all the while the NPC has decided that it wants to run aimlessly to hug all the things.
Exclusive: This is a label that game developers like to give games they charge lots of money for in order to sux plebs in and make them feel special for a total of 5 min before making it available to everyone for less then half the exclusive price.
Exploit: This term refers to a coding flaw that someone has happened to find in a game that is then exploited in order to give the person a unfair advantage that no one was meant to have in the game, this is also known as a cheat. (*See Cheat*) Exploiting in game will result in a ban from the NUG community.
Fail: This term is widely used these day and is most commonly applied to anything said or done by your average twelvie (*See Twelvie*), it is also refers to pretty much anything that can be deemed as a mistake, stupid/silly, or unsuccessful.
Fall damage: This term refers to the fact that secretly game developers hate your stupid legs.
Farming: This involves an older style character model, usually goes by the name of McDonald, and the variety of animals he looks after, E-I-E-I-O…… had you going for a second there didn’t we, seriously thou it pretty much involves standing around and gathering the same item, or killing the same monster repeatedly in order to gain levels while having the least amount of fun as possible.
FFA: This is the short/lazy way of announcing Free For All, this is also known as ‘everyone is Rekt’.
Field of view: This term has absolutely nothing to do with the range in which you can see in game, just kidding, that’s exactly what it is.
Finished game: This term is slowly becoming a gamer myth, once upon a time this term was used to refer to a game that is no longer in development due to it having been finished, now it is a something that unfortunately developers seem to promise yet very rarely deliver.
First Person: This term refers to the point of view in which your character can see what is happening in game, this is meant to replicate the possible view in which you would be able to see if you were the character or how it would look in real life.
FPS: This term is used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style being “First Person Shooter”, this is usually used in relation to games that are only played/viewed in the first person (*See First Person*) view, they involve a lot of shooting and explosions, and are also commonly known to be full of twelvies and people who know how to camp. This term also refers to Frames Per Second, which is a measurement of speed or performance of a game/computer system that is mostly based off the speed of the video card, CPU, and memory in a computer.
Frag: This term is another way of saying killed in a FPS game, it also refers to the causing of death by hand grenade.
Free to play: This is a label for a type of game in which the developers are hoping to suck in as many gamers they can with the word FREE (but lets face it mostly the twelvies flock too them), knowing that the moment you start to play the game you are going to see all the really awesome things that require you to buy them using your parents credit card.
Frame-Rate: This a term that can be use to describes the smoothness of motion in a game or the lack of movement on your screen which usually means you are about to get rekt cause some pleb with the smoothest of motion knows you are vulnerable and wont see them till its to late. Higher frame-rates (like 60 fps) result in more attractive, fluid animation, these high frame rates are achievable for most non-twelvies who have better gaming rigs.
FTW: This term ‘For The Win’ is used to let other players know you are about to try something you have never done before or that may be far fetched, that you hope will help you win, or to indicate that you are aiming to win, or that you are a cocky pleb and have planned to win but not sure how to execute it.