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#101 Edited by Svenzon (720 posts) -

It's not limited to gaming, but the way "rape" is so casually thrown around these days makes me want to puke. CGI popping up in old movies or losing in an online game should NEVER EVER be compared to such a horrifying and traumatic experience. Just the other day I heard someone say adding easier difficulties to Dark Souls would be to "rape the game" and I just wanted to savagely beat that person. Oh man, now I'm all riled up.

MMO slang and all those weird acronyms are annoying as hell too. You can tell straight away if someone has played way too much World of Warcraft, since every other thing they say is a three- or four-letter acronym. An old friend of mine came up to me and said he found Diablo 3 to be a huge disappointment, since "you can't do unseen TP on HC, LOL". I had no clue what he meant and I'm not sure I wanna know either. Best thing was when a customer at work asked me if it was true that all "Xbox 720" (ugh) games would be "soulbound". Yeah.

#102 Edited by Skyfire543 (699 posts) -

Some that annoy me:

The term gamer is tolerable, but what isn't is something like "Girl Gamer". It doesn't matter who you are. You play games, you're a girl, I play games, I'm a dude, It's not like I call myself a Guy Gamer. I'm simply a gamer, and so are you.

Pwnd, and to a lesser extent, Owned.

I'll agree that the term "rape" being used the way it is in games ("Oh man, I Just raped you in Street Fighter!") is terrible.

Some of the MMO slang is so hard to understand, even as someone who played WoW and various other MMOs for a long period of time. I could never get my head around it.

Using GG in every day speech.

One term I like is Frag, but saying "Nice frag!" to a friend who's playing CoD always gets me either a weird look or makes them point out they have a sniper rifle, not a grenade.

#103 Posted by oraknabo (1471 posts) -

I don't get the sensitivity over rape being used metaphorically. Sure, rape is a terrible thing, but so is murder and no one gets weird about using it the same way. Look at all of the ways comics use "murder", "slay" and "kill" to describe a successful performance.

#104 Posted by skooks (85 posts) -

Definitely agree with those of you who dislike how the word 'rape' is thrown around so casually now. The other day my mum was actually telling me how she saw two young children playing chase in the street near her house, and when she walked past them she heard one of the kids tell the other that he was going to rape her when he caught her. Pretty shocking.

On a less serious note, I hate hearing the words 'hardcore' or 'casual' when describing games / people who play them. Ugh.

#105 Posted by DaJimmyRustla (7 posts) -

I have to turn off the audio for evo streams because that shit's too "hype" call me "salty" if you want ugh.Overuse of the word "bro" and the word "raped" as well as "pwned".

#106 Posted by Gladiator_Games (444 posts) -

Not gaming related.. But any time someone says "paradigm shift" I have to break out my murderin' axe

#107 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11136 posts) -

Nintendo tapes.

There's no tape in them! They're not tapes! GRRR!

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#108 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -
@oraknabo said:

Yeah, the only time I've heard "toon" for an MMO character is when people I knew were playing Toontown.

I heard people using it for Diablo III. It drove me nuts.
#109 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2418 posts) -

It's more of an Internet meme but I think "Trolled" needs to fucking die already.
 
Also, "You can't spell ignorant without IGN" comments remarkably still irk me. 

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#110 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac said:

Raped. Since it was used by some 'popular' commentators. Not sure why I just fucking hate that word. No uncle jokes...

#111 Posted by TooWalrus (13220 posts) -

People immediately disregarding a game because it's just another brown multiplayer shooter.

Sure, the genre is oversaturated, but I still like to withhold judgement until I've seen the final product. Spec Ops fit that description, and that game was pretty good.

#112 Edited by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

Just off reading the first page, I've seen a lot of the ones I was thinking: Contard, Triple-A, Xbot, Raped, Entitlement, Adjective Experience, Gamer Girl.

#113 Posted by Subjugation (4722 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@oraknabo said:

Yeah, the only time I've heard "toon" for an MMO character is when people I knew were playing Toontown.

I heard people using it for Diablo III. It drove me nuts.

It was pretty prevalent in WoW as well.

#114 Posted by RE_Player1 (7561 posts) -

When people call a mode in which one player assists the main player complete the game, like the two player mode in the Super Mario Galaxy games, as "girlfriend mode". Fuck off with that.

#115 Posted by Gladiator_Games (444 posts) -
@morrelloman

I hate when people are like its a sub and I'm like naw dawg its a hero. Cuz sub is short for submarine sandwich and I don't see a periscope on there, but I certainly feel like a hero when I eat a nice chicken parm. I quite partial to sand-bone as well. As you can tell, I'm having a weird fucking day. Please help.

Ah but a Hero sammich has no cape! To counter your periscope argument.
#116 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Nintendo tapes.

There's no tape in them! They're not tapes! GRRR!

Oh god yeah my Mom said that all the time when i was a kid.

#117 Posted by FearMyFlop (101 posts) -

@msavo said:

When people call a mode in which one player assists the main player complete the game, like the two player mode in the Super Mario Galaxy games, as "girlfriend mode". Fuck off with that.

I totally agree with this. There's got to be another way to explain that mode without simultaneously depicting women as lesser than and assuming all video game playing persons (avoiding the use of "gamer" is rather hard) are men or even men that are straight.

#118 Posted by RE_Player1 (7561 posts) -

@FearMyFlop said:

@msavo said:

When people call a mode in which one player assists the main player complete the game, like the two player mode in the Super Mario Galaxy games, as "girlfriend mode". Fuck off with that.

I totally agree with this. There's got to be another way to explain that mode without simultaneously depicting women as lesser than and assuming all video game playing persons (avoiding the use of "gamer" is rather hard) are men or even men that are straight.

It got to the point where I was getting annoyed at the GB crew for using it on the bombcast. They don't say it as much now but around 2009 and 2010 they would always use that term for that type of mode. Just call it like "helping hand mode" or something like that.

#119 Posted by BillyTheKid (486 posts) -

Anything anyone says on the MIC in Call of Duty. I mean Jesus, the words that are said.

#120 Posted by egg (1469 posts) -

"Triple-A" pisses me off

#121 Posted by Superkenon (1439 posts) -

words are teh pwnage