Episode 41 – Gaming 103: First Person Shooters (FPS)


Episode 41 – Gaming 103: First Person Shooters (FPS)

FPS – First Person Shooters

Here is the next installment of our Intro to Game Culture series: Gaming 103: First Person Shooters or FPS.

We talk basic terms and concepts associated with one of our favorite genres and share some of our favorite games. Use this episode to help your non-gamer friends and family understand why you were so excited when Far Cry 3 came out last week! What’s your favorite FPS game?

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To DIscuss

What what the first FPS game you played? Do you remember Doom?

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.


  1. The first FPS I played was probably Doom II, but the first that really caught my attention was Goldeneye 007 on the N64. I've discovered in recent years that it takes a hook in order for me to get really interested in a FPS game. I've been disappointed by more traditional FPS games that are all about shooting and little else. I need something more to keep me engaged. I do like Perfect Dark, Half Life, Bioshock, Deus Ex and Deus Ex Human Revolution, and Portal (does that count?) an awful lot, but haven't really been enticed by Quake, SiN, Unreal Tournament, and a few others that aren't leaping to mind.

  2. If you haven't already, you should try Borderlands. I've only played the sequel but the humor and the story make the game play truly engaging. My guess is you'll love the RPG talent trees and the different classes you can play. 🙂

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