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Gaming Terminology Primer: Wrap Up

  Well, I think we're almost done here. I started this article series back in July thanks to my mother needing a little help understanding gamer speak. I’ve talked to her off and on over the course of this series and she's told me that she thinks it's helped her. I hope it's helped others… Continue reading Gaming Terminology Primer: Wrap Up

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Gaming Terminology Primer: Strategy games

I was originally introduced to the world of PC strategy games by way of Command and Conquer and spent many an hour on my mother's computer playing it. Today, I hope to teach you a bit about my second video game obsession — Strategy Games: A game genre where the player acquires resources or territory,… Continue reading Gaming Terminology Primer: Strategy games

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Gaming Terminology Primer: Shooters

Today we are going to tackle the genre of shooter games. This is the genre that pulled me hook, line, and sinker into the realm of online PC gaming. (In this instance “PC” means Personal Computer and not Player Character.) Shooter Games: A game genre where the player's avatar, either in first person or third… Continue reading Gaming Terminology Primer: Shooters

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Gaming Terminology Primer: Introduction

So, recently my mother started checking out Game on Girl. She's been gaming on PC since the good old days of Doom and Hexen. She still plays Diablo 2 from time to time, as well as various games on other platforms. She told me that she really liked my articles (thanks, Mom!), but that she… Continue reading Gaming Terminology Primer: Introduction