Words Gamers Use, But Don't Understand

"Tech journalism, including gaming media, is a tricky thing. To write general world news, one doesn't usually need a great deal of insider knowledge. Just give the facts to the news man, and let him go. With tech writing, however, we find a problem. If you don't know much about the products you're describing, there's not much you can do or say that will not set off alarm bells and let everyone know that you have no idea what you're talking about. Enter the enthusiast press.

"Blogs and news websites dedicated to technology products like iPads, video games, and computer parts tend to be written by people whose biggest qualifications are how much they love the product and/or how much they know about it. Being a decent writer sits in a distant second place, where it's considered a lovely perk, but hardly a job requirement. Due to this, we see a lot of words constantly misused by gaming press and their readers alike. I've made a list of the biggest and most frequent offenders." -GR c...

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guitarded771857d ago

I LoL when I got to "Your/You're" bit.

dbjj120881857d ago

Hahaha, love the "Literally" example.

Irishguy951857d ago

8GB Gddr5 RAM is the new one.

fatstarr1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )


lol I have seen that line at least 50 times so far on n4g alone. #fact

ftwrthtx1857d ago

Pac Man napping. Gotta love that pic and its reference.

MestreRothN4G1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

"Cheap tactics" = "everything you use to beat me".
"Fair tactics" = "everything I use to beat you".

"Camper", when they mean "damn, you beat me".

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