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Video Game Strategies Glossary

This page lists common terms you may encounter during your visit at Video Game Strategies.

360 - the Xbox 360
360, the Xbox 360 video game console from Microsoft.

Action Replay
Action Replay Cheat Device.

AI - Bots - Video Games Terms Defined
A definitive description for the terms AI, or Bots, as they apply to video games.

Arcade Racer
Arcade Racer - A Definitive Description of the Sub-genre as it Applies to Video Games

Axis - Definitive Definition of the Term Axis as it Applies to Video Games
A Definitive Definition of the Term Axis as it Applies to Video Games

Battle Racers - A Definition of the Sub-genre as it Applies to Video Games
Battle Racers - A Definition of the Sub-genre as it Applies to Video Games

BIOS - A definitive description of the term BIOS as it applies to video game...
A definitive description of the term BIOS as it applies to video game consoles and PC machines.

Button Mashing - A Definition as it Applies to Video Games
A definition of the term button mashing as it applies to videogames.

Casual Games
This article defines the term casual games as it is commonly used in the video game industry.

CFW - Custom Firmware for Video Game Consoles
What exactly is CFW? CFW is short for custom firmware, which is used by gamers to tweak their consoles and mobile video game systems.

Co-op - or coop - Video Game Strategy Term Defined
Definition of the gaming term coop, or co-op.

Command Line Parameter
A definition of command line parameters as they apply to video games and cheat codes.

Console - Definitive Definition of the Gaming Term Console
A definitive description of the gaming term console, which can mean more than a gaming system.

CPU
Definition of the term CPU (Central Processing Unit) as it Applies to Video Games.

Cut Scene - Defined
A definition of the term Cut Scene as it applies to video games.

Drafting - A Definition of the Term Drafting as it Applies to Racing Video Games
Drafting - A Definition of the Term Drafting as it Applies to Racing Video Games

Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop - definition.

Drifting - A Definition of the Term Drifting as it Applies to Racing Video Games
Drifting - A Definition of the Term Drifting as it Applies to Racing Video Games

DS Flash Card
A DS Flash Card, also referred to as a Nintendo DS storage device, or a Nintendo DS flash cart. What are they and what do they do?

Easter Eggs - Video Game Easter Eggs - What Are They?
Video Game Easter Eggs - a Definition of the Term Easter Egg.

EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
If you're modifying a console or handheld video game system then there is little doubt you've heard the term EEPROM, but what exactly is an EEPROM and why is it so important to the mod process?

Emulators - Definition of Video Game Emulators and Emulation Software
Definition of emulators, and description of the basic usage of emulation software as it applies to video games on PC and consoles.

FPS - First Person Shooter - defined
A description of FPS, otherwise known in the gaming arena as a First Person Shooter.

Game Autos
A definition of the term game autos as it applies to video games and the video game industry.

Game Patches
Game Patches - Video Game Patches.

Genre - A Definitive Description is it Applies to Video Game Strategies
A definitive description of the video game strategies term genre.

HDTV
A definition of the term HDTV as it applies to video games. High definition television explained.

Homebrew
Homebrew is a term commonly associated with video games or software that runs on a console when the author is a single person. Not limited to software made by one person, homebrew also refers to any game or software that has been programmed for a console or handheld device that is not developed by an authorized developer or publisher for the platform.

Inverted Look - A Definitive Definition to the Video Game Term Inverted Look
A Definitive Definition to the Video Game Term Inverted Look

Invincibile - Video Game Strategy Term Defined
Invincibile - Video Game Strategy Term Defined

MMORPG - Massive Multi Player Online Role Playing Game
MMORPG defined - Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

Modchip
A definition of the term modchip as it applies to video games and consoles including the Xbox, PS2, GameCube, and other CD or DVD based games systems.

Pandora Battery - The Sony PSP and the Pandora Battery
The Pandora Battery is a battery for the Sony PSP hand held video game system that effectively puts the PSP into service mode. A Pandora Battery can be purchased on the Internet or made by modifying an original PSP battery.

PC Game
A PC game is, quite literally, a game that is played on a personal computer. The history of the first ever PC game is a bit convoluted, since most of the really early games were only available on expensive mainframe computers, there is no doubt that the introduction of the personal computer bolstered PC game popularity. Popularity, I might add, which has continued to grow through the decades.

Platforms - A Definitive Description as it Applies to Video Games
A definition of the term platforms as it applies to video games and strategies.

Recoil - Defined as it Applies to Video Games
Definitive definition of the term recoil as it applies to video games.

Resolution - Video Game Strategies Term Resolution - Defined
A definitive definition of the video game term resolution.

RTS - Real Time Strategy Games - The Term RTS Defined
A definitive description of the term RTS, otherwise knows as Real Time Strategy games, as used in the video games inductry

Simulation Games - A Definition of Simulator Video Games
Simulation Games - A Definition of Simulator Video Games

Spoiler - A Definition of Spoiler as it applies to Video Games
A Definition of Spoiler as it applies to Video Games

Stealth - A Definition as it Applies to Video Game Strategies
Definition of Stealth as it Applies to Video Game Strategies

Suppression Fire
A Definitive Description of Suppression Fire as it Applies to Video Games

Swap and Drop - a fairly common item duplication glitch found in some games.
A definition of the term 'swap and drop' as it applies to video games. In its most basic form of understanding swap and drop refers to a method of item duplication that is present in some games, generally due to faulty game code or unforeseen in-game circumstances.

Steam, The Ultimate Online Gaming Platform
Steam is a community of gamers, based on Steam, which released games for immediate download on their website in addition to a large variety of other features, such as game demos, update packages, etc. In addition, Steam offers a lot of games designed for PC and allow you to run them on a Mac system.

Tactical - Definition as it Applies to Video Games
Definitive definition of the term tactical as it applies to video games.

Trainers
A definition of the term Trainers as it applies to video games.

Unlimited Ammo - Video Game Strategies - Unlimited Ammunition Defined
A definitive desription to the video game strategies jargon Unlimited Ammo.

Video Game ROMs
The term ROM is short for read only memory, but in video games it generally refers to a downloadable version of a video game.

Write-Protected - or Read Only Files Defined as they Apply to Video Games
A definitive description for the term write-protected as it applies to video games and videogame strategies.

Xbox Live
Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles.

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