Sony has just published a “definitive list of popular gaming-related terms” in what could very well be the first ever “gamer’s dictionary”. This covers all sorts of territory in terms of usage, providing definitions for words like speedrun, permadeath, and ragequit.
Sony invites gamers to “discover the definitions of some of the most popular words, terminology and slang in gaming.” The dictionary contains more than 100 terms and expressions that are commonly found in the gaming world.
While the dictionary contains some old-fashioned terms like “noob” and “git gud,” the post contains a surprising amount of practical insight. The word list, for example, covers various aspects of game design, such as status effects, and includes a variety of different technical terms such as procedural generation. The dictionary also helps explain the often subtle differences between closely related genres like RPGs, ARPGs, JRPGs, and CPRGs. Readers will find all the information they need on tactics and strategies along the lines of min-maxing and camping as well.
Sony added examples to more clearly explain certain terms. When it comes to “endgame,” the company explains that “Destiny 2 is well known for its endgame, which provides hours of additional content that will keep players entertained long after the main story quests have been completed.” . Sony included similar entries for Elden Ring, God of War, and No Man’s Sky.
This comes on the heels of news that Sony “will not endorse any statement from any studio on the subject of reproductive rights,” according to Insomniac president Ted Price. The executive went on to say that “we fought hard for this and we did it.” not win”, referring to the strong statements on the subject that developers such as Bungie have already made. Sony CEO Jim Ryan has already come under fire for telling the company’s employees that “we owe each other and the millions of PlayStation users to respect differences of opinion among everyone in our internal and external communities.” Many workers took this as a trivialization.
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