Gaming's dirtiest words

Nope, not swearwords. We're talking the verbs, nouns and adjectives that strike an irksome chord with every gamer. Companies with notorious histories, cultural watch-words, error messages shared by a generation. These are gaming's dirtiest words...

Widely-used but regularly misunderstood term referring to a category of display resolutions. Now most often employed as a ruse by shifty electronics salesmen in order to flog this week's latest stock of flat screen TVs to uninformed saps with more money than sense.

"It's got to be 1080p, Mr Jones, just got to be. Think how upset your children will be when they hear daddy can't give them the Full HDTV Experience(C)(TM)(R)!"

3rd Party Peripheral
Disparaging expression intended to imply lack of quality, reliability, visual attractiveness, relevance, usefulness or any combination of the above. [Alternatively: Pay As You Go, Emerging Market, Stocking Filler]

"That Wii Zapper thing has a hint of the 3rd Party Peripheral to it, don't you think?"

Traditional missile in any PAL vs NTSC forum argument, 60Hz (the standard refresh rate for US NTSC TV sets) has long been seen as the Holy Grail of televisual refresh rates by tech geeks, the majority of whom have now been seduced by the more flexible charms of the HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray format war.

"Ah, but does it have a 60Hz option? No? Pah! 2/10!"


  • YourOldPalD - December 30, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    You forgot the worst gaming dirty words of all . That two date I refuse to speak with any form of respect when combined in the same sentence: MICROSOFT POINTS! (Imagine I'm saying that with all the charm of an ape bellowing whilst deficating) I mean cmon am I the only one who thinks that, those names for a points system WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS THE PUT IN PLACE JUST TO SAVE CASH ON DEBIT COSTS(OR SUMTHING LIKE THAT) which is forgivable in the first place but actually going so far as to name it so self centeredly as to include the title of the company which makes the system in the first place is just absurd….also it sounds shithouse. Lol :)
  • Narudude360 - July 1, 2009 12:42 a.m.

    Woohoo! Finally someone not caring about first comment! Congrats, Noface42, but thomashalpenny, shame on you! You too SenorChunky!
  • CreeplyTuna - June 28, 2009 9:06 p.m.

    first of all, WTF guy who said second?! is that all you have to say? get a life second, i want to say, apple's ear buds are COMPLETELY overpriced. you can get a pair of better quality headphones at best buy or an electronics store for the same or less amount of money. when circuit city went out of buisness, i got a great pair of headphones cheap and they sound better, feel better and block out noise better than apple's crap $60 ear buds- take that apple!
  • deora2dude - June 28, 2009 4:24 a.m.

    i laughed at the comment above... anyway i love EA and im not just saying that because i live in vancover and if i say anything unenhancing they come and firebomb my house.... (heh heh) but really i grew up with thier titles and they really do try... now lets hope SHIFT isnt SHIT (just remove the F!)
  • DoctorGordonFreeman - June 26, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    nice article
  • SenorChunky - June 26, 2009 2:15 p.m.

    Third! Interesting Article, Its a 'Meh'
  • acklumos - July 1, 2009 7:43 a.m.

    The two worst in this article: EA, and fanboys. EA seems to just pump out sequels as fast as it can, and for all you fanboys (especially xbox 360 and Halo 3 fanboys) for God's sakes just shut up! One console or game DOES NOT have to be the best ever created! Just because the PS3 doesn't have Halo 3 does not make it a bad system! 3 words: free online play. I may sound like a bit of a PS3 fanboy. I'm not, I'm just sick of Halo 3 fanboys who think Halo3 just has to be the best game ever, and every other game sucks.
  • GeneralTickTock - June 28, 2009 1:28 a.m.

    yeah, Apple is insanely high on success. It used to be quality, now its just overpriced. 60$ for a pair of earbuds? they COME with the Ipod, so do Ipods really cost 60$ less if you buy them without earbuds? Yeah, that does mean that shuffles would be FREE
  • garnsr - June 27, 2009 6:26 a.m.

    Activision should be inserted into the EA section. This article may have the most British speech of any I've read here.
  • thomashalpenny - June 26, 2009 1:22 p.m.

    2nd yay i am so happy (you mite not b able to tel but im being sarcastic)
  • Noface42 - June 26, 2009 12:52 p.m.

    Blu-ray and HDTV ftw

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