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Everyday gaming phrases that mean something very different to non-gamers

Combo breaker

Gamers know it refers to: A special retaliatory move in a fighting game, designed specifically to allow a player on the receiving end of a combo to interrupt the incoming string of hits with careful timing.

Non-gamers think it means: Yoko Ono.

Bump mapping

Gamers know it refers to: The technique of applying a simulated bumpy or wrinkled texture to a smooth in-game object, and using a related algorithm to ensure dynamic aesthetic changes in-keeping with the environmental lighting in order to create the illusion of a realistic, imperfect, surface.

Non-gamers think it means: Phrenology.

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