Forget your Cambridge, Oxford, and Urban dictionaries because we now have the ultimate PlayStation gaming dictionary compiled by none other than Sony for gamers who aren’t familiar with the “most popular words, terminology, and slang phrases” used by fellow cool kids. As spotted by Reddit user xektor, the dictionary seems to be a new addition to PlayStation’s website and is called “PlayStation Ultimate Gaming Glossary.”
PlayStation gaming dictionary is actually pretty handy
On a serious note, the dictionary is pretty handy as there are terms even I’m not familiar with and I’ve been playing games for far longer than I like to admit (anyone else here had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Atari?) but it also makes for a fun read. Here are some of my personal favorites, although these are commonly-used terms:
Git gud – A deliberate misspelling of ‘Get Good’, ‘git gud’ is an injunction to raise one’s own skill level in response to a particularly difficult challenge. Players complaining of unreasonable difficulty in a game are often encouraged to ‘git gud’, persevering with the game and overcoming the challenge through patience and learning.
Noob-tube – Originally referring to grenade launchers, a ‘noob-tube’ typically refers to powerful, easy-to-use weapons that are popular with inexperienced players, particularly in competitive multiplayer.
Wrecked – Often stylised as ‘rekt’ or ‘recked’, to be wrecked or to wreck another is to best or be bested easily, typically in a one-on-one encounter. ‘Get Rekt’ is a common victory put-down when overcoming a difficult or tenacious enemy.
For those wondering, I ripped that image above featuring FromSoftware bosses from a PlayStation Blog post where game developers discuss their favorite FromSoftware bosses. I felt like it went well with the “git gud” theme.
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