'1337' - also known as 'leet' – derived from “elite” - is a reference to a specific style of typing words, namely by swapping certain letters with numbers, such as the letter a for a 4. Can also be used in reference to a player or clan in which case it means they're highly skilled.
'binds' or ‘bindings’ - refers to binding certain actions to keys. This can range from merely mapping your movement keys, to actually mapping specific chat messages to certain keys on your keyboard or mouse.
'clan' or 'guild'- a word that is used in reference to a group of players who frequently play together under a common banner. Most clans engage in competitions of some sort.
'console' – gaming systems like Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, Sega Genesis, Atari, ColecoVision, etc.
'FPS' - an acronym for 'first person shooter' - a genre of games in which you gun down opponents from a first person viewpoint.
'lag' - refers to in-game delays due to a poor connection. When you're experiencing lag it means you have high latency, which is the amount of milliseconds delay you experience during online play. Latency is also known as ping.
'lol' - an acronym for 'laughing out loud', which is used when something is funny.
'lmao' - an acronym for 'laughing my ass off', which is also used when something is funny.
‘micro' – Jeremy’s ability to control the mouse and keyboard simultaneously, something he practices even when there are no such devices present. He also busts out a little micro to show off, from time to time.
'MMO' - an acronym for 'massively multiplayer online' game, which is a genre of games in which you play with many thousands of other players, example, World of Warcraft(WoW).
'noob' - a derogatory term used for low skilled players.
'newbie' - a word used in reference to inexperienced players.
'owning' - a term used by players to declare their victory. When you 'own' someone it means you handily defeated them, likely in a humiliating fashion.
'pwning' – definition and pronunciation same as above.
'rofl' - an acronym for 'rolling over the floor laughing', used when something is funny.
'RPG' - an acronym for 'role-playing game', which is a genre of games in which you take over the role of a specific character and develop it as the game progresses.
'RTS' - an acronym for 'real-time strategy', which is a genre of games in which you assume command over an army and wage war against other commanders in real-time.
'strat' - an acronym for 'strategy', which refers to the strategy being used by a player and/or team in their game.
'wtf' - an acronym for 'what the fuck'.
What were the Top 10 most watched web series in December 2009?
34,242,533 hits in December
2. HAPPY TREE FRIENDS
20,704,049 hits in December
16,333,962 hits in December
4. SMOSH DECA TV
11,640,168 hits in December
5. THE STATION
5,704,512 hits in December
6. SETH MACFARLANE’S CAVALCADE OF CARTOON COMEDY
5,472,233 hits in December
7. KEY OF AWESOME
5,185,183 hits in December
8. THE GUILD
3,860,439 hits in December
9. JAKE AND AMIR
3,096,508 hits in December
10. HARDLY WORKING
2,704,501 hits in December
Q: How many Canadian households own a computer?
A: 96%, according to the ESAC (Entertainment Software Association of Canada.)
Q: How many Canadian households have at least one video game console?
A: 48% households have at least one Xbox 360, Wii, or Playstation, according to ESAC.
Q: How old is the average Canadian gamer?
A: 35.8 years old.
Q: What were Canada’s videogame revenues in 2008?
A: $2.09 Billion—double the movie box office returns in 2008.
Q: What are this year’s predicted revenues?
A: DFC Intelligence, a strategic market research and consulting firm, predicts that the video game market will hit $57 billion.
Q: How many hits did Pure Pwnage get in 2008?
A: There were over 2,000,000 unique visitors to www.purpwnage.com in 2008
Q: How many videos were streamed in 2008?
A: Nearly 5,000,000 videos were streamed or downloaded from www.purepwnage.com in 2008
Q: Does Pure Pwnage have merchandise?
A: ROFLMAO Productions sells Pure Pwnage brand merchandise including over 30 styles of T-shirts, electronic toys, stickers and gamer gear throughout the world.
Q: Is Pure Pwnage global?
A: Yes! Pure Pwnage is translated into 15 languages, and over 46 countries have had at least 10,000 unique visitors each to www.purepwnage.com, making Pure Pwnage a global phenomenon.
Q: What are the all time most popular video games in the world?
Super Mario Bros. – This is the ultimate videogame. You will hardly find anyone in this world who hasn’t played this game at least once.
Final Fantasy VII – It is a very lengthy game spanning 3 CDs. The spells and the special attacks are the most imaginative part of the videogame.
Call of Duty
Call of Duty is a first person and third-person shooter video game series franchise. As of November 27, 2009, total sales for the Call Of Duty series have surpassed 55 million units worldwide, taking $3 billion in retail sales in the process.
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past –With entertaining adventures to keep you rooted to your seats, you will take the place of the hero and swing across from the dark and light worlds, conquering several monsters in the process and reaching your destination.
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – It is a perfect amalgamation of sound, game play and graphics which will make the most poker-faced player go wide-eyed with amazement.
Tetris – This is the most intriguing puzzle game ever.
Super Mario 64 –Inquisitiveness is the keyword in playing this game and you must be suspicious about every little structure that you come across.
Super Metroid –You will be hurled from one action sequence to another and enjoy the experience of exploring the metroids. You will enjoy the feeling of being alone in the space and fighting against all odds to get back your life.
Goldeneye 007 – Built to be a four-player game, this videogame is a brilliantly conceived spy game based upon the original blockbuster.
Resident Evil IV –You will battle with the zombies and be terrified thoroughly.
DOOM –Even if you are not scared to death by the suspense and gruesome tactics of the evil spirits, you will be bowled over by the special effects.
Q: What were North America's bestselling games of 2009...On Console?
1. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Xbox 360)
02. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii)
04. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii)
05. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii)
06. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii)
07. Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii)
08. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, PS3)
09. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
10. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo, DS)
What are some web series that feature gamers and gamer culture?
The Guild is a independent sitcom web series about a group of online gamers.
GOLD is a comedy series about Professional Role Playing Gamers.
Multimedia game guides, and a video show hosted by Alex Albrecht that guides players through various instances.
THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD
The Angry Video Game Nerd is the character of a series of farcical retrogaming video reviews by James D. Rolfe.
What are some web series that have been picked up for TV broadcast?
A: There are plenty of web series-turned-TV shows. Some are hits, some were flops, but all changed the model for making video content.
Sanctuary is a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler. The show is an expansion of an eight-webisode long series that was released through the Internet in early 2007.
MoCap LLC is a gamer web series that was picked up for broadcast by SPIKE TV.
Quarterlife is the first Internet series to have been created alongside a social networking website, quarterlife.com, but the series tanked due to low ratings and critical pans.
Acceptable.TV was a television program from the web series creators of Channel 101 that first aired on VH1 on March 23, 2007.
DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical tragicomedy short film produced exclusively for Internet distribution. It tells the story of Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain; Captain Hammer, his nemesis; and Penny, their mutual love interest.
Q: What are the games featured in Pure Pwnage?
A: Pure Pwnage is a series about gamers and gaming culture. The following video games are featured in the first season of Pure Pwnage being played by the lead characters, or as the game engine for machinima sequences (the use of in-game footage in conjunction with voice-overs to create original animated movies).
Battle dot net ( Battle.net) – Online site where people log in to play games like StarCraft against other real players. A ranking ladder is constantly updated based on results of online battles.
Battlefield 2 – A military FPS incorporating strategy and RPG elements. (Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (CoD4) – A military FPS depicting scenes of modern war. Wildly successful, selling over 13 million copies since May 2009. (Activision Blizzard)
Counter Strike (CS) – Tactical FPS depicting terrorist/anti-terrorist action. (Vivendi)
DS – Nintendo portable gaming system. Others include PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Gameboy.
EverQuest 2-- based upon the popular EverQuest, is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and shipped on 8 November 2004. It features graphics and game play vastly updated from its predecessor. (Sony)
Far Cry 2 – An open-ended FPS set in a fictional modern-day East African nation in a state of anarchy and civil war. (Ubisoft)
Halo – hailed as being the best FPS for console. The series has sold over 27 million copies worldwide. Halo 3 sold over $170 million worth of copies in the first 24 hours of release. (Microsoft)
Madden 10 -- an American football video game based on the National Football League that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 21st annual installment in the Madden NFL video game franchise. (Electronic Arts)
Mega-Man – Old-school Nintendo game series. (Capcom)
NHL 10 – The 18th game in the series, NHL 10 has won many awards for sports game of the year. (Electronic Arts)
Rock Band – console video game which allows players to simulate being in a band with the use of plastic controllers shaped like musical instruments (guitar, bass, drums and microphone. (Electronic Arts)
StarCraft: Broodwar – Praised as one of the best and most important video games of all time, StarCraft: Broodwar is a sci-fi militaristic RTS with over 11 million copies sold, making it one of the highest selling games for PC. StarCraft game play sees three sci-fi races battling for control of a distant part of the Milky Way Galaxy. (Activision Blizzard)
Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter IV – The gold standard franchise for two-person fighting games. (Capcom)
World of Warcraft (WoW) – Hugely popular MMO (11.5 million monthly subscribers, over 60% of the monthly MMO subscription market, Guinness world record holder) enjoyed world-wide. Game play includes exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests, and interacting with NPCs (Non-Player Characters – computer controlled characters) or other online players. Players form ‘clans’ and work together to accomplish goals, get married, even have funerals for one another. Played exclusively on PC/Mac. (Activision Blizzard)
Q: What were North America's bestselling games of 2009... On PC?
01. The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)
02. World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King (Activision)
03. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (Electronic Arts)
04. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Activision)
05. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
06. World Of Warcraft (Activision)
07. The Sims 3: World Adventures (Electronic Arts)
08. Spore (Electronic Arts)
09. Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts)
10. Empire: Total War (Sega)