Many games spawn [[FanNickname an entire vocabulary of jargon related to them]], especially multiplayer games where in-game shorthand is useful.

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[[index]]
* [[FanNickname/{{VideoGamesA-F}} A-F]]
* [[FanNickname/{{VideoGamesG-M}} G-M]]
* [[FanNickname/{{VideoGamesN-S}} N-S]]
* [[FanNickname/{{VideoGamesT-Z}} T-Z]]
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* Video games themselves:
** Iso{{metroid}}: ''[[ScurgeHive Scurge: Hive]]'', a NintendoDS and GameBoyAdvance game that [[{{Expy}} borrows plot elements heavily]] from ''{{Metroid}} Fusion''.
** ''Ketsui Demo Label'': ''Ketsui Death Label'', a BossRush DS port of the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}''. Its inclusion of only one full stage has led fans of ShootEmUps to call it an expensive demo version of the arcade original.
** Possibly due to its [[WorldWarII WWII]]-esque setting, the fighting game ''[[VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf Akatsuki BK]]'' may be as well as be alternatively called ''[[GodwinsLaw JewPuncher]]''.
** {{Metroidvania}} - Very common nickname for 2D action-adventure game featuring a single large environment you slowly get more and more access to. More specifically used in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' fandom to draw a distinction between the 'old-school' style of games and the newer ones, circa ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''.
*** Classicvania - Counterpart to Metroidvania above, when referring to most pre-''Symphony'' Castlevanias, which were linear action/platformers.
** [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden (insert year)]] has often had the derogatory nickname of "Roster Update" due to the fact that other than the rosters being updated per season, it's been a long time since the games have introduced anything truly new.
*** [[MemeticMutation DAT MADDEN]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOzzd53ssY Portal Kombat]] - ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', due to its release date coinciding with that of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. No one could resist the urge to swap letters. (Said nickname is a mutual one shared between the two games.)
*** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' is itself a fan nickname, since the game is actually just called ''[[RecycledTitle Mortal Kombat]]''. This depends on who you're talking to - other communities prefer to call it ''Mortal Kombat 2011''.
* Video game peripherals:
** Wiimote: The Wii Remote.
*** Note that this is actually the official name of the controller in French, as it is written on the box and handbooks. The litteral translation "Télécommande wii" is the alternate name: understood but hardly used by anybody.
*** In French-speaking Canada, L'Académie française (or French Academy) exists specifically to maintain the purity of the French language; only words and phrases approved by that department are considered 'real' French. 'Télécommande wii' would make the list of 'official' French, while Wiimote, despite its being the 'official' Nintendo-approved name, would likely not make the cut.
** "The Nunchuk" was an unofficial name for the prototype control stick attachment, but became official because ShigeruMiyamoto liked it so much.
** The Duke: The original Xbox controller, before the smaller Type S was adopted as the standard. So named because it was big, broad, and took big manly hands to use comfortably.
** The Bone Controller: The standard controller packaged with the model 2 NES (a.k.a. the Top-Loader) shaped like a Super NES controller, looking almost like a bone.
** The Boomerang for [[http://obviousdiversion.com/images/ps3-boomerang.jpg this abomination]], the original {{Playstation 3}} controller that was never actually released.
* Players:
** Oh, you run a server in Garry's Mod? You also happen to abuse such power? You're an Adminge.
** Micspammers - people who play a song over the microphone over ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Usually it is a BONK song.
*** Ninjaneers - Engineers who seem to get more kills with their wrench than with their sentry.
**** Or Engineers that manage to set up a sentry behind the enemies.
** Leeroys, Leeroying, LeeroyJenkins - A player who, in an MMORPG, either ignores orders or causes a bunch of unnecessary aggro. Leeroying also refers to an action taken, such as aggroing a group of enemies.
** MINUS 50 DKP!!!, 50 DKP MINUS!!!, Pakistani Raid Leader - A type of StopHavingFunGuys type of person who loses it when people start messing up or does something stupid. It was named for a raid leader who, in the game WorldOfWarcraft had said that if people messed up during a raid they would lose 50 DKP. Then when something goes wrong he proceeds to yell and freak out, yelling "THAT IS A **** ING 50 DKP MINUS!!!" at the player. It was thought that he was a Pakistani player on the Europe Servers, since he had a clear accent.
*** The raid leader in question is [[http://kotaku.com/174801/wow-profile-this-years-leeroy-jenkins Dives]], a Romanian-born {{WOW}}er who founded and leads a guild known as "Wipe Club," and who used to be in the military. His ranting style is very reminiscent of a DrillSergeantNasty, and his other major rants can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NZVWGRYcIM here]].
** [=PvPenises=] - Someone who loves PvP and ganking.
* Video game companies:
** Blizzavision, Actard, Actiblizz - Creator/{{Activision}}-Blizzard. Latter is much more common in Asia, particularly on lowyat.net.
*** [=ActiVendiLizzardEra=] - The amalgamation of Activision, Vivendi, Blizzard and Sierra, post-merger.
** Squeenix - Creator/SquareEnix.
** Micro$oft, M$ - Microsoft (game studios)
** Satansoft - Microsoft, originally from ''Fallout Tactics'', the name is quite catchy.
** Scamco - Creator/JohnKricfalusi's Spumco had this name before Namco Bandai (besides the usual Namdai and Bamco) started using it (as the name was made by hard core [[StudioGainax Gainax]] fans).
** SNK Delaymore - Creator/{{SNK}} Playmore, mainly due to the amount of time it took for them to redraw the ([[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters absurd amount of]]) characters in the new art style for ''[[TheKingOfFighters The King of Fighters XII]]''.
*** SNK Crymore - SNK Playmore, again. Fans fed up with the above use this to tell the FanDumb[=/=]{{Hatedom}} to stop bitching and get over it.
** Crapcom - Creator/{{Capcom}} due to the company's DLC practices and their recent horrible treatment of ''Franchise/MegaMan''.
*** Capcpom - Same as above, based on [[http://i.imgur.com/PcCrl.png this]] embarrassing typo at the end of the trailer for ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion: Heavy Armor''.
** Idea Fuck - Creator/IdeaFactory.
** Team Ninja Dog - Derisive name for Creator/{{Tecmo}}'s Team Ninja studio without Tomonobu Itagaki's involvement. Coined by fans of the modern ''Ninja Gaiden'' games mocking those [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight not made or approved by Itagaki]] (''NGIII'' and the ''Sigma'' re-releases in particular).
* Video game consoles:
** The Purple Lunchbox: The Gamecube, so named because of its indigo color and weird "handle" at the back.
** The Toilet: AtariJaguar, which really resembles one when the never-used CD add-on is attached. Also named because of the questionable quality of its games.
** George Foreman Grill: {{PlayStation 3}}, due to its bulky design and tendency to run really hot while you're playing it.
*** PS Triple: Another nickname for the [=PS3=], made {{memetic|Mutation}}ally popular by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrLanbNFt0 Chad Warden's video]] insisting that [[ConsoleWars the PS3 is better than the 360]].
** [=DSPhat=]: The original NintendoDS, contrasted with its "slimmer" successors.
** The Fatboy/The Brick: The original GameBoy model which looks like a brick, and [[TonkaTough is almost]] [[MadeOfIndestructium as tough.]]
** Waffle Maker: The Sega 32X. Notable in that it was used by SaturdayNightLive.
** Red Ring of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken XBox360. Often abbreviated RROD (and pronounced R-rod).
*** Yellow Light of Death: The LED indicator that shows up on a broken PS3. Often abbreviated YLOD (and pronounced Y-lod).
** The Grey Box and the Toploader which differentiate the classic NES and the new, updated console, respectively.
** The {{Wii}}, for the longest time, was practically its own nickname to the obvious potential for ToiletHumor in how it is officially pronounced.
** Nintendium - the fictional MadeOfIndestructium material used to make Nintendo consoles [[MemeticBadass goddamn]] [[TonkaTough invincible]].
** [=PS360=] - Used, sometimes derisively, to refer to the duo of the Playstation3 and Xbox360, due to a combination of shared features and shared games.
*** [=WiiS360=] - Refers to the trio of seventh-generation consoles. Sometimes refers to someone who has all three.
*** Wii60 - Used to refer to multitude of people who decided to support either the Wii or Xbox 360 after the PS3's initial price was announced.
** The XBoxOne has many, many derisive names.
*** [=XBox=] One out of ten.
*** [=XBox=] [=dONE=].
*** [=XBONED=][[note]]before MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]], [=Xbone=][[note]]after MS' reversal of the draconian DRM policies[[/note]].
*** [=HTC=] ONE.
*** [=XBox=] [=nONE=].
** And Creator/StuartAshen has just coined a nickname for the PS4: ''Stealth Toblerone''
* RTS Genre: Some strategies which are possible in many of the genre is "Booming" (Emphasizing [[CommandAndConquerEconomy economy]], will probably beat turtling), "Turtling" (Emphasizing a defensive strategy, will probably beat rushing) and "Rushing" (Emphasizing quickly creating a military force to attack as soon as possible, will probably beat booming.)
* Fuckoff Strong: Title given to any foe that trounces you so badly that your reaction is "Oh fuck OFF!"
* [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spacebucks]]: The virtual currency used to purchase downloadable games for any of the three seventh-generation consoles: actual money for the PS3, Nintendo Points (previously Wii points) for their systems (except for the Nintendo 3DS and [=WiiU=], whose eShops use real money), and Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360. Can also refer to any virtual currency on any website (or online game) that is bought with real money.

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