The most popular Gaming terms and what they actually mean

Easter eggs –  Hidden secrets developers include in their games, often in reference to other games or shoutouts to developers.

Fragged – typically used in FPS competitive games, means to kill someone. Term originates from the word fragmentation grenade. “He just got fragged”



AFK – Away from keyboard

Master List Camping

Camper – someone who sits in one spot and waits for you to run by to kill you.

AAA: Industry talk for ‘big and amazing game’.

Abandonware: A nice sounding but legally-meaningless term for games no longer sold and thus deemed fair to download for free.


Achievement: An in-game recognition of your ability.

Autosave: Pretty obvious what this is. Saves your progress automatically so if you turn the game off you pick up right where you left off.

Avatar: A player character, usually customizable.

Beta: The finished game – I mean – the apparent “still in development” build before the final release.

Checkpoint: A point in the game where you respawn if killed.

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