Video Gaming abbreviations

Started by Kitsune Tsuki, May 23, 2005, 08:16:30 PM

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Kitsune Tsuki

To help those of us who are new to the video gaming world, or aren't as adjusted as others, I decided to help compile a list of abbreviations to help them. If I missed any, which I probally will, just reply.

Game Types
FPS: First Person Shooter
RTS: Real Time Strategy
RPG:Role-Playing Game
MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online RPG
TPS: Third person shooter
TBS: Turn based strategy
TFPS: Tactical First Person Shooter.
WW2: World War 2

Systems
PS 1/2/3: Playstion 1/2/3
PSP: Playstation Portable
GC: Gamecube
NES: Nintendo Entertanment System
SNES: Super Nintendo Entertanment System
GB: Game Boy
GBC: Game Boy Color
GBA/SP: Game Boy Advance/SP
DS: Nintendo DS
Rev(o): Nintendo Revoulution
DC: Dreamcast

Games
GTA: Grand Theft Auto
KOTOR/2: Knights of then Old Republic/2
UT: Unreal Tournament
MoH: Medal of Honour
PGR/2: Project Gothom Racing/2
DoW: Dawn of War
WoW: World of Warcraft
NwN: Neverwinter Nights
AoE: Age of Empires
R:TW: Rome: Total War
MK: Mortal Kombat
DoA: Dead or Alive
C&C:Command and Conquer
         RA:Red Alert
         RA2:Red Alert 2
         Gen:Generals
ZoE/2: Zone of Enders/2
FF (1-XII): Final Fantasy (1-12)
AA: Americas Army
KZ: Killzone
GT(1-4): Gran Turismo
CC: Chronocross
DDR: Dance Dance Revolution
SL: Starlancer
FL: Freelancer
PSO: Phantasy Star Online
TH(1,4): Tony Hawk (1-4)
THU(1/2): Tony Hawk's Underground
RE/Resi: Resident Evil
Zelda:
         (TLoZ) Zelda I = The Legend of Zelda
         (TAoL, TAOL) Zelda II = The Adventure of Link
         ALTTP, ALttP = A Link to the Past (Zelda III)
         LA = Link's Awakening
         OOT, OoT = Ocarina of Time
         MM = Majora's Mask
         OOA, OoA = Oracle of Ages
         OOS, OoS = Oracle of Seasons
         WW = The Windwaker
         TMP = The Minish Cap
         (FS) = Four Swords (not normally abbreviated)
         TP = Twilight Princess
Civ 1-3: Civilization 1-3
CoD: Call of Duty
JK: Jedi Knight
      Academy: Jedi Academy
      Outcast: Jedi Outcast
      DF: Dark Forces
      DF2: Dark Forces 2
PK: Painkiller
UT2003/2004: Unreal Tournament 2003 or 2004
SoF1/2: Solider of Fortune 1 or 2
BG: Baldur's Gate
IWD: Ice Wind Dale
MOH: Medal of Hono(u)r
PT: Planescape: Torment
HL - Half-Life
CS - Counter-Strike
BF1942 - Battlefield 1942
      BFV - Battlefield Vietnam
      BF2 - Battlefield 2
HOMM - Heroes of Might and Magic
D2 - Diablo 2
WC - Warcraft
SC - Starcraft

These are all I can think of right now. I'll add some more later. I'm having a mentsl block right now so I'll probally add some more later.

Inquisitor Yoda

Dow: Dawn of War
MMORPG: Massive Multiplayer Online Roll Play Game (or something like that)


just a couple I though of.

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Kitsune Tsuki

Thanks. i can' believe I forgot DoW. I'll add the to the main list.

Uzzy

MMORPG. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.
KOTOR/2 Knights of the Old Republic.
NWN. Neverwinter Nights.

Ill think of some more soon.

Inquisitor Yoda

Quote from: Uzzy on May 24, 2005, 10:34:45 AM
MMORPG. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.
KOTOR/2 Knights of the Old Republic.
NWN. Neverwinter Nights.
He's already got two of those ;)

AOE-----> Age of Empires (old but classic)
RTW----> Rome: Total War

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Uzzy

I was correcting the spelling!

Inquisitor Yoda


That's right folks, ectoplasm, the force which keeps the sun orbiting around me. Learn it well.

marts

MK=Mortal Kombat might be a good one to add

Sikes Aurelius

DoA~Dead or Alive (go sega)
PSX~original Playstation (square one)
FF(1-12) Final Fantasy
C&C~Command and Conquer
         Red Alert~RA
         Red Alert 2~RA2
         Generals~gen
Zone of the Enders(1/2)~ZoE
Nintendo 64~N64
Dreamcast~DC
Super Nintendo~SNES
Nintendo~NES
Game Boy (Regular)~GB
GB Mini~mini

more to come GTG         
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Kitsune Tsuki

Added, thanks for all the information. Next, MMORPG can stand for Mass Multiplayer, buty I changed it.

Sikes Aurelius

Game Boy Color~GBC
Killzone~KZ
Gran Turismo~GT(1-4)
Chronocross~CC
Dance Dance Revolution~DDR (yay break dancing)
Starlancer~SL
Freelancer~FL
Phantasy Star Online~PSO
Tony Hawk (1-4)~TH(1,4)
Tony Hawk's Underground~THU(1/2)
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Inquisitor Yoda

Quote from: The Dark Always Wins on May 25, 2005, 08:40:03 AM

Tony Hawk's Underground~THU(1/2)


Normally that's THUG actually ;)

RE/Resi: Resident Evil

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Sikes Aurelius

whoops sorry about that Im just trying to be helpful
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Cui Bono Fuerit(Whom did it benefit.) ~~ Longinus Cassius

Vi Et Armis (By force of arms.) ~~ Cicero

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Inquisitor Yoda

Ah well, the rest were fine. Just try to only do the common one's, not just any old games that have multiple words in their names you can cut down ;)  That goes to everyone really, I have only suggested one's I've heard a few times.

That's right folks, ectoplasm, the force which keeps the sun orbiting around me. Learn it well.

Lanorel

#14
FF isn't 1-12, it's I-XII. MMORPG is Massive, not Massively.

Zelda:
(TLoZ) Zelda I = The Legend of Zelda
(TAoL, TAOL) Zelda II = The Adventure of Link
ALTTP, ALttP = A Link to the Past (Zelda III)
LA = Link's Awakening
OOT, OoT = Ocarina of Time
MM = Majora's Mask
OOA, OoA = Oracle of Ages
OOS, OoS = Oracle of Seasons
WW = The Windwaker
TMP = The Minish Cap
(FS) = Four Seasons (not normally abbreviated)
TP = Twilight Princess

(at the very least, OOT, MM, WW and probably TP deserves mentioning here)

Inquisitor Yoda

How could I forget OOT :-[

And Four swords --->FS (not to be confused with the seasons)

That's right folks, ectoplasm, the force which keeps the sun orbiting around me. Learn it well.

Erenthal

TPS: Third person shooter (such as Brute Force and many others)
TBS: Turn based strategy (Many WW2 games, Civilization games and such)

Oh ya, and:

Civ 1-3 = Civilization 1-3
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Uzzy

Actually, most people refer to it as Massively, as can be shown by a quick search. But, either way is sutible.

Dux Aurelius Elysius

I took the liberty of updating it: I hope you don't mind FJ.

As for MMORPG being Massive or Massively, I always call it Massively, seems to be the more common.
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BG=Baldur's Gate
IWD=Ice Wind Dale
MOH= Medal of Honour or Honor if you're American
PT= Planescape: Torment


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