One of the most challenging aspects of video-games culture for a newcomer, especially for a busy parent, is trying to learn and understand the many, many acronyms and specialised terms. GameHub HQ entries are jargon-free, so you can get the information you need as easily and painlessly as possible, but there are still some words worth knowing. Every Monday, we break down one Word Worth Knowing from the world of gaming.
Let’s take it easy this week with some brand name abbreviations for popular gaming franchises. You might already know some of them already!
COD = Call of Duty. Popular shooter series originally themed around battles of WWII, now exploring modern day militias and futuristic mercenaries.
GTA = Grand Theft Auto. The “go anywhere, do anything” satire of the American Dream.
FIFA = Fédération International de Football Association. The games share their name with the footballing body.
DMC = Devil May Cry. Japanese series with stylised visuals and Angels & Demons theme.
TES = The Elder Scrolls. A series of fantasy role-playing games with a sophisticated and complex lore.
Nice and easy this week, ay? Why not use all that spare brain power exploring our site over at GameHubHQ.com. We break video-games down into the categories you care about, so you can see exactly what is in a game and ensure it’s right for your family. No jargon, no fuss, just clear examples of the game’s content, explained in simple, easy to understand language. We play the games, so you don’t have too. Come take a look!