Over the years in online gaming, a slew of terms have been used to replace the more traditional terms like “kill” or “takedown”. Depending on the game you’re playing, these terms can get rather colorful and creative, and sometimes just downright obscene– which can be somewhat comforting when you’re in the heat of a battle, as weird as that sounds. Who would have guessed that the act of rapidly pressing the crouch button on an downed opponents face be so iconic?
This weeks Nerdist: Play is a rather goofy one, as I’ll be firing off 50 ways to say “takedown” in video games, directly from the sidelines at our Petco Park laser tag arena in San Diego. Fair warning: some of them are a little more vulgar than most, but definitely encompassing of what you hear typically while playing video games online. Do you have any favorite terms that you like to use when taking down opponents while gaming? Put your favorites ones down in the comments below!
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