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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Speak to Other Gamers

When you’re new to gaming, it’s sometimes difficult to understand the language gamers use. Although the language is constantly evolving, this list will give you a good view of what other gamers are talking about—or what’s happening—when you’re playing games online:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI). This allows the computer-controlled characters in a game to think, move, and act in a way similar to humans.

  • Button mashing. This is when a game player randomly presses all the buttons on a controller during game play. This is a method commonly employed when learning martial arts–based fighting games. Button mashing decreases as the player learns actual moves.

  • Camping. This is when a player stays in one place, usually to limit other players’ ...

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