Games wherein the game world is viewed from the perspective of a character rather than an invisible camera floating near the character and via which the primary method of interacting with hostile characters is via firing ranges weapons at them in an effort to end their lives. Use this tag for ...

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What are some key ways for someone new to FPS games to improve their game? [closed]

My question is aimed at death match games, such as Halo and Call of Duty. Assume a high degree of comfort with single-player FPSs, but no experience with multiplayer.
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How can I aim better/kill people more often in first person shooters?

When I play FPS games, I find that I can rarely kill people before they kill me; often a whole SMG clip doesn't take them down, while they hit me with a few pistol shots and I die. I think this is ...
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Using touch screens with FPS

Has anyone tried using a touch screen monitor with CoD:BO? Is it possible? How does it compare with using a mouse? Does it turn the game into a bit of a whack-a-mole kind of game, constantly just ...
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First person shooter vs. Third person shooter

What is the difference between First person shooter (FPS) and Third person shooter (TPS)? Can a game be both FPS and TPS?
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What field of view should I choose in a first person shooter?

What field of view should I choose in a first person shooter? What effect does this have on aiming?
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Guide for improving aim at First Person Shooters in consoles

I have played Half Life and Counter Strike since 2001 and many others since, so I have some years of experience in playing First Person Shooter games on computers, with mouse and keyboard. While I am ...
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What kind of weapon is a “hitscan” weapon?

I've seen shooters refer to their weapons as "hitscan weapons". What does this mean?