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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Why is camping considered bad gameplay?

Why is camping generally looked down on in FPS/TPS games? Some classes come equipped with long range guns that are nearly impossible to aim without stopping and aiming down the scope to spot an enemy ...
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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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Are there guides I can read to improve my aim on FPS games 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 is “quickscoping”?

I often hear people talking about "quickscoping" in the context of First Persion Shooter games. My understanding is that it means looking down the barrel of a sniper rifle quickly in order to get a ...
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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?
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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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Would using a smaller screen help me play first-person shooters better?

An old friend of mine (hardcore player) said once that a smaller screen is better as the area you have to concentrate on is smaller, so you can more effectively spot and shoot an enemy. What are the ...
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What is camping in a first person shooter?

How do you define camping in a first person shooter? Is it a different than holding a position for a time? Or, is it only a matter of degree?
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Why are FPS teams called “clans”?

In some genres, but especially in FPSs, teams of players are often called clans. Why was this specific word chosen? This is in contrast to guild or faction in RPGs, but here I can see why - they are ...
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Why do FPS games for consoles include a sensitivity setting?

On a PC - where everyone has different mouse/keyboard/hardware - having configurable input sensitivity makes sense to me, because everyone's hardware is different. But on consoles where everyone has ...
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How to equalize in-game sensitivity between two FPS games

After playing a F2P FPS game I've decided to train my aim and recently found a guide which shows how to train your aim in CS:GO using harmless bots. After I tried a bit, I realized that I would need ...
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How to tell cracked servers from genuine servers hosting these FPS games? [closed]

In brief, I want to know whether there are any local cracked servers (hosted in my geographic location) for some games I am considering - like Call of Duty series, Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament ...
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How can I adapt to playing FPS games on a PS3 instead of PC? [closed]

So, I've been a PC gamer for virtually all of my life, and I finally bought a PS3. I found racing / sport / classic 1v1 fighting games the best and the easiest to adapt to. But one thing bugs the crap ...
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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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Difference between cl_interp_ratio 1 and 2

There are plenty of forum posts on the "perfect" cl_interp but no one has really mentioned cl_interp_ratio. Most players set it to 1 or 2 (default), but not many explain why. What is the reason ...
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Is playing a FPS with lower resolution beneficial?

I have a 1280 x 1024 (4:3) resolution monitor. However, because my graphics card is absolutely horrible I have to play every game with the lowest possible settings. Even then games barely run at more ...
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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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Why do I get sick when I'm lost (in a game)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Gaming Sickness? (I'm not sure if this is where I should ask this but it's related to gaming so...) This usually happens when I'm playing a FPS but it ...
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Do Touch-Screen PC's give an advantage in First Person Shooters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using touch screens with FPS This is out of curiosity (and a desire to actually own one), but do touch screens give an advantage in FPS's? If the finger tap counts as a ...
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Do first person shooters for console typically come with aiming help?

This is a rumour I heard somewhere on the internet I have little trouble in buying: aiming with console controllers does not sound too easy, especially when you need to go for "twitch shots". Is it, ...
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Is it worth using a headset instead of speakers for FPS games? [closed]

I've read few recommendations which would suggest that using a good quality headset improves your chances of survival a lot, as you could hear the steps of enemies or where they are firing from. ...
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Is there a term for using cover to artificially block AI attacks?

One of the key techniques for playing the original Doom games was to stand with a wall, column, or other terrain feature between the monsters and you, such that your ray-traced bullets passed through, ...
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What is ADS in sniping?

I feel a tad stupid. I play as a sniper in almost any FPS I play, but I recently came across this term (ADS). What does it mean? What is its significance?
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What are the differences between wired and wireless mice?

I just bought CS:GO and I wanted to buy a gaming mouse to play CS:GO and some otherfps games, but I don't know if I should go with a wired or a wireless mouse. What are the main differences between ...
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Is there a site that lists Xbox 360 FPS with offline co-op mode? [closed]

I will buy a XBOX 360 FPS game for my brother for Christmas. Because we play oft together, I would like to buy a FPS which supports co-op offline playing. We have had a lot of fun with COD MW2, COD ...
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How do I improve my thumbstick aiming? [duplicate]

I'm 99% a console gamer. My brain prefers that I have a controller in my hand. However, when a game requires that I use a thumbstick/control stick/analog stick to aim/target, I enter a world of ...
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What causes 'clicking out' in an FPS?

I play a lot of FPS games in windowed mode, particularly TF2. I find that when I need to make a quick turn and then fire, I will occasionally exit the window by clicking outside of it. Especially ...
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OSX FPS run key is toggle instead of press/relase

When playing Borderlands and Call of Duty 4 on OSX (running Yosemite), the shift key toggles running, and I have to press it again to stop running instead of simply letting it go. How do I fix this so ...
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Fps Dropping from 60 fps to 40 to 20 back up to 60 [duplicate]

Hey guys i need help please, when i play league of legends my fps drops a lot and this has been happening after i have downloaded Sid Meier Civ V and Dishonored and i know there is a problem because ...
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FPS drops/Operating sometimes unresponsive [closed]

Unfortunately 1-2 weeks ago, my computer started to drop frames in games I normally play. The drops were quite significant in games, some were not (i.e League Of Legends). But ever since I reformatted ...
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How do you cope with nausea in FPS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Gaming Sickness? I find that in some of the first person shooters (HL2, Doom3), I get extremely nauseated. How do you guys cope with it? or is it just ...
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What is the best strategy for an Xbox 360 beginner in FPS games - Shooting at the leg followed by body or head shot? [closed]

I recently started playing FPS games on the Xbox 360. On the PC, I always used to go for heads. But with the 360 controller, I find it very difficult to aim for the heads. So, I give near random shots ...
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Why are bullet speed calculated by hitboxes? [closed]

I looked at these videos: http://www.wegame.com/watch/TF2_Hitboxes/ http://kotaku.com/208662/the-ugly-hi...f-css-hitboxes I don't understand this. Why are the engines compensating for bullet speed ...
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4 player split screen offline shooting games? [on hold]

I'm trying to not play Nintendo 64 Goldeneye anymore but I have not found a replacement, I would like to buy a new console (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4) but it seems there is not games to play in the ...