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In regards to Starcraft II, what is a “vod”?

I've been reading some StarCraft II strategy forums, and I have not been able to figure out what is meant by "vod". What does it mean? Example usage here: ...
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What does it mean for a game to be linear?

I hear stuff like this all the time: "X game is so much more linear than Y." "Is X a linear game?" "It was a good game, but X was just way too linear." What does it mean for a game to be linear? ...
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What do the unit tiers mean in StarCraft 2?

I see people referring to a StarCraft 2 unit's tier (1, 1.5, 2). What does this mean, and how can I tell what tier a unit is?
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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 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 is “wall riding”?

I have read the term "wall riding" somewhere .. what does it mean? It was related to car games.