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What do you call the thing that is in between the square brackets in a Minecraft comand?

I want to know what it is called and I would like a list of things (or a link to a list of things) you can do with it. I only know @p[score_name_min=1]. I want to know if there is something like: ...
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What does 'kobe' mean?

I have heard the word 'kobe' (pronounced koh-bee) said in gaming videos by VanossGaming, usually just before he gets a throwing knife kill. What does 'kobe' mean?
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What is a Strafe-n-Snap?

In this video, Stabby stabby (a very famous comp spy player in TF2) mentions a technique called the strafe and snap. How do I execute this technique? Is there a diagram or video that can show me what ...
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What does “Aggro” mean?

I have heard "aggro" said in commentaries in a few different contexts and I have no idea what it really means. I can figure out what the commentator means, but I don't understand that word.
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What is a 'Pocket Medic'?

I've heard this term somewhere in TF2, and it is also sometimes used for other classes, such as 'Pocket Soldier', or 'Pocket scout', although most notably 'Pocket Medic'. What does the "pocket" mean? ...
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What is the standard term used to describe objects appearing from nowhere in 3D games?

Several 3D games I've played have a consistent characteristic where fixed objects suddenly appear as the player moves towards them and then vanish as they move away. For example, as the player moves ...
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What is the meaning of 'pp' in OSU?

I'm just starting to play OSU! I was watching to know what pros can do in that game, and I just realized they were talking about pp. What does pp mean? What pp is the standard in a game of OSU!? ...
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What is “OpenGL” and why did a player get banned for it?

Today, while playing Counter Strike 1.6 on a server, I saw a message at the left corner saying: Player Name - x. Permanent Ban. Reason - "OpenGL" detected So what is this OpenGL thing in Counter ...
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What is the source for calling your characters “Toons”

I've seen that in games where a player has an "arsenal" of several characters and each time he plays with one of them, like MMORPGs and the Diablo series, people refer to their characters as "toons". ...
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What does “shopping” mean?

I'm playing Clash of Clans and someone said "shopping" when asking for troops, and then posted a replay with text "nice shopping trip" where their defense wins. Another use I've seen of this term by ...
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What does 'epic point' mean?

I have recently started to play SimCity Buildit and have struggled to understand the meaning of epic point. For example, when I build a surfer beach, it says "epic point 2". What does that mean? ...
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What does “FOW” stand for in Just Cause 3?

It seems to be the long-range weapon Di Ravello's forces have, but I don't remember anyone ever explaining exactly what it is or even what "FOW" stands for. In my head, I've been thinking of it as the ...
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What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

I am not very experienced with computers, and was wondering what Direct X actually does, on my PC. Why do various games request different versions? Should the latest version cover all of them, or do ...
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What does “Lifesaver” mean on the Play of the Game?

I've noticed that sometimes, a highlight video or the Play of the Game has the text "Lifesaver" appended during the intro, usually below the hero's waist. However, I haven't noticed any differences ...
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What does RTC stand for?

When researching flash cartridges, I keep coming across the term RTC, but never see it actually defined. I think it has something to do with a battery powered clock. What does RTC stand for?
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What is Minecraft Indev?

Today I was watching a video of iDeactiveMC and found out that there is a old version of Minecraft called Minecraft Indev. Please explain me exactly what Minecraft Indev is?
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What is the difference between Support and Lane Support?

When I read the role descriptions here, http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Role, it seems unclear to me as to what the difference is between a Lane Support and Support. Support "Can focus less on ...
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What does P.E.K.K.A stand for?

For what does P.E.K.K.A stand in the names of the massive destruction troops "Mini P.E.K.K.A" and "P.E.K.K.A"?
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What do you call bosses who are stronger than the endgame boss? [closed]

In nearly every RPG style game, after you defeat the endgame boss, there are bosses you can unlock throughout the game who are significantly more powerful than the endgame boss. These bosses are ...
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What is the difference between “public” games and “competitive” games? How are these “competitive” games located?

Me: Is Rocket Jumper + Bison + Zatoichi a valid Soldier play style? Anon_Player: Anything's valid in pubs. After a while of playing TF2 and listening to the voice/text chats I've noticed that there ...
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What do those abbreviations mean in League of Legends?

I'm quite new to League of Legends (LoL) but try to improve through reading guides. All too often I stumble upon abbreviations I am not sure what they mean. Some of those are: AD AP ArPen AS bot ...
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A Minecraft PE mod is asking me if my device is 'rooted'. What does this mean? [closed]

I was trying to download the Minecraft Alive mod on Blocklauncher Pro but it keeps asking "Is your Kindle rooted?" and I have no idea what that means. What does “rooted” mean, and how do I do it?
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Call of Duty slang “sice”?

I have stumbled across the verb sice which is reported by these Urban Dictionary definitions to be used in playing Call of Duty: Sice is like slice, except for it's sice. Often yelled while ...
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What is the Nuzlocke Challenge?

I've read some Pokemon fans' comic about this Nuzlocke Challenge, that have some "rules" about this challenge like if your Pokemon faint, then it means your Pokemon is dead. I want to know what is ...
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What is the FEAR strategy?

My friend was telling me about the FEAR strategy while I was playing Pokemon Heart Gold. But he isn't sure what the FEAR strategy is, because he was playing this game long time ago and he doesn't ...
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What is the difference between a mod and a plugin

I know they both modify your gameplay, but I don't really know the difference and I feel like no one I ask truly knows. When I talk Minecraft with my friends mod and plugin show up often when I'm ...
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What does AA mean?

Land her 3, then trap with ult and cast 2 for body blocking and spam the aoe of your 3 on AA and watch them die - Reddit's MANJAROWOLF I've seen this abbreviation quite a bit, but Google ...
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What does “burst” mean?

When reading various strategies for Smite, I have encountered terms such as: burst assassin and burst damage What exactly does "burst" mean?
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Is there a common name for pop-up damage numbers, such as in RPGs?

It just occurred to me that I've never heard a name for the damage numbers that pop up over characters, typically in RPGs. After some searching I found one person call them "poppers", but no other ...
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Is there a term for the “no base building” levels in real-time strategy games?

In a lot of real-time strategy games I've played (Age of Empires II, Warcraft III, and StarCraft II come to mind), some of the levels of the single-player campaign usually involve you controlling a ...
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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 does Ult mean?

In Smite I have access to several gods. For each god I have used they have 4 abilities. In several guides, the fourth ability is referred to as "ult". For example: Use your ult to stun a group ...
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What is the definition of a “pug”?

What is a "pug"? I've heard multiple instances of it used in many MMORPG and FPS games. I've heard of games called "pubs", but those I think reference public games. Is there a difference between ...
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What is 16-bit music called?

So I am a big Nerdcore junkie. Loving video game music and Nerdcore music. As of such, I have a LOT of 8-bit Chiptune music in my iTunes library. But I also have music that would be considered 16-bit, ...
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What is considered a matchmade game in LoL?

So recently (or maybe not recently, I just started playing again) Riot implemented a "Hextech crafting system". I'm still really confused how it works, but I managed to obtain another box besides the ...
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What are “torrents” in relation to gaming?

I see torrents mentioned on a lot of gaming sites. When I google it I get "strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid" -- what does it mean in relation to gaming?
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What is the difference between vanilla Minecraft and FTB?

What is the difference between vanilla and FTB Minecraft? I was playing Minecraft and my brother asked if it was vanilla or FTB and I said I didn't know. So now I am asking this site to see what the ...
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What are the units in Age of Mythology saying?

What are the units saying in Age of Mythology? For example, when I click on a Hoplite he says "Prostagma". What does that mean? Is there a resource that has all the unit's quotes for all the races ...
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What is the “sandbox”?

In the article Bungie 2.2.0, Bungie released information on their upcoming update. The article mentions there will be updates to the Sandbox: Destiny Update 2.2.0 will deploy on April 12th, 2016. ...
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What are the type of view projections in League of Legend, or Dota 2?

I know the theories behind parallel, perspective, and side scrolling, but still can't tell exact projection types used behind the games confidently. Although similar questions have been asked before, ...
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What is the etymology of the term “Console Wars”?

(After this discussion on Meta, the question has been undeleted.) As we know today, there is a competition between the holy trinity of the console gaming industry (Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft) about ...
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What is a lane?

I've started playing the game Smite. After playing through the tutorial and a couple of arena matches I have started reading guides for certain gods. One thing that keeps appearing is the term lane, ...
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What do 'hitbox' and 'hurtbox' mean?

I've heard of hitboxes, then I heard of hurtboxes. They seem most relevant to fighting games. What do each of them mean and how do they differ?
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Is there a term for “sending an ability to cooldown?”

In a lot of games, like LOL and WOW, a used power needs to cool down before it can be used again. Is there a name used for "sending a power to cooldown?"
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What is a Jesus Spot / Room?

In Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, there are numerous guides that refer to getting to a Jesus Spot or Jesus Room. What exactly is a Jesus Spot/Jesus Room? Why is it called a Jesus Spot/Jesus Room? ...
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What are the meanings of most common abbreviations in Ingress?

There are few abbreviations and acronyms in Ingress which might be confusing at first to new players, can you list them?
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What's the difference between “Bug” and “Glitch”?

I heard about 2 terms defining a game error: "Bug" and "Glitch". What's the difference between them?
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How does a game become considered “New IP”?

There are various articles online that state Tom Clancy's The Division is a New IP. The Official Site includes the following: Today, The Division Beta ended and we’re proud to share that more ...
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What does IP stand for?

I have seen this abbreviation multiple times in relation with computer games. Take this sentence for example "It's interesting because people look back at our history and our franchises and see that ...
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What is the name of the pseudo-3D view in 2D games like Cadillacs and Dinosaurs?

I need to know the term for the kind of projection in games like Cadillacs and Dinosarus (a beat-´em up, shown below). The game uses a kind of pseudo-3D effect with techniques including ...