GG? FTW? RNG? WTF? What Gaming Terms Really Mean And How To Use Them Daily
1. Achievement Unlocked
Origin: "Achievement unlocked" is the official phrase used on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. The phrase appears on the screen after the player has accomplished a specific in-game task.
How it's used in real life: To express a feeling of satisfaction after completing a difficult task.
Bro 1: "Bro, I finally got to ask her out for dinner!"
Bro 2: "Dang! Achievement unlocked for you already lah! Congrats!"
2. n00b, newb or noob
Origin: There are differences between n00b/noob and a newb. A newb is someone who is relatively inexperienced in a game or a topic but is willing to learn to be better. A n00b/noob on the other hand is someone who is inexperienced but has no will to learn from their mistakes. They are usually defensive.
How it's used in real life: The term is regularly used to tell off someone to buck up or as an insult.
Alex: "Eh bro, can you not be such a newb? Learn how to pass the ball properly lah next time!"
Carl: "Okay lah, sorry man. Long time never play already."
Alex: "Eh, why you so lousy wan? Noob lah you!"
Carl: "What to do, I'm stuck with similar players here like you!"
Origin: Often used by eSports and sports commentators, FTW represents For The Win, a term which where the player is expected to win.
How it's used in real life: For The Win! The exclamation point is optional but preferred. Used as a general expression of enthusiasm.
"This cendol on a hot sunny day is FTW man..."
Note: This is not to be confused with f** the world.
4. Pwned or pwn
Origin: This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled the word "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned." But instead it said so-and-so "has been pwned."
How it's used in real life: It basically means "to own" or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like force.
Selangor fan: "Why are you looking so sad man?"
Kelantan fan: "My team kena pwned by JDT last night lah. So sad..."
5. GGWP or GG
Origin: A term in the game DOTA which basically means "good game, well played". It is usually said after a round or match of a game as a show of good sportsmanship.
How it's used in real life: GGWP can be used to either signify "game over" or to congratulate the opposing team for a game well played. Can also be used as GG. Very similiar to "Win liao lah".
Guy accidentally spills some curry on the shirt of a girl he really likes.
Guy friends: "Oh no, GGWP"
6. Lag or lagging
Origin: A connection glitch which results in a delay in a response in a computer or video game.
How it's used in real life: The word lag is often used as an easy excuse to cover one's mistakes or slow response.
Teacher: "Bryan! Why does it take so long for you to answer that question!"
Bryan: "Oh, my brain lagging lah teacher. I didn't get enough sleep"
Origin: The acronym for Random Number Generator, an algorithm that determines all moments of chance in a Role Playing Game. It determines all hits, dodges, critical hits, stat gains, and item drops, among other things.
How it's used in real life: The term "RNG" is frequently used in conversation to mean "luck" or "lucky", as in "bad RNG" and "good RNG".
Gambler: "Wahlao, how come you can get 5 blackjacks in a row!"
Dealer: "I've got good RNG man. Deal with it."