As video game fans who are continuously immersed in the culture, we tend to take for granted that everyone else in the world isn't as passionate about games as we are. So when we talk about our favorite titles or current events, we toss around jargon that make about as much sense to a gaming outsider as Pig Latin to a deaf person.

We've put together this list of widely used terms from the video game world—that if you're in the gaming community you should already know but if not, you could pass on to your friends who don't know "n00b" from a LAN party. For the uninitiated, here are 12 Video Game Buzz Words to Make You Sound Smart. Now you can feel confident that your non-gamer buddies won't be nodding their heads in agreement, hoping you'll just shut up already.

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