I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Guide to Video Game Lingo 10

1. Platforming (verb) - jumping from suspended platforms and/or over obstacles.

"I can handle the enemies, but these platforming sections are killing me, literally."

2. Boss (noun) - a computer-controlled opponent who is usually far stronger than any opponents faced previously which generally occurs at the climax of section of a video game.

"That boss battle was a breeze. Wait a minute. It's back form the dead and changing into a secondary form. Are you kidding me?"

3. Mini-boss (noun) - A.K.A., middle boss, sub-boss, midboss; a smaller boss, usually less powerful than the main boss for that particular section of the game, sometimes simply a more powerful version of regular opponents.

"If the mini-boss was that hard, I'm not looking forward to the boss."

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