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AAA
high-budget game with a large development team or game studios that make them
alpha
usually the first test release of a game
anti-aliasing
process of smoothing the graphics out
autosave
automatically saving a game, often happens before boss fight or harder encounters
beta
test version of a game, before release
console exclusivity
the status of a video game being released on only one video game console
demo
free playable demonstration of a game
early access
access to your future favourite games long before release
emulators
software for your computer that functions as a virtual console
game console
gaming box or device that is primarily designed to play games that connects to a TV
glitch
short-lived fault in a system
hit box
invisible particles that define where player can be hit
hotfix
quick repair after releasing a patch
key bind
technique of mapping a certain action or command to a specific keyboard key, thus creating a shortcut
lag
noticeable slow response in an online game due to high latency or a poor connection
latency
time required for a computer on a network to respond to a request
nerf
reducing the viability of a weapon or ability in order to maintain game balance
patch
adding new content to already existing game
stat squish
nerfing whole content before releasing new patch