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Online gaming has been around since the 90’s and in that time, many words and phrases have been invented or altered to be used commonly during gameplay. Most gamers (including myself) are guilty of using them often but there are certain phrases that just need to die (but of course won’t). These are the top ten most annoying phrases used during online gaming, whether through text or voice communications. These phrases were ranked on a combination of how common they are and how annoying they are as well.

10. “You just got PWNED!” – A phrase that’s close to every hardcore gamers heart, “pwned” is derived from misspelling “owned” on online forums. Like “getting owned,” pwned is a phrase used when a player is humiliated during a game. It’s funny and fun to use at first but when people bring it into the real world or, like the others, use it too often, it can grate on the nerves a bit.

Game most often used in: Just to show you the clip of it, World of Warcraft

 9. “BK” – Stands for “Bad Kid.” How this became popular, I do not know but I hope it dies a swift and painful death soon enough.  The phrase never really offends the victim but actually embarrasses the one delivering the phrase. Saying “You’re such a BK” is lamer than verbally saying “LOL!” and calling someone a “bad kid” just sounds stupid.

Game most often used in: Halo 3

8. “Stop lagging!” – It is possible that lag (when a game skips because of a bad connection) affected the turn-out of a match. It happens a lot and it is very annoying. But when players start blaming lag to compensate for their poor performance during a match, then it gets ridiculously annoying.

Game most often used in: Any online game

7. “n00btube” – The “noobtube” is simply the grenade launcher that can be attached to assault rifles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The second I heard this stupid phrase I hated it. Yeah, getting easy kills with the grenade launcher (in Modern Warfare 1, they were simple one-hit kills) was noob-ish but it’s just a dumb phrase. And now with the fixed grenade launcher in Modern Warfare 2 (the grenade does not explode up close, it needs at least some distance between the shooter and the target) it’s all but useless.

Game most often used in: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

6. “Chainsaw n00b” – One of the many things Gears of War is famous for is the introduction of the chainsaw. Like the bayonets used centuries ago, a chainsaw was attached to the bottom of the game’s assault rifle for very exciting close-up combat. Though the use of it was fairly acceptable in the first game since the overpowered shotgun easily countered it, the chainsaw became a power-house in the game’s sequel. The developers wisely tuned down the shotguns strength to allow for a more accessible multiplayer experience but veteran players became possibly the worst whiners in gaming history when they couldn’t stop the chainsaw. A simple way of countering getting torn-up by the chainsaw was to keep your distance and shoot from afar but even with the knowledge of this common sense move, players still managed to complain.

Game most often used in: Gears of War 2

5. “Campers”Camping is the art of staking out a discreet spot on the map and waiting for an opponent to walk by so you can sneak up on him or her to get an easy kill. Many players find this tactic cheap. I’ll agree, camping can get really annoying sometimes and I’ll even lash out at campers. But if you’re playing a game like Call of Duty where they show you where the player killed you from (the Kill Cam for those who don’t know), then stop complaining cause they clearly show you where the player is hiding. Also, campers take advantage of hasty, run-and-gun players. For the run-and-gunners: stop rushing in like a chicken with it’s head cut-off and be smart! Instead of complaining, do something about it!

Game most often used in: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

4. “Stop stealing my kills” – In a game like Halo 3, a player has to shoot an opponent a few times before he goes down. Often times while a one-on-one match is going on, a third player will enter the battle to help his teammate finish off the other player. And usually, the third player will receive the point for the kill where the person originally engaged in the fight only gets an assist point which is of lesser value. In any other form of competition or sport, this would be seen as team work but for many of the selfish players online, this is called “stealing a kill.” Get over yourself and play for the team and not for yourself!

Game most often used in: Halo 3

3. “Oh my God, how is he still alive?! I shot him in the head!!” – Look, if you shot the player in the head, he would be dead right now but he isn’t. You missed. Get over it! This is a reaction from most players attempting to snipe in a game. Players can believe all they want that the player is glitching or that they hit an invisible wall in the game but the fact of the matter is, they just aren’t that good at sniping.

Game most often used in: Any game involving sniper rifles

2. “Wow, how did I die?! I definitely shot him first!” – So what, when you’re bad at the game, it doesn’t matter who shoots first. Getting the first shots off is a huge advantage but when you can’t finish the kill, then don’t complain, it just makes you look bad. Look, this is such a common phrase that there is even a Facebook group dedicated to its use (which I of course joined).

Game most often used in: Halo 3

1. Any and all of the racist, sexist, homophobic and flat-out stupidly offensive phrases briskly thrown around This is not just a problem in video games but online in general. The internet is like a shield for pathetic low-lifes who still define people by their race or sex. Steps have been made to prevent this kind of atmosphere (being able to file a report on Xbox Live) but it has not stopped the millions of ignorant players from spatting their hate speeches online. Once again, I need to implore that this does not just go on in games but all over the internet and in most cases you don’t have to deal with this crap. Also, parents can take precautions to prevent this like family friendly gaming zones for example

Game most often used in: For some reason, these type of people love Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Got better and way more annoying online phrases than what are listed here or just want to discuss the lame ones already listed? Post them in the comments section!

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