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Use of Drugs — The consumption or use of illegal drugs
Use of Alcohol — The consumption of alcoholic beverages
Use of Tobacco — The consumption of tobacco products
Violence — Scenes involving aggressive conflict
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Gamers speak their own language. It's been developing for decades as the gaming community has gotten bigger and more defined.
If you've ever heard someone gush over a game's "co-op" mode, or complain that their girlfriend cost them a "frag," this video game lingo cheat sheet is for you.
A.I. (Artificial Intelligence): This is the intelligence of a character or vehicle controlled by the computer — an NPC or non-player character. In a racing game for example, the artificial intelligence of the cars the player is racing against, gives them the ability to try and beat the player by racing better or more aggressively.
Co-op: A mode in some single-player games where multiple players can play cooperatively to complete the game.
Deathmatch: A mode of play popular in first-person shooters, where the goal is to kill or "frag" as many players as possible. Generally, the player with the most "frags" at the end of the game wins. In a team deathmatch, players are divided into two or more teams where the object is the same.