First-person what? (vocabulary item question)

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I'm sure someone here must know this. My brother was telling me about Halo recently and referred to it as a "first-person shootout" game. I could have sworn that it was called a first-person shooter. Which is correct? Or are both terms used?

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It is called a first person shooter. Unless of course, its about cowboy duels :)

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I know FPS, namely First Person Shooter. I think your brother is wrong, you are right then. :)

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I thought so. He is, after all, only 11 years old. :D Although he does play more video games than I do, since he is in sixth grade and therefore (almost by definition) has way too much time on his hands to do such things. (Cowboy duels… *dies laughing*)

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 08:46: Message edited by: Erika Maroonmark ]

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Oh great. Now we have to find somewhere to bury Erika Moonmark. :P

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It's definitely "first-person shooter."

I've also heard this genre referred to as "shoot 'em up"... but that is too incorrect. "Shoot 'em ups" are those where you stand there with a light gun (or similar) and shoot the screen full of badly rendered FMV baddies. At least, that's what we always deducted back in the arcades of the "old days."

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Originally written by Nicothodes:

Oh great. Now we have to find somewhere to bury Erika Maroonmark. :P
*blink* What? (FYT. Unless you were talking about someone else.)

Edit: Oh. *feels stupid*

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 09:45: Message edited by: Erika Maroonmark ]

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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I miss the good ole days of Street Fighters, Mortal Kombats and even the first one I played, which I think was Brutal. T'has been a while since I've paid homage to the good ole fashion beat 'em ups.
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I'm fairly certain it's "first-person shooter".

I used to play Marathon with my brother when I was little (think I was about 10 when it came out). I used to like games like Mortal Kombat, but more so games like myst.

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 14:44: Message edited by: Aurelia ]
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Yup, first person shooter is correct. Also third person shooter, too, I think. Someone should invent a second-person shooter game sometime...
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Yeah, like those attempts at books (mostly avant-garde I think) written in the second person… :D
(Edit: ooh! eleventy-one posts! ^_^)

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 18:09: Message edited by: Erika Maroonmark ]

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Originally written by The Stew Boy:

Yup, first person shooter is correct. Also third person shooter, too, I think. Someone should invent a second-person shooter game sometime...
Since the second person view is someone else referring to you, how would you make a second person shooter? My head hurts trying to figure it out.

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Originally written by Dahak:

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Originally written by The Stew Boy:

Yup, first person shooter is correct. Also third person shooter, too, I think. Someone should invent a second-person shooter game sometime...
Since the second person view is someone else referring to you, how would you make a second person shooter? My head hurts trying to figure it out.

Simple. The goal is to shoot yourself.

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Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

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Originally written by Dahak:

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Originally written by The Stew Boy:

Yup, first person shooter is correct. Also third person shooter, too, I think. Someone should invent a second-person shooter game sometime...
Since the second person view is someone else referring to you, how would you make a second person shooter? My head hurts trying to figure it out.

Simple. The goal is to shoot yourself.

Some of the roleplays on this board come close to SPS.

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I would think that a second-person perspective wouldn't work in that situation because the focus of your view would be at your character and not at what is happening around your character.

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Or maybe you'd control a character who was looking straight at the camera, and the camera was the perspective of whatever bad guy the character happened to be shooting… :D

[ Sunday, April 16, 2006 12:33: Message edited by: Erika Maroonmark ]

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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I suppose it could be a a First person shootout if the characters were playing hockey.

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