The inestimable Felicia Day, star of such fan-boy bait as The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, recently put out a new music video “Do You Want to Date My Avatar?” And the answer to that question is, yes, Felicia Day, I do want to date your avatar.
And for those of you who aren’t down with the kids, here’s a quick index of some of the gamer-jargon present in the song:
MMO – Massive Multiplayer Online game. Also an MMORPG. Think World of Warcraft. It’s an online video game populated by lots — thousands, possibly millions — of other players.
Avatar – the graphic that represents each player in an MMO.
Tank – a character in a role playing game that is built to take damage from enemies and protect other members of the party.
Hack and Slash – game play that emphasizes fighting things, with no other main goal.
Uberleet – really, really good.