Monday, May 26, 2008

GG

For the people who have asked me what the term 'GG' actually means, I have here a list of definitions for you, together with some examples. Again, taken from Urban Dictionary.

GG:

"Good Game"

1) A polite remark uttered after the end of a round, game, or other measured interval to indicate that a match was fair and enjoyable. Usually uttered collectively by the occupants of a game server.

e.g.

At round end:
<Volmarias> gg
<Rill-a-roni> gg
<Dagashi> gg
<Asno> gg
<Tard> gg

 

2) A condescending remark, often uttered by somebody who does not know meaning 1, and is simply repeating what others have told them.

e.g.

"OMG WUT DO U MEAN IM CHEATIN U JUST SUK FAGS HAHAHAHA GG UR SERVER IS GAY"

 

3) Overused to the point of vulgarity abbreviation intended to stand for "good game." When people say it no matter what (especially when the winners say it), it dilutes the phrase to the point of meaninglessness. They might as well just say "hahaha we kicked your asses."

e.g.

<Everyone on winning team> gg
<Cowclops> Shut the F*** up. That was NOT a good game. You f***ing slaughtered us. YOU played well, WE did not, so don't patronize us with halfassed "pleasantries" when you're really just being dingleberries.

 

4) Exclamation: A way of resignedly expressing one's own defeat or disgust with a situation. Often followed by the object in question.

e.g.

*Person 1 hits a pole*
Person 1: gg :(

 

5) (Made this one up myself, modified from 4) Exclamation: A way of laughing (good naturedly) at another person's (minor) misfortune.

e.g.

*Person 1 walks into a pole*

Person 2: Ha! Ha! GG You!

 

6) Taking it a step further from 5: Used to insult someone who has preformed an incredibly stupid act.

e.g.

*Doctor Olayer falls off edge of map.*
TFox: GG.
Olayer: STFU.

 

So many different meanings for one tiny two letter phrase. This last one here sums up the meaning for 'gg' in gaming terms, quite succinctly.

7) Phrase said at the end of a match, either online or in person. Means "Good Game", and indicates one of two things: Either it was truly a good, fairly played and close match, or one team got slaughtered.

e.g. 1

*Red team wins, 50 to 47*
Red Team: GG
Blue Team: GG

e.g. 2

*Blue team wins, 50 to 7*
Blue Team: GG!
Red Team: Shut it.

7 comments:

Denise said...

somehow, i find no.4 extremely funny! no.5 also.

Denise said...

oh you made it up! cheh. i was thinking what a coincidence they gave an example of someone walking into a pole. tsk tsk.

crushedguava said...

haha i made number 5 up. and i also made up the example for number 4, as i didn't really like the given example ;p

Jian said...

I think denise is/should be "person 1"

Supa04 said...

i can almost picture that in my head

Wenny said...

GG!!!

Denise said...

TOO MUCH!