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First Person Second

Posted by Ted Pollak on July 30th 2008 | Discuss
Categories: Games,

Here's an interesting chart Jon found which tracks the use of the term "Doom clone" versus "First Person Shooter" (FPS) It’s fascinating how the term FPS stuck, I mean Mist is an FPE (first person explorer), rFactor is a FPR (first person racer), FSX is a FPF (first person flyer) – why does the shooter get the acronym? As a representative of JPR, and thus a connoisseur of the pixel, I propose a petition to reclaim FPS to its rightful and appropriate place in history…. ....of course we are speaking of Frames Per Second. So the takeaway is to remember Frames Per Second first and First Person Second.

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