Video Game Collecting Jargon For Beginners

Shovelware: Typically a game rushed through development with many flaws in the end.  Most of the time these games are unplayable and just end up sitting on a shelf.

Shmup or STG:  Shoot Em’ Up: A subgenre of the shooter, where typically a spaceship or airplane faces wave after wave of enemies.

Complete: All the original contents are included.

Incomplete:  Missing some of the original contents.

CIB / NIB:  Means Complete in Box and New in Box.

FMV (Fair Market Value):  This is the average selling price by third party sellers on eBay and other selling platforms.

CE (Collector’s Edition):  Pretty self explanatory, these are limited editions with special

Y-Yolds: A type of factory seal that are folded like the shape of the letter Y.

LRG: Limited Run Games

SLG: Strictly Limited Games

SRG: Special Reserve Games

Limited Run Stickers and Postcards:  These were giving away as a bonus with each game up to Deemo for the Vita.  The Bunker was the last postcard for the PS4 and Broken Age was the last sticker.

Limited Run Trading Cards:  These replaced the stickers and postcards.  The common trading cards are silver and the rare trading cards are gold. The first LRG trading card was for Furi.

AAA: A high budget game and typically a mainstream game with a ton of popularity.

ARPG: Action Role Playing Game

JRPG: Japanese RolePLaying Game

DMR:  Digital Rights Management

Publisher:  The company that finances, distributes and markets the game like Limited Run.

Developer:  The company that makes the game.

 

 

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