A couple of weeks ago, I was blown away by Antichamber and told Maribou “dude, you need to play this! This is totally a meta-discussion of gameplaying!” She sat down and did not have the whole “WASD” thing written into her DNA. I realized that the games she played, and that she and I played together, were never ever first person shooters (or, if they were, they were with PS2 controllers). The last time she played a FPS on the computer was when they still used the arrow keys. I realized that there was a lot of video game vocabulary that I’ve picked up and internalized.
So when I started playing Thief, I realized that I had to remap all of the keys… because Thief used WADX and I couldn’t get used to that because, yep, I am a WASD guy.
It’s weird what vocabularies we have without even noticing.
So… what are you playing?