Name of the Game
As video games have become more prominent, there have sometimes been attempts to coin new terms for the medium or its genres which may be more descriptive, have different connotations, or may be simple abbreviations to make it easier to type or say. This page will contain a list of some examples, and perhaps some new proposals.
Vidcon – combined abbreviations of “video” and “console,” somewhat excluding games on PC
Vidya – from “vidya gaems,” a 4chan-ism
Disportechny – a macaronic term from English “disport,” an amusement, with a literal origin meaning “carried away,” and Greek “tekne,” the root of modern English “tech”
Shmup – abbreviation of “shoot 'em up,” to distinguish from first-person shooters, etc.
STG – syllabic abbreviation of “ShooTing Game,” possibly originating in Japan; often used out of distaste for “shmup”