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first-person shooter

A type of video game in which players shoot a gun or rocket at an ever-changing scene of "bad guys." Introduced in 1993, DOOM popularized the first-person shooter game with its 3D graphics. First-person shooter games may be designed for single players or multiple players. Contrast with real-time strategy.
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The second study analysed big datasets from four games: Two MOBAs (League of Legends and Defence of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2)) and two 'First Person Shooters' (Destiny and Battlefield 3).
This year, in November, we have seen two of the most anticipated first person shooters hit store shelves - Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops II (which launched yesterday).
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7/10 - Beastie boy Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft, XBox360, pounds 39.99) AVATAR is a nice looking first person shooter that puts you in the shoes of humans or aliens -depending on what adventure you''d like.
The First Person Shooter genre has been done to a death.
Sharp graphics, explosive action and intense gameplay makes this a first person shooter you have to add to your collection.
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The fantastic first person shooter title is out now - and it's amazing.
For those of you not in the know, Counter-Strike is the number one online first person shooter in terms of number of players and available servers, and was originally released as a mod--a freely downloadable program that modifies the original game code--for the game Half-Life, itself a hugely influential game.
Destiny is a first person shooter in which Bungie has tried to incorporate open world gameplay elements.
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