• imaqtpie@sh.itjust.works
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    57
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    1 month ago

    The term nerf in respect to video games was actually derived from Nerf guns. Because Nerf guns are basically just normal guns that have been heavily nerfed 😅

      • sp3tr4l@lemmy.zip
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        3
        ·
        1 month ago

        Yeah, it comes from debuffs, which was applied to early FPS games when a gun was debuffed, which made the bullets hit less like bullets and more like nerf darts.

        This gun used to take a guy out in 2 body shots and now its 5, like I’m shooting with a nerf gun!

        Then the term spread around to non FPS games.

    • illi@lemm.ee
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      8
      ·
      1 month ago

      “Nerf” is an opposite to a “buff” in videogame context.

      • PrimeErective@startrek.website
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        7
        arrow-down
        1
        ·
        1 month ago

        I get that. Where is the irony? I think to be ironic there needs to be some air of unexpectedness. I certainly think it’s amusing to say that you were buffing a nerf gun, but maybe not unexpected

        But I think Alanis Morissette would be on board

  • Empricorn@feddit.nl
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    8
    ·
    1 month ago

    That’s not ironic in the slightest. Take a pellet gun. Buff it, it’s a real gun. Nerf it, it’s a BB gun, or a Nerf gun.