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first-person shooter

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noun

a type of video game in which the player assumes the field of vision of the protagonist, so that the game camera includes the character's weapon, but the rest of the character model is not seen. Abbreviation: FPS

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Origin of first-person shooter

First recorded in 1990–95
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first-person shooter

noun

a type of computer game in which the player aims and shoots at targets, and the graphics displayed are seen from the viewpoint of the shooterAbbreviation: FPS
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