|PEBKAC||Problem exists between keyboard and chair|
|PEBCAC||Problem exists between chair and computer|
|OEM||Original Equipment Manufacturer|
|PNP||Plug and Play|
|RTFM||Read the flippin' manual|
|LAN||Local Area Network|
|BFU||Bezny Franta uzivatel|
In role-playing games (RPGs) and video games, PCs are the characters that the games' players control. For example, in Dungeons & Dragons, each player creates and controls their own unique player character. These PCs interact with each other as well as the fantasy world and non-player characters (NPCs) that the game's Dungeon Master (DM) creates.
As another example, in the Pokémon series of games, players control a character who seeks to become the world's best Pokémon trainer. This largely silent character is also a PC, who interacts with numerous NPCs controlled by the game.
The term PC is most often applied to characters played in RPGs, but technically, any game character that is controlled by a player is a player character. League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Street Fighter players all might refer to the characters they control as PCs.
|MMORPG||Massively multiplayer online role-playing game|
|D&D||Dungeons and Dragons|
|LARP||Live action role-playing|
|WoW||World of Warcraft|
An acronym for things that are said or done that intentionally try to minimize offensiveness, but sometimes end up being kind of ridiculous--like calling a garbage man a "garbologist" or a "sanitation engineer."
A widely-used acronym for the personal computer which is most often associated with computers that run the Windows operating system, as opposed to Mac OS X or Linux.