Broken

1. What does broken mean in gaming?

Overpowered

Gamers use the word broken to discuss overpowered (OP) game elements and mechanics. Broken elements wreck a game's balance, forcing players to either use the broken element to its fullest potential or lose to players who do.

For example, in Magic: The Gathering (MTG), the Planeswalker Oko, Thief of Crowns was generally accepted to be broken. To prevent every game of MTG from turning into an Oko-fest, Wizards of the Coast banned Oko in most competitive formats.

As you might expect, gamers tend to dislike other players who overuse broken elements, as they make playing a game less fun. However, what is or isn't broken is often subjective - because one gamer's cheese may be another's favorite strategy.

Example

"Fox is totally broken on Hyrule Temple; you can't play as him."
Some gamers, on the other hand, prefer pushing broken elements to their limits

Some gamers, on the other hand, prefer pushing broken elements to their limits

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Last Updated: November 17, 2021

2. What does broken mean?

Hungover

A slang word that refers to when a person drinks too much alcohol and is hungover; state that involves sensitivity to light and loud noises; means that you are incapable of doing anything unless it involves laying in a bed in a dark room.

Example

"U wanna go get something to eat?
Gawd no, I'm so broken from last nite."

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Last Updated: December 17, 2014

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