Glitching

1. What does glitching mean?

Malfunctioning video game

Glitching is when a video game malfunctions. It commonly pertains to graphics, gameplay, audio, and other aspects of the game.

Although games undergo rigorous testing before they are shipped, glitches can still occur during gameplay. It most often occurs with consoles that use games stored in physical containers such as cartridges or CDs.

If your game cartridge ever causes glitching, try the age-old remedy of blowing in it. If the CD is scratched you may be able to repair it with scratch repair solution.

You may experience glitching with digital video games if they have a bug. Or you may refer to Internet issues that interrupt gameplay as glitching when gaming online.

Example

"I try to finish the game but the game keeps glitching at the same point every time."
Video game graphics glitching

Video game graphics glitching

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Last Updated: August 2, 2021

2. What kind of dance is glitching?

Dance move that includes subtle jerks synced to music

Glitching is a dance move where you do subtle jerks with your body that sync with the music. It was popularized by Vanessa Clark (@glitchgirlmaster), a 17-year-old student that first posted the dance move on TikTok on June 19, 2021.

While other TikTokers had previously posted glitch-like dance moves, Clark's June 19th TikTok post was the catalyst for the trend. It soon caught on and became a trending move on TikTok during the summer of 2021.

What does Glitching look like?

The name comes from the jerkiness of the move that looks like a glitching buffering video where the subject moves in a non-smooth manner. Clark's video included just a shoulder move but as it spread, more TikTokers came up with new variations of the move that included different jerking body part movements.

Example

"Shawn's glitching dance vid went viral in just 2 days."
"Wow, that's impressive."
@glitchgirlmaster glitching on TikTok

@glitchgirlmaster glitching on TikTok

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Last Updated: August 5, 2021

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