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.


"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: March 28, 2017

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