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Why is it called a Nerf? [A Trip Down Meme-ory Lane]

by Miles Hackett, Josh Bury Oct 14

Balance in video games is always a contentious issue, and players are quick to voice their opinions on any changes developers make—especially when it affects them personally.

When something is made weaker in a video game, we call it a “nerf”, but where did that expression come from, and why has the term gained such massive popularity? To find out, we have to travel back in time to 1997.

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