What does IP mean??

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#1 Posted by Hammerdinz (822 posts) -

Newb here, what the hell does IP mean, in terms of games....

#2 Posted by Bigboi500 (29154 posts) -

Intellectual property.

#3 Posted by Ryan_Som (2336 posts) -

Intellectual property.

Bigboi500

Correct, sir. Basically an intellectual property is classified as any individual franchise or series in gaming. Super Mario Bros. is an IP. Halo is an IP. God Of War is an IP. Anytime a new game comes out that is unique in that no other game has been release in that series you will hear people call it a "new IP."

Hope that clears everything up.

#4 Posted by Crimsader (11672 posts) -

I though IP's an Internet Protocol. Who'd thought... :shock:

#5 Posted by Ryan_Som (2336 posts) -

I though IP's an Internet Protocol. Who'd thought... :shock:

Crimsader

Haha, it means that too. But in the specific context of video games, IP means intellectual property.

#6 Posted by _VenomX (1613 posts) -

I thought IP means Iphone XD

#7 Posted by jasopan (2360 posts) -
What about IP address :3
#8 Posted by Ryan_Som (2336 posts) -

What about IP address :3jasopan

...And now we're back to internet protocol. :)

#9 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ryan_Som"]

[QUOTE="Bigboi500"]

Intellectual property.

Correct, sir. Basically an intellectual property is classified as any individual franchise or series in gaming. Super Mario Bros. is an IP. Halo is an IP. God Of War is an IP. Anytime a new game comes out that is unique in that no other game has been release in that series you will hear people call it a "new IP."

Hope that clears everything up.

Great explanation, better than what I was going to say. :)