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Kusoge (クソゲー, Kusogē) is a Japanese term that refers to poor quality video games which may contain unintentional humour. The phrase is a compound of two words: "Kuso" (), or shit, and "Ge" (ゲー), the shortened form for "game" in wasei-eigo (ゲーム, gēmu).[1][2] The term is thought to have been coined by Jun Miura, a writer and illustrator for the Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, in 2002.[3]

The word is used heavily on the internet, especially by users on 2channel and similar sites.

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  1. ^ "Your Weekly Kusoge". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "I'm Not Kidding This Game Is S**t". Kill Screen. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Tim Gruver (23 September 2016). "Kusoge: Finding the fun in terrible video games". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved 15 March 2017.