I have read a number of video game reviews and have stumbled onto this term. At first it perplexed me. What did it mean, what are they talking about? I thought that maybe someone was hogging the computer–but that did not make sense given the context. The review that I was reading was about the hidden object game, Murder, She Wrote. I found the term more than once in the document. I had to ask a friend and I got laughed at. He said that it stood for Hidden Object Game. I wasn’t completely convinced so I searched on the term and found a number of other references to it. They were all in articles about hidden object games. I’m pretty convinced now that a HOG screen is a hidden object game screen, and that the HOG in this case has nothing to do with pigs!
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