Originally Posted by Roll-A-Dice
It's something more than that though, it's a word perfectly summing up the gameplay of an entire genre, you sit behind cover, and you pop shots off at moles(npcs), who mover between cover to cover.
Gears of War
Mass Effect 2
Deus Ex:HR department.
What do you do, you sit at your stand and just pop at moles, it's all 3rd person shooters have really become now. With a few noted exceptions, IE that of Dead Space. Failure of a horror game, but it at least lacked a noticeable cover mechanic.
But gameplay wise, outside of dialogue in Mass Effect 2, and similar games, you just sit behind cover and popamole. Occasionally this is broken up by moving to new cover, and you again, sit behind that cover and popamole.