This page is meant to provide a basic overview of common Vinesauce slang, similarly to an FAQ. If there is demand for a term it will be added.



When referred to in a gaming setting, a piece of shovelware is any low-budget, poor-quality game released in the hopes of being purchased by unsuspecting consumers.[1] Vinny's Shovelware Showcase features these exclusively. For some well-known examples of shovelware see here.

Stream/Twitch related


Abbreviation for "video on demand." Twitch and similar streaming services allow users to download video files of their streams, although its limitations make Vappyvap88 a more ideal option for preserving Vinesauce streams.


Also applies to past tense, such as "I hope the VOD doesn't get muted."

Starting August 7, 2014, [2] Twitch began implementing steps (similarly to Google) to avoid cases of copyright infringement, meaning that if a copyrighted soundtrack is detected in a stream by Audible Magic's database, the VOD of that stream will have all background audio muted for up to half an hour from the infringing track's end, with the streamer's voice audible. An example of this can be found in one of Joel's M.U.G.E.N. streams, during which he plays a YouTube video in the background to accompany The Duane's dancing. (citation needed)


XSplit is the program used by the Vinesauce team to focus the stream on certain areas of their screens, and can be resized and adjusted accordingly. This is helpful for games that don't window properly, or for focusing on a particular YouTube clip being shown.

Limesalicious uploaded a video October 8, 2012 titled [Vinesauce] Limes - Xsplit Abuse is Not Ok which showed off the program's capabilities when used as an overlay for a Putt-Putt game. Its popularity was impressive enough for the official XSplit YouTube channel to comment on the video. [3] (On an unrelated note, YouTube Gaming recognizes the game being played as Club Penguin.)
XSplit comment

One of the most frequently asked questions by Vinesauce viewers happens to be what this program is called.

Corruption related

Manual blast

Main article: Emanuel Blast

Vinny is confirmed to have used the term "manual blast" in reference to corrupting software as early as his Corruption Stockpile for the Vinesauce 2015 Charity Stream to benefit PCRF. It is official terminology in at least one of his corrupting programs, and means to "manually blast," or raise the corruption level of a game manually rather than via auto-corruption settings. Because of its strange nature it became the butt of many of Vinny's jokes.


Slow Luigi

Speed Luigi

Originating from Vinny's Windows 93 stream on December 5, 2016, [4] Vinny used a Windows Paint/Photoshop inspired piece of software to hastily create an image of Luigi after drawing a penis on the screen. He later tweeted the image as a GIF file.


  1. Shovelware entry on Wikipedia.
  2. Details nature of VOD muting by Twitch.
  3. Xsplit Abuse is Not Ok
  4. Origins of Speed Luigi