Term used by videogame fans mainly to refer to the developers who are not owned by a 1st party and usually operate autonomously, such as Capcom or Electronic Arts, and by association the games they make.
Namco is a 3rd party.
by Eric Baker March 18, 2004
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Party other than Democrat or Republican in the US. Not relevant to mainstream politics. Voted for by idealists who lack the pragmatism gene.
Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, Greens, Constitution Party, Libertarians
by Truuth December 04, 2004