Most often used to describe a form of cheating where the host of an online videogame presses the "standby" button on a cable modem (mostly American models have this on the top or back), causing various things to happen in the game, usually to give the host a huge advantage over other players.
In the unpatched version of Halo 2, the standby button can be used by the host to freeze all the other players in place.
In Splintercell: Pandora Tomorrow, the standby button can be used to redirect another players' path, optimally into the cheaters' traps.
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