Originally Posted by pilotbob
Well being "owned" is when you are dominated by someone. For example, if we play a game and I beat you you were "owned". Now what letter comes after o? p or course. So, being pwned is being majorly dominated. For example, if a sports game is a shut out of very one sided many people would say the losing team was pwned.
It might have died a merciful death, had not "Owned" been put into the obscenity filtering software at several large gaming sites - leading to use of the misspelled version to circumvent the censors.