A page for characters that speak with a Welsh accent.
First appeared in The Book of Unwritten Tales
Using cars to play the sport of soccer/football.
First appeared in Wild Wheels
Blockbuster Exclusive Release
While it existed Blockbuster tried to entice gamers by selling or renting exclusive games.
First appeared in Mr. Nutz
Pictographic Level Design
Levels whose visual design represents objects or symbols (including text).
First appeared in Wrecking Crew
Humorous Loading Screen Messages
Loading Please Wait... Filling Halflings With Pie...
First appeared in EverQuest
Extreme Sports Mini-Game
The inclusion of skateboarding, snowboarding, or other X-Games fare as a diversion. Popular in the 2000s during the height of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
First appeared in Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
The Red Dragon are a centuries-old criminal organization in the Mortal Kombat series.
First appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
The Black Dragon is a criminal organization in the Mortal Kombat series. It is an offshoot of the Red Dragon, a gang started by demigod Daegon.
First appeared in Mortal Kombat
A common type of mission in games that requires the player to follow an NPC without being detected. Follow too closely and the NPC might spot the player, but drop too far back and the NPC might get away. The player may have to follow in cars, boats, or on foot.
First appeared in Grand Theft Auto III
Named after Isaac Newton for his laws of motion and gravity, Newtonian Flight is a style of space craft simulation that reproduces the physical motion of objects in the vacuum of space. The accuracy of the simulation can vary based on gameplay design such as having a limit on top speeds.
First appeared in Frontier: Elite II
Yokohama F. Marinos
First appeared in J-League Winning Goal
First appeared in J-League Winning Goal
Byakugan is a dojutsu (eye technique) utilized primarily by the Hyuga clan in the Naruto series.
First appeared in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Tower Reveals Map
A way to reveal the map that requires the player to use a tall object, usually climbing a tower. First made prevalent in Assassin's Creed (2007), often a feature of Ubisoft open world games.
First appeared in Assassin's Creed
Hoopa is a Psychic/Ghost Pokémon with two forms. In the main games, it is only accessible via a giveaway.
First appeared in Pokémon X/Y
Games that involve the racing of horses.
First appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
In the Fallout universe, the Commonwealth Minutemen are a mercenary organization residing in post-war Boston now known as the Commonwealth.
First appeared in Fallout 4
An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
First appeared in Depression Quest
Games set in, or focused primarily around, the years between 1990 and 1999.
First appeared in EarthBound
A game engine developed by Ubisoft Massive.
First appeared in Tom Clancy's The Division
Scratch and Sniff
A game disc that has been given a fragrant coating.
First appeared in Gran Turismo 2
The twenty-second annual Electronic Entertainment Expo will take place June 14-16, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
Xbox 360 games that have been approved to run on the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature.
First appeared in Banjo-Kazooie
The alien fly protagonists of Yars' Revenge.
First appeared in Yars' Revenge
The Chitauri are an offshoot of the Skrulls from Marvel's Ultimate universe.
First appeared in LEGO Marvel's Avengers
First appeared in Quantum Break
Red tape is an idiom that refers to excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal legislation that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making.
First appeared in The Sims
An alliance of nations who opposed the Allied powers in World War II. They included Germany, Italy, Japan, and many others.
Down syndrome (DS or DNS) or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.
First appeared in The Sims
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.
First appeared in Indigo Prophecy
A race of humanoids who can transform into squids at-will. Their competitive sporting events are the basis for the Wii U multiplayer shooter Splatoon.
First appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3DS
Misanthropy is the hatred and fear of human beings and humanity in general.
First appeared in Hatred
The fallen knights of New Londo, now agents of Darkstalker Kaathe and hunters of precious Humanity.
First appeared in Dark Souls
In-Game Social Network Links
Some games have links to social network sites like Facebook or Twitter.
First appeared in Sonic Dash
First appeared in The Saga of Ryzom
Giant Bomb Reference
In-game references to the Bomb Squad or anything Giant Bomb.
First appeared in World Gone Sour
Microsoft's application storefront introduced in Windows 8.
Appears in 50 games
First appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Player As Protagonist
Story-driven games where the protagonist is diegetically you, the real-world player, manipulating faraway real-world events through the not-actually-a-video game you're playing. Employed in Assassin's Creed: Unity, Dance Central 3, Save The Date!, and several CD-I games.
First appeared in Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
Newspapers that rapidly twirl towards the screen, eventually slowing down and delivering narrative-related information.
Appears in 14 games
First appeared in Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
The First Order is the villainous successor to the Galactic Empire in the Star Wars series.
First appeared in Star Wars: Battlefront
Players drive vehicles in an arena where the object is to smash into the other vehicles for points or to be the last vehicle standing.
Appears in 18 games
First appeared in Demolition Derby
Pontiac was an American automobile brand under General Motors from 1926-2010.
Appears in 1 games
First appeared in Gran Turismo 4
Games that are divided into daily (or nightly) chapters.
Appears in 23 games
First appeared in Reviver: The Real-Time Adventure
Boss battles that require defeating or eliminating the hands of the boss. They are the focus point of the battle and typically the source of the attacks against the player. The hands are generally the size of the protagonist, if not larger, and often seen floating around without arms.
Appears in 37 games
First appeared in Alex Kidd in Miracle World