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Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
There are good agents, like Elite Beat Agents and bad agents, like Agent Smith.
Body armor in games acts as additional protection. In most cases, when a player takes damage that would completely affect their health, their body armor reduces the damage taken or takes the damage instead.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
Sometimes, rather than building a character model from scratch, a developer will sometimes use a real person as a template and use his or her physical attributes to create a similar character model to be used in their video game. In some cases that real reason will appear as themselves in games.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
The concept of a helpless female character in desperate need of rescuing by a male protagonist, in most cases from a villain, or from a form of impending doom.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
The 2001 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 17-19.
Often referred to as an EMP, an electromagnetic pulse is a short burst of high-intensity electromagnetic radiation, most commonly used to short out electrical devices.
Hostile marksmen who shoot people from a concealed place. Tactics and quick reflexes are often necessary in order to defeat them.
An evil organization is a group of super-villans who are hell bent on world domination or something of a similar nature. Usually defeated by a single Spy/Superhero/Average Joe/small child.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
A government is a group of people who are responsible for the running of a country
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
Games that feature characters whose hair movement is governed by a physics engine.
"Hand to hand. It is the basis of all combat." -Gray Fox
Death From Above.
Henchmen are the loyal grunts caught in between the player and the main antagonist. Without them every game would be nothing more than a boss battle.
id Software's engine that powered Quake III and derivative projects. Previously known as the, "Quake III Engine".
Whether it be a close up shotgun blast, far away sniper rifle, explosive, or backstab, the "one hit kill" is a popular kill strategy. Usually hard to master and even harder to avoid, the instant kill is loved and hated by gamers everywhere.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
One of the smaller innovations in the gaming industry was making the player's targeting reticle change colours depending on the situation.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
"LAN" is short for "Local Area Network," which is exactly as it sounds. Setting up a LAN allows players to join together locally in multiplayer games through a small, computer network rather than through the internet.
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