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Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Auto-aiming (or Auto-targeting) allows for a character to attack or interact with an object or enemy that's very near to the player or within their field of vision.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Bullet time is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to slow down time. Depending on the game itself, the player often slows down along with the world around them, however occasionally the player can simply move at normal speed while the game world continues to slow.
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
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 concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
The concept of using two weapons at once, often for more damage at the cost of accuracy, the use of a shield, grenades, or other similar accessories.
The 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 14-16.
The 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13. This was the 10th annual E3.
The 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20.
Some first-person games that wish to immerse the player in the experience more will go as far as to include full body awareness, or the ability to see the player character's body when looking down.
A state of mind in which a person (usually a leader or dictator) genuinely believes that they are a powerful god.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
The ability to float through the air without the aid of a mechanical device such as a jetpack, or the usual biological aids, such as wings.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
Moral dilemmas presented to the player that often have a significant effect on the story or other characters.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Also known as the Seekers, these malicious aliens are the main antagonists of Advent Rising, and are dedicated to the total annihilation of the Human race.
OnLive was a cloud gaming service offering video game streaming through a user's computer, smartphone, or TV.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
Physics play an important part in this game in solving puzzles and/or combat. Notable examples include the Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2, and the Force Powers from Star Wars: Force Unleashed.
Psychic abilities are featured in many different video games and in many forms, from the PSI powers of Ness from Earthbound to the mind-reading abilities of Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid.
Sometimes, a company will promote its game by offering prizes to players who can complete certain tasks. Prizes can range from a shirt to a million dollars.
This game is totally a retelling of Mormonism. No joke. Google that shit. It's true.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
Instead of telling you it's over and come to a conclusion, some games leave you with a "To be continued" screen.
Initially, Advent Rising was meant to be the first game in a trilogy. However, poor sales have made this an unlikely prospect.
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