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Audio logs are short voice recordings that a player comes across within a game that helps inform the player of the game's story and characters.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
An insect with broad colorful wings.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
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.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
A dead end is when a path or road is blocked off, whether intentionally or accidently, and players are forced to turn around.
It's all in the family.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
Water that has been exposed to electricity. Often functions as a puzzle the player must solve to proceed.
The accent of someone traditionally from England. Not to be confused with Welsh or Scottish, which are totally different despite being sometimes referred to as simply "British" accent.
Some game environments feature certain areas that allow for special kills outside a player's normal cadre of moves. These kills usually feature unique animations such as slamming an enemy's head through a television or sticking their head in a trash compactor.
A puzzle where you have to use your surroundings, i.e. "environment" in order to progress.
When the main character at some point has to escape from a confined area, be it a dungeon, a prison cell, or a penal colony.
To elude, escape, or get away from. Some games require you to escape from some people or things to perform some objective or avoid death.
Receiving damage or dying as a result of falling.
Quotations displayed on the screen; often from world leaders, famous writers, or the Bible.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
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.
The First-Person Regain Consciousness is regularly seen in First-Person-Shooters.
Some rooms have faulty lights that flick on and off. Often this is used in horror games to help build an unsettling atmosphere.
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A screen where players can adjust the luminance value of a game's visuals. This is common in horror games.
A glitch is an action performed within the bounds of a game engine that was not intended by the game's developers. Glitches are often performed by the player, though they can also occur independently.
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