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Present in most action games, where people can say cheesy stuff and get away with it. Usually spoken by the hero, before or after wasting a dude.
Active Reload is a gameplay concept in which the player can actively decrease the load time of a weapon by timing a button press.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Bloodmounts are creatures that come from the Hollow. They are enslaved by the Locust and ridden into combat. They are notably the only creature from the Hollow to be tamable.
A Boomer is a larger, more powerful variety of the standard Locust Drone. The standard Boomer uses a Boomshot, but other varieties include the Grinder, Mauler, Butcher, and Flame.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
The Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) is the current and only form of government left on the planet Sera in Gears Of War. You play as Marcus Fenix, a soldier for the COG fighting to defend Sera from the invading Locust forces that are coming from underground.
Limited editions of games that include extra "perks" like Making of DVDs and a nice and shiny tin with extra box art
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
A glitch used in Gears of War that allows the player to 'roady run' constantly while still being allowed to fire every gun. Pressing the A or B button will cancel the glitch however.
Effective and brutal way to put an opponent down. Involves stomping on somebody's dead or almost dead body.
The ability to dodge an attack, making the player untouchable for a brief period.
Some games feature a system where a character near death can be dazed into a 'down but not out' state; while their allies can often revive them if they reach the downed character quickly enough, their enemies can perform special, frequently gruesome, execution attacks against such characters.
Seen in the Gears of War franchise. The act of sticking a grenade to another character in multiplayer inevitabley killing them.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
Lethal bat-like Locust race used to protect parts of cities late at night. Inability to determine friend or foe or pure bloodlust leaves everyone dead who wanders into their dark.
Machinima is the concept of making a movie out of a video game. Popularized by the series, Red vs Blue.
Despite his inexperience, the New Guy has saved the world more times than any veteran.
Occurs when a player kills an enemy using a sniper rifle without the aid of the scope. Generally in FPS games, sniper rifles are not equipped with crosshairs, thus making this feat impressive.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Overheating in video games involves guns and vehicles experiencing an increase in temperature leading to reduced efficiency or accuracy, damage or even destruction.
Regenerating health is a gameplay mechanic which automatically refills the players health bar after successfully escaping damage for a set amount of time. It is typically seen in RPGs and modern first/third-person shooters.
Sticking, also known as 'pegging' or 'tagging', refers to hitting someone with a form of sticky grenade in either multiplayer or single player.
A term coined by Gears of War players online. The act of meleeing an opponent with your shotgun, and then immediately shooting them with the shotgun, usually killing them. If done correctly, it is more or less a two-shot kill and will leave you undamaged. It is a technique learned
War is a series of organized conflicts carried on by force of arms between two or more nations or groups. Whether it never changes or has already changed is up for debate.
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