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Large, scaly lizards. Not to be confused with crocodiles.
The revolution of British colonists in North America that led to the creation of the United States. The war lasted from 1775 to 1781.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
Ubisoft's proprietary game engine used on Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia (2008) and Shawn White Snowboarding under the name Scimitar. It has since been refined and rebranded as the Anvil engine with the 2009 release of Assassin's Creed II.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
When you hold down one button and you character automatically leaps over things and such.
An ability with which a person can uphold exceptional equilibrioception. In other words, not falling over.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
The Brotherhood of Assassins is a secret society that has existed for almost a thousand years, and which fights from the shadows against the Templar Order to protect mankind's free will.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
A chicken is a small, domesticated flightless bird that can be white, yellow, brown or black. A female is a hen, a male a rooster, and a baby a chick.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Connectivity is a feature in some game systems that enables them to connect to other systems to unlock extra content or other unique functionality.
Plotting and scheming, usually for wealth or power.
Although force feedback is often used in games to indicate such commonalities as when a player character is taking damage or feeling weapon recoil, it is sometimes used in more creative ways, such as providing hints to finding an item or providing emphasis during an otherwise non-interactive cinematic sequence. These games feature more creative uses of rumble than the norm.
Sony's feature allowing for DLC, UCG, and unlockables such as additional characters or costumes to be used on both the PS3 and Vita version of a game.
Cults don't necessarily have to be evil or out to destroy the world, but in video games it's usually safe to assume so.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
A type of technique in killing opponents in games through a vertical takedown with high risks and high satisfaction. First practised in the Mechwarrior franchise. Can also mean the usage of weaponry to rain devastation and mass death.
It's all in the family.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 5-7.
Eagle Vision is an ability that any person of Assassin lineage possesses, but few know how to activate. The person is able to identify an ally or enemy by glowing colors. The most well-trained Assassins can train it into an advanced form called Eagle Sense.
Large birds that like to swoop and eat things. And they have large talons.
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 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.
A device used in many games with vast open worlds, to travel instantaneously from one place to another. It sometime appears in the form of an item or skill.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
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.
Gamescom 2012 was held in Cologne, Germany, from August 15th to 19th.
Whether it be Mario vs. Bowser, Jedi vs. Sith, Link vs. Ganon, or Elves vs. Orcs, the forces of good are in an eternal battle with the hordes of evil.
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