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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
A concept found in many puzzle and casual games. Matching blocks of the same color or type to gain points and/or erase the blocks.
An insect with broad colorful wings.
A common malfunction of the eye that causes a large percentage of people to perceive colors differently. This page should be used only for games that include characters with color blindness, as oppose to games that feature support for color blind users.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Games that numerically track the player's progress towards completion of a specific goal, single level, or the entire game.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
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 controversial practice of incorporating "access control technology" into digital media so as to limit what owners of that media can do with it, most commonly for the stated purpose of preventing piracy.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Games that can link up to Facebook for additional features.
Some games want to stand out on the retail shelf, and being shiny is one way to do that. Sometimes the foil is simply shiny and other times they stand out even more by being holographic.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
A character or a disembodied voice will say the name of the video game. Depending on the mood of the game, this could range from shouting the game's name to ominously whispering it.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
House Party 2011 is a promotion during which five Xbox Live Arcade games will be released between February 16 and March 16.
A list of games that have their own in-game graphical achievement menu. Used for showing current progress towards achievements or trophies.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
The extraction of valuable minerals from the earth.
Games that can be played with one hand, typically using only half of a standard controller or only the mouse/keyboard.
Console games that derive from a past PC exclusive release, either due to popular demand or poor sales.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Poker is a card game that uses the traditional 52 playing card deck. It is considered a "mind sport" that combines both luck & skill, as players try to use betting mechanics to outwit their opponents and get the best combination of cards.
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