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consists of 4 releases.
Released May 31, 1997
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.
A secondary function for a single weapon, such as launching a grenade from a rifle.
Any being that is humanoid in appearance, with amphibian-like features. This covers frogs, toads, salamanders and newts (caecilians look too much like worms).
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
In these games, there is an actual number or meter on-screen that shows how much armor the player has. Rather than being treated like equipment or a power-up, this armor serves more as a secondary health pool.
Games that have been banned, or refused a rating for one reason or another.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
"You fight like a dairy farmer!" and "I've fought mudcrabs more fearsome than you!" are both good examples of this.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
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.
Not all bosses can handle the player by themselves. Many use waves of lesser enemies to fight for them while they rest, and some even let these minions do all the work.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
Glass that can be broken and destroyed in real-time.
Games using the legendary Build Engine by Ken Silverman.
The cult that worship Tchernobog and are the primary antagonists of the blood series.
Chemical weapons are weapons who use chemical products to obtain various detrimental effects.
Palette-swapping are sometimes used to denote the different strengths and abilities of your adversaries.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
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.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Some games just won't settle for laughs. Some games make you want to cringe as you're busting a gut.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Decapitation is the removal of the head of a person or animal.
DWANGO was a subscription-based online service that ran from 1994-1998 which allowed multiplayer games to be played online before Internet play was common.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Digitized sprites, popularized in the early 90s, were a form of graphics that used footage of real actors, Stop-motion frames of a figure/clay model or 3D renders of characters that were then made digital and put into the game.
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.
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