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Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
To render explosive devices safe.
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
Often used as a catch-all term for any game's main story-driven mode of play, campaign mode usually refers to a linear sequence of levels with a continuous story and a definite conclusion, playable single-player and sometimes co-operatively.
Games which have served as the basis of a comic book or vice versa.
Communism is an economic and political ideology which (at least in theory), seeks to eventually achieve a classless society that promotes equality in racial and/or social terms. Despite this, most Communist regimes are often dictatorial rather than utopian.
Control Points are typically spots on a map that must be taken and held for one team to beat the other in some first-person shooter multiplayer modes.
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.
A post-processing blurring effect used mostly by modern action games, particularly modern first-person shooters. Used to blur foreground or background elements to simulate a lens focus.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
Hostile marksmen who shoot people from a concealed place. Tactics and quick reflexes are often necessary in order to defeat them.
Quotations displayed on the screen; often from world leaders, famous writers, or the Bible.
The Federal Security Service is the singular security force of Russia.
Some first-person games that wish to immerse the player in the experience more will go as far as to include full body awareness, or the ability to see the player character's body when looking down.
Full metal jackets, or FMJs, are special metal coatings used on many large-caliber bullets. The entire soft metal bullet (usually lead) is completely, or near-completely encased by the harder metal jacket. They allow the bullet to pierce through thicker surfaces while also increasing firepower.
They beep when you walk through them!
A government is a group of people who are responsible for the running of a country
A condition where characters have differently colored eyes. It could be used to indicate wisdom, insanity, or split personality.
The opposite of open-ended gameplay, linear gameplay uses scripted events, Quick time events, cut scenes, and a restricted path to tell a story exactly how the writer intends, and control elements of the action.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Mercenaries, Soldiers for Hire, have been found fighting in conflicts since the dawn of human warfare. These hired guns show a desire to turn their talent in the art of death to a more profitable profession.
Player versus Player, commonly abbreviated as PvP, is a gaming term that originated in MMOs to refer to gameplay in which players fight against other player controlled characters.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
Video game combat in which combat actions are performed in real-time, rather than through a turn-based structure.
Reloading is the action of replacing the ammunition magazine inside a gun. It adds a touch of realism to most modern shooters, and a certain amount of tension when a player is forced to reload while under fire.
A function or button that allows players to skip a difficult section of a game entirely.
Special Ops ("Spec Ops") is a cooperative mode in the Call of Duty series first introduced in Modern Warfare 2. It makes a return in the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot.
Immersing the player using sound directed from 5 speakers and a sub-woofer, surround sound is the way of choice to hear game audio.
A paramilitary special force of police used to handle exceptionally dangerous criminals.
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