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consists of 22 releases.
Released Nov 10, 2009
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.
Games often use iron sights to define precision shooting with non-scoped weapons.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
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.
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.
An age-old, widely-hated strategy in multiplayer games: stay in one spot and kill passers-by. Also refers to a more benign activity in MMOs.
A game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is an arm of the US government devoted to espionage activities. The Agency plays a significant role in plenty of games.
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 gender, 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.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Counter-terrorists fight terrorists wherever they are found. These professional soldiers are highly disciplined and skilled in their profession.
Crawling is a form of locomotion in which a person lies down and uses the hands and knees to move around, or by dragging the body along the ground.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
A gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
An objective where players have to ward off enemies for a set duration.
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.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
A Symbol that belongs to a character and an award for doing a great deed.
Games that contain a tool that allows players to create a custom emblem for their character that then shows up in-game, typically in a multiplayer setting.
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.
In many games that feature team-based competition, "Friendly Fire" is the ability shoot or somehow directly impair ones own teammates.
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.
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