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Whether it's Super Scaler or Mode 7, growing and shrinking sprites/textures is a concept often used in sprite-based games. It was a popular technique used to create three-dimensional games with sprites, mostly during the 16-bit to early 32-bit eras. Sprite-scaling was an early form of 3D texture-mapping.
Squirrels are small rodents that have big bushy tails and a fondness for nuts. Characters can range from Nutty of Happy Tree Friends to Conker
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Built in feature of some of the Steam games. Saves players high scores online and allows them to be compared to other players scores.
Steam Play is a feature introduced by Valve that allows for Steam games bought on one platform to be downloaded onto any other, be it Windows, MAC or Linux. In some cases it also allows for cross-platform multiplayer.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
The Summer of Arcade is an annual Microsoft promotion that began in 2008. It highlights five
XBLA games, and offers incentives to purchase them.
A promotional held event by Microsoft which highlighted 5 XBLA games over the span of 5 weeks. 2008 was the first year the Summer of Arcade took place and it began on July 30th.
Games that conclude with a screen displaying "The End" or a variation thereof, such as "Fin."
Whether it's an obvious callback, a bookend narration, a repeat in scenery, or a never ending time loop, many games feature an ending that gives the player a severe case of déjà vu.
It's the designer's go-to guy. If they want to steer a player in a given direction they'll lock an in game door and force the player to find a way to either unlock it or find an alternate route.
A hand gesture to indicate approval. Often used when verbal communication is not possible (such as during stealth sections, at long distances, or when a character is mute).
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
A mechanical system designed to capture or cause harm. Either the player can set traps for their enemies or others set them for the player.
Unicorns are mythological creatures, usually thought of as magical, intelligent horse-like entities with a single horn on their forehead. They can be fierce forest protectors and are a symbol of chastity and moral pureness.
Unlockable gamerpics are a form of reward for completing certain tasks in Xbox 360 games.
Extra objects, characters, or content in a game that can only be accessed after completing a certain task such as completing the game, or by using cheat codes.
A credit screen that cannot be skipped or interrupted. No matter how hard you try, you'll have to sit through them.
Vignetting is the photographic process of reducing brightness around the edges of the screen. It is added to focus the player's attention to the center of the screen, although it has also been used for cinematic effect.
Describes magicians using the element of ice. It's also valid for beings distinguished by elements, like dragons.
A level that takes place either in or near water.
This is a place of special vulnerability. Particularly used in boss fights or when simply fighting Giant Enemy Crabs that cannot be defeated by usual means.
Whether it be a large frozen fish as a replacement for a sword or axe, or other fish-like bringers of pain, it is not unheard of for a main character to be able to wield the water-dwellers as some sort of absurd weapon.
An audio signal that contains noise at the same level at all frequencies. Appears on TV screens and video transmissions as static "snow".
To choose a level, players must move their character over the spaces of the world map.
Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that have been approved to run on the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature.
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