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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.
The act of a married person engaging in a sexual relationship with someone other than his or her own spouse. The adulterous relationship may or may not include feelings of true love.
Ants are small insects that live in nests and work together for a queen. Can be gene-modified to grow huge.
Video games stories with a bad ending or endings, in which the primary conflict is unable to be resolved and/or a bad fate befalls the protagonist.
The concept of moving blocks around to certain areas such as highlighted squares, or switches, or in order to get past a maze.
Fist of Grudge
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
Broken English is English with improper spelling, grammar, or syntax, and is most commonly found within older video games as a result of poor English localization.
A menu or other interface that is presented as a cell phone operating system.
Due to crafty camera angles and conveniently placed objects in the environment, the nudity in the scene is obscured from view.
Popular audio/video middleware tools developed by CRI Middleware, INC. Used in over 1,700 games spanning the PS2, PS3, Gamecube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, Arcade, DS, PSP and more.
The ability to pause a story scene. This avoids missing plot points if you are interrupted or take a break, or let's you call someone to show off a game's FMV or real time animation.
Games that are divided into daily (or nightly) chapters.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Malevolent creatures that resemble babies for one reason or another. The ironic juxtaposition of innocence with evil, plus the player's natural reluctance to hurt a baby, makes them a popular trope in horror games.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
Dream sequences are a narrative and gameplay mechanic that present the thoughts or events that occur in dreams.
Whether it's a section of a game, a mission prelude or just a scary premonition; dreams are a common occurrence within video games.
Some characters get drunk off of alcohol - often this is portrayed with blurred vision, impaired movement, or slurred speech.
It may seem like bottom rung, but its your best friend when you just HAVE to find out if the Princess is in the castle and your date is waiting for you. Go ahead and hit those crosshairs until your shame is backlit by neon text outline, just don't expect any achievements!
A door that players must go through to exit the level
Games that feature an antagonist--someone who opposes the game's protagonist--that is a woman.
An alluring female who uses her charms to seduce men with intention of using them to further her own intentions.
Literally meaning "black film," film noir is a term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. This unique style of storytelling and cinematography is often incorporated into video games.
Toilets that can be used in-game. Neat, but easily abused, which seriously impacts virtual water conservation.
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.
Gamebryo is a cross-platform engine, running on PC, GameCube, Wii, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360.
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