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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.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
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.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
A style of animation that gives games a more hand drawn look.
A style of game that has platforming elements, but with more emphasis placed on fighting enemies than precise maneuvering through the level and its obstacles. Notable examples include Ratchet & Clank and early Ninja Gaiden games.
Comic book or manga characters who are also in video games. There are tons of games with superheros such as Batman and Spider-Man out there.
The cutscenes are nothing but the pages of a comic book. Audio is usually dubbed over to give them a little more life.
Written words that are used to describe sounds, sometimes used in comic book—inspired games, like XIII.
In most shooters missiles are indestructible, but there is games where they can be destroyed by projectiles
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.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
Advertisements sometimes appear in game as a spoof on real-life advertisements, or to further envelope the player in the video game world.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
Game Feast is a Xbox Live Arcade promotion of multiple games over the course of several weeks in the Fall.
When there is in-game advertising in one game for a different title, normally one by the same developer.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
An animation system used in creating games.
Death From Above.
Joke characters are characters in video games that provide humor, and are often parodies of characters from other games, or parodies of famous celebrities.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Keflings are the resource gathers and citizens of the Kefling kingdom, the obedient little guys can be trained to do several different tasks from shearing sheep to being the King.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
Cutscenes involving real actors on a set or in front of a chroma key screen.
Comic Jumper levels each feature an art style inspired by a style of comic book.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
The 2009 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) took place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington on September 4-6.
The inaugural Penny Arcade Expo East took place at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26-28, 2010.
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