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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.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
This concept is for when the blood type of characters is included in the game, often to allude to personality traits in Japanese games.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
A character who attacks with their buttocks. Most common in fighting games. Not to be confused with the act of attacking somebody's butt.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Due to crafty camera angles and conveniently placed objects in the environment, the nudity in the scene is obscured from view.
The ability to counter a move.
Voice actors don't always get an NPC to represent them. Sometimes voices have no visible speaker.
The Dead Or Alive Tournament Executive Committee is the contributor to the Dead or Alive Martial Arts Tournaments. DOATEC has been secretly conducting experiments on fighters to create the "ultimate fighting machine".
The 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on June 19-21.
The 1998 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28-30.
Games that have been used as the basis for motion pictures.
Gouraud shading is a method of making polygonal objects appear much smoother by applying a gradient to each individual polygon, effectively blending them. Named after Henri Gouraud.
A grapple is a maneuver in which one character grabs an enemy and usually throws or damages the enemy. Most grapples occur in fighting games.
"Hand to hand. It is the basis of all combat." -Gray Fox
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
Complete move list for character actions that are already in the game itself. Usually accessed via pause menu.
The Izuna Drop's origin began in the 1969 manga called Ninpu Kamui Gaiden OP (The Legend of Kamui). Kamui learned this move from watching weasels leap from trees and attack birds. Many fictional ninja and/or video game characters use Kamui's move to this day, such as Vega (Street Fighter), Ryu Hayabusa (Dead or Alive / Ninja Gaiden), and Kage-Maru (Virtua Fighter).
Jeet Kune Do is a martial arts ideology created by Bruce Lee. This ideology can be seen in video games, often by those who combine different martial arts.
This is a concept in fighting or other action games of attacking an enemy in order to keep the enemy in the air, unable to fight back. This is also a tactic in tower defense games of keeping the enemy on the battlefield longer by manipulating towers.
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.
Also known as wushu, Kung Fu is a family of martial arts developed in China.
In some action oriented videogames, the player is able to launch enemies into the air, and can sometimes proceed with follow-up attacks.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
Muay Thai is a form of martial arts that is the national sport in Thailand. Modern kickboxing is a derivative of Muay Thai designed specifically as a counter to it.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
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