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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.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
When a game is released at a lower than usual MSRP, and is usually a lesser product as a result
Games that feature car accidents as important story points or dramatic events. This concept does not refer to car accidents that can occur as an incidental result of gameplay, such as in racing games.
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.
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.
When developers and publishers can't resist putting themselves in their games, either in the title or actually within the game itself.
Industry jargon used to describe a troubled development cycle that results in long delays, extended periods without new info, and often radical changes to the game.
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.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
Games in which vehicles do not have infinite fuel and that may require the player to refill the gas tank in order to continue driving or piloting.
Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment (named to fit the acronym 'FREE') is a quasi-genre invented by designer Yu Suzuki, describing a blend of adventure and open-world sandbox gameplay found in the Shenmue franchise.
A listing of games that have functional mirrors inside the game. An in-game mirror must display the character as they move in order to qualify.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Grindhouse films are low-budget exploitation films that revel in hardcore violence and overt sexual themes while unapologetic about their low production values. These games emulate the grindhouse aesthetic.
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
A concept where players have the ability to conceal themselves from enemies. Common hiding places in games include closets, lockers, or even just crouching in the shadows.
Seeing a character roll up their sleeves in-engine is a rare wonder in video games.
A concept in a game where the playable character can't run out of ammo, and doesn't need to pick up/buy ammo. In some cases, you still have to reload your weapon, but you will still have an endless amount of magazines.
Insanity is a condition whereby the sufferer is of unsound mind. Depending on the condition of the individual, he or she may be prone to fits of uncontrollable violent behavior, hallucinations, or other symptoms.
The ability of a player to interact with items or geometry in the game world, whether for story or gameplay reasons or simply for immersion.
Horror games influenced predominantly by the look, feel, and themes of Japanese horror cinema, or non-horror games that allude to the cultural horror aesthetic. J-Horror, or psychological horror, is sometimes classified as a sub-genre of survival horror.
When the President wants to go for a burger, you know that all your cake is a lie.
The minimap is a small, simplified version of a larger map. This plays a vital role in many games, especially Real Time Strategy, where it is important to have an overview of the entire map.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
This page is about the concept of Multiple Personalities, also known as Split Personalities. This is the concept of a single physical body being host to many separate identities. Isn't that right, Zach?
Murder is the act of ending the life of another living thing against its will without the sanction of a higher governmental authority, such as the casualties that result from acts of war. It is generally intentional, at least in a legal meaning, but not necessarily.
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