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Backwards Compatibility is a feature in console gaming that allows a console to play the games and use the hardware of its previous iterations. Some games are also designed from the ground up to be played in more than one console.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
A game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Games involving any form of vehicular crash landing or emergency landing.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
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 gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
DNAS was Sony's solution to all of the online cheating on PS2 games. It was also introduced as a means to discourage and prevent illegal copies of games to be played online.
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 powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
The Greek alphabet is one of the oldest proper alphabets, having been in use since the 9th century B.C.
A style of play in multiplayer gaming with the purpose of annoying, irritating and angering other players.
Derived from the Spanish word for "little war", guerrilla warfare is waged by a small and mobile armed force against a larger, more regimented force. It typically involves the use of ambushes, sabotage, and other offensive tactics meant to overcome an enemy's greater numbers.
They crash when they're supposed to drop you off, they get assailed by RPGs when they come to pick you up. Sometimes, they're eaten by huge monsters. Why do video games hate helicopters so much?
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
Games often use iron sights to define precision shooting with non-scoped weapons.
A comparison between how many kills a player has made and how many deaths they have suffered. A staple of multiplayer FPS matches as an at-a-glance measure of performance.
King of the Hill is a popular game mode where the players have to stay in a designated area of a map to gain points. This mode is becoming increasingly popular in shooters.
The opposite of open-ended gameplay, linear gameplay uses scripted events, Quick time events, cut scenes, and a restricted path to tell a story exactly how the writer intends, and control elements of the action.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
All militaries have some kind of uniform.
An online multiplayer grouping system that allows players to join a party and "travel" from match to match together automatically.
Occurs when a player kills an enemy using a sniper rifle without the aid of the scope. Generally in FPS games, sniper rifles are not equipped with crosshairs, thus making this feat impressive.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Launched in 1997, NovaWorld is Novalogic's online matchmaking service, community and more recently also their online store. Originally used for F22 Raptor and the Integrated Battlespace games, it's since expanded to include the Delta Force, Comanche and Joint Operations series.
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