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consists of 6 releases.
Released Dec 07, 2015
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.
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 game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Drivers are given a preset car, stage, and weather conditions, and are challenged to post the best time they can in one run. There are also Weekly challenges available, which are similar to the Daily Challenges, but stretched out over multiple stages.
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.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
A screen where players can adjust the luminance value of a game's visuals. This is common in horror games.
VR games that model a body but not a head.
While most games feature achievements with gamerscore values in multiples of five, not all games do so.
Games that either require or optionally support the full consumer release of the Oculus Rift.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
A public testing period is, or has been, offered for the general public prior to sale or general availability. Access is generally granted through giveaways, preorders, or crowd-funding rewards.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Built in feature of some of the Steam games. Saves players high scores online and allows them to be compared to other players scores.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
A website where you can submit, find, rate, and download new content and modifications for some Steam games.
You don't know how to play our game, so we'll teach you how.
A middleware engine for game audio, developed by Audiokinetic Inc.
A subscription service from Microsoft on Xbox One and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles.
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