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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.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
A view point or camera angle that's fixed on the vehicles front bumper.
Forced Wheel spin where the brake is applied and the gas pedal is floored, therefore spinning the tires, then releasing the brake for a small boost. Not meant to be done, but a popular showboating technique.
The art of taking corners is an essential element for any good racing driver, and it is a technique that must be mastered in order to produce the fastest times on track.
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.
Damage modelling is used to show damage that has been inflicted. Damage can be modelled on game object so long as the game's engine will allow for it
Dashboard view puts the player in the helmet of the driver. Usually in cars or other vehicles. Most commonly in next-gen racing games and shooting games which have vehicles
Players drive vehicles in an arena where the object is to smash into the other vehicles for points or to be the last vehicle standing.
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.
Drifting is a technique used in motorsports that involves intentionally over-steering the car to create a slide. This is done both as a competitive and exhibitive technique.
Driving lines are lines that appear on the road in some racing games. Generally, their colour indicates at what speed you should be driving, and their location indicates an ideal route.
Dust is a particle effect that usually occurs when an object or character impacts/rubs/scrapes along another object, character, or surface, creating a dust effect.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 5-7.
The modified Neon Engine that is used to power Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, among other games. Created by Codemasters.
In real life, vehicles rarely explode unless an actual explosive device is involved. Like, it almost never happens. In video games, on the other hand, cars will blow up real good with almost no encouragement.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
A line that signals the start or the end of the race. Even though it is used for racing, it could mean any type of racing game.
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.
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.
A freestyle racing event focused on drifting. You must slide around cones and other objects in order to accrue a high score.
An instantreplay is a gameplay element typically associated with sports games, and widely made popular with the Madden Franchise. Instant replays allow players to go back and view gameplay footage, occasionally from varying points of view.
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.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
Games that obtained permission to feature real-life licensed car brands.
Some games feature the ability to switch the gameplay camera perspective between first and third person, either as an option or as a gameplay element.
Games where racing takes place off-road; the terrain is usually rough and unwieldy.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Games with achievements or trophies that can only be obtained while playing online multiplayer.
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