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Released Oct 15, 2010
Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
A common type of stage featured in many games. Slippery ice, avalanches, and freezing water are some of the unpleasantries to be had when visiting these cold arctic regions.
Impulse was Stardock's digital distribution platform. Impulse allowed gamers to quickly find their favorite software and download it automatically to their computer.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
A common type of stage based around the fire and/or lava element. Often platforming heavy and inhabited by fire-based enemies.
They may be good or evil, but mad scientists are always performing experiments that are on the outer fringes of science. Ever since Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, they've been in the scene.
Characters that transport themselves via missiles.
OnLive is a streaming service that utilizes cloud computing technology to stream videogames straight to the consumer's computer or TV.
Physics play an important part in this game in solving puzzles and/or combat. Notable examples include the Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2, and the Force Powers from Star Wars: Force Unleashed.
PlayStation Move is a motion control system for the PlayStation 3 console, allowing for fluid control of objects in a simulated 3D space.
Sidekicks, different from partners, are less powerful, less important characters who support the main protagonist and generally stick by their side.
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Play is a feature introduced by Valve that allows for Steam games bought on one platform to be downloaded onto any other, be it Windows, MAC or Linux. In some cases it also allows for cross-platform multiplayer.
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