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In games, the player is usually the ambushee, not the ambusher, but certain multiplayer and open-world games give players a chance to try this sneaky tactic themselves.
Using any form of input or interruption to cause a character's sprite or 3D animation for landing/attacking/etc to drop frames and stop early. This allows you to instantly keep moving or attacking rather than waiting for said animation to finish going through all its frames.
Anytime an ally comes in to help you in any way. This mechanic is most common in fighting games.
The concept that an asteroid may hit a location and effect the player and/or enviorment. In such games as the upcoming Rage from id Tech a Asteroid impact creates the wasteland-esque environment the player expirences the game in.
A tiered reward system usually involving players having to purchase to acquire certain rewards.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
A notable time delay which ignores the character/player state (like having enough mana) and prevents an ability or action from being done. This concept is common in MMORPGs, but does occur in other genres.
Games which feature copyright infringement, or contain the tools to make infringing material. Usually seen in games with user generated content.
Whether through microtransactions or loot drops, getting that special hat or extra-sparkly pair of pants allows players to put their personal stamp on a character, without giving them a gameplay advantage.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
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.
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.
Generally used to fool other characters or parties into thinking you're one of them or belong there for purposes of deception, spying, or accessing data.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
A physical confrontation between two opponents without any outside interference.
The nineteenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11-13, 2013.
Usually found in MMO games, but sometimes found elsewhere, emotes are a way of displaying your emotions on-screen either through a character animation or by the use of an icon.
eSports is the rising phenomenon of competitive gaming backed by professional content delivery and solid corporate sponsorships.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Receiving damage or dying as a result of falling.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
A concept found in numerous video games, the idea that a weapon on fire is more powerful or does special "burn" damage when set on fire. Most commonly found with swords, several other weapons have been known to be set on fire for a similar effect.
Fairly weak enemies (not specific characters) that go down in a couple shots or swings, but will keep coming in droves.
Free to Play titles allow a user to play a version of the game without paying an initial purchase fee, but generally require the purchase of microtransactions to access additional content.
These games were popular enough to warrant an anime, whether it was a full television series, an OVA (original video animation), or a feature-length movie.
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