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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.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract turn-based or menu-based battle systems.
Usually refers to the end of the world.
Players can design a base or dungeon for their characters to inhabit.
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.
A military organization who see themselves as the technological saviors of The Wasteland. They are the descendants of the scientists and soldiers who managed to take refuge during the Great War, the conflict that caused the world to descend into an apocalyptic wasteland.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
CQC and CQB are close range combat techniques.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
This would be a place to put games that feature a landmark either being destroyed, or a piece of a landmark that couldn't be where it is without the landmark having been destroyed.
The severing of limbs is a good way for designers to make every battle a bloodier, gorier mess. Or sillier in the right situations.
The usage of drugs by the protagonist or NPCs.
Some characters get drunk off of alcohol - often this is portrayed with blurred vision, impaired movement, or slurred speech.
Any game that represents a society noticeably worse or less desirable compared to those in the present. This can relate to kinds of political and economic organisation, excessive human suffering, social problems caused by technology, or as a result of an apocalyptic event.
The twenty-fourth Electronic Entertainment Expo was held June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 25th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo will take place June 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
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.
This page is about the concept of Exploding Heads. Exploding Heads come in two different forms - one, where they are used as a dramatic device (eg. Bionic Commando), and, secondly, where they are used as a weapon (eg. Alien Storm).
Concept where everything you need isn't always spelled out for you on the map. Sometimes even the map is not there till you go explore it.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
An industry game design convention that's appeared in many games over the years. The fetch quest involves sending the player out to collect a certain number of items, and return them to complete the quest. A staple of the RPG and Adventure game genre.
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.
Irradiated, rotting and mutated human from the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
A hostile artificial intelligence, or "rogue AI", is a synthetic being that has turned on its creators. Among the most famous rogue AIs from video games are SHODAN (System Shock) and GLaDOS (Portal).
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
The ability for the player to become unseen, from basic camouflage to fully vanishing from sight.
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