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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.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
Apple's Game Center service brings matchmaking, achievements, and friend lists to games that choose to support it.
Capitalism is an economic system that supports private property and financial gain.
Games which feature characters who have an accessible character screen which might include their stats / abilites / inventory etc.
A chicken is a small, domesticated flightless bird that can be white, yellow, brown or black. A female is a hen, a male a rooster, and a baby a chick.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
Corgis are versatile and obedient herding dogs. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are popular pets with Queen Elizabeth II.
Cows are four-legged ruminant mammals, bred for milk, meat, or leather.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Dogs normally characterized by their black spots-on-white coat appearance. Popular with firefighters and Disney fans.
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.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
An aquatic flying bird that is sometimes hunted.
Ducks appear in numerous games, some named after them (Duck Hunt), and as part of the scenery of other games (Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal).
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
Games that can link up to Facebook for additional features.
Farming is the act of growing plants and raising animals for food.
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.
The tenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards celebrated the best games of 2009.
A night of ghost, ghouls, costumes, and candy. Some video games are based around this holiday, while others simply pay it respect with special levels or characters that embody the spirit of All Hallows' Eve.
Equines that go 'neigh' and tend to eat hay. Some are the stars of motion pictures. The truest of companions to many adventurers.
In-Game Advertising is the placement of advertisements for real-world products within the game, sponsored by companies external to the developer.
The 2010 Interactive Achievement Awards celebrated the best games of 2009.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
These games have an agenda - social, political, or otherwise. The message is hard to miss.
Small payments made with actual money which result in an in-game bonus, such as an extra item, character, etc...
Pigs are pink, oinking mammals with a button nose and curly tail. They are rumored to eat a lot and be dirty. They don't fly, but they do bring home the bacon.
An in-game currency bought with real world currency.
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