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A method of attempting to scare the player by the sudden unexpected occurrence of an event - often accompanied by some sort of audio sting.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
Loud ambient noises are often included in many thriller/horror games. These sounds are associated with panic and terror, and can heighten these feelings. Examples of these sounds would be metal chains clanging, footsteps, knocking, creaking doors, etc.
Using gestures with the controller to control on-screen actions. Alternatively, these gestures can also be detected by motion-sensing cameras.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
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.
Sequels that have the player controlling a different character than the original game.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
The third annual PAX East took place from April 6-8, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Whether it's taking pictures of things for points or as part of a journal, photography is playing an ever increasing role in many of today's video games.
Any character you can control in a game is a Player Character (PC), as opposed to a non-player character (NPC), which is a character that can only be controlled by the game.
Porting is a term used when a game designed to run on one platform is converted to run on a different platform. Quality varies, though some titles are packaged with extras.
A small closed community, with people who generally dislike foreigners. Sometimes they're inbred, sometimes they want you dead, sometimes they worship Cthulhu, and sometimes it's "all of the above".
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
Scaring in a video game involves allowing a playable character to scare other characters within the game, inflicting fear on their puny souls. Examples: Haunting Starring Polterguy, Geist.
Scary Children in scary games. Some speak, some don't but they all stare.
Souls are the spiritual essence of living things.
A game that takes gameplay mechanics, characters, or story elements from an existing series in a separate and different direction, sometimes changing genres along the way.
Survival is a concept that signifies that the player's life is constantly in jeopardy.
Popularized by franchises such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, these games typically involve a strong implication of danger, vulnerable protagonists, and disturbing monsters.
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
A tragic hero is a protagonist who makes several mistakes to fall from glory, or is affected by tragedy and seeks revenge or redemption.
Twins are two offspring conceived simultaneously as a result of the same pregnancy. They can be of the same or different sex.
The Xbox 360 has limited compatibility with original Xbox games through software emulation. Originally there were 213 Xbox games compatible with the Xbox 360, now there are 478.
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