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consists of 5 releases.
Released Nov 22, 2013
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
A professional racing circuit built on city streets. Not to be confused with illegal street racing.
The 17th annual D.I.C.E. Awards celebrate the best games of 2013, as voted by industry professionals.
A patch that is issued before/or the first day the game is out.
Driving lines are lines that appear on the road in some racing games. Generally, their colour indicates at what speed you should be driving, and their location indicates an ideal route.
The nineteenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11-13, 2013.
A Game of the Year Edition is any video game that has been repackaged and advertised as having earned either one or many Game of the Year awards from any number of recognized publications or websites, often times with a discounted price and additional content.
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
Gamescom 2013 was held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, on August 21st to 25th, 2013.
Head Tracking is a concept which allows a game to follow the movement of the players head and change what is displayed on the screen relevant to the players head movements.
Kinect is a camera and depth sensor-based peripheral for the Xbox 360 that allows users to interact with and play games using their whole bodies, rather than using a standard controller.
The opposite of open-ended gameplay, linear gameplay uses scripted events, Quick time events, cut scenes, and a restricted path to tell a story exactly how the writer intends, and control elements of the action.
Using gestures with the controller to control on-screen actions. Alternatively, these gestures can also be detected by motion-sensing cameras.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
A Palette Swap is when two or more characters share the same style sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, palette swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.
The fifth annual PAX East took place April 11-13, 2014 at the Boston Exhibition & Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The tenth annual PAX Prime took place August 30-September 2, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. It was the first 4-day PAX.
An in-game mode which allows players to pause the action on screen and manipulate the camera to take a screenshot. First seen in Gran Turismo 4.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Realism is where a game attempts to accurately mimic real life through gameplay mechanics and visuals. For example, realistic shooters, such as Operation Flashpoint, Full Spectrum Warrior, or Brothers in Arms, typically focus upon squad tactics, i.e. suppressive fire and flanking.
A 3D optimization middleware.
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
A game mechanic that lets players pause and rewind the action in order to correct a mistake or change a path.
The Tokyo Game Show 2013 was held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center from the 19th-22nd of September. A total of 962 products were exhibited at TGS 2013.
The ability to communicate via voice.
A feature in select games in which the player can control the goings on in the game using select voice commands spoken into a microphone.
Xbox Live is Microsoft's online gaming service. Xbox Live has two subscription plans: Silver, which is free, and Gold, which is subscription-based.
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