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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.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Games where you cooperate with other players to accomplish certain goals, yet at the same time compete for power (items) and glory (wealth).
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
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.
An attack that does more damage than usual, usually affected by random chance and some sort of modifier.
Cryokinesis is the manipulation of ice. Also known as Ice Manipulation or Cryomancy. Users can generate, shape, and control ice to their will.
Customization in games that allow users to change various parts of their equipment or moves to fit their gaming style.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
The ability to freely slice or chop, based on a physics engine instead of predetermined spots. Slicing where you cut instead of where the game "lets" you cut.
The 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 7-9.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
A status effect that may increase strength and vitality at the expense of drawbacks such as poorer dexterity and reduced stamina.
The 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards celebrate the best games of 2011.
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.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
The concept of lives in video games evolved to let the player get a second chance after failing once. The most recognizable symbol is the heart.
Using gestures with the controller to control on-screen actions. Alternatively, these gestures can also be detected by motion-sensing cameras.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
The third annual PAX East took place from April 6-8, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The eighth annual Penny Arcade Expo took place from August 26-28, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
Referencing a TV show, celebrity, song, trend, historical event, etc. is one of the easiest ways to get a laugh. This can be either a throw-away gag, like the name of an achievement, or the main subject of the game.
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object.
The phenomenon of time, or at least a character's perception of it, moving more slowly. Bullet time is an enhanced version of slow-mo.
The Summer of Arcade is an annual Microsoft promotion that began in 2008. It highlights five
XBLA games, and offers incentives to purchase them.
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