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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.
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.
Present in most action games, where people can say cheesy stuff and get away with it. Usually spoken by the hero, before or after wasting a dude.
Active Reload is a gameplay concept in which the player can actively decrease the load time of a weapon by timing a button press.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
The physical and mental turmoil that a person may encounter as a result of a traumatic or otherwise extremely stressful situation.
Archery is the practice of propelling arrows with use of a bow. Throughout history, archery skills have been used in both hunting and warfare. Today, it is also a sport and recreational activity.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Usually caused after a fatal blow, when a character is bleeding out they will have only a limited amount of time to live as their health slowly depletes. They must quickly seek assistance or die.
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.
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
A condition in which two male characters are socially close, but not sexually or romantically, and are often partners.
A concept in which a player is assisted physically by another human or AI controlled player. Examples of this are getting help to climb over a ledge or disabling a laser grid.
An insect with broad colorful wings.
Often used as a catch-all term for any game's main story-driven mode of play, campaign mode usually refers to a linear sequence of levels with a continuous story and a definite conclusion, playable single-player and sometimes co-operatively.
Games are sometimes divided by chapters, sections, acts, etc.
Charging is the action of pressing & holding down a button or particular direction on the controller. Its purpose is to build up a powerful blast or burst of energy to take out an opponent or cause critical damage.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
Chest-High Walls appear regularly in video games, particularly in third-person-shooters with cover mechanics.
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
The Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) is the current and only form of government left on the planet Sera in Gears Of War. You play as Marcus Fenix, a soldier for the COG fighting to defend Sera from the invading Locust forces that are coming from underground.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The comic relief is a character, other than the main character, who is meant to add humor and lighten the mood of the game. These characters are usually very dumb or very witty, and are usually very talkative.
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)
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
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