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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.
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.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
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!
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
The 25th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo will take place June 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
The twenty-fourth Electronic Entertainment Expo was held June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
The option to display dialog and other information with text on screen.
A subscription service from Microsoft on Xbox One and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
The sixteenth annual PAX West took place August 30-September 2, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
A screen where players can adjust the luminance value of a game's visuals. This is common in horror games.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
The ninth annual PAX East took place April 5-8, 2018 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first PAX East to span four days.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
The fifteenth PAX West took place August 31-September 3, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Some first-person games that wish to immerse the player in the experience more will go as far as to include full body awareness, or the ability to see the player character's body when looking down.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
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