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"Liberty 285, Code 6, 105 North Avenue 52," is an often recycled sound effect used in games to provide atmosphere and background chatter on police radios.
An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
Abandonware refers to computer software that is no longer sold nor supported, sometimes because of unclear copyright ownership reasons.
A scripted random event that may or may not have been intended by the developers. A source of much unintentional comedy & frustration. An example would be the Imperial foresters fighting each other over deer. Another would be a tribe chieftain getting kidnapped by UFO's in Spore.
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.
Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
A compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.
The act of a married person engaging in a sexual relationship with someone other than his or her own spouse. The adulterous relationship may or may not include feelings of true love.
One of the two major factions in World of Warcraft the other being their enemy, the Horde.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
An often used plot device where the main character wakes up and has lost all their memories. The game usually centers around getting your memory back or uncovering the events that lead to your confusion.
Anarchism is the rejection of all government authority.
A gang in Liberty City. They are the rivals of of the Lost MC.
In many games the player is given the power to harm and or kill creatures. Many games have been brought to spotlight by groups like the rather militant PETA.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
An Arcade-style racer is a game which shoots for a fun and fast-paced experience over trying to simulate real life physics and racing protocol.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
Auto-aiming (or Auto-targeting) allows for a character to attack or interact with an object or enemy that's very near to the player or within their field of vision.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Sometimes, you just got to scratch that itch.
Games that have been banned, or refused a rating for one reason or another.
When characters make conversation during normal gameplay, rather than a dialog-focused scene.
Short one-line audio clips spoken by the NPCs that populate the game world. Can be random or in reaction to the player or events.
A barrel roll is a maneuver in which an object makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining its original direction.
Be it an “unopenable” door, a sprawling fence, a sudden outcropping of land, an ocean, a cliff (often a deadly ocean/cliff combo,) a broken-down car, an “invisible wall,” or large trees; barriers in video games manifest themselves in a variety of forms (physical and otherwise).
BASE Jumping is the act of packing a parachute to jump off a stationary object, such as a building or a mountain. B.A.S.E. stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans(bridges), Earth(mountains).
A party that takes place on a beach.
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