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Games that feature more than one style of Game Over screen. Alternate Game Over screens are often used when the player loses in specific ways.
Levels that progress forward by themselves at a fixed rate.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
A rogue character who doesn't obey the law, bandits are known to steal from people for their own selfish gain.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
Usually yellow and black striped, these flying, flower loving loving insects can come singly or in a swarm. A major producer of honey and stings.
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.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
Camels are often used as transport in order to easily traverse sandy environments.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
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.
A quick burst of speed that propels the player slightly forward or backwards.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
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.
The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 2-4.
Many video game villains oftentimes laugh in evil ways, be it a vicious cackle, a sneering chuckle, or a booming laugh. Common evil laughs often include "Bwa-ha-ha", "Mwa-ha-ha", or "Ho ho ho".
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
A 'Game Over' screen that turns out to be fake.
An industry game design convention that's appeared in many games over the years. The fetch quest involves sending the player out to collect a certain number of items, and return them to complete the quest. A staple of the RPG and Adventure game genre.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
A special character type found in certain roleplaying games which is initially unselectable and must be earned, often as an unlockable or a promotion for an existing character who has achieved a high level or quest.
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
The best way to make sure even the stupidest players know that certain people, places, terms, or concepts in a game are important is to highlight those words in the text with different coloured letters, or through the use of bold, italicized, or all-caps text.
When stuff that always used to work suddenly break down when you need it the most and you either have to fix it or find another way around.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
A lumberjack is a person who cuts down trees for a living. Also considered to be very manly and will almost always have a beard. Usually seen wearing flannel.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
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