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Released Aug 31, 1996
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.
Cannibalism occurs when a creature eats the flesh of a member of its own species. Cannibalism is frowned upon in organized societies, and has made several appearances in video games as listed below.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
Digitized sprites, popularized in the early 90s, were a form of graphics that used footage of real actors that were then made digital and put into the game.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
The taboo act of engaging in sexual activity with one's own blood relatives. Generally frowned upon because it results in genetic deformities in any offspring created.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
An umbrella term for any sexual orientation or gender identity that is not straight.
Cutscenes involving real actors on a set or in front of a chroma key screen.
Murder is the act of ending the life of another living thing against its will without the sanction of a higher governmental authority, such as the casualties that result from acts of war. It is generally intentional, at least in a legal meaning, but not necessarily.
A type of game in which the player gives commands by inputting complete words and sentences. Often associated with the adventure genre.
Pedophilia is a sexual attraction towards prepubescent children. An attraction to adolescent youth is known as Ephebophilia.
A designer can use a racial stereotype to make a character easier to understand, though in the process the character may come across as offensive and hurtful.
A weighty real-world issue that some games comment on, often through allegory. Unfortunately, other games can offend players in their depiction of different ethnicities, whether intentionally or not, thus becoming part of the issue themselves.
The act of forcing someone to engage in sexual activity against her or his will. Generally considered one of the worst things one human being can do to another.
A portrait that conveys a character's health or other statuses via their facial expressions.
Satire is a form of humor that ridicules aspects of real-world society and culture, usually making a serious but indirect point about the subject that the player is allowed to infer. Games such as Metal Gear, EarthBound, Grand Theft Auto, and Fallout, for example, satirize American culture.
An intimate physical activity between two or more individuals.
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.
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