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A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
A console game is high definition if it operates at a resolution of at least 720p, or 1280x720. A console able to achieve this resolution is HD-capable. For a variety of reasons, the term does not apply to PC games.
Formerly known as the "Doom Engine", id Tech 1 is the first generation of game engines from id Software.
Formerly known as the "Quake II Engine", id Tech 2 is the second generation of game engines from id Software.
id Software's engine that powered Quake III and derivative projects. Previously known as the, "Quake III Engine".
The fifth version in the id Tech engines designed by John Carmack and developed at id software for Rage and Doom 4.
A comparison between how many kills a player has made and how many deaths they have suffered. A staple of multiplayer FPS matches as an at-a-glance measure of performance.
Genetically evolved humans, animals or aliens.
Physics play an important part in this game in solving puzzles and/or combat. Notable examples include the Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2, and the Force Powers from Star Wars: Force Unleashed.
The engine for the original Quake, written by John Carmack and Michael Abrash.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
RenderWare is an API and graphics rendering engine made by Criterion Games.
The ability to move from one area to another instantaneously - typically through some sort of special power or device.
War is a series of organized conflicts carried on by force of arms between two or more nations or groups. Whether it never changes or has already changed is up for debate.
WASD, or WADS, is the most common and often the default setting to move the player character in computer games with a first or third person perspective.
Zombies, more accurately called the walking dead, are reanimated corpses who feed on the living, and have become a ubiquitous video game enemy. They often move slowly, but can be deadly in large numbers, which is unfortunately how they tend to travel. Shotgun time!
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