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Usually refers to the end of the world.
MMORPGs, usually action-based, that eschew the traditional class structure in favor of a more customizable form of ability selection.
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.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Customization in games that allow users to change various parts of their equipment or moves to fit their gaming style.
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.
Concept where everything you need isn't always spelled out for you on the map. Sometimes even the map is not there till you go explore it.
A feature (or features) is advertised on the box or in the game manual, but due to the game being rushed or not tested the feature is not there. Fixed with patches or DLC in newer games.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
A concept where the game must be restarted if you are killed. It is a mechanic found in most arcade games, but the term is usually used in reference to the RPG genre where the mechanic is less common, particularly "roguelike" games as well as strategy games such as Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics where characters die if they are defeated in battle. Often used as a significant plot device.
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!
A public testing period is, or has been, offered for the general public prior to sale or general availability. Access is generally granted through giveaways, preorders, or crowd-funding rewards.
RMT's are the concept of spending real money, for items within a game, common to the free to play market
Games that have an open gameplay structure that allow players to interact with the world as they choose.
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
Popularized by franchises such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, these games typically involve a strong implication of danger, vulnerable protagonists, and disturbing monsters.
Some games have had their titles changed after being released. This does not include games whose names changed during localization.
When a populated area is overrun by legions of the undead. They are often accompanied by demons or parasitic lifeforms.
User Generated Content describes any content the end user produces to add onto the content given by the developer. User Generated Content has grown in popularity, with LittleBigPlanet, Forza Motorsport 3, ModNation Racers and Spore being great examples.
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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