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The game detects a player's achievement progress and shows some form of progress indicator on-screen.
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.
Ambient Occlusion attempts to realistically depict the way light reflects off surfaces and radiates throughout an area.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
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.
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.
Automated Grenade Throw refers to games that have specific controls for tossing a grenade, as opposed to being forced to switch out your current weapon with a grenade before throwing.
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 proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
The Black Market is a concept wherein players may buy or sell items through alternative means. This is often a way to make more money but can often land the player into trouble.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Body armor in games acts as additional protection. In most cases, when a player takes damage that would completely affect their health, their body armor reduces the damage taken or takes the damage instead.
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.
On some box art, the main character is facing away.
This shows you how long you have until you start wishing you had gills. When your breath runs out, you may take damage, or you may expire right there, depending on how sadistic the game designers were!
The ability for a player to control the motion and direction of the in-game camera.
The act of high-speed vehicular pursuit. Often this occurs in racing games or games where players must evade police.
Jacking is the act of taking control of a vehicle that is not under the player's rightful or original possession, and may or may not have been taken out of another player's or NPC's possession.
There's nothing cooler than planting a bomb, turning the camera around, and walking away nonchalantly as it blows up behind you. As everyone knows, true heroes don't look at explosions.
When the protagonist is pursuing someone or something in an effort to kill or capture.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Games that numerically track the player's progress towards completion of a specific goal, single level, or the entire game.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
When a character is killed, the fallen body's ragdoll physics will fail and the corpse will start to flip about spasmodically. This oOften occurs in open world/sand-box games.
Law makers and fat cats who will sell the population down the river just to gain more power and money.
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.
An optical effect formed by beams of light contrasting against areas of shadow in the atmosphere. They are often simulated in video games through volumetric lighting.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
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