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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Usually refers to the end of the world.
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.
First starting out as simple machines throwing stones, artillery has evolved greatly and is an important weapon in war.
Assault is an objective-based multiplayer game mode that involves an attacking team trying to destroy an objective that is guarded by a defending team.
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.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A game mechanic popularized by Epic's Gears of War. The player while in cover shoots "blindly" at the enemy. Used in conjunction with suppressive fire to stop the opposing team in their tracks.
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.
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.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
The act of using your buddy as a platform to reach higher ground or cover more distance.
A concept in which a player is assisted physically by another human or AI controlled player. Examples of this are getting help to climb over a ledge or disabling a laser grid.
To strike someone with the butt, or stock, of a rifle. The act of using a non-handgun firearm as a blunt weapon.
Buzz cuts are modernly popular in some games. This is a type of hair that is shaved very short.
An age-old, widely-hated strategy in multiplayer games: stay in one spot and kill passers-by. Also refers to a more benign activity in MMOs.
A game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
A character who gets washed ashore on some island or other remote place.
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).
Chemical weapons are weapons who use chemical products to obtain various detrimental effects.
Chest-High Walls appear regularly in video games, particularly in third-person-shooters with cover mechanics.
Circle-strafing is strafing around a target while facing it. This is useful for disorienting the target's aim, making for an easier kill.
A group of people who play a game or games together. Can be a team for competition or just for fun.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
CQC and CQB are close range combat techniques.
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