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"Liberty 285, Code 6, 105 North Avenue 52," is an often recycled sound effect used in games to provide atmosphere and background chatter on police radios.
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.
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.
Games which use an acronym or initialism for a title. The acronym is sometimes related to the games theme (ie. F.E.A.R. is a horror game, H.A.W.X. is a flight combat game).
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
Violence doesn't solve everything - in these games you have the option to arrest perpetrators instead of killing them outright. Often a bonus is attached to taking suspects in alive.
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.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
A rogue character who doesn't obey the law, bandits are known to steal from people for their own selfish gain.
In computer games - especially rpg - they're a great source of booze and often information.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Games that are depicted with a predominantly black-and-white appearance, with sequences to this effect, or optional color filters.
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.
A boxer is someone who participates in the sport of boxing.
Glass that can be broken and destroyed in real-time.
A condition in which two male characters are socially close, but not sexually or romantically, and are often partners.
A concept in which a person or object is on fire and taking continuous damage. It often takes fast movement, water, or an item to heal.
An insurance company in L.A Noire. Jack Kelso and Curtis Benson are the only employees that are known.
The act of high-speed vehicular pursuit. Often this occurs in racing games or games where players must evade police.
Sometimes, rather than building a character model from scratch, a developer will sometimes use a real person as a template and use his or her physical attributes to create a similar character model to be used in their video game. In some cases that real reason will appear as themselves in games.
When the protagonist is pursuing someone or something in an effort to kill or capture.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Police officers can "borrow" a car if they need it.
The act of preparing food by applying heat, often cooking in games produces items which yield some kind of benefit towards your character.
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Games involving characters that round up local hoodlums for the good of the community.
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