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No HUD games are ones that either lack a Heads Up Display, or find a way to integrate it into the game environment. Many games do this to add a sense of immersion or artistic quality to their games, or to reduce screen clutter.
Often in games striving for mysticism the player gets thrown into the game without being given a clear objective or any objective at all for that matter. This is often accompanied by vague introductions and confusing circumstances.
OnLive was a cloud gaming service offering video game streaming through a user's computer, smartphone, or TV.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
A digital distribution platform owned and operated by EA.
A subscription service from EA for the PC. Similar to EA Access, users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles published with additional incentives.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
Despite it being mathematically impossible, some games allow players to go beyond 100% completion.
Oversized pests such as rats or bugs are often used as low level enemies in role playing games. They can be found in most any Western RPG, especially ones that use the Dungeons and Dragons rule set.
The inaugural Penny Arcade Expo East took place at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26-28, 2010.
A place to fall, often bottomless, usually resulting in death.
PlayStation Plus is a premium PlayStation Network subscription service.
The PlayStation TV is a media streaming device based on the PS Vita. It can play many (though not all) Vita game cards, as well as supporting some PSN games and PS4 Remote Play.
A cutscene or conversation that appears after, or during, the credits -- usually as a means to deliver a cliffhanger and/or plot twist.
When you're able to push a block you know it's a videogame. Usually used to solve puzzles.
Puzzle platformers are platform games where the key aspect involves solving riddles and puzzles, rather than combat.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
Rain can heavily increase the atmosphere of a video game. Some games use it to add detail to an environment, while other games use it to make it difficult to see.
Games that make records. Often records like most played game, or critically acclaimed. There have been gaming records since the says of Pong and the Magnavox Oddysey.
Platforms that spin around their own axis. May cause disorientation.
The Rule of Three dictates that a certain action must be repeated three times, usually when fighting a boss battle, in order to complete an objective.
A Secret area is a place hidden that few will find unless they know where to look.
Having the main protagonist(s) and foreground appear only as silhouettes against an often colourful background has become a popular art aesthetic for 2D games in the last few years.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
The phenomenon of time, or at least a character's perception of it, moving more slowly. Bullet time is an enhanced version of slow-mo.
A cloud of fine particles.
An eight legged arachnid. Some make webs to catch prey and some are poisonous. None have made a web grand enough to be called a parlor, though.
The Spike Video Game Awards recognized the best games of 2010.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
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