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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.
A staple in modern shooters. They hide, crawl, creep, climb and jump, and are usually pretty weak but hard to hit.
Auto-Tune is an audio processor used to correct pitch in songs. It can also be used to make someone sound like a robot. Yeahyeeahyeah.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
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.
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.
A character who attacks with their buttocks. Most common in fighting games. Not to be confused with the act of attacking somebody's butt.
A style of animation that gives games a more hand drawn look.
Games that feature cheerleaders. Whether they be girls with pom-poms or burly Japanese men, they know how to get people motivated.
A chicken is a small, domesticated flightless bird that can be white, yellow, brown or black. A female is a hen, a male a rooster, and a baby a chick.
The new badass way to look, as seen on 90% of hit video game covers.
All dialog and menu text.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Decapitation is the removal of the head of a person or animal.
The severing of limbs is a good way for designers to make every battle a bloodier, gorier mess. Or sillier in the right situations.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 5-7.
This page is about the concept of Exploding Heads. Exploding Heads come in two different forms - one, where they are used as a dramatic device (eg. Bionic Commando), and, secondly, where they are used as a weapon (eg. Alien Storm).
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
Although killing or being killed has been one of the most universal mechanics in games through the years, in some games players or their foes merely faint instead.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
An individual that plays American Football.
A listing of games that have functional mirrors inside the game. An in-game mirror must display the character as they move in order to qualify.
A punk-derived subculture of people predominately clad in black. Often confused with Emos.
Grindhouse films are low-budget exploitation films that revel in hardcore violence and overt sexual themes while unapologetic about their low production values. These games emulate the grindhouse aesthetic.
When a developer begs and pleads and offers to do laundry for even a tiny guest appearance, sometimes those famous characters will still flake on them. At least they still have their laundry.
A term that can be used to refer to RPGs that focus more on the action, or brawler action games which focus on hack & slash gameplay.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
A console game is high definition if it operates at a resolution of at least 720p, or 1280x720. A console able to achieve this resolution is HD-capable. For a variety of reasons, the term does not apply to PC games.
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