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Some games' graphics are composed of abstract shapes that have no particular meaning outside of their role in the game.
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 bar that travels across the screen in time with music. It affects different objects in different ways depending on the game.
The concept of moving blocks around to certain areas such as highlighted squares, or switches, or in order to get past a maze.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Although force feedback is often used in games to indicate such commonalities as when a player character is taking damage or feeling weapon recoil, it is sometimes used in more creative ways, such as providing hints to finding an item or providing emphasis during an otherwise non-interactive cinematic sequence. These games feature more creative uses of rumble than the norm.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
Duality discusses the conflict between two opposite forces and their struggle. Those two forces may also complement each other or are the two sides of a scale and must be balanced.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
A genre of music defined by its preference for using electronic equipment as instruments in place of traditional ones. Includes Electronica, Electropop, House, Dubstep and Techno styles of music.
Falling blocks appear in many games.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
HD Remaster is a term to a single game that has been updated to conform with the HD standards on that console.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
The ninth annual PAX East took place April 5-8, 2018 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first PAX East to span four days.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
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.
The Spike Video Game Awards recognized the best games of 2005.
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.
A sensory juxtaposition of sight and sound.
Xfire is a downloadable instant messenger client and Digital Download Store for Windows. It is targeted at gamers and has many features related to gaming.
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