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Games that are little more than extensive cinematic sequences in which the player has little interaction with what is happening onscreen. This notion of a cinematic game is epitomized by laserdisc arcade classics such as Astron Belt, Dragon's Lair and Bega's Battle.
A person who herds cattle on ranches. Cowboys are emblematic of the early 19th century in the American southwest, and became conflated with gunslinger types in the public imagination.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Why are bad guys on so many game covers? Perhaps the developers secretly think they're cooler than the good guys.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
Back in the 1980s, some arcade games utilized LaserDisc players to add pre-rendered video to the action. Pioneer would attempt to use the same technology in a home console with the LaserActive.
Cutscenes involving real actors on a set or in front of a chroma key screen.
PlayStation Move is a motion control system for the PlayStation 3 console, allowing for fluid control of objects in a simulated 3D space.
Games that include real photography on the game's cover.
Reloading is the action of replacing the ammunition magazine inside a gun. It adds a touch of realism to most modern shooters, and a certain amount of tension when a player is forced to reload while under fire.
When a character's accent hails from the Southern United States. Ranges from the languid drawl of the gentleman to the rustic vernacular of the hillbilly.
The period in world history between 1800 and 1899. It saw some interesting events play out, including the Industrial Revolution, the height of British imperialism under Queen Victoria, the American Civil War and westward expansion, the Napoleonic Wars, and the end of Japan's feudal era, all of which have been depicted in video games.
For some reason, some games are named after the opposing person. Sometimes it's because the bad guy is cooler than the good guy.
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