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Released Dec 28, 2004
Jacking is the act of taking control of a vehicle that is not under the player's rightful or original possession, and may or may not have been taken out of another player's or NPC's possession.
Limited editions of games that include extra "perks" like Making of DVDs and a nice and shiny tin with extra box art
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
Cults don't necessarily have to be evil or out to destroy the world, but in video games it's usually safe to assume so.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
The 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13. This was the 10th annual E3.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Envisioned by the prominent science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and popularized by the movie Aliens, the Female Dropship Pilot is always ready to pull your bacon out of the fryer.
Some games want to stand out on the retail shelf, and being shiny is one way to do that. Sometimes the foil is simply shiny and other times they stand out even more by being holographic.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
A style of play in multiplayer gaming with the purpose of annoying, irritating and angering other players.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
Kill Stealing involves a player killing another player's target in order to gain his or her "prize". These include loot, experience points, a point score, etc.
A comparison between how many kills a player has made and how many deaths they have suffered. A staple of multiplayer FPS matches as an at-a-glance measure of performance.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
A page dedicated to the art of making someone else's mech one's own.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Quick Time Events show up in all sorts of games as an attempt to make cutscenes interactive. Press the buttons displayed on-screen before time runs out, or else.
The rare occurrence of a game being released between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Sometimes, you want to play games with a real person who's sitting right next to you. These games have you covered.
Metroid, Mega Man, Earthworm Jim, Metal Gear, Halo, Crysis, Iron Man, and many more. Ordinary men and women who become extra-ordinary with the right suit on.
The act of killing a fellow teammate in a game, to boost score or just for fun. This often results in being booted from games, and several games allow the server to do this automatically.
What lies ahead, and is distant from the present.
Weapons can often be upgraded with new attachments, augmentations, or magical enchantments. These upgrades result in the original item being more powerful than originally intended.
One of the most famous mercenary companies in the BattleTech francise.
The Xbox 360 has limited compatibility with original Xbox games through software emulation. Originally there were 213 Xbox games compatible with the Xbox 360, now there are 478.
Xbox Live is Microsoft's online gaming service. Xbox Live has two subscription plans: Silver, which is free, and Gold, which is subscription-based.
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