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Released Aug 06, 1999
Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
A distinct and predictable pattern of attacks or movement a boss takes. This can be based in reaction to a player's actions or simply a stringent script the boss adheres to.
CQC and CQB are close range combat techniques.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The continue is a classic gaming concept, and usually arises when the player "dies" or fails in the game. Usually some loss is tied to a continue, in a form of a "life" or something of other value.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
The concept of lives in video games evolved to let the player get a second chance after failing once. The most recognizable symbol is the heart.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
A term used to describe the flow of action in a typical action game, where the pace is pre-defined to feature fast action and require quick reflexes. As the name suggests, these are games where the player character can run and shoot at the same time.
What lies ahead, and is distant from the present.
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