2023: Day 1
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consists of 8 releases.
Released Aug 31, 2010
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Auto-aiming (or Auto-targeting) allows for a character to attack or interact with an object or enemy that's very near to the player or within their field of vision.
Backtracking is the act of navigating through previously explored areas, usually for the purpose of progressing in an objective-based adventure game. Players who are lost may also backtrack to reorient themselves.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Bulls are a species of floating, plant-like creatures that make multiple appearances in the Metroid series.
In some situations, the default camera quickly switches to a different angle for a specific action. An example of this is when a first-person game shifts to third-person view for a rolling maneuver.
Games in which the player is incapable - not just discouraged from - harming innocents. Sorry, no matter how bad you want to, you just can't pull that trigger.
Text profiles that summarize a character's history and their role in a story. Often paired with concept or CG art.
Charging is the action of pressing & holding down a button or particular direction on the controller. Its purpose is to build up a powerful blast or burst of energy to take out an opponent or cause critical damage.
Circle-strafing is strafing around a target while facing it. This is useful for disorienting the target's aim, making for an easier kill.
Allows the player to continue playing - even though they have finished the game. This allows the completion of unfinished side-quests or the results of the player's victory in the world to be seen.
Games that numerically track the player's progress towards completion of a specific goal, single level, or the entire game.
A page devoted to cataloguing and explaining appearances and the use of concept art in games.
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.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
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.
When characters shed tears - often due to extreme sadness.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Don't you just love it when a game lets you view all the cutscenes without having to play it all over again? Every game should have this feature.
The concept of a helpless female character in desperate need of rescuing by a male protagonist, in most cases from a villain, or from a form of impending doom.
A boss character in a game which shows up again later as a regular enemy.
Typically naval (ocean or space) in nature, a vessel is considered derelict if it is abandoned, damaged, drifting, or otherwise inoperable. While often scavenged through, very rarely are they completely empty.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
The ability to dodge an attack, making the player untouchable for a brief period.
The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 2-4.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
A peaceful elevator ride to the next part of the level or to a boss fight that becomes a non-stop barrage of enemies to fight.
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