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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.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Connectivity is a feature in some game systems that enables them to connect to other systems to unlock extra content or other unique functionality.
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.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Your current position shows you what place you're in during racing games, events and more!
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
Over time, it's common for publishers to stop supporting the online components of old or unpopular games. In addition to saving money, this also serves to boost sales of newer games in the same series or genre.
Dialogue trees are a feature through which the player selects responses from a list of choices, eliciting reactions from NPCs and determining the path of the conversation and story.
Games that make use of the DSi camera, either optionally or as a requirement.
The 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 11-13.
The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on July 15-17.
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.
Usually found in MMO games, but sometimes found elsewhere, emotes are a way of displaying your emotions on-screen either through a character animation or by the use of an icon.
A fictional currency is one where the object being exchanged does not exist in the real world, such as Final Fantasy's Gil, or are not used for exchange in the real world, such as Fallout's bottlecaps.
A line that signals the start or the end of the race. Even though it is used for racing, it could mean any type of racing game.
A gaming genre of its own, but also frequently featured as a mini-game in other titles, especially RPGs.
Wii games that can be played using a GameCube controller.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
Gamescom 2009 was a video game convention that took place in Cologne, Germany from August 19 - August 23, 2009.
Havok Physics (Havok) is a physics API developed by Irish company Havok and released in 2000. It is used in video games as a physics engine, allowing for realistic interactions between in-game entities.
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
The ability for players to customize the look of indoor locations with various furnishings.
The legendary Konami code, any who knew it were rewarded in many classic Konami games.
UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A (SELECT) (START)!
Some games will give the player hints and tips on how to play while the game loads.
The ability to influence and control the thoughts of others.
These are often a departure from the conventional gameplay of a game. There have also been compilations; games including only minigames. The Mario Party series has a lot of minigames, too!
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