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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.
Games often use iron sights to define precision shooting with non-scoped weapons.
Alternate realities are worlds that exists next to, in parallel of, or in place of our own.
Ambient Occlusion attempts to realistically depict the way light reflects off surfaces and radiates throughout an area.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
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.
To strike someone with the butt, or stock, of a rifle. The act of using a non-handgun firearm as a blunt weapon.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
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.
Cryokinesis is the manipulation of ice. Also known as Ice Manipulation or Cryomancy. Users can generate, shape, and control ice to their will.
A bright flash, usually red and seen on the borders of the screen, that indicates damage or injury.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Decapitation is the removal of the head of a person or animal.
Demons are generally creatures of evil, usually from Hell, who are often totally untrustworthy even when they're not murdering everyone and destroying everything in their path.
Given that Hell totally sucks, it's not surprising that Demons are semi-constantly trying to get from there to Earth.
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
The concept of using two weapons at once, often for more damage at the cost of accuracy, the use of a shield, grenades, or other similar accessories.
The 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 11-13.
Hostile marksmen who shoot people from a concealed place. Tactics and quick reflexes are often necessary in order to defeat them.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
Games in which fire can spread continuously across the environment or between objects.
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.
A concept found in numerous video games, the idea that a weapon on fire is more powerful or does special "burn" damage when set on fire. Most commonly found with swords, several other weapons have been known to be set on fire for a similar effect.
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