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When you hold down one button and you character automatically leaps over things and such.
A professional and amateur sport, played world-wide, in which two teams advance a ball up and down a court in order to score "field goals," by throwing the ball through a basket or hoop. The team with the highest score at the end of timed play wins.
DX-1118, also known as the Blacklight virus, is a voracious disease particularly dangerous to humans. It can kill, mutate, and even control hosts' minds in an effort to perpetuate and evolve.
Originally a top secret research organization for the United States military, Blackwatch was later repurposed in 1969 as a force dedicated to containing and eradicating viral outbreaks.
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.
Whether it's a hero's turn to the dark side or a villain becoming a hero, it's usually unexpected and will bring a whole new moral dimension to the story. Sometimes, they change they sides more than once.
Comic book or manga characters who are also in video games. There are tons of games with superheros such as Batman and Spider-Man out there.
Police officers can "borrow" a car if they need it.
Crooked Cops work both sides of the law for their own benefit.
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.
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.
Armageddon is just around the corner. Games with a doomsday clock take place when the time between now and oblivion is finite and approaching fast.
US federal law enforcement agency dealing with enforcement of drug policy and law.
eSports is the rising phenomenon of competitive gaming backed by professional content delivery and solid corporate sponsorships.
An evil organization is a group of super-villans who are hell bent on world domination or something of a similar nature. Usually defeated by a single Spy/Superhero/Average Joe/small child.
When a character in a video game must explore their own psyche to progress through the game. Although this can be metaphorical, more often than not, the character does so literally.
Games that can link up to Facebook for additional features.
The Fantastic Four are a group of superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
In order to avoid licensing issues, many games simply create fictional car brands.
Literally meaning "black film," film noir is a term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. This unique style of storytelling and cinematography is often incorporated into video games.
Fireworks are a form of incendiary rocket designed to explode "gently" in bright colours and cause no damage, traditionally set off to mark festive or historic events.
Minions of the the Evil Shredder, these evil ninjas will stop at nothing to stop the Ninja Turtles.
Short for forensic science. Refers to the use of scientific methodology when solving a crime. Often involves carefully gathering evidence at the scene of a crime and analyzing the evidence in a laboratory setting.
New York City represents the home for many of the characters from Marvel Comics, most notably Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and Daredevil. New York also plays host to the events of the Darkness.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
Gentek is a generic evil corporation, created as part of Project Blacklight.
Graffiti is the practice of painting, etching, stickering, pasting, or in any way marking public or private property with lettering or images for a variety of different ends. Depending on one's perspective, graffiti can be considered either art or vandalism.
Henchmen are the loyal grunts caught in between the player and the main antagonist. Without them every game would be nothing more than a boss battle.
Hidden Objects is a gameplay mechanic in which the player must find specific items within a static scene.
Hip-Hop is a type of urban culture that has been featured in many videogames to varying extents, in movies, and in all around pop culture. Hip-Hop includes Rap music/Emceeing, graffiti art, DJ'ing, and breakdancing.
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