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The Walt Disney company founded the Ducks in 1993 after the success of the Mighty Ducks film.
The Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League. The Coyotes recently set franchise records by winning the Pacific Division and making it to the Western Conference Finals in the 2011-2012 season. It was their first time going past the first round of the playoffs.
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.
Anytime an ally comes in to help you in any way. This mechanic is most common in fighting games.
NHL's Sabres, based in upstate New York since their debut in 1970.
Several games feature button glitches or button cancels. One that comes to mind is Halo 2, with the use of the BXR, BXB, and RXR button glitches
Founded in 1972 as the Atlanta Flames. Moved to Calgary in 1980. Won the Stanley Cup once, having been to three finals.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
An NHL team that plays in the Western conference. Won the cup in 2010. The Blackhawks first Stanley Cup since 1961.
The Colorado Avalanche are a hockey franchise, originally known as the Quebec Nordiques. They're one of if not the most successful team in their division, which is arguably the toughest division in the NHL.
The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000. The team qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 2009 and had previously been the only active NHL team not to qualify.
Any spoken words conjunct with and descriptive of on-screen action . This is prevalent in most sports games.
A real-life athlete who appears on the cover art of a sports game. Usually an up-and-coming star in the sport or a perennial fan favorite.
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.
Originally the Minnesota North Stars. Been to three finals, losing in Minnesota, winning the Cup in Dallas in 1999, and losing in the finals in 2000.
The Detroit Red Wings are one of the Original Six NHL teams and are considered by many to be one of the greatest hockey dynasties.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
DNAS was Sony's solution to all of the online cheating on PS2 games. It was also introduced as a means to discourage and prevent illegal copies of games to be played online.
A draw occurs when two or more players end a versus match where no player is determined to be the winner. This can be caused by a double knock out, or when players have an equal point value at the end of a set period of time.
The Edmonton Oilers are a professional hockey franchise, founded in 1972. The OIlers won five Stanley Cups in the 1980s, and are generally considered the last great dynasty of the NHL.
The Florida Panthers are a pro hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida. Members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the NHL, they are the southernmost NHL team.
A glitch is an action performed within the bounds of a game engine that was not intended by the game's developers. Glitches are often performed by the player, though they can also occur independently.
A console game is high definition if it operates at a resolution of at least 720p, or 1280x720. A console able to achieve this resolution is HD-capable. For a variety of reasons, the term does not apply to PC games.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Skating on ice.
An instantreplay is a gameplay element typically associated with sports games, and widely made popular with the Madden Franchise. Instant replays allow players to go back and view gameplay footage, occasionally from varying points of view.
An intermission is a little scene shown between rounds to give the player a break. It may advance the storyline or just be humorous. The intermission can be seen as a grandfather to the cutscene, as they often featured humerous animations that weren't necessarily related to the gameplay at all.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
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