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The 21st annual D.I.C.E. Awards celebrate the best games of 2017, as voted by industry professionals.
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.
Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract turn-based or menu-based battle systems.
Artificial life-forms ("robots") specifically designed to mimic the appearance of human beings. Although this is a male-specific term, with female-looking machines actually being "gynoids", the term "android" is generally used universally in video games.
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.
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.
Video games stories with a bad ending or endings, in which the primary conflict is unable to be resolved and/or a bad fate befalls the protagonist.
The boar were one of the most feared animals in Medieval Europe during the Middle Ages.
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.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
A style of gameplay where players must navigate a vast stream of projectiles.
The ability to customize your user interface, through third-party addons or otherwise, primarily in the MMO genre.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Cutscenes that do not take into account the specific gear that the player has equipped.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
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.
A mechanic in character action games where the player can pause their combo to dodge an incoming attack, then continue the combo upon completion of said dodge.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
The twenty-first annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
The twenty-second annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 14-16, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
The twenty-third annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
The twenty-fourth Electronic Entertainment Expo was held June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
Like in-game manuals, encyclopedias may have gameplay information, background lore or real-life trivia.
Sometimes, enemies will explode (usually when shot at) and will cause damage to the player.
A device used in many games with vast open worlds, to travel instantaneously from one place to another. It sometime appears in the form of an item or skill.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
A gaming genre of its own, but also frequently featured as a mini-game in other titles, especially RPGs.
The 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards celebrate the best games of 2017.
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