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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 digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
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.
Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
Games whose titles consist of a single word.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Games officially verified by Valve to be fully playable on Steam Deck.
A subscription service from Microsoft on Xbox platforms and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", users pay a monthly fee to gain free access to a range of titles or buy to own them at a discount price.
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.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Bosses are enemies that fight you at the end of a level or at a significant point in the story.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
A feature in some games on the GOG.com service. Unlocked only while using the GOG Galaxy client.
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
The tenth annual PAX East took place March 28-31, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the second PAX East to span four days.
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