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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.
Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
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 game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
When your character is saved in one game and is usable in other games.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Games that have been offered to players free of charge, from a publisher or distribution platform, as a form of apology for a service issue.
The act of preparing food by applying heat, often cooking in games produces items which yield some kind of benefit towards your character.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Cross Genre Games take completely different gaming genres and place them together in a single game in an attempt to innovate beyond traditional gaming practices.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A cyclops is any race of creature that is born with only one eye.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
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.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
These prehistoric behemoths cause chaos amongst many. Unfortunately, they are extinct.
The 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 11-13.
The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on July 15-17.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
It may seem like bottom rung, but its your best friend when you just HAVE to find out if the Princess is in the castle and your date is waiting for you. Go ahead and hit those crosshairs until your shame is backlit by neon text outline, just don't expect any achievements!
Eavesdropping as a gameplay mechanic usually involves stealth gameplay, where the player might be required to overhear vital information to advance in the game. Or they may just receive a benefit by doing so.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps you calculate the current health of your opponent.
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
Fever mode is a frantic form of bonus round, found in some puzzle or arcade games, triggered by player achievement such as reaching a required score or hitting a enemy or zone. During fever mode the player can rapidly score more points or do more damage than in regular play.
A fictional currency is one where the object being exchanged does not exist in the real world, such as Final Fantasy's Gil, or are not used for exchange in the real world, such as Fallout's bottlecaps.
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