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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.
The PlayStation TV is a media streaming device based on the PS Vita. It can play many (though not all) Vita game cards, as well as supporting some PSN games and PS4 Remote Play.
PSone Classics are titles that were initially released for the original PlayStation, and re-released digitally for later PlayStation hardware.
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!
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.
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
Bite size games for the PSP and the PSPgo.
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.
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.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
PlayStation Plus is a premium PlayStation Network subscription service.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
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.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
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.
PlayStation Underground was a CD magazine published by Sony for the original PlayStation from 1997 to 2001. Each of the 17 issues included demos, video interviews, behind the scenes content, and much more.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
A sub-genre of adventure games, visual novels are a form of interactive fiction that usually have very little in terms of gameplay but often focus more on extensive storytelling, character interactions, decision-making and branching narratives.
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.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
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