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Released Apr 19, 2005
The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
In many games the player is given the power to harm and or kill creatures. Many games have been brought to spotlight by groups like the rather militant PETA.
These carnivorous plants are found deep within Raz’s own psyche.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
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 boss battle seen from the bosses point of view.
Created by Doctor Caligosto Loboto in Psychonauts, Brain Tanks harness the psychic powers of brains and convert the power into concentrated psychic blasts.
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
A large, male cow. Does the bullfighting thing.
An age-old, widely-hated strategy in multiplayer games: stay in one spot and kill passers-by. Also refers to a more benign activity in MMOs.
Some game characters just cannot swim. This usually means automatic death as soon as they hit the water.
The censors roam psyches, stamping out any thoughts that don’t belong.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
Jumping straight into the story without pressing a "new game" button or even seeing a main menu.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
One of the age-old narrative structures in literature, in which a young protagonist faces conflict that transforms him or her into a mature adult. This is an especially common device in RPGs.
A page devoted to cataloguing and explaining appearances and the use of concept art in games.
Concerts are live performances before audiences, and have been culturally relevant for thousands of years. Their uses in games range from mere plot devices to entire design philosophies.
A native cat to the Americas, the cougar can be found roaming in the mountains.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Crows are familiar over much of the world: large, intelligent, all-black birds with hoarse, cawing voices.
Some games just won't settle for laughs. Some games make you want to cringe as you're busting a gut.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
Industry jargon used to describe a troubled development cycle that results in long delays, extended periods without new info, and often radical changes to the game.
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.
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