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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.
An Arcade-style racer is a game which shoots for a fun and fast-paced experience over trying to simulate real life physics and racing protocol.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Boost takes a game to a new level giving players a greater level of speed. This speed opens up new doors to sports games, driving games, and any game that can benefit from the reward of speed.
A view point or camera angle that's fixed on the vehicles front bumper.
Because a washed car, is a shiny car!
Originally popularised in the Gran Turismo series of games (I think?). Feature also exists in Grand Theft Auto 4.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
A gameplay feature that offers players the option to listen to their own music instead of the game's original soundtrack. This allows for a more personalized listening experience.
Dolby Digital is an audio compression technology codec first used in movie theaters. It's now commonly used in many modern day audio/video media formats, including video games.
The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on July 15-17.
A commonly used programming API for interactive sound creation and playback in games.
Since 1998, an independent group of about forty worldwide media outlets who determine the best games of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
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.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
Games where racing takes place off-road; the terrain is usually rough and unwieldy.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
OnLive was a cloud gaming service offering video game streaming through a user's computer, smartphone, or TV.
The online service used on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Prechievements allow the player to earn game achievements during demo/trial play, but defer awarding until the full commercial game is played.
Preloading is when the rider of an ATV ducks down, and then quickly pops up right before going off a jump to get more airtime. This can be found in games like Pure or THQ's ATV series.
Ranked Matches are commonplace in today's online world, and offer various distinctions over un-ranked/player matches.
Games that have art on the inside of the game case, to double the decoration.
Scaleform is a software development kit used to integrate Flash based user interfaces with game engines.
Shakey Cam is the use of shaking the camera in a game in order to give the feeling of chaos, disorientation or realism. It is usually used in action games when moving at fast speeds or when a large impact or explosion occurs.
Games whose titles consist of a single word.
PlayStation 3 games that utilize the "tilt" functionality of the SIXAXIS or DualShock 3 controllers for minor or major gameplay mechanics.
The speed blur effect is typically used in racing games. It consists of the edges of the screen, or any object in the world blurring as the player moves quickly.
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