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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.
Some television shows are ripe for interactive adaptations. Like Grey's Anatomy, or The Young Ones.
Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
Platforms that are manipulated by weight. Too much weight on one side can drastically alter the equilibrium. *Not to be confused with Unstable Platforms*
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
A game mechanic popularized by Epic's Gears of War. The player while in cover shoots "blindly" at the enemy. Used in conjunction with suppressive fire to stop the opposing team in their tracks.
Bullet time is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to slow down time. Depending on the game itself, the player often slows down along with the world around them, however occasionally the player can simply move at normal speed while the game world continues to slow.
Sometimes, rather than building a character model from scratch, a developer will sometimes use a real person as a template and use his or her physical attributes to create a similar character model to be used in their video game. In some cases that real reason will appear as themselves in games.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Computer games that recommend players use a controller, rather than a keyboard and mouse. These are most often side-scrolling platformers and action games.
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
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.
Pixelux announced a partnership with Remedy for using the DMM-technology in November of 2013.
Software providing high fidelity facial data for AAA video games.
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 nineteenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11-13, 2013.
The twentieth Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 10-12, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
An environmental hazard that can be exploited to inflict massive areal damage, exploding barrels are one of the most ubiquitous objects to be found in games. The most common methods of ignition include shooting and throwing. Exploding barrels are usually distinguished from the non-exploding kind by a conspicuous red tint.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
It's common in games, especially third-person shooters, for the player character's reloading animation to merely mime the motion of reloading, instead of actually doing so.
Television shows that appear in games that are fake. Usually parody's of real shows
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
The sixth annual trade fair, once again held in Cologne, Germany. It takes place between the 13th and the 17th of August, 2014.
Guards guard stuff, block doors, and sometimes arrest you.
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