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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
There are good agents, like Elite Beat Agents and bad agents, like Agent Smith.
Alert is a state a game may enter after the player has been overtly detected by enemies, and often brings increased enemy opposition (in numbers, aggression, etc.) while a cooldown timer or meter appears by which the player can gauge the expiration of Alert.
A secondary function for a single weapon, such as launching a grenade from a rifle.
An often used plot device where the main character wakes up and has lost all their memories. The game usually centers around getting your memory back or uncovering the events that lead to your confusion.
When someone is androgynous, they have a mix of masculine and feminine aspects, or they have the appearance of being in between male and female. A common aesthetic in Japanese media and games.
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.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Attacking an unaware opponent from behind; this often gives the attacker the first strike or some other combat advantage.
Your body is torn apart and your organs are falling out. But don't worry, you have the ability to pull yourself back together.
Raiden knows when to save the game, and button sequences.
A condition in which two male characters are socially close, but not sexually or romantically, and are often partners.
Originally introduced in the console versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, a Brutality was a finishing move consisting of a very long combo that resulted in the opponent's body exploding. The concept was reintroduced and altered in Mortal Kombat X.
A protagonist who is arrogant, cynical, and aggressive, but also intelligent and introspective. Named after the English Romanticist writer Lord Byron, who popularized such characters and was said to have fit this description himself.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
Capitalism is an economic system that supports private property and financial gain.
Jacking is the act of taking control of a vehicle that is not under the player's rightful or original possession, and may or may not have been taken out of another player's or NPC's possession.
The 3rd stage after being spotted in the Metal Gear Series.
Videogames with extreme or controversial content will often be altered for release in certain countries, usually to comply with local laws or prevent cultural misunderstandings.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is an arm of the US government devoted to espionage activities. The Agency plays a significant role in plenty of games.
Christianity is a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. It is also the largest religion in the world.
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.
Codec is the communication system used by Snake in the Metal Gear series of games.
Limited editions of games that include extra "perks" like Making of DVDs and a nice and shiny tin with extra box art
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.
Due to crafty camera angles and conveniently placed objects in the environment, the nudity in the scene is obscured from view.
Counter-terrorists fight terrorists wherever they are found. These professional soldiers are highly disciplined and skilled in their profession.
Games where attacks directed to the crotchal region cause much more damage than other areas, sometimes as a male-only phenomenon.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
An organism consisting of both natural and artificial systems.
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