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Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
A game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
Circle-strafing is strafing around a target while facing it. This is useful for disorienting the target's aim, making for an easier kill.
Crouch Jumping is an action performed in FPS games in which the player crouches mid-jump in order to hurdle an obstacle or reach higher ground.
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.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Forge is a mode in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4, which allows players to alter their favorite multiplayer maps and easily share them with friends and the Halo community.
It takes four head shots from a Battle Rifle, featured in Halo 2 and 3, to kill an opposing player with full shields, or three body shots, followed up with one to the head. Nailing all of them is known as a Four Shot.
Grenade spamming is a strategy used in multiplayer shooters; a player chooses a location and throws every grenade in his possession towards it, in hopes that the combined force of the explosions will hit something. Unfortunately, this tactic can work rather well in some games.
A style of play in multiplayer gaming with the purpose of annoying, irritating and angering other players.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
Map Makers or Editors are built-in tools that allow the average gamer to tweak or fully customize a map of their own, with no mod or programming skills required.
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.
King of the Hill is a popular game mode where the players have to stay in a designated area of a map to gain points. This mode is becoming increasingly popular in shooters.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
Objective-based team gameplay occurs when one group attempts to accomplish some goal -- enter a base, capture or destroy some MacGuffin, rescue the hostages -- while the other tries to prevent it.
A Rocket Jump uses the explosive force of a rocket to launch the player high into the air, usually at the expense of some of his health.
Eliminating a target with a long-range rifle.
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Sticking, also known as 'pegging' or 'tagging', refers to hitting someone with a form of sticky grenade in either multiplayer or single player.
Also known as corpse-humping, tea-bagging is a slang term in video games when after a player has slain another player or NPC, they move their character over the dead character's body and crouch up and down repeatedly, adding a humiliating, and often humorous, factor to the character's death.
The act of killing a fellow teammate in a game, to boost score or just for fun. This often results in being booted from games, and several games allow the server to do this automatically.
An alien alliance consisting of several unique species that serve as the enemy in the Halo franchise.
The United Nations Space Command is the military force that represents the united Human race in the Halo franchise. They are all that stand between the Covenant and their goal of exterminating Humanity.
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