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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.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
The Black Market is a concept wherein players may buy or sell items through alternative means. This is often a way to make more money but can often land the player into trouble.
The Art of tracking down criminals and the wanted like for a cash reward.
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.
Dashboard view puts you in the helmet of the driver. Usually in cars or other vehicles. Most commonly in next-gen racing games and shooting games which have vehicles
The act of aerial combat between two or more fighter aircraft. A common occurrence in many combat flight games, it is the equivalent of a firefight in a first- or third-person shooter.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
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A ship or object travels faster than the speed of light to reach distant locations. An example is the Mass Relay system in Mass Effect.
An in-engine cinematic is a type of cutscene that is rendered in real time using the game's graphics engine.
Games often feature in-game music, however some have taken the effort to create their own radio stations, with DJ's, talkback, and a variety of music.
Livery Editors allow you to fully customize your car's livery with all sorts of shapes that can be bent and resized to form all kinds of cool paintjobs.
Lock On is a game mechanic that allows the player to automatically center the character's aim on a target, usually done with a toggle or a press of a button.
Many games allow you to buy stuff, these are the dudes who help sell it to you. Typically they also engage in light conversation.
The presence of different kinds of ammunition that pose advantages depending on situational needs. They vary on a per-game basis, but popular types include incendiary and armor-piercing.
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In the sky or in the blackness of space, these guys can get you from one place to another, and maybe blow up a few bad (or good) guys along the way!
Radial Menus are menus that appear in a circular pattern to display the options the player has.
Games where players can move in any 3D direction: forward & backwards; up & down; and left & right. Descent is a well-known example of this type of movement. It is differentiated from standard FPS movement, which is considered to be four degrees (or five, including jumping and crouching.)
Space is usually empty, but sometimes it's filled with virtual death machines.
Like pirates, only spacier. Frequent antagonists in sci-fi games, especially the Metroid series.
The act of buying a particular good for a low price at one location, and selling it at another location for a higher price, resulting in a profit.
Items in a game that exist for the purpose of being purchased by the player and then sold for a profit within the game economy, but do not otherwise affect the gameplay. Trade Goods usually imply that the inhabitants of the game world both produce and consume these goods in limited quantities.
Battle becomes something new entirely when there's no up or down.
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