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Released Nov 17, 2006
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
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 view point or camera angle that's fixed on the vehicles front bumper.
A professional racing circuit built on city streets. Not to be confused with illegal street racing.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
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.
Drifting is a technique used in motorsports that involves intentionally over-steering the car to create a slide. This is done both as a competitive and exhibitive technique.
The 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 10-12.
A line that signals the start or the end of the race. Even though it is used for racing, it could mean any type of racing game.
The "Physical" objects in a game world. All objects which a player can collide with, or interact with through game physics, consists of geometry.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
The in-game announcer is a non-character disembodied voice commonly heard in arcade games, first-person shooters and real-time strategy games. They announce game modes, multi-kills, and game-changing events.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
Games that obtained permission to feature real-life licensed car brands.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
Some games feature the ability to switch the gameplay camera perspective between first and third person, either as an option or as a gameplay element.
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.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
Ability to see a character's body in mirrors, water, or other surfaces.
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.
What lies ahead, and is distant from the present.
A key component of an automobile.
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