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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.
Present in most action games, where people can say cheesy stuff and get away with it. Usually spoken by the hero, before or after wasting a dude.
A secondary function for a single weapon, such as launching a grenade from a rifle.
In these games, there is an actual number or meter on-screen that shows how much armor the player has. Rather than being treated like equipment or a power-up, this armor serves more as a secondary health pool.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The cutscenes are nothing but the pages of a comic book. Audio is usually dubbed over to give them a little more life.
Written words that are used to describe sounds, sometimes used in comic book—inspired games, like XIII.
Games with achievements for failing. For the purpose of this concept, any kind of 'achievement' is acceptable - this includes trophies or in-game accomplishments.
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.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
A door that players must go through to exit the level
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
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.
Using physical force to damage an opponent, with or without an equipped weapon from a first person perspective.
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.
The idea of taking an existing franchise and starting over from scratch, overhauling the gameplay and sometimes going so far as to remove it from any connection to previous games in a series. Such is sometimes done when attempting to revitalize a franchise that is showing its age and has fallen into disfavor.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Rooms that are either invisible or extremely hidden. Players are rewarded with health, easter eggs, weapons or traps.
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.
A concept in a game where the playable character can't run out of ammo, and doesn't need to pick up/buy ammo. In some cases, you still have to reload your weapon, but you will still have an endless amount of magazines.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
"LAN" is short for "Local Area Network," which is exactly as it sounds. Setting up a LAN allows players to join together locally in multiplayer games through a small, computer network rather than through the internet.
A NosCon (short for Nostalgic Continuity) is a game made with the purpose of appealing to people's nostalgia for the retro gameplay and style of a specific series.
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