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consists of 14 releases.
Released Oct 26, 2010
Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
It's not easy to motion capture accurate drumming into a cutscene.
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.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
A group of musicians that perform together.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Wireless keyboard controller (console, optional bundle)
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
When previously purchased content is able to be imported into another game, usually a sequel.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Crowd surfing is the act of riding a wave of arms across a sea of humanity. Often part of live rock shows - just be careful not to land on your head.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
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.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
The highest rating in the scoring system for the Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchises.
FreeLC is free downloadable content. It is a sub-category of DLC which encompasses only free downloadable content.
An increasingly popular feature in games that notifies you of how well your friends are doing compared to your own progress.
A concept primarily found in music/rhythm games. Commonly abbreviated to FC, a Full Combo is achieved by hitting 100% of the notes without breaking the combo multiplier.
Since 1998, an independent group of about forty worldwide media outlets who determine the best games of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
The annual European games convention held in Cologne, Germany. It took place on the 18-22 of August.
Hammer Ons and Pull Offs (often shorthanded as HO/POs) are Guitar Hero/Rock Band notes that you can play without strumming. They always follow at least one note you do have to strum, then you can continue playing just by pressing the fret buttons.
Arguably the rockingest genre of rock music.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
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A list of games that have their own in-game graphical achievement menu. Used for showing current progress towards achievements or trophies.
The 2011 Interactive Achievement Awards celebrated the best games of 2010.
Games in which the player is judged how well he or she sings along to the words onscreen.
Some rhythm games depend entirely on the sync between audio, video and the controller. Lag Calibration is the in-game concept of modifying how the game syncs the two former to the latter.
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