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Released Nov 20, 2007
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.
An applause is the act of a crowd or group of people clapping their hands, usually in response to something awesome that happened.
Backwards Compatibility is a feature in console gaming that allows a console to play the games and use the hardware of its previous iterations. Some games are also designed from the ground up to be played in more than one console.
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.
On some box art, the main character is facing away.
Guitar, drum, and microphone controllers (console, Special Edition)
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
Allows the player to continue playing - even though they have finished the game. This allows the completion of unfinished side-quests or the results of the player's victory in the world to be seen.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Concerts are live performances before audiences, and have been culturally relevant for thousands of years. Their uses in games range from mere plot devices to entire design philosophies.
When previously purchased content is able to be imported into another game, usually a sequel.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
Create-A modes allows the player to create the skate park of their dreams, their own action hero, or the next champion of wrestling.
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.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
As seen in the Rock Band franchise, a drum fill is a section of the drum chart of the song taken out and replaced by a fill section.
The 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 11-13.
It may seem like bottom rung, but its your best friend when you just HAVE to find out if the Princess is in the castle and your date is waiting for you. Go ahead and hit those crosshairs until your shame is backlit by neon text outline, just don't expect any achievements!
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.
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 interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
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