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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
8-bit can be a reference to actual computing power, or it can be a retro look for videogames that want to recall a bygone era.
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.
Some games offer alternate modes or specific sections of the storyline that involve arena combat, gladiator style.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
The ability for a player to control the motion and direction of the in-game camera.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
Enemies who don't fight fair or flee when they're running low on health. Examples include Boos from Super Mario and those pesky goblins from Dark Messiah.
Cows are four-legged ruminant mammals, bred for milk, meat, or leather.
Crabs in all forms and sizes, not just the giant enemy variety.
A special device or game mechanic that summarizes and categorizes newly discovered creatures.
Shared mythology for several H.P. Lovecraft stories.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
A bright flash, usually red and seen on the borders of the screen, that indicates damage or injury.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Destructible cover is an increasingly popular feature in shooters, even those without cover systems. It is used to encourage creative tactics both in single-player and multiplayer.
An achievement that is unlocked for completing a game on a certain difficulty level, sometimes granting the achievements for all lower difficulties, and sometimes not.
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.
The severing of limbs is a good way for designers to make every battle a bloodier, gorier mess. Or sillier in the right situations.
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.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps players calculate the current health of opponents.
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.
Fog plays an important role in many games. In games like Silent Hill, it's an atmospheric element. In other games, it's artificially added to reduce framerate and draw distances to save memory.
A screen where players can adjust the luminance value of a game's visuals. This is common in horror games.
Gibs (giblets) are, basically, what's left of someone after they make contact with an explosive object or powerful weapon. They can be seen in games such as Doom, Quake, Team Fortress 2 and many, many more.
This tag is for all games and characters that deal in the concept of gods, demigods, half-gods and the like.
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