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A circumstance in video games where the player will defeat large numbers of enemies without any assistance from AI or other players. This may occur for part of a game or the entirety of it.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Games that begin with the protagonist flying in a helicopter, often this is used to introduce the game's characters to the player.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
A common type of bug where players can leave the intended confines of the game world or map. Exploited in many multiplayer games for easy kills.
Overheating in video games involves guns and vehicles experiencing an increase in temperature leading to reduced efficiency or accuracy, damage or even destruction.
Console games that derive from a past PC exclusive release, either due to popular demand or poor sales.
Enemies that are adamant in their will to hunt you down. Example: Pac-Man ghosts.
Any character you can control in a game is a Player Character (PC), as opposed to a non-player character (NPC), which is a character that can only be controlled by the game.
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!
Referencing a TV show, celebrity, song, trend, historical event, etc. is one of the easiest ways to get a laugh. This can be either a throw-away gag, like the name of an achievement, or the main subject of the game.
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
A follow-up to a game or movie that takes place before the events of the previous installment or installments.
Swearing, cursing, call it what you want. It is an expression of anger or frustration, in most cases.
Used in fighting games, projectiles are objects that a fighter can launch at another fighter to attack from a distance. While they can be used to simply inflict damage, projectiles are often used to maneuver opponents into disadvantageous positions.
A way of attempting to control a population via media.
Games whose main character is so egotistical that the whole game just HAS to be named after them.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
QuickLoad allows you to rapidly load your progress in a video game, generally is most seen in computer games.
Quicksave allows you to save your progress in record time at the push of a button. It is more commonly found in PC games than in console games.
Ability to see a character's body in mirrors, water, or other surfaces.
Reloading is the action of replacing the ammunition magazine inside a gun. It adds a touch of realism to most modern shooters, and a certain amount of tension when a player is forced to reload while under fire.
Some games bought at physical stores and online retailers can be activated on Steam using its CD key. Some come with compulsory Steam activation, while for others it is optional.
A widely popular music style, originating from a fusion of blues, R&B, country, and jazz. Includes sub-genres such as punk, heavy metal, synth rock, and pop rock, among others.
A term used to describe the flow of action in a typical action game, where the pace is pre-defined to feature fast action and require quick reflexes. As the name suggests, these are games where the player character can run and shoot at the same time.
Often found in either very violent games, or games taking place in or around water, Screen Splatter is a visual representation of blood, water, strawberry jam, or other liquids temporarily obscuring the player's field of vision.
While screenshots were possible in many games using third-party programs, many games have official use for screenshots. Whether that be being able to take them, and have them uploaded to the internet or your hard drive, or have them serve in game purposes.
A Scripted Death is a moment when the player is taken out of control resulting in the characters death
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