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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
The given name to a dynamic system that overlooks the progression and behavior of a player. It then changes the gameplay difficulty to either reward or punish the player accordingly.
A secondary function for a single weapon, such as launching a grenade from a rifle.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Baditude is being "edgy" in an obviously forced or fake manner. Games with baditude often feature excessive swearing, gratuitous violence, and content meant to shock or offend.
Technology based on biology.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
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.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
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.
AI Bots are computer-controlled game characters that substitute for characters that are otherwise typically played by a human, and are most commonly found in multiplayer games.
For all these games, it is illegal to sell or make them available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for it in any form. This includes the mere presence of a game in the shelves of a store.
Glass that can be broken and destroyed in real-time.
The deliberate animation of breasts, meant to titillate as a means to conform to more realistic physics.
Episodic games that were left incomplete due to the project being halted or cancelled before the final episode could be released.
Chemical weapons are weapons who use chemical products to obtain various detrimental effects.
A cliffhanger is a type of ending where the fate of the characters, the world, or everything in the world is left unresolved. In most cases, they are revealed in sequels.
When you have a code number or a password to type to use a device, you have to type the code
Games involving characters that round up local hoodlums for the good of the community.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Some games just won't settle for laughs. Some games make you want to cringe as you're busting a gut.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
A gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
Industry jargon used to describe a troubled development cycle that results in long delays, extended periods without new info, and often radical changes to the game.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Removing a weapon or item from another person/creature so you can make use of it. Useful for stealth based games.
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