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The severing of limbs is a good way for designers to make every battle a bloodier, gorier mess. Or sillier in the right situations.
Life altering and potentially dangerous, drugs come in a large variety of forms. In most games, drugs can have significantly different physical and social effects on video game characters.
The concept of using two weapons at once, often for more damage at the cost of accuracy, the use of a shield, grenades, or other similar accessories.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
The 1998 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28-30.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
Content released frequently, every release contains a small portion of a whole story.
An evil organization is a group of super-villans who are hell bent on world domination or something of a similar nature. Usually defeated by a single Spy/Superhero/Average Joe/small child.
An Expansion brings new missions, modes & new story elements to a full product title. Expansions typically require a full version game to function, but there are also stand-alone packs as well.
An environmental hazard that can be exploited to inflict massive areal damage, exploding barrels are one of the most ubiquitous objects to be found in games. The most common methods of ignition include shooting and throwing. Exploding barrels are usually distinguished from the non-exploding kind by a conspicuous red tint.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Games that feature an antagonist--someone who opposes the game's protagonist--that is a woman.
An alluring female who uses her charms to seduce men with intention of using them to further her own intentions.
Using physical force to damage an opponent, with or without an equipped weapon from a first person perspective.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
The First-Person Regain Consciousness is regularly seen in First-Person-Shooters.
These faucets are functional.
Toilets that can be used in-game. Neat, but easily abused, which seriously impacts virtual water conservation.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
A place were everything is unnaturally or naturally large compared to the protagonist.
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.
Taking advantage of computers and machinery as weapons, in solving puzzles, etc. or otherwise changing up gameplay.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
More effective than any hospital. These games let you heal damage; ranging from a black eye to a gunshot wound, just by having a snack.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
Death From Above.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A three dimensional image or transmission commonly used in science fiction. May or may not be interacted with.
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