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Formerly known as the "Quake II Engine", id Tech 2 is the second generation of game engines from id Software.
Map Makers or Editors are built-in tools that allow the average gamer to tweak or fully customize a map of their own, with no mod or programming skills required.
The ability of a player to interact with items or geometry in the game world, whether for story or gameplay reasons or simply for immersion.
Games often use iron sights to define precision shooting with non-scoped weapons.
Take an item and throw it at the enemy.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Information on the time honored tradition of killing rats. Killing rats is a much cliched first quest for many western RPGs.
Limb Targeting is the ability to target specific limbs on the body with the object being either to disable the limb or kill the target faster. It may also be referred to as the "Limb System" or "Localized Damage".
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
An opponent that typically appears around the halfway point in a level. Mini-Bosses are more formidable than the average opponent, though normally not as tough as the end-level Boss.
This is a concept that allows a single weapon to have two or more functions with the same ammo
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Nudity is qualified as either exposed buttocks, breasts, or genitalia or general lack of clothing. Video game nudity is largely a rarity outside of the PC market.
The concept of operating a computer inside a game via its own operating system. The player might have access to a virtual desktop or console commands to reach the desired information.
Criminals banded together with a common goal in mind. Can range from a band of thugs to The Mafia.
Police are paid protectors who enforce the law through legal use of force. They help ensure public safety and social order. Their motto is to protect and to serve.
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.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
A portion of a shooter or action game where players are forced into an on rail shooting sequence.
Regenerating ammo indicates that rapid fire will result in ammo running out temporarlily, rather than permenantly. If the player stops firing the ammo stock will begin to increase, usually stopping once a certain number is reached.
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 Rocket Jump uses the explosive force of a rocket to launch the player high into the air, usually at the expense of some of his health.
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.
Sometimes, things are just meant to happen the way they do. Usually triggered by a timer, or by the player crossing a checkpoint.
Instead of having the loot spew out of the corpse it-self, this concept is based on having to interact with the corpse to obtain the loot.
A Secret area is a place hidden that few will find unless they know where to look.
Female video game characters are often designed with impossible figures and proportions, outfits that are unrealistic, or end up in completely over-the-top poses designed to show off their bodies. Famous examples include Ivy from Soul Calibur series, and the entire female cast of Dead or Alive.
The phenomenon of an enemy who is heavily resistant to damage (or even invulnerable) everywhere on its body - except for its back.
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