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Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
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.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The process of fighting, but with dance.
Dancing is the movement of a body, usually rhythmic and to some kind of music. A lot of times, it happens between two people and may be romantic.
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.
The 2000 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
Japanese pop music, also known as J-Pop, refers to the most popular and mainstream music produced in Japan. It is commonly featured in many rhythm games as well as other genres.
Lenticulars are images that change or move when viewed from different angles. Occasionally they are used on the cover of a game. The process is based on stereoscopic vision and is made possible through the use of arrays of carefully designed parallel lenses.
The opposite of open-ended gameplay, linear gameplay uses scripted events, Quick time events, cut scenes, and a restricted path to tell a story exactly how the writer intends, and control elements of the action.
The alien adversaries from Sega's Space Channel 5 series. They plan to conquer the galaxy by hypnotizing people and forcing them to dance.
Music based games may be growing in popularity now, but there have always been musicians in games. Whether they're in a band, play an instrument, or just sing into a hairbrush, these characters live for music.
OnLive is a streaming service that utilizes cloud computing technology to stream videogames straight to the consumer's computer or TV.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
The use of peripherals has vastly changed the way games are played. This concept includes an array of items, including joysticks, plastic guitars & drum-sets, and specialized printers.
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!
Porting is a term used when a game designed to run on one platform is converted to run on a different platform. Quality varies, though some titles are packaged with extras.
Many games feature a story which involves saving the world and its inhabitants, often single handedly.
Players must repeat a series of inputs, dictated by the game, in order to progress. It is very similar in nature to Simon Says, or more accurately, the electronic game, Simon.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
Tentacle Terrors, and Tentacle Tormentors, are monsters from the EverQuest franchise.
Dreamcast games that include support for the VMU, or Visual Memory Unit; essentially, a memory storage device that doubles as a crude handheld game system.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
This is a list of PC games which support connecting an Xbox 360 controller to your computer and using it to play the game.
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