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Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
A specific number that briefly floats above an enemy after an attack which displays the exact amount of damage the attack has done.
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.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
IndieGameStand is a website that features and promotes a new independent game every 96 hours (4 days) for gamers to purchase at a discounted price.
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.
By definition, a pirate is a (mostly naval) robber without commission from a sovereign nation. While maritime robbery has been around since ancient times, Piracy had its highpoint during the 17th century. They are easily identified by the "Jolly Roger", which is the traditional name of the famous skull flag.
Procedural Generation refers to the creation of content algorithmically as the game is running. This content generally coexists with standard, authored content; the two are not mutually exclusive.
Space is usually empty, but sometimes it's filled with virtual death machines.
Like pirates, only spacier. Frequent antagonists in sci-fi games, especially the Metroid series.
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.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
Zombies, more accurately called the walking dead, are reanimated corpses who feed on the living, and have become a ubiquitous video game enemy. They often move slowly, but can be deadly in large numbers, which is unfortunately how they tend to travel. Shotgun time!
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