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consists of 5 releases.
Released Aug 31, 2004
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Boost takes a game to a new level giving players a greater level of speed. This speed opens up new doors to sports games, driving games, and any game that can benefit from the reward of speed.
Bumper Cam is one of several available camera modes in SRS: Street Racing Syndicate, and allows more of the road to be seen as the car is not visible.
The art of taking corners is an essential element for any good racing driver, and it is a technique that must be mastered in order to produce the fastest times on track.
Money earned in SRS: Street Racing Syndicate can be used to buy new cars, upgrade current vehicles, and visually modify them with aftermarket parts, or performance parts.
DNAS was Sony's solution to all of the online cheating on PS2 games. It was also introduced as a means to discourage and prevent illegal copies of games to be played online.
Dolby Digital is an audio compression technology codec first used in movie theaters. It's now commonly used in many modern day audio/video media formats, including video games.
Drafting is the term in motorsports for following a car closely. The result of drafting makes for less air resistance, faster speeds, and better fuel mileage.
Drift jumping has been a secret staple of the third and fourth Burnout games. To be able to compete with the best of the best, players must be able to drift right before hitting a jump to gain a massive speed boost.
Drifting is a technique used in motorsports that involves intentionally over-steering the car to create a slide. This is done both as a competitive and exhibitive technique.
The 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13. This was the 10th annual E3.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
During SRS, players will frequently be pursued by the police for flaunting traffic laws and endangering public life.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
"LAN" is short for "Local Area Network," which is exactly as it sounds. Setting up a LAN allows players to join together locally in multiplayer games through a small, computer network rather than through the internet.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
The police chase consists of the police chasing someone; usually by car. Sometimes the player plays as the guy getting chased and sometimes as the police.
Sometimes, you want to play games with a real person who's sitting right next to you. These games have you covered.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Illegal auto racing taking place on public roads.
Extra objects, characters, or content in a game that can only be accessed after completing a certain task such as completing the game, or by using cheat codes.
The building/editing of vehicles, mechs, and the like.
When a car is damaged it will not be able to achieve the same speeds it once was. Parts become less efficient due to damage, and in some cases, can hinder performance. SRS is no different. Damage to the car will mean that it is less efficient and effective when racing.
The ability to communicate via voice.
The Xbox 360 has limited compatibility with original Xbox games through software emulation. Originally there were 213 Xbox games compatible with the Xbox 360, now there are 478.
Xbox Live is Microsoft's online gaming service. Xbox Live has two subscription plans: Silver, which is free, and Gold, which is subscription-based.
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