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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 proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Games which feature creatures who make use of the natural excretions of their body to lay waste to their enemies.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
Cannibalism occurs when a creature eats the flesh of a member of its own species. Cannibalism is frowned upon in organized societies, and has made several appearances in video games as listed below.
Some games just won't settle for laughs. Some games make you want to cringe as you're busting a gut.
Some creatures can easily take off some of their "major" body parts without any real harm to them. Sometimes they can grow new ones quickly or re-attach the parts they took off.
Some games have included developers commentary. These comments can be in text form, audio that plays in the game or the menus, or video. Sometimes they are just added in the collectors editions.
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.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
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.
Ahh, eating... We can't live without it, and, apparently, neither can some characters. From snakes to dots, games have odd ways of dishing out their dishes.
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
Literally meaning "black film," film noir is a term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas. This unique style of storytelling and cinematography is often incorporated into video games.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
Games with covers depicting a character with their mouth open, often used suggest that the character depicted is yelling.
A plot device where innocent characters are killed. Sometimes players forced to watch it happen and can do nothing to prevent it.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
The single most important thing in the world, love is a powerful story telling element that can connect characters or drive a story. There are many video game characters who have fallen in love with someone or something.
The ability to influence and control the thoughts of others.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
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.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
Regenerating health is a gameplay mechanic which automatically refills the players health bar after successfully escaping damage for a set amount of time. It is typically seen in RPGs and modern first/third-person shooters.
Resurrection is the act of being brought back to life. One must have already been living and have died in order to be able to be resurrected.
A widely popular music style, originating from a fusion of blues, R&B, country, and jazz. Includes sub-genres such as punk, heavy metal, synth rock, and pop rock, among others.
Romance in video games can either be interactive, in which the player attempts to woo another character, or an unchangeable part of the story of a given game.
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.
Whether it be cigarettes, cigars or pipes, tobacco or otherwise, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you - and that it makes you look undeniably cool.
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