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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.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Cartoon characters are personas from cartoons, which are animated moving sequences that are usually drawn but can be computer animated and can come from television, movies, anime or even the web. They can be humans, animals, or even things usually not thought of as living.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
A chicken is a small, domesticated flightless bird that can be white, yellow, brown or black. A female is a hen, a male a rooster, and a baby a chick.
A page devoted to cataloguing and explaining appearances and the use of concept art in games.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
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.
A feature of some PSP games that allows two PSPs to play together with only one UMD. Some DS games also have this feature.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
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.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
Nintendo's online service. It supported the Wii and Nintendo DS.
Some games feature protagonists that are not humanoid in nature. These are creatures that do not have human characteristics (i.e. stand on 2 legs, have 2 arms, a body and a head).
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
Penguins are flightless birds that are found in usually cold areas; they have appear in several videogames, notably the Club Penguin franchise.
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!
A water based sport.
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.
New version of the Unreal engine rolled out with Unreal Tournament 2003. After being further extended and enhanced, it would evolve into the Unreal Engine 2.5 and Unreal Engine 2X.
Game engine made by Epic Games, used for Unreal Tournament 2004, Mods, and other licensed games.
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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