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consists of 12 releases.
Released Oct 10, 2007
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Artificial life-forms ("robots") specifically designed to mimic the appearance of human beings. Although this is a male-specific term, with female-looking machines actually being "gynoids", the term "android" is generally used universally in video games.
A partial reward granted to the player for aiding a teammate by softening a target or helping to fully score by completing an objective in competitive multiplayer. Assist Points may also refer to bonuses awarded for simply supporting an ally with repair, supplies or a defibrillator zap.
Backstab is a skill utilized most commonly by rogues. By attacking from behind an opponent, backstabs significantly increase the damage dealt. Sometimes a backstab can mean a one hit kill.
"You fight like a dairy farmer!" and "I've fought mudcrabs more fearsome than you!" are both good examples of this.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
It's just like Capture the Flag, except... not.
A concept in games with multiple characters, a screen with pictures of all playable characters with the possibility of stat listings.
Players can choose from a selection of classes to play as in order to complete objectives, or support their team in the most effective way.
Whether through microtransactions or loot drops, getting that special hat or extra-sparkly pair of pants allows players to put their personal stamp on a character, without giving them a gameplay advantage.
Customization in games that allow users to change various parts of their equipment or moves to fit their gaming style.
Commercial servers that are run separately from the game client, their bandwidth and processing power is dedicated solely to hosting. In particular hosting multiplayer games with large numbers of players. Dedicated servers superseded listen servers, that could be set up using the player-client hardware.
Industry jargon used to describe a troubled development cycle that results in long delays, extended periods without new info, and often radical changes to the game.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
A draw occurs when two or more players end a versus match where no player is determined to be the winner. This can be caused by a double knock out, or when players have an equal point value at the end of a set period of time.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
While most game currencies resemble real-life currencies or fantasy equivalents, some games re-frame entirely mundane objects as vital economic components.
See? The exploiting, soulless people who run the video game industry DO care about their fans!
Using physical force to damage an opponent, with or without an equipped weapon from a first person perspective.
Free to Play titles allow a user to play a version of the game without paying an initial purchase fee, but generally require the purchase of microtransactions to access additional content.
Some first-person games that wish to immerse the player in the experience more will go as far as to include full body awareness, or the ability to see the player character's body when looking down.
Gibs (giblets) are, basically, what's left of someone after they make contact with an explosive object or powerful weapon. They can be seen in games such as Doom, Quake, Team Fortress 2 and many, many more.
Typically offered through optional items or specific characters, glass cannons are play-styles focused on greatly increased damage output at the cost of low defenses and/or health.
A system that gives a game the technical capability to implement the effects of gore which include but are not limited to, dismemberment, charring, beheading and gibbing. Gore systems have progressed significantly over the years from enemies scattering into pixels to highly detailed body tearing.
When a developer begs and pleads and offers to do laundry for even a tiny guest appearance, sometimes those famous characters will still flake on them. At least they still have their laundry.
Taunts that may cause damage to people or property.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
A high five is a gesture where two or more people simultaneously raise a hand and slap palms with each other. Jumping is optional.
9v9 gamemode in Team Fortress 2 where each team can only field one of each class.
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