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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.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Dashboard view puts the player in the helmet of the driver. Usually in cars or other vehicles. Most commonly in next-gen racing games and shooting games which have vehicles
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of 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 technology that allows a game to continuously load information off a disc while the player is in game to prevent loading screens.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
Dream sequences are a narrative and gameplay mechanic that present the thoughts or events that occur in dreams.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
FreeLC is free downloadable content. It is a sub-category of DLC which encompasses only free downloadable content.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
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.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
Regular difficulty not difficult enough? Enable hardcore mode for a more brutal gaming experience.
Games often feature in-game music, however some have taken the effort to create their own radio stations, with DJ's, talkback, and a variety of music.
Games that obtained permission to feature real-life licensed car brands.
Livery Editors allow you to fully customize your car's livery with all sorts of shapes that can be bent and resized to form all kinds of cool paintjobs.
When a character's basic physical characteristics, such as face structure, skin tone, or gender, can be changed by the player, after the character has already been established in the story.
An online multiplayer grouping system that allows players to join a party and "travel" from match to match together automatically.
Sometimes we will go a whole game without knowing the true name of a protagonist. Oftentimes, this is remedied by unique references being made towards the protagonist, such as "The Wanderer," "The Kid," or "The Man With no Name."
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.
Whether it's taking pictures of things for points or as part of a journal, photography is playing an ever increasing role in many of today's video games.
Picking the gender of your character can help immerse you in the game world. Sometimes this leads to different abilities in-game, sometimes it means nothing at all.
Numerous houses throughout Ibiza and Hawaii can be purchased, and have to be to have enough garage space to store all the purchased cars. Houses can all be entered and redecorated (for a small fee) and picture frames can be used to show off screenshots taken in game. Friends can even be invited into your homes, where you can do nothing at all.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
The sound of police communicating amongst themselves via radio to co-ordinate attacks, often heard by the player so they can react to the attacks.
Often found in either very violent games, or games taking place in or around water, Screen Splatter is a visual representation of blood, water, strawberry jam, or other liquids temporarily obscuring the player's field of vision.
A sequel (also called a follow-up) is a game that carries forward the gameplay concepts, and often the story, of a previous game to which it is officially linked.
No point in gathering coins, gold, gil, money, or whatever if you can't buy anything with it.
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.
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