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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Some games don't feature a traditional co-op mode that makes the players equal partners, but allows a second player to participate in the game to assist player one albeit with significantly different gameplay mechanics.
Because you'd never expect a banana to be an undercover cluster grenade.
When blood will splash textures on walls or floors and even roofs.
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
The cutscenes are nothing but the pages of a comic book. Audio is usually dubbed over to give them a little more life.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
A bright flash, usually red and seen on the borders of the screen, that indicates damage or injury.
Decapitation is the removal of the head of a person or animal.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
The controversial practice of incorporating "access control technology" into digital media so as to limit what owners of that media can do with it, most commonly for the stated purpose of preventing piracy.
The ability to dodge an attack, making the player untouchable for a brief period.
A double jump is the ability to jump while already in mid-air to get some extra lift. In reality, double jumps are not possible and violate fundamental laws of physics.
Grinding is the ability to slide along the edge of an object, usually a rail of some kind, with the trucks of a skateboard, the sole of a rollerblade, or the pegs of a BMX bike, in addition to grind boots or simply the character's feet.
A term that can be used to refer to RPGs that focus more on the action, or brawler action games which focus on hack & slash gameplay.
Health is a value that gauges how much damage players can take in a game before they die or pass out. Also known as life in some games. Health is usually represented by a bar or a percentage instead of an exact amount. Found in most non sport games
Complete move list for character actions that are already in the game itself. Usually accessed via pause menu.
In some action oriented videogames, the player is able to launch enemies into the air, and can sometimes proceed with follow-up attacks.
While most games feature achievements with gamerscore values in multiples of five, not all games do so.
In many games such as Devil May Cry and God of War, Orbs, or "Souls", if you will, spawn out of the enemies you destroy and provide you with either sweet life or power. Many times these "Orbs" can also be used as a currency of sorts to upgrade.
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.
The ability to move from one area to another instantaneously - typically through some sort of special power or device.
The Undead is an umbrella term describing creatures that do not exhibit the key fundamental attributes that are associated with life, such as respiration, and blood circulation. They are divided into two main categories: Ethereal and Corporeal, depending on whether or not they have a body.
Unlockable gamerpics are a form of reward for completing certain tasks in Xbox 360 games.
Popularized by the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time trilogy, wall running is a concept employed in platforming games. The move is often executed when needing to traverse a gap with only a wall in place. Also includes running straight up walls.
An official line of downloadable games for the Xbox 360 that were developed, peer-reviewed, and self-published by a community of indie developers using Microsoft's XNA framework.
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