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Be it an “unopenable” door, a sprawling fence, a sudden outcropping of land, an ocean, a cliff (often a deadly ocean/cliff combo,) a broken-down car, an “invisible wall,” or large trees; barriers in video games manifest themselves in a variety of forms (physical and otherwise).
The concept of requiring the player to collect large amounts of multiple tokens to progress in the game, learn new abilities, unlock secrets or optional content, etc. It was often implemented in the early platformers of the N64 & Playstation era.
Games that have been offered to players free of charge, from a publisher or distribution platform, as a form of apology for a service issue.
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.
Games that were only available through digital distribution, then later released on physical media.
The last boss you face in a game, usually representing the final climax of the game.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
A console game is high definition if it operates at a resolution of at least 720p, or 1280x720. A console able to achieve this resolution is HD-capable. For a variety of reasons, the term does not apply to PC games.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
The ability for the player to become unseen, from basic camouflage to fully vanishing from sight.
An invisible enemy is an antagonist that cannot be seen under normal circumstances. Sometimes these enemies are only temporarily invisible or can be made visible somehow.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
Ever since Pac-Man, games have had us navigating mazes.
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."
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
PlayStation Plus is a premium PlayStation Network subscription service.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Power Ups can be used to give the controlling character, or any other character, temporary or permanent upgrades.
Many games feature a story which involves saving the world and its inhabitants, often single handedly.
A superhero is a fictional character of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest.
When a certain amount of time is given to the player to reach a goal or finish an objective.
Time Stopping is the ability to stop the flow of time, stopping all movement from everyone but the person who used the ability.
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.
Zombies, more accurately called the walking dead, are reanimated corpses who feed on the living, and have become a ubiquitous video game enemy. They often move slowly, but can be deadly in large numbers, which is unfortunately how they tend to travel. Shotgun time!
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