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Some games will give the player hints and tips on how to play while the game loads.
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.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
Nintendo Network is the online service for Wii U and 3DS.
A function of the Wii U that allows games to be played exclusively through the Wii U GamePad.
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.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
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 cutscene that is viewed through the eyes of the protagonist or some other character. POV stands for "point of view".
A lack of basic needs like clothes, clean water, shelter, and food.
A weighty real-world issue that some games comment on, often through allegory. Unfortunately, other games can offend players in their depiction of different ethnicities, whether intentionally or not, thus becoming part of the issue themselves.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
Projectiles that once fired can be retrieved again, either from the corpse of victims or, more likely, from the environment around it.
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 gameplay mechanic which allows the player to move faster than the normal speed. Usually for a set amount of time.
Using stealth often requires the player to accomplish their objective without being detected by enemies. Methods of detection can vary from game to game, and can be based on an enemy's line of sight, how quiet the player is, or even how the player interacts with the environment.
Stealth kills are special kills in video games that usually occur when the AI is not aware of the threat of the player.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
The option to display dialog and other information with text on screen.
Survival is a concept that signifies that the player's life is constantly in jeopardy.
Liquid that emerges from pores and covers the skin when the body gets hot
Weapons designed to be wielded with both hands, typically due to their size in relation to the one wielding them. Examples include longswords, claymores, lances, scythes, and giant hammers among others.
When a populated area is overrun by legions of the undead. They are often accompanied by demons or parasitic lifeforms.
WASD, or WADS, is the most common and often the default setting to move the player character in computer games with a first or third person perspective.
Wii U games supporting the Pro Controller either in addition to or as a replacement for the Wii U GamePad.
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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