694: Dirty Fluids
Road to Master Rank 02
PokéMonday Night Combat
Jeff Gerstmann - Guilty Treasures #01
7/23/2021: QUALITY ASSURED
GrubbSnax Ep. 04: Activision Lawsuits, EA Play Live 2021, and Dragon Names
The Community Spotlight 2021.07.24
The Community Spotlight 2021.07.17
The Community Spotlight 2021.07.10
New Logo Mug
Interlocking Dad Hat
consists of 13 releases.
Released Aug 20, 2013
An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
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.
Used by protagonists when opening a door that is locked, or just for looking really cool.
Alert is a state a game may enter after the player has been overtly detected by enemies, and often brings increased enemy opposition (in numbers, aggression, etc.) while a cooldown timer or meter appears by which the player can gauge the expiration of Alert.
Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
Sick 'em, boy!
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
Going barefoot is to go without the assistance of any type of footwear including shoes, boots, socks, wraps, etc.
A beggar is a pauper who resorts to begging. Some nobles are known to grow weary of their antics.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
The act of using your buddy as a platform to reach higher ground or cover more distance.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is an arm of the US government devoted to espionage activities. The Agency plays a significant role in plenty of games.
Chest-High Walls appear regularly in video games, particularly in third-person-shooters with cover mechanics.
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
Games involving any form of vehicular crash landing or emergency landing.
A sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Cutscenes that do not take into account the specific gear that the player has equipped.
The ability to pause a story scene. This avoids missing plot points if you are interrupted or take a break, or let's you call someone to show off a game's FMV or real time animation.
A type of technique in killing opponents in games through a vertical takedown with high risks and high satisfaction. First practised in the Mechwarrior franchise. Can also mean the usage of weaponry to rain devastation and mass death.
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 dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 5-7.
The nineteenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11-13, 2013.
This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:
Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other
Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll
send you an email once approved.
Use your keyboard!
Log in to comment