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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.
Xbox Live is Microsoft's online gaming service. Xbox Live has two subscription plans: Silver, which is free, and Gold, which is subscription-based.
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 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.
Flattening is taking something three dimensional, and somehow making it very thin almost two dimensional. It can be used for comedic effect or a character to use it to fight through tight spaces.
Reptiles known for their hard shells.
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.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
A level in which everything is displayed on-screen at once, with no scrolling, flip screen, or 3D movement. Many '80s games consist entirely of single-screen levels.
Games that have animals as the main character. The character must be playable.
Digging is a strategic mechanic of many games. Digging allows the ability to unearth valuables and strategize pathways.
Cheating is the act of creating an advantage by using methods beyond the normal means of the game.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Originally created in China, mahjong is a draw-and-discard game using a vast assortment of special tiles. It is popular throughout Asia and has many regional rule variations.
An intermission is a little scene shown between rounds to give the player a break. It may advance the storyline or just be humorous. The intermission can be seen as a grandfather to the cutscene, as they often featured humerous animations that weren't necessarily related to the gameplay at all.
Greatest hits is a general term for re-releases of games which have sold a certain number of copies, as part of a program managed by the console manufacturer.
Traffic consists a bunch of cars, pedestrians and other vehicles using a common transport route.
Wolves are mammals closely related to dogs and are known for howling in moonlit forests and hunting in packs to pester players in numerous RPG games.
Gravity is a physical phenomenon, specifically the mutual attraction between all objects in the universe. In a gaming setting, gravity determines the relationship between the player and the "ground," preventing the player or game objects from flying off into space, and hopefully acting in a predictable/realistic manner.
Whether they're getting in the way while you're walking or driving, you always feel the need to trample them.
Pigs are pink, oinking mammals with a button nose and curly tail. They are rumored to eat a lot and be dirty. They don't fly, but they do bring home the bacon.
A parallel projection technique used in 2D sprite-based games to fake the appearance of 3D depth.
Inflation is when you expand or fill up something with something else, usually air, to make it more full or bigger. Some mini-games have you be the first to completely inflate a balloon, or, in the case of Dig-Dug, you inflate monsters to have them explode!
Many games sport magic cars that drive all by themselves. This is most likely done in order to keep a low rating or for other reasons.
Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that have been approved to run on the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
A broad spectrum of games can be described as remakes, from straightforward graphical overhauls to extensive revision of gameplay and story elements. In the most basic sense, a remake keeps the original's core gameplay and plot but makes significant changes to peripheral aspects.
Some games feature protagonists that are not humanoid in nature. These are creatures that do not have human characteristics (i.e. stand on 2 legs, have 2 arms, a body and a head).
Atari 2600 games which run on Starpath's Supercharger peripheral.
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