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Determines how long a player should keep their balance on an object.
An ability with which a person can uphold exceptional equilibrioception. In other words, not falling over.
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.
Bullet time is a gameplay mechanic that allows players to slow down time. Depending on the game itself, the player often slows down along with the world around them, however occasionally the player can simply move at normal speed while the game world continues to slow.
Some game characters just cannot swim. This usually means automatic death as soon as they hit the water.
Games prominently featuring celebrities, who either endorse the game or act as the focus of the story. Games with characters who happen to be played by celebrities are not always tie-ins.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Special codes or button combinations used to gain powers or advantages in a game. Generally hidden.
A concept used in many racing and action games in which your vehicle or character is airborne and shot at an awesome angle, often in slow-mo.
The ability to change the color of a character's clothing/armor or even a vehicle's paint with or without the use of an in-game item to do so.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Create-A modes allows the user to create the sports captain of their dreams, their own action hero, or the next Hulk Hogan of wrestling.
A crossover occurs when a character from one franchise makes a special appearance in a game from an unrelated franchise. Some games are specifically designed to be crossovers that bring together characters from two or more franchises.
A gameplay feature that offers players the option to listen to their own music instead of the game's original soundtrack. This allows for a more personalized listening experience.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
DNAS was Sony's solution to all of the online cheating on PS2 games. It was also introduced as a means to discourage and prevent illegal copies of games to be played online.
Dolby Digital is an audio compression technology codec first used in movie theaters. It's now commonly used in many modern day audio/video media formats, including video games.
The 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13. This was the 10th annual E3.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
These are games that support the EyeToy, which is not to be confused with its successor the PlayStation Eye.
Face Mapping allows the player to insert their facial likeness onto a character within the game. It has become a recurring feature in a few EA Sports games, such as the FIFA and Tiger Woods franchises.
The ability for an athlete or character, especially in extreme sports or platforming games, to rotate their bodies in a frontal or backward motion, creating inertia that propels them into a flipping motion.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Gaps are extra points players earn for pulling off a trick on or over an object. They are generally found within extreme-sports games.
A technique used in most extreme sports that allows the athlete to twist their bodies while still maintaining possession of their board. Applicable to both snowboarding and skateboarding.
Graffiti is the practice of painting, etching, stickering, pasting, or in any way marking public or private property with lettering or images for a variety of different ends. Depending on one's perspective, graffiti can be considered either art or vandalism.
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