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A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
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.
An Arcade-style racer is a game which shoots for a fun and fast-paced experience over trying to simulate real life physics and racing protocol.
Arcade NEXT is an Xbox Live Marketplace promotion featuring four XBLA titles that are the first to feature a new maximum limit of achievements.
When a game (particularly on PC) can automatically detect what type of controller (gamepad, keyboard, flight stick, etc) that the player is using at any given moment.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
An ability with which a person can uphold exceptional equilibrioception. In other words, not falling over.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
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.
Written words that are used to describe sounds, sometimes used in comic book—inspired games, like XIII.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
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.
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 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 7-9.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
An environmental hazard that can be exploited to inflict massive areal damage, exploding barrels are one of the most ubiquitous objects to be found in games. The most common methods of ignition include shooting and throwing. Exploding barrels are usually distinguished from the non-exploding kind by a conspicuous red tint.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
Floating Islands are land masses (anywhere from island size to continental size) that float either by the use of magic or some other force.
An increasingly popular feature in games that notifies you of how well your friends are doing compared to your own progress.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
A translucent "ghost" representation of a prior performance in a racing game.
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.
Map Makers or Editors are built-in tools that allow the average gamer to tweak or fully customize a map of their own, with no mod or programming skills required.
An instantreplay is a gameplay element typically associated with sports games, and widely made popular with the Madden Franchise. Instant replays allow players to go back and view gameplay footage, occasionally from varying points of view.
The player is respawned (or has the option to respawn) immediately following death, and with minimal lost progress and little to no break in the action. This concept is often seen used in difficult or fast-paced games where frequent player death is treated as a learning experience.
The legendary Konami code, any who knew it were rewarded in many classic Konami games.
UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A (SELECT) (START)!
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