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Barbarians in games are often known for their brute strength, large size compared to normal humans, appetite for meat and ale, general crudeness, and prowess in melee combat.
Players can design a base or dungeon for their characters to inhabit.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
A person who herds cattle on ranches. Cowboys are emblematic of the early 19th century in the American southwest, and became conflated with gunslinger types in the public imagination.
Crafting allows players to create their own items with the correct ingredients. It is used mainly in MMOs and RPGs.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
First Person Editing occurs when a player can edit the world geometry from a first-person point of view.
A game which features First Person Editing as a core mechanic could be termed a First Person Editor, or FPE. Earliest examples of FPEs are Avoyd and Cube, followed by Infiniminer, Minecraft and many voxel games. The world editing properties should extend to the entire game environment, and optionally to avatars. A good test to identify an FPE is if players can write in-game by carving or building.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
A guild is a group of people who are expert at a skill or task and have banded together for ease of employment.
In games guilds take many forms, from massive societies of real people in MMOs, to simple places to level up and receive quests in most RPG's
A gunslinger is to guns what a swordmaster is to swords.
A night of ghost, ghouls, costumes, and candy. Some video games are based around this holiday, while others simply pay it respect with special levels or characters that embody the spirit of All Hallows' Eve.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Horse riding is mostly used in games to get around from one place to another quicker than you could on foot. They can also sometimes be used in combat or racing.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
Jellyfish are ocean dwelling animals with a mushroom like top and tentacle like cilia on the bottom. They can be translucent or transparent.
A weapon that has been forged and/or imbued with mystical energy, magic, or some other supernatural force. It is often required to solve a specific puzzle, or vanquish an impossible foe.
A meter measured much like HP that depletes when you use magic, and depending on the game, regenerates over time or can only be regenerated through rest or potions. Mana is usually displayed as a blue bar beneath it's red counterpart, the HP bar.
Animals that can be ridden by players to get around faster.
Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers.
The third annual PAX South took place January 27-29, 2017 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The thirteenth PAX West (formerly known as PAX Prime) took place September 2-5, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
The fourteenth PAX West took place September 1-4, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Some games include pets you can either ride on, battle with, or simply enjoy spending time with.
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
In some games, total immersion is helped along by allowing players to purchase and customize their own housing.
The act of acquiring resources for the purpose of building structures and/or unit construction. Resource gathering is a staple of the RTS (Real Time Strategy) genre.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
Many online games allow text chat with other players.
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