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Game of the Year
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consists of 14 releases.
Released Oct 13, 2009
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.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
A protagonist who lacks some or all of the qualities traditionally seen as heroic.
Characters that have an Australian accent.
During boss battles, sometimes the boss kills their own henchmen. This concept is often used as a way of demonstrating a boss' wrath.
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
A Cover System is a gameplay mechanic that specifically governs the player's ability to hide behind objects to avoid detection or enemy fire.
A post-processing blurring effect used mostly by modern action games, particularly modern first-person shooters. Used to blur foreground or background elements to simulate a lens focus.
Destructible cover is an increasingly popular feature in shooters, even those without cover systems. It is used to encourage creative tactics both in single-player and multiplayer.
In most shooters missiles are indestructible, but there is games where they can be destroyed by projectiles
Everything you need isn't always spelled out for you on the map. Sometimes even the map is not there till you go explore it.
Receiving damage or dying as a result of falling.
A Game of the Year Edition is any video game that has been repackaged and advertised as having earned either one or many Game of the Year awards from any number of recognized publications or websites, often times with a discounted price and additional content.
The second annual Game of the Year awards from Giant Bomb.
Recognizing excellence (and messes) in games since 2008.
Whether it be Mario vs. Bowser, Jedi vs. Sith, Link vs. Ganon, or Elves vs. Orcs, the forces of good are in an eternal battle with the hordes of evil.
Graphic Filters are removable filters that change the look of the graphics in a game. They can range from making a game look like an old film, to smoothing the pixellated graphics of an old game.
When you purposely hold back on throwing a grenade to take advantage of the 3 to 5 second fuse
Shambhala is guarded by giant blue humans known as the guardians. They are strong, and hard to kill.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
A storytelling technique with which the narrative begins in the middle of a story, rather than the beginning. With this technique, prior events are often shown in extended flashbacks. This is not the same as a game that simply contains flashbacks.
An in-engine cinematic is a type of cutscene that is rendered in real time using the game's graphics engine.
A prompt that directs the player's attention toward some specific scene/landmark.
The opposite of open-ended gameplay, linear gameplay uses scripted events, Quick time events, cut scenes, and a restricted path to tell a story exactly how the writer intends, and control elements of the action.
Playing multiplayer games with a mix of online and local players. For example, two players playing Mario Kart locally on the same console partaking in online races with other people.
A love triangle is when three (or more) people are in some kind of romantic relationship with each other. They can become messy and complicated. It may or may not be competitive.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
A post processing effect that blurs and streaks the entire frame. Loosely based on the behavior of real-world optics.
Small achievements awarded within multiplayer games during match progress, Sometimes accompanied by an in-game announcer callout. Usually awarded with kill streaks, multi-kills, objective modes, etc and are sometimes compiled into a "Medal Chest" which archives awarded medals and how many times they have been awarded.
An online multiplayer grouping system that allows players to join a party and "travel" from match to match together automatically.
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