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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.
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).
Although force feedback is often used in games to indicate such commonalities as when a player character is taking damage or feeling weapon recoil, it is sometimes used in more creative ways, such as providing hints to finding an item or providing emphasis during an otherwise non-interactive cinematic sequence. These games feature more creative uses of rumble than the norm.
Dashboard view puts the player in the helmet of the driver. Usually in cars or other vehicles. Most commonly in next-gen racing games and shooting games which have vehicles
The 1995 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles California on May 11-13.
Flat shading is a lighting technique used in 3D computer graphics. Its characteristic look is easily recognized.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
"LAN" is short for "Local Area Network," which is exactly as it sounds. Setting up a LAN allows players to join together locally in multiplayer games through a small, computer network rather than through the internet.
Game cartridges that are shaped differently from other ones for the same console. While they are more commonly associated with unlicensed games, there have been occasions where these were seen with official releases: mainly ones that incorporate special hardware.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
A mode in the game, often an unlockable, allowing players to listen to individual music tracks, voice clips and/or sound effects.
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