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Active Reload is a gameplay concept in which the player can actively decrease the load time of a weapon by timing a button press.
A partial reward granted to the player for aiding a teammate by softening a target or helping to fully score by completing an objective in competitive multiplayer. Assist Points may also refer to bonuses awarded for simply supporting an ally with repair, supplies or a defibrillator zap.
A video game engine formerly known as Bitsquid.
The ability to stop or reduce the damage from an oncoming attack.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
A game in which the object is for each team to retrieve the opponent's flag and return it to their own base. Typically used in multiplayer first-person shooter games.
Charging is the action of pressing & holding down a button or particular direction on the controller. Its purpose is to build up a powerful blast or burst of energy to take out an opponent or cause critical damage.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
A Multiplayer game mode where two opposing teams battle for flags, bases, or outposts
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
A mechanic often featured in multiplayer games that allows a player to stay on the battlefield after being mortally wounded, until they bleed out or are revived by a teammate.
Durability refers to the condition of the currently equipped weapons and armor, among other things. Overusing the said item without repair generally results in it breaking or otherwise becoming non-functional. Many games with role-playing elements incorporate this feature.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 5-7.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
Gamescom 2012 was held in Cologne, Germany, from August 15th to 19th.
This is a mechanic used in many games where the player may pick up a weapon, temporarily, that is larger than any of the standard weapons.
A standard in nearly all competitive online shooters, the Kill Feed is the live on-screen update of the kills in an multiplayer game, providing updates as to whom is killing whom, as well as other important events.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
Small payments made with actual money which result in an in-game bonus, such as an extra item, character, etc...
Animals that can be ridden by players to get around faster.
A continuously updated tally of each player's score, kills, deaths, and other info in a multiplayer match. It can usually be pulled up while playing by pressing a button or key.
Some games feature the ability to switch the gameplay camera perspective between first and third person, either as an option or as a gameplay element.
Objective-based team gameplay occurs when one group attempts to accomplish some goal -- enter a base, capture or destroy some MacGuffin, rescue the hostages -- while the other tries to prevent it.
Parrying is a specialized block mechanic, often with a tight input window, which prevents the player from taking damage. While some games allow this through a timed directional input towards the opponent, other games tie this to deliberate block inputs as a "Perfect Guard".
The third annual PAX East took place from April 6-8, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bonuses that players can equip to their characters to give special abilities or buffs. They are often progressively unlocked by earning experience points.
Piercing weapons are designed primarily for stabbing and puncturing to cause damage rather than slicing or cutting. Examples include knives, daggers, spears, lances, needles, shivs or improvised weapons such as ice picks.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
A public testing period is, or has been, offered for the general public prior to sale or general availability. Access is generally granted through giveaways, preorders, or crowd-funding rewards.
Used in fighting games, projectiles are objects that a fighter can launch at another fighter to attack from a distance. While they can be used to simply inflict damage, projectiles are often used to maneuver opponents into disadvantageous positions.
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