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It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Wheelman allows the player to hold the door open and leap onto a new vehicle's roof.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
PC games that support the use of two or more monitors.
System in games that are used to alert the player of law enforcement attention and pursuit towards them.
OnLive is a streaming service that utilizes cloud computing technology to stream videogames straight to the consumer's computer or TV.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
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Police are paid protectors who enforce the law through legal use of force. They help ensure public safety and social order. Their motto is to protect and to serve.
The police chase consists of the police chasing someone; usually by car. Sometimes the player plays as the guy getting chased and sometimes as the police.
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 physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
Regenerating health is a gameplay mechanic which automatically refills the players health bar after successfully escaping damage for a set amount of time. It is typically seen in RPGs and modern first/third-person shooters.
Reloading is the action of replacing the ammunition magazine inside a gun. It adds a touch of realism to most modern shooters, and a certain amount of tension when a player is forced to reload while under fire.
Roadblocks are used to prevent the transit in that road. They're used in videogames either to prevent the player to go in that direction or as a challenge the player must overcome.
A maneuver involving both horizontal movement and rotation about a horizontal axis. Many characters roll in a unique fashion, and certain vehicles are even capable of rolling
‘S-Rank’ is a term used in games, most commonly awarded at the end of stages with graded missions or side objectives.
Scaleform is a software development kit used to integrate Flash based user interfaces with game engines.
A hairstyle, sans hair.
The phenomenon of time, or at least a character's perception of it, moving more slowly. Bullet time is an enhanced version of slow-mo.
Featured mainly in fighting games, special attacks usually require more than just pressing a button to activate. They are usually unique or at least varied between characters.
The speed blur effect is typically used in racing games. It consists of the edges of the screen, or any object in the world blurring as the player moves quickly.
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
A Stunt Position is used as a neutral base where other, more involved moves (like commandeering a vehicle) can be performed.
You want an example? Know what I mean? See what I did there? *Wink wink, nudge nudge*
The player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles. There is generally a movable camera but it can also be in a fixed position. It most commonly refers to a viewpoint behind the player character.
Videogames that, for better or for worse, are based on an existing non-videogame franchise. Usually drawn from movies, tie-in games have also been made about TV shows, novels, and even one-hit wonder pop bands.
Traffic consists a bunch of cars, pedestrians and other vehicles using a common transport route.
Developed by Epic Games, Unreal Engine 3 is the third generation of the Unreal engine, and is base for numerous games, such as Unreal Tournament 3, Gears of War and Roboblitz.
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