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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
A mode in which a game will play a gameplay demonstration video as a means to entice players into playing the game.
A rogue character who doesn't obey the law, bandits are known to steal from people for their own selfish gain.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
Games that are little more than extensive cinematic sequences in which the player has little interaction with what is happening onscreen. This notion of a cinematic game is epitomized by laserdisc arcade classics such as Astron Belt, Dragon's Lair and Bega's Battle.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Why are bad guys on so many game covers? Perhaps the developers secretly think they're cooler than the good guys.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
FMVs are pre-rendered videos used in place of real-time graphics. Using FMV was an attempt to make videogames look "more like movies", sometimes with CGI animation and others with live-action actors speaking directly to players. The downside is that FMV requires a lot of disk space, and live-action FMV in particular can look terrible by comparison.
A gunslinger is to guns what a swordmaster is to swords.
Games released coinciding with new hardware.
A Light Gun controller is used on some arcade games and very few console games. You point it at the screen, pull the trigger, and people die.
Murder is the act of ending the life of another living thing against its will without the sanction of a higher governmental authority, such as the casualties that result from acts of war. It is generally intentional, at least in a legal meaning, but not necessarily.
The PlayChoice-10 was an arcade console released by Nintendo containing ten Nintendo Entertainment System games per unit.
These games take the select button literally. Pushing up and down (or any other button) to select an option will do nothing.
Quick Time Events show up in all sorts of games as an attempt to make cutscenes interactive. Press the buttons displayed on-screen before time runs out, or else.
Randomly spoken lines, usually used for comedic purposes.
A broad spectrum of games can be described as remakes, from straightforward graphical overhauls to extensive revision of gameplay and story elements. In the most basic sense, a remake keeps the original's core gameplay and plot but makes significant changes to peripheral aspects.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
The period in world history between 1800 and 1899. It saw some interesting events play out, including the Industrial Revolution, the height of British imperialism under Queen Victoria, the American Civil War and westward expansion, the Napoleonic Wars, and the end of Japan's feudal era, all of which have been depicted in video games.
The Virtual Console is a platform service that first appeared on Nintendo's Wii and later on the 3DS and Wii U. Games from past consoles are emulated to run on the new hardware with the added benefits of system-level save states and other features.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
Games in which the infrared pointer is used for gameplay purposes, like aiming for instance
Wii U games that support use of the Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus)
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