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An interesting revelation. While some games will only accept a START button press, many other games aren't as strict.
Games with achievements or trophies that can only be obtained while playing online multiplayer.
Female video game characters are often designed with impossible figures and proportions, outfits that are unrealistic, or end up in completely over-the-top poses designed to show off their bodies. Famous examples include Ivy from Soul Calibur series, and the entire female cast of Dead or Alive.
Most modern shooting games add the realistic touch of rendering shots to the cranium instantly fatal. Glorious for the shooter, kind of a bummer to the shootee.
Xfire is a downloadable instant messenger client and Digital Download Store for Windows. It is targeted at gamers and has many features related to gaming.
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.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
Whenever there's a new Pixar, superhero or Harry Potter movie they have to make one of these.
In many games there is a ranking system, the players with the highest point value are listed in a "high score" table.
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.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
Using stealth often requires the player to accomplish their objective without being detected by enemies. Methods of detection can vary from game to game, and can be based on an enemy's line of sight, how quiet the player is, or even how the player interacts with the environment.
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
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.
A gameplay mechanic which allows the player to move faster than the normal speed. Usually for a set amount of time.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
Currency has all forms in video games. It is used to buy characters, vehicles, weapons, and more.
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
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).
Sometimes, you want to play games with a real person who's sitting right next to you. These games have you covered.
An achievement that is unlocked for completing a game on a certain difficulty level, sometimes granting the achievements for all lower difficulties, and sometimes not.
Pressing a button to zoom-in. For example: in a flight combat game or a shooter without iron sights.
The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15-17.
An environmental hazard that can be exploited to inflict massive areal damage, exploding barrels are one of the most ubiquitous objects to be found in games. The most common methods of ignition include shooting and throwing. Exploding barrels are usually distinguished from the non-exploding kind by a conspicuous red tint.
Some games will give the player hints and tips on how to play while the game loads.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
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