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Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Arcade NEXT is an Xbox Live Marketplace promotion featuring four XBLA titles that are the first to feature a new maximum limit of achievements.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
Avatar FameStar is a Microsoft Studios program that allows for cross-game challenges in supported Avatar games for the Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade), rewarding players with special "Fame" points (for a cross-game leaderboard) and unlockable Avatar apparel for supported games.
Games that have been offered to players free of charge, from a publisher or distribution platform, as a form of apology for a service issue.
A system allowing players on different gaming platforms to play together.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
Emulation is the means by which games intended for one platform are rendered playable on another. Emulation is used for various purposes, ranging from allowing older games to be playable on newer hardware to software development for various platforms.
Games that can link up to Facebook for additional features.
Forge is a mode in Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4, which allows players to alter their favorite multiplayer maps and easily share them with friends and the Halo community.
Known for their flashy appearance and superficial charisma, game show hosts in video games are often not to be trusted - outside of game show adaptations, at least.
Microsoft's PC branch of its Live service. Lends the same functionality as Xbox Live Gold to Games For Windows games including cross-platform compatibility for achievements, friends & messages, downloadable content, and in some cases, multiplayer.
Halo Waypoint is a downloadable application for the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 that serves as a hub for both information about the Halo series and the "Halo career" of players.
House Party 2011 is a promotion during which five Xbox Live Arcade games will be released between February 16 and March 16.
House Party 2012 is a promotional event where four Xbox Live Arcade games will be released starting February 15.
The delay between what you do and when it actually happens, latency can result in a lessened ability to enjoy a game or get high scores.
Microsoft Points are the form of currency used on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Games for Windows Live client and Zune Marketplace.
Updated downloadable "remakes" of classic Namco titles from years gone past.
The New Xbox Experience, or NXE, overhauled the XBOX 360's dashboard, released on November 19th, 2008.
A new "Metro" dashboard was released on December 6th, 2011.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
The ability to order delivery of food in the real world from within a game.
A service provided by Square Enix which allows access to FINAL FANTASY XI.
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.
Harmonix's content delivery system that is available for use by amateur track author's and professional publishers alike.
Microsoft new concept of turning every TV into a smart TV via hardware you already own.
The Summer of Arcade is an annual Microsoft promotion that began in 2008. It highlights five
XBLA games, and offers incentives to purchase them.
A promotional held event by Microsoft which highlighted 5 XBLA games over the span of 5 weeks. 2008 was the first year the Summer of Arcade took place and it began on July 30th.
The 3rd annual Microsoft promotion of Xbox Live Arcade games.
A new hyper-competitive playlist for Halo: Reach, including FFA and Team Slayer based gametypes.
Games in which there is built-in Twitter support.
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