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Gaming Terms


Gone Gold a new video game is complete and has been submitted for manufacturing
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques used in computer and video games to produce the illusion of intelligence in the behavior of non-player characters
Anime used to describe animated movie and video content that originates in Japan
Console Generic term for video games hardware that is plugged into a television such as an Xbox
Cut Scene A non interactive narrative scene that is used to break up game play and further the story of the game
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) the US association exclusively dedicated to serving business and public affairs needs of companies that publish video game consoles, PC's and the internet
ESRB Rating unbiased standardized way to help you determine whether a video game is appropriate for your child
FirstPerson Shooter Type of computer game which the player pretends to shoot a gun and sees everything as it would appear to the person doing the shooting
Frames per Second the measurement for the # of times an image is updated each second in a game used in flash and alice programming
game Screens still images of the game, seen online or in magazines
genre categorize video games based on their game play
grind the repetitive game play that must be endured to gain access to later stages of the game
Janky a derogatory term used to describe some that is "not quite right" very often associated with graphics, or animation that is less that perfect
Level generic term used to describe a contained, sequential portion of gameplay
Loot stuff collected or "won" when successfully completing parts of game.
MMO ( Massively Multiplayer Online) A type of online game in which a large number of people can participate
Platform video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended stands or over obstacles
Quest a task given to the player with a game, often yielding some form of reward
Realm a description used in online games to describe a game world that only exists for the players within it
RPG -- Role Playing Game) Broad family of games in which players assume roles of characters in a fictional setting/ players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative
Screenshot an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device
strategy video games focus on gameplay requiring careful and skillful thinking and planning in order to achieve victory
top down a description of a game in which the action is viewed from above
YOYO your on your own
Created by: ckam15