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Activity 3-1

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Physical dexerity skill or ability at performing physical tasks
Coordination how all your hands, feet, eyes, and so on, work together to complete a task.
Source code underlying game creation code
Licensing agreement provides third-party designers the rights to obtain the game source code for a specific system
Proprietary designed to play only on a single manufacturer's game console
Online play players connect via Internet to compete with other players
LAN party players meet at a location and connect their machines to a local area network (LAN) to play an online game
Muscle memory how the muscles in the body remember practiced movements
Motor skill combination of hand-eye coordination, muscle memory, brain-extremity pathways to make movements appear smooth
Toy something that does not meet the criteria to be a game
Reaction time the time it takes for the nerves to react
Reflexes quick, involuntary movement
Socialize interacting in a group environment
Game activity defined by rules with an objective, goal, or victory condtition
Play participation in an entertainment activity
Competition to play against an opponent with a goal or victory condition to determine who is the best
Physical trials competitions featuring athletic abilities as the basis in determining the winner
Game environment setting altered or designed to play a specific activity
Mental acuity person's learning, problem-solving, and reasoning ability
Puzzles require the player to mentally analyze and solve a problem
Board game a portable game environment in which players use imagination to engage in mental or strategic competition
Random number generator any device used to create a number at random within a given range of numbers
Card game a series of uniquely printed cards within set rules of a game
Themed board game board games with a central theme
Immersion degree to which a player connects to the game world
RPG allow for very deep immersion as players assume a character and play the role
Desensitized repeated exposure to an unpleasant event until it no longer results in an emotional reaction
Cocooning social phenomenon where people do not interact with their physical environment
ROM read-only memory chip in a plastic case that stored the game program
Backward compatibility older games can be played on newer game consoles
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