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The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
Armenians (հայեր, hayer) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands.
In video games, artificial intelligence is used to generate responsive, adaptive or intelligent behaviors primarily in non-player characters (NPCs), similar to human-like intelligence.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.
The BAFTA Fellowship, or the Academy Fellowship, is a lifetime achievement award presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since 1971 "in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image", and is the highest honour the Academy can bestow.
BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. jumping, is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff.
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world.
A black market, underground economy, or shadow economy is a clandestine market or transaction that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules.
Bullet is a physics engine which simulates collision detection, soft and rigid body dynamics.
Bullet time (also known as frozen moment, the big freeze, dead time, flow motion or time slice) is a visual effect or visual impression of detaching the time and space of a camera (or viewer) from that of its visible subject.
BuzzFeed, Inc. is an American Internet media company based in New York City.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Change.org is a petition website operated by for-profit Change.org, Inc., an American certified B corporation which claims to have over 100 million users and hosts sponsored campaigns for organizations. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The website serves to facilitate petitions by the general public. Corporations including Virgin America, and organizations such as Amnesty International and the Humane Society, pay the site to host and promote their petitions. Change.org's stated mission is to "empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see." Popular topics of Change.org petitions are economic and criminal justice, human rights, education, environmental protection, animals rights, health, and sustainable food.
In motor vehicle theft, a chop shop is a location or business which disassembles stolen vehicles, primarily cars, for the purpose of selling its parts.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.
Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.
Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Cooperative gameplay (often abbreviated as co-op) is a feature in video games that allows players to work together as teammates, usually against one or more AI opponents.
In business, a corporate raid is the process of buying a large stake in a corporation and then using shareholder voting rights to require the company to undertake novel measures designed to increase the share value, generally in opposition to the desires and practices of the corporation's current management.
A cover system is a video game gameplay mechanic that allows a virtual avatar to hide from and avoid dangers, usually in a three-dimensional world.
CTV News is the news division of the CTV Television Network in Canada.
Dan Houser is an English video game producer as well as the co-founder (along with his brother Sam) and vice president of creativity for Rockstar Games.
Deathmatch, also known as free-for-all, is a widely used gameplay mode integrated into many shooter and real-time strategy (RTS) video games.
Destructoid is an independent website, that was founded as a video game-focused blog in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzalez.
Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry.
An approximate 1,000-person team developed Grand Theft Auto V, an action-adventure video game, over several years.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.
Downloadable content (DLC) is additional content created for a released video game.
In computer graphics, draw distance (render distance or view distance) is the maximum distance of objects in a three-dimensional scene that are drawn by the rendering engine.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner.
Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.
In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 (E3 2014) was the 20th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group.
Euphoria is a game animation engine created by NaturalMotion based on Dynamic Motion Synthesis, NaturalMotion's proprietary technology for animating 3D characters on-the-fly "based on a full simulation of the 3D character, including body, muscles and motor nervous system".
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
An experience point (often abbreviated to exp or XP) is a unit of measurement used in tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) and role-playing video games to quantify a player character's progression through the game.
is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
In first person video games, the field of view or field of vision (abbreviated FOV) is the extent of the observable game world that is seen on the display at any given moment.
A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment.
In video games, the first person refers to a graphical perspective rendered from the viewpoint of the player's character.
A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft, such as an airplane or aeroplane (note the two different spellings), which is capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.
Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus or sometimes FlyLo, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, electronic musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Frame rate (expressed in or fps) is the frequency (rate) at which consecutive images called frames appear on a display.
A fugitive (or runaway) is a person who is fleeing from custody, whether it be from jail, a government arrest, government or non-government questioning, vigilante violence, or outraged private individuals.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.
The Game Developers Choice Awards are awards annually presented at the Game Developers Conference for outstanding game developers and games.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
Game Revolution (formerly Game-Revolution) or GR is a gaming website created in 1996.
Gameplanet is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, videos, and other information.
GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GamesRadar+ is an entertainment website dedicated to video game-related news, previews and reviews, that is owned by Future Publishing (a subsidiary of Future plc).
GameStop Corp. (known simply as GameStop) is an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer.
GameTrailers (GT) was an American video gaming website created by Geoffrey R. Grotz and Brandon Jones in 2002.
Gawker Media LLC (formerly Blogwire, Inc. and Gawker Media, Inc.) was an online media company and blog network.
Giant Bomb is an American video game website and wiki that includes personality driven gaming videos, commentary, news and reviews, created by former GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis.
This is a glossary of video game terms which lists the general terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles related to video games and its industry.
The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony; it awards the best video games of the year, as voted for originally by the British general public, but can now be voted on by anyone online.
Good Game is an Australian television gaming programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), which aired on ABC2.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly; the later titles of which were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut.
Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure video game developed by DMA Design and published by BMG Interactive.
Grand Theft Auto III is an action-adventure video game developed by DMA Design and published by Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto IV is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned is the first of two episodic expansion packs developed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows versions of Grand Theft Auto IV, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto Online is an online multiplayer action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian and The Observer.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
Hardcore Gamer is an online American video game magazine published by Steve Hannley.
A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait where the focus is on person's face.
In video gaming, the HUD (head-up display) or status bar is the method by which information is visually relayed to the player as part of a game's user interface.
Hearst Communications, often referred to simply as Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City, New York.
Heat is a 1995 American crime film written, co-produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
The term incapacitating agent is defined by the U.S. Department of Defense as: Lethal agents are primarily intended to kill, but incapacitating agents can also kill if administered in a potent enough dose, or in certain scenarios.
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The International Business Times is an American online news publication that publishes seven national editions and four languages.
Interrogation (also called questioning) is interviewing as commonly employed by law enforcement officers, military personnel, and intelligence agencies with the goal of eliciting useful information.
Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine.
Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann (born August 1, 1975) is an American video game journalist.
James Nicholas Stanton (born 1 January 1984), better known by his pen name Jim Sterling, is a British freelance video game journalist, critic, pundit and wrestling personality.
Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
A ladder tournament (also known as a ladder competition or pyramid tournament) is a form of tournament for games and sports.
Leslie Benzies (born 17 January 1971) is a Scottish video game producer and the former president of Rockstar North, a subsidiary of Rockstar Games, both owned by Take-Two Interactive.
Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer and singer.
Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
This is a list of the best-selling video games of all time.
Game of the Year (abbreviated GotY) is a title awarded by various gaming publications to a deserving game.
Rockstar North's 2013 open world action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V, published by Rockstar Games, deals with a trio of criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a corrupt government agency.
This is a list of video games that have consistently been ranked among the best of all time by video game journalists and critics.
A loading screen is a picture shown by a computer program, often a video game, while the program is loading or initializing.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Machinima, Inc. is a global YouTube network mostly focusing on gaming.
Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Rockstar Studios and published by Rockstar Games.
The term melee has been adopted and popularized in wargaming, table top, and video games to encompass all forms of close combat.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Methamphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.
Metroid Prime is a first-person action-adventure video game developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo for the GameCube video game console.
A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or amongst three or more parties in which no strategy exists that allows any party to achieve victory.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
A mini-map or minimap is a miniature map that is often placed at a screen corner in video games to aid players in orienting themselves within the game world.
Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.
Mob Wives is an American reality television series that aired on VH1 for six seasons from April 17, 2011, to March 16, 2016.
A mod (short for "modification") is an alteration that changes some aspects or one aspect of a video game, such as how it looks or behaves.
Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people.
A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.
The music for the 2013 action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, was composed by The Alchemist, Oh No and Tangerine Dream in collaboration with Woody Jackson.
Nasdaq Nordic is the common name for the subsidiaries of Nasdaq, Inc. that provide financial services and operate marketplaces for securities in Nordic, Baltic, and Caucasus countries.
Ned Luke (born October 4, 1958) is an American actor.
Newsbeat is the flagship news programme on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
NFL 2K is an American football video game series developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega.
A video game with nonlinear gameplay presents players with challenges that can be completed in a number of different sequences.
In statistics and applications of statistics, normalization can have a range of meanings.
Official Xbox Magazine (or OXM for short) is a monthly video game magazine which started in November 2001 around the launch of the original Xbox.
Michael Woodrow Jackson (born November 6, 1978), known professionally as Oh No, is an American rapper and record producer who has released several albums on Stones Throw Records.
An open world in video games is a virtual world in which the player can explore and approach objectives freely, as opposed to a world with more linear gameplay.
Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is an American digital media, publishing, and information services company founded in 2003.
Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter developed by Rare and released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in 2000.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Play (stylized as PLAY) is a monthly magazine produced by Imagine Publishing in the United Kingdom, which reports on Sony's PlayStation product range.
Player(s) versus player(s), better known as PvP, is a type of multiplayer interactive conflict within a game between two or more live participants.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
PlayStation Official Magazine – UK, generally abbreviated as OPM, is a magazine based in the United Kingdom that covers PlayStation news, originally created in Winter 2006.
The PlayStation Store (also abbreviated as PSN Store) is a digital media store available to users of Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Postmedia News is a national news agency with correspondents in Canada, Europe, and the United States and is part of the Canadian newspaper chain owned by Postmedia Network Inc.
A pre-order is an order placed for an item that has not yet been released.
A private military company (PMC) is a private company providing armed combat or security services.
PlayStation Universe (PSU.com) is a website providing news and forums for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita platforms.
Red Dead Redemption is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is an upcoming Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games.
Repossession is a term used to describe when.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.
The Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) is a proprietary game engine developed by RAGE Technology Group, a division of Rockstar Games' Rockstar San Diego studio.
Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in New York City.
Rockstar Games Social Club (Social Club) is a digital rights management, multiplayer and communications service provided by Rockstar Games for use with their latest generation of games.
Rockstar Leeds Limited (formerly Möbius Entertainment Limited) is a British video game developer based in Leeds, England.
Rockstar London Limited is a British video game developer based in London, England.
Rockstar New England, Inc. (formerly Mad Doc Software, LLC) is an American video game developer based in the Ballardvale village within Andover, Massachusetts.
Rockstar North Limited (formerly DMA Design Limited) is a British video game developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rockstar San Diego, Inc. (formerly Angel Studios, Inc.) is an American video game developer based in Carlsbad, California.
Rockstar Games Toronto ULC (formerly Imagexcel, GameTek Canada and Rockstar Canada Inc.), doing business as Rockstar Toronto, is a Canadian video game developer based in Oakville, Ontario.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rooster Teeth Productions is an American media and entertainment company located mainly in Austin, Texas, as well as Los Angeles and London.
A saved game (also sometimes called a game save, savegame, savefile, save point, or simply save) is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a video game.
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.
In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.
Shawn D. Fonteno, also known as Solo, is an American actor and rapper who is best known as the voice and the acting performer of Franklin Clinton from the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Fonteno's performance in Grand Theft Auto V was mainly recorded using motion capture technology.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.
A smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network connection for voice, SMS, and Internet data communication; most, if not all, smartphones also support Wi-Fi.
is a weapon-based 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by Namco.
Southern California (colloquially known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost counties.
In digital signal processing, spatial anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing the distortion artifacts known as aliasing when representing a high-resolution image at a lower resolution.
In video games, spawning is the live creation of a character, item or mob.
The terms special edition, limited edition, and variants such as deluxe edition, or collector's edition, are used as a marketing incentive for various kinds of products, originally published products related to the arts, such as books, prints, video games or recorded music and films, but now including clothing, cars, fine wine, and whisky, among other products.
The Spike Video Game Awards (also known as the VGAs, and the VGX in its final year) were an annual award show hosted by Spike between 2003 and 2013 that recognized the best computer and video games of the year.
Steven Ogg is a Canadian actor.
A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange as well as those only traded privately.
A suicide mission is a task which is so dangerous for the people involved that they are not expected to survive.
Super Mario Galaxy is a 2007 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
The swan song (ancient Greek: κύκνειον ᾆσμα; Latin: carmen cygni) is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement.
In the United States, a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in New York City.
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues and consisting entirely or almost entirely of original spoken word content rather than outside music.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
Target Australia (formerly Lindsay's and later Lindsay's Target) is a mid-price department store chain owned by Wesfarmers.
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
The Telegraph Media Group (TMG, previously the Telegraph Group) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.
Daniel Alan Maman (born October 25, 1977), professionally known as The Alchemist (or simply Alchemist), is an American record producer, disc jockey (DJ) and rapper.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Last of Us is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
The Market for Computer & Video Games (short MCV, formerly The Market for Home Computing & Video Games) is a United Kingdom-based media brand which focuses on business aspects of the video game industry, including development, publishing, marketing and retail.
The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.
The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media.
Thomson Reuters Corporation is a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Inc. was an American worldwide mass media corporation founded on November 28, 1922 by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden and based in New York City.
Tom W. Chick (born August 14, 1966) is an American television and movie actor, and independent journalist.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a skateboarding-simulation video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a skateboarding video game in the Tony Hawk's series.
Trevor Philips is a fictional character in Grand Theft Auto V, a video game in the ''Grand Theft Auto'' series made by Rockstar Games.
A triad is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates based in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
UGO Entertainment, Inc. was a website that provided coverage of online media in entertainment, targeting males aged 18–34.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks, is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.
Video game journalism is a branch of journalism concerned with the reporting and discussion of video games.
Viral marketing or viral advertising is a business strategy that uses existing social networks to promote a product.
Vox Media is an American digital media company founded on July 14, 2005 as SportsBlogs Inc.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
Witness protection is protection of a threatened witness involved in the justice system, including defendants and other clients, before, during, and after a trial, usually by police.
Woodrow Wilson Jackson III aka Woody Jackson is an American composer, musician and producer best known for his work composing scores for the video games Red Dead Redemption, La Noire and Grand Theft Auto V, as well as playing on soundtracks for ''The Devil Wears Prada'', Ocean's Twelve and ''The Girlfriend Experience''.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
Xbox Live is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc..
Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!.
Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.
The 10th British Academy Video Game Awards awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is an award ceremony that was held on 12 March 2014 at Tobacco Dock.
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal screen display resolution in the order of 4,000 pixels.
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