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AAA (pronounced "triple-A") is an informal classification used for video games produced and distributed by a mid-sized or major publisher, typically having higher development and marketing budgets.
The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is an Academy Award given for the best achievement in visual effects.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
Aidan Gillen (born Aidan Murphy; 24 April 1968) is an Irish actor.
Alan Wake is an action-adventure video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios, released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.
Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios.
Amelia Rose Blaire-Dechart (born November 20, 1987) is an American actress.
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his main alias Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born Cornish electronic musician best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and IDM during the 1990s.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Wwise (Wave Works Interactive Sound Engine), is Audiokinetic's software solution for interactive media and video games, available for free to non-commercial users and under license for commercial video game developers.
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale.
Backward compatibility is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability with an older legacy system, or with input designed for such a system, especially in telecommunications and computing.
Ben Ketai is an American film director, writer, and producer.
Brooke Candice Nevin (born December 22, 1982) is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Rachel Berenson on the science fiction series Animorphs (1998–1999) and as Julianne "Jules" Simms (2011–2012) on Breakout Kings.
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
A causal loop in the context of time travel or the causal structure of spacetime, is a sequence of events (actions, information, objects, people) in which an event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire), known as CERN (derived from the name Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire), is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.
A cutscene or event scene (sometimes in-game cinematic or in-game movie) is a sequence in a video game that is not interactive, breaking up the gameplay.
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.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart.
Digital Molecular Matter, better known as simply DMM, is a proprietary middleware physics engine developed by Pixelux for generating realistic destruction and deformation effects.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.
Dirt Rally (stylised as DiRT Rally) is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows.
The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.
Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (born 8 December 1976) is an English actor.
In the field of counterintelligence, a double agent (also double secret agent) is an employee of a secret intelligence service for one country, whose primary purpose is to spy on a target organization of another country, but who, in fact, has been discovered by the target organization and is now spying on their own country's organization for the target organization.
Downloadable content (DLC) is additional content created for a released video game.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 (E3 2013) was the 19th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
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.
A flashback (sometimes called an analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story.
Forza Motorsport 6 is a racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
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.
Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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).
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.
Global illumination (shortened as GI), or indirect illumination, is a general name for a group of algorithms used in 3D computer graphics that are meant to add more realistic lighting to 3D scenes.
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.
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.
Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, co-edited, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón.
Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One home video game console.
Hecq is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.
The Higgs boson is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics.
Iam8bit, Inc. is a production company, creative think tank and art exhibition based in Los Angeles, California.
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.
Inception is a 2010 neo-noir science fiction heist film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas.
Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan.
John Kaefer (born October 1, 1976) is a composer for film, television, and the concert stage.
Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
Jules de Jongh (also incorrectly known as Jules Dejongh) is an American-British actress, voice actress, singer and television and radio presenter.
A jump start, also called a boost, is a method of starting a vehicle with a discharged or dead battery.
Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360 as a launch title.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
Lance Reddick is an American actor and musician.
Life Is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London.
Looper is a 2012 American science fiction thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Ram Bergman and James D. Stern.
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.
Marshall Scot Allman (born April 5, 1984) is an American actor.
Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers in July 2001 for Microsoft Windows.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Metro is a glossy monthly lifestyle magazine published in New Zealand.
Michael Stearns (born 1948) is a United States musician and composer of ambient music.
Microsoft Store (formerly known as Windows Store prior to October 2017) is a digital distribution platform for Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store and Windows Phone platforms.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Mimi Michaels (born February 22, 1983), interview by Jumah Muhammad, March 12, 2009, Star Chat Magazine.
Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people.
Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience.
National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) is a non-profit organization that promotes and recognizes the interactive entertainment industry.
A non-player character (NPC) in a game is any character that is not controlled by a player.
The Novikov self-consistency principle, also known as the Novikov self-consistency conjecture and Larry Niven's law of conservation of history, is a principle developed by Russian physicist Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov in the mid-1980s.
Nvidia Corporation (most commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or (due to their logo) nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios.
Pan European Game Information (PEGI "Peggy") is a European video game content rating system established to help European consumers make informed decisions when buying video games or apps through the use of age recommendations and content descriptors.
Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault.
Patrick Heusinger (born February 14, 1981) is an American actor, known for his roles on the television series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Gossip Girl, Royal Pains and Absentia.
PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.
Phil Spencer is an American business executive, who is the Executive President of Gaming at Microsoft.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
Precognition (from the Latin prae-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called prescience, future vision, future sight is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.
Prima Games is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States.
Primer is a 2004 American independent science fiction film about the accidental discovery of time travel.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a third-person action-adventure puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Ubisoft.
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge.
Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as quantum physics, quantum theory, the wave mechanical model, or matrix mechanics), including quantum field theory, is a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator.
Reaktor is a graphical modular software music studio developed by Native Instruments (NI).
Remedy Entertainment Oyj is a Finnish video game developer based in Espoo.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics.
is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
Ryse: Son of Rome is a third-person action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft Studios.
Salvador Dalí is a 1966 35-minute film directed by Andy Warhol.
Sami Järvi (born 28 March 1970), better known by his artist name Sam Lake ('Järvi' is Finnish for lake), is a Finnish writer who is known for his work (as well as his likeness) on the popular Max Payne video game series and for writing Alan Wake.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Shacknews, commonly referred to as "The Shack", is a website offering news, features, editorial content, and forums relating to computer games and console games.
Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.
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.
State of Decay is an action-adventure survival horror stealth video game developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios.
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
Sunset Overdrive is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One.
A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero or Super) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of his/her universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
A temporal paradox, time paradox, or time travel paradox is a paradox, an apparent contradiction, or a logical contradiction that is associated with the idea of time and time travel.
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 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 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 Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis (credited as The Wachowski Brothers) and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
The Terminator is a 1984 American science-fiction action film directed by James Cameron.
Theoretical physics is a branch of physics that employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena.
Third-person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.
THQ Nordic GmbH (formerly Nordic Games GmbH) is an Austrian video game publisher based in Vienna.
Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is an API created by Microsoft and first introduced in Windows 10.
The University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto, Helsingfors universitet, Universitas Helsingiensis, abbreviated UH) is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but was founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire.
VentureBeat is an American technology website.
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
A variety of computer graphic techniques have been used to display video game content throughout the history of video games.
A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over two thousands industry experts and technology innovators.
Windows 10 (codenamed Redstone, formerly Threshold) is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.
Windows 7 (codenamed Vienna, formerly Blackcomb) is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft.
Wired UK is a full-colour monthly magazine that reports primarily on the effects of science and technology.
Xbox Entertainment Studios was an American television and movie studio based in Santa Monica, California created internally by Microsoft Studios in 2012, in order to create "interactive television content" for Xbox Live.
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.
A YouTuber, also known as a YouTube personality or YouTube celebrity, is a type of internet celebrity and videographer who has gained popularity from their videos on the video-sharing website, YouTube.
1080p (1920×1080 px; also known as '''Full HD''' or FHD and BT.709) is a set of HDTV high-definition video modes characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution; the p stands for progressive scan, i.e. non-interlaced.
15th Visual Effects Society Awards February 7, 2017 ---- Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture: The Jungle Book ---- Best Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: Game of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards The 15th Visual Effects Society Awards was held in Los Angeles on February 7, 2017, in honor to the best visual effects in film and television of 2016.
The 22nd annual Webby Awards were held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 14, 2018, which was hosted by comedian and writer Amber Ruffin.
In computer vision and computer graphics, 3D reconstruction is the process of capturing the shape and appearance of real objects.
720p (1280×720 px; also called HD Ready or standard HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9, normally known as widescreen HDTV (1.78:1).