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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals, which organize the annual D.I.C.E. ("Design Innovate Communicate Entertain") Summit which includes the presentations of the D.I.C.E. Awards.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi) is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame (until its closure in 2014), SideReel and Celebified.
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.
An astronomical object or celestial object is a naturally occurring physical entity, association, or structure that exists in the observable universe.
Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax.
BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston (later Irrational Games) and 2K Australia, and published by 2K Games.
A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it.
Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes.
Boos, known in Japan as, are ghosts from the Mario and Yoshi series of video games.
In video gaming, a boss is a significant computer-controlled enemy.
, or King Koopa, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Nintendo's ''Mario'' franchise.
in Japan) or sometimes simply Junior, is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as an antagonist.
The British Academy Video Games Award for Best Game is an award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward 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.
Club Nintendo was the name of several publications and a better-known customer loyalty program provided by Nintendo.
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.
The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.
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.
Dark matter is a theorized form of matter that is thought to account for approximately 80% of the matter in the universe, and about a quarter of its total energy density.
Debugging is the process of finding and resolving defects or problems within a computer program that prevent correct operation of computer software or a system.
Destructoid is an independent website, that was founded as a video game-focused blog in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzalez.
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube.
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.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry.
In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
A flying saucer (also referred to as "a flying disc") is a descriptive term for a supposed type of flying craft having a disc or saucer-shaped body, commonly used generically to refer to an anomalous flying object.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.
A game engine is a software development environment designed for people to build video games.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
Game mechanics are constructs of rules or methods designed for interaction with the game state, thus providing gameplay.
Game Revolution (formerly Game-Revolution) or GR is a gaming website created in 1996.
The GameCube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002.
GamePro was an American multiplatform video game magazine media company that published online and print content covering the video game industry, video game hardware and video game software.
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.
GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for 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).
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 gravitational singularity or spacetime singularity is a location in spacetime where the gravitational field of a celestial body becomes infinite in a way that does not depend on the coordinate system.
Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.
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.
Health or vitality is an attribute assigned to entities such as characters or objects within role-playing games and video games, that indicates their continued ability to function.
Ice skating is the act of motion by wearer of the ice skates to propel the participant across a sheet of ice.
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.
Immersion into virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world.
is a Japanese music composer, pianist, and sound director who works for the video game development company Nintendo.
, also spelled kompeitō, is a Japanese sugar candy.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.
In video gaming, a life is a play-turn that a player-character has, defined as the period between start and end of play.
This is a list of Wii video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies, sorted in order of copies sold.
Game of the Year (abbreviated GotY) is a title awarded by various gaming publications to a deserving game.
The following is a list of notable manga magazines that were, and are published outside Japan.
This is a list of video games that have consistently been ranked among the best of all time by video game journalists and critics.
The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.
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.
() is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo.
is a Japanese music composer and orchestrator who works for the video game development company Nintendo.
Manta rays are large rays belonging to the genus Manta.
() is a fictional character in the ''Mario'' video game franchise, owned by Nintendo and created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Metroidvania is a subgenre of the action-adventure genre of video games.
A metronome, from ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, "measure") and νέμω (némo, "I manage", "I lead"), is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute (BPM).
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.
Motion detection is the process of detecting a change in the position of an object relative to its surroundings or a change in the surroundings relative to an object.
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 is a fictional setting in Nintendo's Mario series, where most of the games take place.
The music of Latin America refers to music originating from Latin America, namely the Romance-speaking countries and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
, or Nintendo EAD, formerly Nintendo Research & Development 4, or Nintendo R&D4, was the largest division inside Nintendo until it merged with Nintendo's other software division Software Planning & Development in September 2015, becoming Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development.
The Nintendo eShop is a digital distribution service powered by the Nintendo Network for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by a dedicated online infrastructure for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Life is a website that relates heavily on Nintendo products, including video games and software.
Nintendo Power is a news and strategy magazine which was initially published in-house monthly by Nintendo of America, and later independently.
Nintendo Selects, formerly Player's Choice, is a marketing label used by Nintendo to promote video games on current Nintendo game consoles that have sold well.
Nintendo Space World, formerly called, is a video game trade show which has been hosted by Nintendo from 1989 to 2001.
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 obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed.
Official Nintendo Magazine, or ONM, is a retired British video game magazine which covered the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U video game consoles released by Nintendo.
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.
Outer space, or just space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies.
A physical law or scientific law is a theoretical statement "inferred from particular facts, applicable to a defined group or class of phenomena, and expressible by the statement that a particular phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions be present." Physical laws are typically conclusions based on repeated scientific experiments and observations over many years and which have become accepted universally within the scientific community.
A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game.
In video games, power-ups are objects that instantly benefit or add extra abilities to the game character as a game mechanic.
is a character in Nintendo's Mario franchise.
In marketing, product bundling is offering several products or services for sale as one combined product or service package.
Quicksand is a colloid hydrogel consisting of fine granular material (such as sand, silt or clay), and water.
Rosalina, known as in Japan, is a fictional character in the ''Mario'' series of video games.
was a Japanese video game programmer and businessman who was the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo.
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.
In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.
The Shield Tablet, later relaunched as the Shield Tablet K1, is a gaming tablet, developed by Nvidia and released on July 29, 2014.
() is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.
A side-scrolling game, side-scroller or 2D is a video game in which the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view camera angle, and the onscreen characters can generally only move to the left or right.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Software prototyping is the activity of creating prototypes of software applications, i.e., incomplete versions of the software program being developed.
A somersault (also flip, heli, and in gymnastics salto) is an acrobatic exercise in which a person's body rotates 360° around a horizontal axis with the feet passing over the head.
A space vehicle or spaceship is a rocket-powered vehicle used to transport unmanned satellites or humans between the Earth's surface and outer space.
A sphere (from Greek σφαῖρα — sphaira, "globe, ball") is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball (viz., analogous to the circular objects in two dimensions, where a "circle" circumscribes its "disk").
Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago.
is a series of fantasy platform games created by Nintendo featuring their mascot, Mario.
Super Mario 128 refers to a series of development projects that were originally to be used only to create a sequel to Super Mario 64.
Super Mario 64 is a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64.
Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
Super Mario Sunshine is a platform game in the Super Mario series developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube.
A supermassive black hole (SMBH or SBH) is the largest type of black hole, on the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses, and is found in the centre of almost all currently known massive galaxies.
A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.
A technology demonstration or demonstrator model, informally known as a tech demo, is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a conceivable product or future system, put together as proof of concept with the primary purpose of showcasing the possible applications, feasibility, performance and method of an idea for a new technology.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube home video game console.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii and GameCube home video game consoles.
The NPD Group, Inc. (NPD; formerly National Purchase Diary Panel Inc. and NPD Research Inc.) is an American market research company founded on September 28, 1966 and based in Port Washington, New York.
is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's ''Mario'' franchise.
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.
Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games.
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
The (known internally as the System Menu) is the graphical shell of the Wii game console, as part of the Wii system software.
The Wii Remote, also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console.
The Wii U is a home video game console developed by Nintendo, and the successor to the Wii.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
Yahoo! Games was a section of the Yahoo! website, launched on March 31, 1998, in which Yahoo! users could play games either with other users or by themselves.
is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer.
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.
1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
The 5th British Academy Video Game Awards (known for the purposes of sponsorship as GAME British Academy Video Games Awards) awarded by British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), was an award ceremony honouring achievement in the field of video games in 2008.
List of accolades received by Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 1, Mario Galaxy Orchestra, Mario galaxy, Mariogalaxy, SUPER MARIO GALAXY, Supa Mario Gyarakushi, Super Mario Galaxies, Super Mario Galaxy 1, Super Mario Galaxy OST, Super Mario Wii: Galaxy Adventure, Super Mario: Galaxy, Super mario galaxies, Super mario galaxy, Sūpā Mario Gyarakushī, スーパーマリオギャラクシー.