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An adventure is an exciting experience that is typically a bold, sometimes risky, undertaking.
An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.
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.
Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient.
Byzantine complexity is anything that is so overly and unnecessarily complex as to be beyond understanding.
Combat (French for fight) is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, establish dominance over, or kill the opposition, or to drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.
Computer literacy is the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving.
The word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," denotes any item that, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold.
Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copyright reasons.
In computing, a crash (or system crash) occurs when a computer program, such as a software application or an operating system, stops functioning properly and exits.
In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.
Deep Silver is the video game publishing division of German multinational corporation Koch Media, based in Planegg, Germany.
Digital distribution (also referred to as content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Egosoft GmbH (formerly Ego Software) is a German video game developer based in Würselen, Germany.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry.
Elite is a space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September 1984.
In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence occurs when "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts," meaning the whole has properties its parts do not have.
Enlight Software is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment.
An expansion pack, expansion set, supplement, or simply expansion is an addition to an existing role-playing game, tabletop game, video game or collectible card game.
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.
Findev Inc. (formerly TransGaming Inc.) is a real estate financing company, and former technology company, with its head office in Toronto.
In video games, the first person refers to a graphical perspective rendered from the viewpoint of the player's character.
A game engine is a software development environment designed for people to build video games.
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.
GOG.com (formerly Good Old Games) is a digital distribution platform for video games and films.
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.
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.
In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys, such as Ctrl+F to search a character string.
A learning curve is a graphical representation of how an increase in learning (measured on the vertical axis) comes from greater experience (the horizontal axis); or how the more someone (or thing) does something, the better they get at it.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
Linux Game Publishing (sometimes also referred to as LGP) is a software company based in Nottingham in England.
The following list of PC games contains an alphabetized and segmented table of video games that are playable on the PC, but not necessarily exclusively on the PC.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
A market economy is an economic system in which the decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are guided by the price signals created by the forces of supply and demand.
Matt C. Peckham (born October 29, 1972) is an American journalist who writes about interactive entertainment, science and the cultural impact of technology.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
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.
A non-player character (NPC) in a game is any character that is not controlled by a player.
A video game with nonlinear gameplay presents players with challenges that can be completed in a number of different sequences.
A patch is a set of changes to a computer program or its supporting data designed to update, fix, or improve it.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.
In software engineering, porting is the process of adapting software for the purpose of achieving some form of execution in a computing environment that is different from the one that a given program (meant for such execution) was originally designed for (e.g. different CPU, operating system, or third party library).
In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need.
A resource is a source or supply from which a benefit is produced.
A scripting or script language is a programming language that supports scripts: programs written for a special run-time environment that automate the execution of tasks that could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator.
The term secret police (or political police)Ilan Berman & J. Michael Waller, "Introduction: The Centrality of the Secret Police" in Dismantling Tyranny: Transitioning Beyond Totalitarian Regimes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), p. xv.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Smuggling is the illegal transportation of objects, substances, information or people, such as out of a house or buildings, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.
A source port is a software project based on the source code of a game engine that allows the game to be played on operating systems or computing platforms with which the game was not originally compatible.
A space flight simulation game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight to varying degrees of realism.
A space station, also known as an orbital station or an orbital space station, is a spacecraft capable of supporting crewmembers, which is designed to remain in space (most commonly as an artificial satellite in low Earth orbit) for an extended period of time and for other spacecraft to dock.
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
The Inquirer is a British technology tabloid website founded by Mike Magee after his departure from The Register (of which he was one of the founding members) in 2001.
Trade involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money.
User-generated content (UGC), alternatively known as user-created content (UCC), is any form of content created by users of a system or service and made available publicly on that system.
Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
Video game packaging refers to the physical storage of the contents of a PC or console game, both for safekeeping and shop display.
Virtual Programming is a video game publisher for OS X and Linux.
X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft.
X2: The Threat (stylized as X²: The Threat) is a space simulation video game developed by Egosoft for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It is part of the X Computer Game Series.
X: Beyond the Frontier is a video game created by Egosoft for Windows.
The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft.
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is a video game reference book first published in October 2010.
1999 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Mario Party, Pokemon Snap, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon Stadium, Donkey Kong 64, Ape Escape, Silent Hill and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.
2007 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games.
2008 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games.