from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of cinematic techniques; production of material that will make effective cinema viewing.
  • n. Cut scenes, as opposed to interactive portions of the game.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See kinematics.


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  • And if you buy the Legendary edition for $120 (actually $129.99) we will give you all the cinematics from the old games so you can catch up.

    Q&A with 'Halo 3' writer Frank O'Connor

  • | Reply that picture is from Marvel Ultimate Alliance, you can see him in the cinematics from the game.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Galactus, our big blender in the sky!

  • Occasionally the scrolls contain short cinematics _ for example I once sent a spy undercover into another faction's territory and there was a short video of him breaking into a storehouse and coming out dressed in the opposing faction's uniform.

    `Medieval II: Total War' presents the Middle Ages with flair

  • The cinematics are the other section and these are more like a film/TV cue in that they must match the picture and help to tell the story in a way that makes the player feel involved and motivated to continue onward.

    G4 TV - TheFeed

  • The cinematics are a bit dark but I don't know the director's style.

    BTJunkie - All

  • This is also the best cinematic in the history of game cinematics.

    June 2009

  • Sadly, nowadays it seems like everyone just wants to use cinematics to replace their text boxes, and to do it in-game at that.

    Great Big Bites

  • Once, it was considered highly desirable for games to be dense, packed with cinematics and rife with hours upon hours of gameplay to lozenge at a snail's pace.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • For me, these experiences were originally on the PC (Origin's cinematics were years ahead of their time), but I get your point.

    Great Big Bites

  • Everyone loves to see quality cinematics such as the opening video of FF8 or the epic Bahamut/Alexander fight from FF9.

    Great Big Bites


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