shoot-'em-up

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An entertainment, such as a movie or television show, featuring gunfire and violence.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of shoot 'em up.

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  • noun a movie featuring shooting and violence

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Examples

  • Under California's law, only adults would be able to purchase games like "Postal 2," the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire, and "Grand Theft Auto IV," the popular third-person shoot-'em-up from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to portray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters.

    Violent Video Game Child Ban: Supreme Court To Rule On California Law

  • Under California's law, only adults would be able to purchase games like "Postal 2," the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire, and "Grand Theft Auto IV," the popular third-person shoot-'em-up from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to portray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters.

    Violent Video Game Child Ban: Supreme Court To Rule On California Law

  • There are a few notable exceptions, such as nightclub owner Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince in the shoot-'em-up sequel "Grand Theft Auto IV" and the blue-skinned bisexual alien Liara T'Soni in the galactic hopper "Mass Effect."

    'Fable III' Game Offers Players Gay Marriage, Adoption

  • Under California's law, only adults would be able to purchase games like "Postal 2," the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire, and "Grand Theft Auto IV," the popular third-person shoot-'em-up from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to portray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters.

    Violent Video Game Child Ban: Supreme Court To Rule On California Law

  • Something like the lauded 1998 2D shoot-'em-up Radiant Silvergun Xbox 360, download, out now, which has just been re-released.

    3D Pixel Racing; Radiant Silvergun – review

  • There are a few notable exceptions, such as nightclub owner Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince in the shoot-'em-up sequel "Grand Theft Auto IV" and the blue-skinned bisexual alien Liara T'Soni in the galactic hopper "Mass Effect."

    'Fable III' Game Offers Players Gay Marriage, Adoption

  • Even though you know what's coming, it still stands as a shocking, masterfully edited, gorgeously conceived piece of cinema, one that set a standard for shoot-'em-up scenes for decades to come.

    Paying tribute to Arthur Penn, dead at the age of 88

  • Nor was he impressed by the shoot-'em-up videogames of the day.

    Mario's Many Fathers

  • Mr. Yates attacks this twist with shoot-'em-up verve, but it never meshes with the Bridgewaters' drama, in part because it's too reminiscent of the premise for the X-Men.

    Fathers and Sons

  • Under California's law, only adults would be able to purchase games like "Postal 2," the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire, and "Grand Theft Auto IV," the popular third-person shoot-'em-up from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to portray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters.

    Violent Video Game Child Ban: Supreme Court To Rule On California Law

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