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Lag is a noticeable delay between the time something is initiated and the time when it happens. For example, pressing an "attack" button and finding that the attack doesn't happen until a second later. Latency is sometimes used to mean the same thing as lag, but in networking it's generally used interchangeably with ping time: the amount of time it takes ...
Futuristic just means that it has the appearance of coming from the future. A futuristic game would have at least some significant element, usually technology but potentially other things, that you can only imagine existing in the future. For example, while all Star Wars games are set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" they contain numerous things ...
According to Wikipedia: Cyberpunk Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on "high tech and low life". It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Futuristic of or relating to the future : a ...
My general opinion is that due to technical and graphical limitations, the games back then had to be with low polycount, from which was born "low poly art" and continued to be used in games, because if the game is low polycount it would be a good idea for it to look nice. Low polygon art terms (not limited to games) - Low poly, Polygonal, Blocky
There doesn't seem to be an "official" term for these. They're almost certainly a subset of the "simulation" genre, but the formal term depends on who you ask. Octodad's Twitter account suggested "awkward-like". This was part of a Twitter conversation around a Gamasutra article, where some other suggestions were made like "clumsimulation," ...
The origin of the "Wombo Combo" comes from Super Smash Bros Melee, as you stated in the question, and it is defined as two players in the game chain together certain moves to highly damage and/or kill the enemy. The moves compliment each other and thus create a combo. In League of Legends it means the same, to combine moves (not necessarily a champions ...
Wombo Combo is a term used, primarily, to mean the complete and utter destruction of another person or team, especially if it is done quickly. It is originally from a video of a Super Smash Bros Melee match (below), but has since grown in popularity and is used for many different games and situations to the same effect. There are a large number of Youtube ...
My favorite word for this would be Serpentine: a : winding or turning one way and another I have heard this used specifically for dodging incoming fire (regardless if you're approaching or running away from said source of incoming fire). Here's a good example.
You answered your own question. Its dodging. Strafing is not strictly applicable as it applies to shooting at (or back at) a target - its original usage was to describe an attack run of a aircraft. Jinking is a word that's sometimes specifically used to refer to dodging incoming fire. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/jinking
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