FMV): Sequences of "movie" or "movie like images" that are shown before, during, or after a game. FMV is also refereed to as "cinema" or "cinema sequences". Although rare, some game companies will also use FMV as their standard gameplay engine, however this usually limits the player on what choices and elements he/she may perform or experience during play. Most often, FMV is used to enhance or enrich the plot of a game and can use either cartoon, computer rendered, or even live-action actors for the cinema.
Popularized by the Sega CD in the early 90s, FMV games allowed the player to interact with live or computer-generated video. Most of these game weren't much fun, and soon FMV was relegated to introductions, cut-scenes, and ending sequences.