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How I learned to stop worrying and love Digital Distribution.

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Why Konami needs to leave.

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The Right Targets

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Illbleed: A Forgotten Classic with a Forgotten Spirit for Game Development

54d ago ... Recently I've been revisiting the classics of the survival horror genre, which is only now returning to its roots after over a decade of misrepresentation. Having played all the Silent Hill's and Resident Evil's countless times, I sought out some of the obscurities of the genre, and that leads us to Illbleed, an anomaly within an anomalous genre. There really is nothing like this game, it both...

The GDC Has Gone Full Feminist And Can't Be Taken Seriously

55d ago ... It's time, once again, for another one of "those" blogs. A blog in which I share how ideology, -ists, and -isms, are digging their way into the gaming industry the way a Ceti Eel burrowed into Chekov's ear in Star Trek the Movie 2: The Wrath of Khan, eventually wrapping itself around his cerebral cortex and making him completely vulnerable to outside suggestion all while causing immense pain....

What The Order 1886 Got Right

55d ago ... I played The Order: 1886 and I like it. It’s not a crime, well, maybe on the internet, but not in the real world. I recently wrote a blog about story in games and as soon as I wrap it up, I find myself playing The Order. All criticisms aside, this game does a lot of things right when it comes to storytelling technique in games. You may not like the story itself or the ending but I do think that...

The Sims 4 | History is Repeating Itself...Again

56d ago ... It comes as no surprise that video game developers often form a pattern when it comes to an extensive franchise under their sleeve. Activision likes to release a new Call of Duty installment every year, Rockstar Games likes to push boundaries and parody modern culture in Grand Theft Auto, Volition likes to make each Saints Row installment more and more over the top and Electronic Arts likes to...

My Impressions of Hatred and the Fiasco Surrounding It

57d ago ... Hatred. A strong word to be sure, but a word associated nowadays in the video game industry with a game of the same name. The game in question was one that saw a near instant removal from Steam because of the controversy over the game's premise. After seeing the first initial trailer for Hatred, I can understand the apprehension many people have. It's violent, vitriolic, and somewhat uncomforta...

How VR Ruined Gaming for Me

58d ago ... When I look back on it, I should have seen it coming all along. Im a gamer and have been for about 20 odd years. But what happened 6 days ago changed my life. As I said before, I'm a gamer. I'm also a technophile. I love tech. I currently poured about $8000 into my Media Room. Front and center is my pride and joy. A 106" projector screen. I ended every house tour with a blazing demo of...

The Future of 007 in Gaming

60d ago ... "When is the next James Bond game being released?" my mother asked this evening during dinner. In seven months, it'll have been three years since 007 Legends launched, the last installment in the James Bond video game franchise. It was a question that I have been asking myself for two years, since Activision lost the Bond license after having acquired it from EA seven years prior. It's also a q...
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N4G GOTY WINNERS!

61d ago ... Here they are, the N4G GOTY winners as chosen by YOU, the N4G users! That's right, all nominations and votes come from registered N4G users! Thousands of votes were cast and here we are, the games of 2014: News Story of the Year LizardSquad DDoS on PSN/XBL Best Voice Acting Trey Parker, various, South Park: The Stick of Truth Most Replayable Super Smash Bros. for WiiU Best New VG...
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February Contest Winners!

62d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS, a $50 Amazon gift card each: WizzroSupreme oasdada cl1983 TheUpbringer BEST USER BLOG: 4 winners, a $100 Amazon Gift Card each! Abizzel1, Nintendoom Series: http://n4g.com/user/blog/abizzel1/all/1 coolbeans, Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Parts 1+2]: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/coolbe...

QTE's and Cinematic Games Aren't Going Away

62d ago ... It's Monday, I've been up for about an hour and a half as of the writing of this blog, and I decided I'd check out my youtube subscriptions to see if there was anything good to start out the day with. I saw a video from AVGN, Angry Joe reviewed The Order 1886, and Jim Sterling did a Jimquisition about Cinematics. All in all, some good videos. Angry Joe and Jim Sterling coincidentally ended u...

In Defense Of Ground Zeroes

62d ago ... As every man and his dog cram their metaphorical baggage into the overhead storage of the hype train that's destined for the mysterious release date of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I sheepishly volunteer myself to be the fuddy-duddy who yanks on the emergency stop cord and politely asks the driver to go back to Ground Zeroes-ville. Why? Because only one description lingers after the ri...

Ye Olde Import Game

63d ago ... In today’s interconnected world, gaming has never been so transparent, especially when it comes to imports. If you want a game from Japan just hop on Amazon and go get it. If there is a certain title you want localized, well then just petition your heart away until you get your wish. It wasn’t always this easy though. Not so long ago importing a game was a dicey affair and more often than not i...

An Ugly Dress and Why it Doesn't Matter What Color You See

64d ago ... Social media has been abuzz about the picture of a rather hideous dress. When shown this picture and asked, "What do you see?" I reply, "An ugly dress." But the raging debate about the color of the dress made me realize something very fundamental. Some people see a black and blue dress. Some people see a gold and white dress. And some people can see both. But it doesn't matter what colo...

A Story about Story (In Games)

65d ago ... Videogames began as a very rudimentary and simple form of expression. Technological and financial constraints meant that programmers and creators worked with severe limitations. One of the earliest commercial successes came in the form of Pong, which comprised of a few pixels (455x262) and simple audio (a few beeps). Combined with the early coin-op / arcade business model, this meant that early...
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March Contests

65d ago ... In March, let's celebrate the luck of the Irish with lots and lots of random draws! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS!: Each comment you make on N4G during March on any story, blog, user review, forums - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea? Yeah, you do! Each of the 4 Winners will get a $50 Amazon gift card! DQ if you pick up a restrictio...

Everything YOU need to know about | Dragon Ball Xenoverse

67d ago ... There was a time, believe it or not, where Dragon Ball games weren't all annually released mediocrity. Dating back to the PS2 era, there was tons of fun to be had with Spike’s Dragon Ball Tenkaichi 3 and Dimps’ Budokai series. Somehow, like krillin, the source material refuses to die with Namco releasing new iterations every year. Other anime franchises have found a comfortable playstyle like...

Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Part 2]

68d ago ... [Continued from Part 1] There’s been two key examples—limited to my recent memory—that most would scratch their head over. The first example being Ubisoft’s damage control of Assassin’s Creed: Unity running at 900p and 30 fps (that wasn’t even locked) across both 8th gen platforms. While the console parity is another argument that’s fair to make, the excuse Ubisoft used for that frame rate...

Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Part 1]

68d ago ... This whole frame rate debacle seems to have picked up a lot of heat for a number of reasons. First, the seventh generation had some aesthetic changes made by key developers that opted for a lower-framerate experience. One key example of this spoken in interviews was Insomniac Games’ Mike Action coming out about the studio’s mid-gen decision to focus on developing games at thirty frames per se...

Nintendoom: Part 4: Changing the Future

69d ago ... And now the wrap up. We have a console in place with solid specs and a great price of $249. We have a handheld with more than acceptable specs and a great price at $149. And with backing from Disney, those specs. could be pushed a bit further without taking too much of a loss or increasing the price for the consumer, and fund more developers which ultimately means more games. So what’s the...

Nintendoom: Part 3: Specs., Price, and Performance

69d ago ... First and foremost the console has to be more powerful, but most importantly, easy to develop for (something all developers benefit from). The PlayStation 4 is the perfect example of giving developers, the gamer, and the community what they want, and reaping the rewards for it. At $199 - $249 the console can’t be a powerhouse if it launches between 2017 - 2018, but at worst it should be on pa...
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