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coolbeans 6d ago
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Beanman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Perspective)

This feels like a pinch-me moment as I type out the following: a few of the most heavily hyp... Comments(15)
longcat 7d ago
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That nagging feeling.

Change will always give rise to conflicting emotions. When Nintendo announced their mobile... Comments(8)
DragonKnight 9d ago
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"Why Can't ______ Be ______?" Discussing The Representation Cliche

When deciding to write a blog, many times the inspiration or even the reason for writing the... Comments(51)
Stoppokingme 9d ago
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3 things that could make Fallout 4 the best Fallout yet.

In case you have been locked in a vault for the last few months, Bethesda will be at E3. Thi... Comments(2)

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Epic Developer Battles Of History

64d ago ... Pardon the lame title, I just really couldn't come up with anything better to be honest. I'm sure many of you have heard of Epic Rap Battles of History. It's a youtube channel that takes suggestions of two figures, used to be historical figures, fictional or real and has those figures engage in a rap battle. Created by Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd, they've become such characters as Hitler vs. D...

Dying Light's [Lack of] Preorder Exclusives

64d ago ... The topic of exclusive content in games has been a two-sided discussion since day one. On one hand, some people find it to be a nice incentive to buy a game on a certain platform or from a certain retailer, while others feel that it is an unnecessary evil that divides the community and allows some players to have access to more content within the game than others. Nine out of ten times, though,...

So, N4G is flooded with spam...

64d ago ... That's right. N4G is flooded with spam. And I'm not talking about spambots, fake users or N4G advertising, I'm talking about the kind of articles that the community has been approving lately. This kind: http://gamecriticism.com/xbox-one-needs-6-games-to-defend-ps4s-huge-lineup/ Now, there is an unspoken rule on N4G that whatever you do before approving an article YOU DO NOT READ IT. You...

The Here and Playstation Now

66d ago ... If including everything available for both the Playstation 2 and 3 at launch, they’d be considered some of the consoles with the most robust libraries during their respective releases. This consideration isn’t due to an explosion of newly-released titles but rather in their focus on providing 100% backwards compatibility at the time. This was a consistent feature for Sony until PS2 compatibil...

Why Don't Gamers Finish Games?

67d ago ... Why don't a lot gamers finish their games, and how many don't finish? How many gamers leave games unfinished? According to Raptr, and Keith Fuller, 9 out of 10 gamers do not finish the games they play. "What I've been told as a blanket expectation is that 90% of players who start your game will never see the end of it unless they watch a clip on YouTube." Red Dead Redemption only has...

Mod Talk: More on GamerGate, Video Games, and N4G Submissions

68d ago ... First, let me say that there's been a lot of discussion on this and it's been very helpful. DragonKnight's blog was a good read and had a great number of replies that showed what people thought on the subject and really got to discussing how far GamerGate has come as it relates to video games, gamers, and the media in general. Having said that, let me get out of the way what the moderators...

Gaming Isn't Positive Anymore And It's Our Fault

68d ago ... For a lot of us, gaming is a pleasant getaway from daily minutia. We game whenever we get the time because, well, reality is pretty harsh and it's a great escape to have time to do something that isn't so productive. Some of us love gameplay, and some of us love a great story, stimulating puzzles, a great scare, an opportunity to be strategic, escape from reality, get competitive, or share our...

Gamer Culture: A Subject As Varied As Gamers Themselves

69d ago ... I'm not going to beat around the bush, this blog is sort of a response blog to the "No more Gamergate articles on N4G" blog posted by Admin Christopher, which you can read here. http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/christopher/531687 I'm not going to go in-depth about the blog so here's the gist of it. Gamergate articles aren't going to be allowed because some have the opinion that it's not about...

Is It Just My Perspective? | The Challenges of the First Person Game

73d ago ... The ways we look at a game are often as important as they ways we play them. Our own two eyes are the most powerful windows that we experience the worlds games developers attempt to immerse us in and the point of view they lend us can wreck or reward a game in a variety of ways. Games bombard us with visual aesthetics between first and third person shooters, from Bioshock Infinite to Uncharted....

What Not To Say To a (Girl) Gamer

73d ago ... It seems (some) guys need a brief refresher on how to talk to gamers that are also coincidentally female. I don’t like to separate genders when talking about gamers because we are all a united group of people who enjoy the same thing, but some of the stuff I’ve heard said to myself and other (girl) gamers is downright rude. Enjoy this list of things frequently said to female gamers with some ve...

The "No N3DS charger" debacle: My theory behind Nintendo's mistake.

73d ago ... UPDATE: Apparently, Nintendo has seen fit to prove my assertions correct: They have done it to cut down on the price, under the assumption that people would keep the charger from their old system, which shows their ignorance of trade-in policies. http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-will-come-no-ac-adapter-nintendo-explains/ So, yeah, original post follows, but I now fee...

The Season Pass

73d ago ... Gaming was once a simple concept; as a matter of fact, it was so long ago that video gaming was elementary, it feels more like a blurred memory or a dream you can't quite recall. I remember the straightforward task of heading to one's favourite rental store or video game distributor and finding the game you intended to purchase right there on the shelf. Of course, there were times where one mig...

GamerGate, Video Games, and N4G Submissions

74d ago ... To say that GamerGate is a touchy subject at this time in video games is kind of an understatement. It's a topic that is easily prone to differences of opinion as one's preferred choice in gaming platform, and it is about as likely to generate furor between those who disagree. Having said that, please read the following and understand how we intend to moderate GamerGate news on N4G. N4G ha...
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December Design Contest (PS4!) Winners

76d ago ... Hey, guys! As you may or may not have gathered from my account status or by hanging out at the N4G water cooler, I'm out on maternity leave. But that doesn't mean we can't have design contest winners! (it just means they'll be announced this late ;)) The winner of the PS4 is..... IXA!!! THE CHOSEN ONES: FIVE winners will be chosen based on which entries we (HAVA staff) like best. :) T...

Work, Life, Video Games, and You. Finding the Balance.

76d ago ... Hello, everyone and Happy New Year! I am back to do some writing after a short hiatus. While I did intend on writing something up that was holiday related (in the same spirit as "Twas the Night Before Christmas" so there would be plenty of rhyming to be had), it was unfortunately not to be. Hopefully I will be able to write that up for later on this year. I regret not being able to actually wri...

How Video Games Changed My life

77d ago ... There is no doubt that we as gamers are affected and changed by video games. This issue most of the times blows down to the discussion that whether video games will turn gamers to racist pedophiliac rapist mass murderers or not, and it’s usually between people who know nothing about video games and those who do. I have nothing to add to this discussion, so this is not what I’m talking about. Ho...

On Critiquing Games And How Some Stances Or Ideologies Are Irrelevant

77d ago ... I have just finished reading an article that's here on N4G that claims to analyze Anita Sarkeesian's Strengths and Weaknesses within her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series and there is a recurring theme. That theme is the idea of feminist critique. I thought I'd talk about that and other forms of critique but let's think about feminist critique shall we? What is feminist critiquing? Well...

Too Many Side Quests?

79d ago ... Shigeru Miyamoto recently released some new information about the upcoming Zelda game that some people might find exciting, or may deter some people from playing it. He said, “There may even be times where you forget what your goal is because you’re doing other things on the side.” This is nothing new in the history of Zelda games, which always feature fun and entertaining side quests that earn...
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New Nintendo Console Incoming? You Don't Say!

79d ago ... Recently, a lot of news has been pouring in about Nintendo, and for what seems like the first time in a (really) long time, it's all positive. The 3DS is undeniably any gamer's Master Sword of a system, and the Wii U has finally become "the little console that CAN!" - as its fortunes have almost completely shifted direction for the better. Case in point, both of Nintendo's systems and their com...

N4G December Contest Winners! Well, Most of Them!

82d ago ... Congratulations to (most of our) December winners! Our January contests are here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cgoodno/531638 First a note about the December Greeting Card Design Contest (which includes one lucky PS4 winner), there is still more decision making to be had with these items and the winners will be announced and notified later than usual. While we wait for more decision ma...
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