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Mass Effect 4 - My Theory For The Next Gen Trilogy

2d ago ... Mass effect was one of the greatest new ip's released on the last generation of consoles. Now, as we await news on the next instalment, here is a theory I felt would be the natural evolution of the franchise. I hope you enjoy reading this theory and share your views. This will obviously contain spoilers! Mass Effect 3’s Leviathan DLC showed us the origin of the Reapers - they were the result...

Batman Arkham Rises ideas.

2d ago ... So as many of you know Rocksteady's highly anticipated sequel and possible final chapter of the Arkham series was pushed to 2015 instead of releasing the intended date of 2014. Now when I heard Arkham Knight was going to be in 2014 I thought the series was pulling an AC on us and going yearly but it got pushed possibly due to hardware. This led me to think that maybe after Arkham Knight the...

Destructive Creations' 'Hatred' Takes Video Game Violence to New Levels

3d ago ... As gamers, we are not strangers to violence in our favourite forms of entertainment; as a matter of fact, it's present in almost every video game today and a main selling point for the hottest titles. Video game violence has always generated a tonne of controversy, but more often than not, it was discounted as just part of the experience. We saw Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics take the Tomb Ra...

Don't Get Me Wrong, But...

4d ago ... There's that familiar old adage again. The one we, who find ourselves in the crossfire of popular opinion, must employ as we dane to approach a more meaningful discussion about this young, developing medium. Don't get me wrong, I love all platforms. Don't get me wrong, I'm not biased. Don't get me wrong, but I see no benefit in swinging such an empty disclaimer ahead of our insights as th...

My Top 8 Assassin's Creed Moments [SPOILERS]

4d ago ... [Note: This Top 8 is 100% my own opinion and I don’t intend any of you to take it as fact. Only take it as interesting food for thought and I hope you enjoy. Also SPOILERS! Play these games first!] With Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity on the horizon, I started thinking about the past games. And with that I remembered some of the best parts that made me love the series. So t...

Shadowiness of Mordor Contracts

6d ago ... I love late night talkshows, most insomniacs do. Nothing beats a good monolog at the end of a long day. Well, maybe a few things, but let’s stay on track. While I love a good monolog, that’s usually as far as I get. When the interviews start, I usually “start flipping”. That’s almost a Larry Sanders reference! Never mind. You see, I don’t really care about what some celebrity is coming to plug...

Falling Into The Trap Of Playing Cult Classics

7d ago ... During the spring and summer of 2014 I decided to go into my videogame backlog. My backlog at the time was deep and had a large number of games listed as follows: Max Payne (entire series), Vanquish, Tomb Raider (2013), Alan Wake, Bayonetta , Fallout: New Vegas, God of War: Ascension, Gears of War: Judgement, Ratchet and Clank HD collection, Jak and Daxter collection and many old games for the...

A Complete Kingdom Hearts Retrospective - Part 2

11d ago ... Continued from - http://n4g.com/blogs/details/530779 Kingdom Hearts 2 (2005) - PlayStation 2 / PS3 2.5 HD Remaster / 4.33 Million ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------------- So, straight after the events from the previous game Sora and his friends wake up and have to learn about Organization XIII again, fresh starts and memory wipes, tough times! Th...

A Complete Kingdom Hearts Retrospective

11d ago ... Kingdom hearts is arguably the biggest IP to come out of japan for quite some time, and many regard it higher than square enix's flagship franchise, Final Fantasy. Created by the ever vibrant Tetsuya Nomura and featuring Disney characters and worlds in unison with past Final Fantasy characters, Kingdom Hearts has literally charmed the hearts of gamers since its initial release on the PlayStatio...

Will we ever see the end of "Definitive Editions" games?

11d ago ... So it seems like this generation "Definitive Editions" of games are going to be the next big thing. What is a "Definitive Edition" of a game? Judging from what has been released so far you can conclude that the so called definitive edition is one that includes the following: 1)A release on any of the modern generation of hardware including: Ps4, Xbox One, PC, or WiiU 2)Higher resolution,...

DriveClub After all the Hype? So What happened? Here’s the truth.

11d ago ... Well nothing happened, the game came out and guess what, it’s not that bad. I’ve been playing now for 2 days and it’s been a blast, are the graphics good, sure they are, the interior on the cars looks amazing, these low reviews are crazy. I mean the level of detail here would make GT5 look like an Atari 2600 game… LoL Ok maybe not that dramatic, but the game looks good. the interiors are...

Was Driveclub reviewed properly?

12d ago ... Driveclub has finally launched. There are those who love it already, those who are a bit mixed on it, and of course those who think it is trash. The same can be said for the critics as well, if you take a look at all the reviews being published right now. There are 8's and 9's going around, lots of 7's, and even the occasional 5. Now, I've played about 2 hours myself today and do enjoy th...

Nintendo's Upmarket Woes

13d ago ... Up until the 7th generation of consoles, there was an established pattern to launching consoles. At launch, you would target the upmarket segment of the gaming crowd, known more commonly in gaming circles as the “hardcore gamer”. This is the group that will spend north of $400 to get a console and games at launch. As time passed, and production costs declined, the console could be sold at chea...

My Personal Top 15 Games of The Seventh Generation of Consoles

13d ago ... Note that this list is my personal opinion and only games that I played (and finished) are listed. Please be constructive and unbiased and feel free to state your opinion and list your own personal favorites. As a side note since I never owned a Wii during the 7th gen only PS3 and 360 games are listed. Also PC games are excluded as I don't play much on PC. Additionally PCs' don't really...

Does Pixel Count Really Matter?

13d ago ... Smell that? Yep, it's that magical time of year for games to come out. A show of the games having the latest tech, the evolution of gameplay, and of course the endless bickering between people over trivial things. Tis the season I suppose, but a rather interesting piece has come out over the latest iteration of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Unity, coming only to current-gen and...

The Crew's Beta Debacle

15d ago ... Last summer, we witnessed the announcement of The Crew, an upcoming racing game spanning across the United States, in an open and persistent world. It was widely advertised as what an open world racing game should be, taking an indiscriminate jab at the Forza Horizon series. Let me just say that for the record, they ought to have kept their mouths shut. Since its announcement, I was looking...

The Misuse of Metacritic

15d ago ... There’s this teaching that I remember from my youth. A knife is just a knife, it has no inherent good or bad to it. In the hands of a surgeon or chef, it can be used for immense good. In the hands of a killer or thief, it can be used for bad. This pretty much sums up my opinion of Metacritic. It’s a tool. No, not that kind of tool - the other kind. There is a misunderstanding of what Metacritic...

Why are you complaining over more games?

16d ago ... The topic of how many Mario and Assassins Creed games is constantly coming up within gaming forums, and every time I see them I shake my head. People seem to constantly pass by the simple solution to having an issue with these franchises. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THEM. I stopped playing Final Fantasy a LONG time ago, but every time I see a new installment, I watch the trailer, I see if it's...
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September Contest Winners!

17d ago ... Congratulations September Winners! BEST USER BLOG: 
4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! JoelandEllie "Summer Lessons: A course in Cultural Understanding" http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/joelandellie/530037 http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/joelandellie/530038 rambi80 "Growing Apart - Critics and their Audience" http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/rambi80/530449 coolbeans "The Better Qualit...
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N4G October Contest Details

17d ago ... It's that time of year again. The time of year where all your gaming cash vanishes faster than you can say "preorder bonus". We're here to help: The $50 COMMENTS - EIGHT WINNERS!: Each comment you make on N4G during October 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 8 Winners wi...
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