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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! What are You Thankful For?

5h ago ... We have three US Amazon Gift Cards. Two $50 and one $25. I'm assuming you might be interested in winning one of them? If so, here is how to enter: 1. Comment on this blog with something you are thankful for. 2. You have until 11:59 PM PST on November 27, 2014 to enter (that's today only). 3. Enjoy the rest of the day with whomever you can. Friends, family, significant others, pets...

Toxicity, the Internet Gamer Community

3d ago ... I've recently become, and been made, aware of the impact the internet gaming community was having on my personal well-being. Long story short, I have many reasons in my life to be happy, yet my attitude is more negative than it ought to be. I've realized that was because I was part of a toxic community. Now I want to say I hold no illusions. I will absolutely not pretend that the gaming comm...

Non-Gamers Do Not Understand Sometimes

5d ago ... To all those people who said that ‘gamers’ are wasting their time with comparing graphics or ‘Who has the better console’ contest, do not really understand us. We are human; we tend to not admit defeat because the console we bought with our OWN money will always be the console we know that is the best choice for us. A slight hint of defeat with either one of those console can cause tons of comp...

The Outrage Cycle - Click, Rage, Repeat

5d ago ... I’m staring at a submitted article entitled “PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony’s in Trouble, Not Microsoft”, right next to it is another entitled “Microsoft's Xbox One Is Looking Like a Lost Cause”. I know it’s going to be nonsense. I know that this is an elaborate troll for hits. I can predict the content and I can predict the response in the comments. I’ve been here before. I’m one click away from a sens...

Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War

6d ago ... Do you know what happens when you listen to people who say "GEEZ, you all need to stop talking about people like Anita Sarkeesian and stop giving her attention. They'll just go away and this will all be over if you do"? You get this http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/11/gamergate-interest-groups-want-to-take-online-harassment-to-senate/ “Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War.”...

I teach through gaming (What gaming has taught me).

6d ago ... I have the most rewarding job in the world. I teach. I teach students of all levels, of all ages and of all backgrounds. I believe that students are equalized and thrive on a leveled playing field once they come across a teacher who understands their differentiated needs. A common foe in a Language Arts class is different reading skills, ranging from low, on target, to below proficiency....

Blood & Blade Giveaway

8d ago ... To celebrate the release of Blood & Blade on the Google Play store, IGG is hosting a special Giveaway and has provided us with 500 keys for you to claim. The key, when redeemed, will grant you 200 gems to use in game. To claim one of the keys, PM me, cgoodno: http://n4g.com/user/home/cgoodno . I will then PM you back your key. Redemption Instructions: - Download Blood & Bl...

Why The last of Us Should Not Have a Direct Sequel

8d ago ... *This blog contains spoilers for the last of us* The Last of Us is one of the most successful games in recent memory, with lifetime sales above 8 million, and near universal praise from critics and consumers alike. Both Sony and Naughty Dog know this, and undoubtedly this has led to talks of a sequel. While nothing has been officially announced, Neil Druckmann, the games director, has pre...

Anita Sarkeesian: Not Playing With a Full Deck

8d ago ... From my open letter to the gaming media to my impressions of the controversial career of Phil Fish, we now bookend the core of my blogs regarding certain people attacking gamers with arguably the most despised opponent of video games since Jack Thompson. Her name is in the title and bears no introduction. We all know who Anita Sarkeesian is. We know what this woman has accomplished. She is infa...

Why I fell in love with Sony.

11d ago ... There are many reasons I am a self proclaimed Sony fan and there are many reasons. Some of the reasons I will outline will seem insignificant, and to most people they will be, but they became huge considerations when writing and when I considered selling my Xbox 360 just to purchase a PS4. Other reasons are reflections on Sony and the way they run their business. These reasons give me confidenc...

Why we can forgive 343i and certainly not Ubisoft

11d ago ... I write this in response to the likes of those who write and agree with articles like this http://gamerant.com/rushed-video-games-bad-launches/ As a gaming community, we tend to get in an uproar very quickly and typically for poor reason. We then go on to whine about whatever it is that set us off, and then make fools of ourselves by writing articles with little sense, like one Brad Jones of...

Managing that Holiday Debt

13d ago ... The holidays are a wondrous celebration of the birth of capitalism - at least that’s what my accountant tells me. Each year we are compelled to undo all the hard of the past year as part of some social obligation that surprisingly has its own propaganda piece entitled “A Christmas Carol”. Everybody hates a scrooge, even the Scrooges hate each other. Don’t surrender to the herd just yet though,...

On the evolution of Grand Theft Auto

14d ago ... Grand Theft Auto V is now playable from a first-person perspective. That is, Grand Theft Auto, a series that’s as equally notable for its original birds-eye viewpoint as it is its current third-person stance, can now be viewed through the blood-shot eyes of its frenzied protagonist for the very first time. To see how we’ve made it this far is to recollect the gradual yet incredibly realiz...

The Video Game Crash of Today.

14d ago ... The video games crash of 1983, or know in Japan as the Atari shock did not make the future of the video games industry look promising. I’m sure the majority of us know about this of some sort. The industry was rising at a rapid rate and it was easy for anybody and everybody with some knowledge and know how to make video games for many consoles that where on the market at the time. At the top wa...

The State of Video Games So Far

15d ago ... Back in 2013 the gaming community was introduced to the next generation of video game consoles, they were shown to be faster, smoother and more powerful then the previous generation, as expected, but never the less the community couldn't contain their excitement for the following year as we would be in the first year of the next generation of consoles, and also we would be introduced to the fir...

Assassin Creed Unity: First Impressions? Is It Really That Good?

16d ago ... Wow, Yes, yes and yes this one is awesome, have just been playing for a little while and decide to just do a blog post because I’m loving the game so far. So I thought I would give you my first impressions in-case you are on the fences about the game. Just for reference / this is not a review just my first impressions so far / I’m playing on the PS4. And while I’m sure the XboxOne is pretty...

Bay 2's first week in US shows big promise by comparison to first game...

19d ago ... So apparently, even before factoring in digital sales, Bay 2's first week of state-side sales have out-done the first week sales of Bayonetta 1's original state-side release, especially after factoring in the difference in install bases during the time of the first game's release and the install base of the Wii U during Bay 2's release. XBox 360 Bayonetta week 1 sales[5 days of data]: 91,668...

Digital future will be bad for console gamers

20d ago ... Australian PSN and Xbox Live users get the jitters when some point to the inevitability of digital downloads. Let's take the PSN store for example, for a quick comparison of some new and upcoming releases: PSN: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - $99.95 Lords of the Fallen - $89.95 PES 2015 - $84.95 GTAV - $99.95 Now here's the comparable prices for disc editions from major retailers: C...

Why is Trevor GTA V’s Most Beloved Video Game Character?

21d ago ... It’s funny but with GTA V right around the corner for PS4 & XOne, I thought I would ask everyone a quick question? Why? Why in the world do people love Trevor in GTA V so much? Please do tell, no seriously go to the comments and speak your mind, tell me why do you think people love Trevor in GTA V. You might be surprised at some of the answers, but I found it to be really interesting....

2014 is the year of disappointment in gaming...

23d ago ... It started with so much promise... New consoles, new generation, new year. It was all looking up 11 months ago. We were about to see what these new bad boys could do. Just imagining the amazing graphical fidelity and new styles of gameplay was enough to make many of us open our pocketbooks to be a part of 8th generation of gaming. And lets not forget our old consoles were likewise enterin...
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