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An Open Letter to Microsoft and Square Enix

10d ago ... To: Microsoft Cc: Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics Dear Microsoft, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, Considering that this is in fact an open letter, and will be ready by many others, allow me to take a moment to preface this and state for the record that I hold no single platform or console at a higher regard than any other on the market today. I am indeed a neutral party and this is a neut...

The Pre-Order Fallout

10d ago ... In the fairly recent past, getting a new game at launch was not a guarantee. If there was a large heavily publicized game on the horizon, you had to pre-order to ensure that you got a copy at launch or face scalper fees if you could not wait for the “re-up”. This was bad for a number of reasons. As a gamer, you bought the game on faith or based on early impressions (trailers/Demos/Magazine prev...

GTA V: A Better Game Than TLOU?

11d ago ... Now I'll start by saying I'm not here to rustle any feathers, I'm not a fanboy, or a troll, I just feel on N4G at least, there's a very large % of people who were disappointed with GTA and it stirs something in me, I feel like I'm unplugged from the Matrix or something and everyone else is not able to see the truth of the situation ( Quite an extreme and arrogant example I know ) I'm not going...

COD AW looks great but is just another lag fest.

11d ago ... With Activision finally making the jump to next gen I have been waiting for those magical words everyone wants to hear - dedicated servers. But, looks like COD is in the P2P hosting business for the duration. That means all your superb games and high K/D ratio mean exactly nothing. Not saying you don't have skill, but you don't know if the guy on the other end is shooting first and dying f...

The best demo I have ever played

13d ago ... "Originally we were thinking of making a game that would make you pee your pants, but at this point we've changed our minds, and now we're aiming for a game that will make you shit your pants". -Kojima Horror seemed to have been a forgotten genre. Resident Evil veered off the left, Dead Space started in the right direction but ultimately caved in to a more action game, Alan Wake was disappo...

The Sims 4 Demo Impressions

14d ago ... Since its announcement in May of last year, I've been avidly looking forward to the launch of The Sims 4. As some may know, my history with The Sims dates back to the launch of the first game and my relationship with the franchise has been quite the rollercoaster of emotions. Between the greed of Electronic Arts and the crumbling of Maxis, which seems to have been rebuilt, for a while, I wasn't...

Sony didn't need to win Gamescom; They have already won 2014

14d ago ... Today I saw two different strategies when comparing Microsoft to Sony and their approach to gamescom. Microsofts announcements were more aimed at selling more xbox ones, particularly in europe This was done by really bringing the hype for the big guns Fifa - Cod - Halo MCC/5 beta - Quantum Break - Fable - AC:U - Tomb Raider. The Fifa stuff was pretty pointless because we know of legends...

New Indie Projects to Check Out

14d ago ... Hello, everyone! It's been a good while since I wrote up something here. I have been sick for awhile and haven't had the opportunity to really focus on writing. For those of you I have messaged about doing an upcoming blog on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, I can assure you that I will get to that this month. You're help and opinions are very much appreciated. I also have been told about some t...

Lara Croft's Entry into the Console War

14d ago ... Since the beginning of time, there was always a central conflict in between both sides of the proverbial coin. With one grand spectrum at both ends of every cord, there was always one side versus another; man and woman, right and wrong, pro-life and pro-choice, Republican and Democrat, religion and atheist and the list goes on. However, those spectra are typically categorized into life itself,...

Polar-Opposite Worlds: Inside and Ori Revamp the 2D Platform

15d ago ... How will two projects revamp a classic genre to fit the modern taste? For starters, Play Dead Studios's "Inside" focuses more on a straight-forward story-telling plot as a young boy journeys from the fields into the city's factory. On the other hand, "Ori and the Blind Forest" developed by Moon Studios set their priorities on the game's mechanical features. To read more details with the videos...

Rest In Peace Robin Williams.

15d ago ... I know this isn't the kind of thing one would normally talk about on a gaming news site, or if they would it'd be more appropriate in the forums; but I can't log into the forums and I think it's appropriate to talk about here considering just who I am about to talk about. In case any of you haven't heard, Robin Williams was found dead today. The current working theory is that he committed su...

Call Of Duty:Advanced Warfare: My thoughts

15d ago ... Disclaimer: this blog is on my thoughts and opinions. Just as everyone else I am entitled to my opinion. I currently watched the Call Of Duty:Advanced Warfare multiplayer game play and my first thought is that, it just looks like an add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. I will explain the problems what I see with the multiplayer. The knife is still overpowered, managing to kill in one...

3 Platform Future: Xbox + PC + Steam = WIN

17d ago ... http://static.digit.in/fckeditor/uploads/xbox360-laptop(1).jpg Welcome to part two of the 3 platform future series. This is a 3 part blog, on what I personally hope will happen to the current game industry removing the need for to purchase 6 different platforms to have access to all games, and instead have a simple 3 platform medium. If you missed the first part, it covered Nintendo and mo...

GAME BIT: MEDIEVAL II TOTAL WAR

17d ago ... Like the Europa Universalis games, Medieval II Total War is a grand strategy game with the ability to command the troops in battle instead of just giving direction to an army icon on the map terrain. Each kingdom in the game has pros and cons in the game; Spain has a good naval units and strong light infantry and cavalry, while this nation lacks heavy infantry and spear men in the earlier peri...

GAME BITS: WAR THUNDER

17d ago ... Like its Belarusian counterpart, War thunder is an MMO game that caters to WWII military buffs. This short article will center only to game battle instead of the game mode that War thunder offers. Unlike World of Tanks the game is more difficult to play because of its extreme leaning to realistic battle; in World of Tank you have the health point to see if your tank can still carry the br...

PlayStation Plus: Where should it go next?

17d ago ... PlayStation Plus was first launched in 2010 primarily as a way for Sony to get revenue from their PlayStation Network. The service soon became a success as it offered free games, discounts and a variety of other deals as long as you kept the subscription. It was a surprisingly successful consequence of backing themselves into a corner (which was not charging for the use of the PlayStation Netwo...

The State of Gaming as we know it?

17d ago ... Gaming. We all love gaming. Right? We all love to play games where we take control of a character-or characters, where we do new or exciting things. Things that dance along the border of Impossibility or Improbability. We like to do our best, we like to try our hardest, and we like to push our limits even further. We like to beat the next level, we like to upgrade the next stat, we like to l...

Was Destiny Downgraded without anyone noticing?

18d ago ... First off: I can't wait to get Destiny, everything about it has me eager to get my hands on the full release. Part of that is what brought me to this realization. I've been soaking up every tidbit of information on it ever since the Beta ended because I had a lot of fun. I loved the exploration, I love to grind for levels, I love to grind for gear and I'm very interested in the story, the cha...

3 Platform Future: Nintendo N-Fusion!!!!!!!!

18d ago ... Nintendo will always be remembered as a pioneer in the gaming industry by standardizing the consoles, and creating some of the most well-known, successful, and established franchises in gaming. However, Nintendo's fortunes has taken a turn for the worse with the home console once again in risk of being a commercial failure. Nintendo's home console sales have been on the decline each console g...

Xbox’s biggest threat: Microsoft itself

18d ago ... Recently, Microsoft released their K10 report [1] which detailed how well Microsoft has done over the last fiscal year. The report details how much the Xbox brand has lost this fiscal year which a lot of users, even I, were shocked by. A lot of these losses can be attributed to launching a new console and even the report discuss a large amount of cost being attributed to hiring of new staff. Al...