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Guess RedDragan's Baby's Name=Win Money

12d ago ... Sometimes when a user wins an N4G prize, they opt to do something a little different. Some users request the prize be donated to a charity, some want theirs to go to a sibling, and still others want me to create a contest around the naming of their firstborn. This is that contest. You see, user RedDragan had a baby, and fatherhood kept him from claiming his winnings in a timely manner. We...
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N4G April Contests: Another Chance at PS4 and More!

12d ago ... Win a PS4 just for commenting - on any N4G news story! It's a reward for burbling. COMMENT LOTTERY: Each comment you make on N4G during April on any story, blog, user review - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea? Yeah, you do! (Hey, this includes Forum posts!) DQ if you pick up a restriction during the contest period, and one word comment...
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User Blog, Review and PS4 Winners!

12d ago ... Thanks to everyone that wrote a blog or user review for March! The judging team of judgy judges really enjoyed the submissions, and it was quite a pool of entrants by month close. If you don't remember the particulars of the March contest (http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/526155 ) here's a refresher: The Best Blogs and User Reviews of March will be entered into their own smaller lottery...

Not Cool, Capcom. Smash Bros Does it Better.

13d ago ... You know, guys, I wanted to stay positive this month by making my blogs focus on Kingdom Hearts. I wanted to share ideas about what Kingdom Hearts III could have in its gameplay and worlds. I wanted to share music I found online that is extremely well done. I also wanted to end it all with a great Beginning, Impact, and Future blog. But even in my good moods, Capcom decides to play the fiendish...

Why Mario Kart 8's Lack of Voice Chat Does and Does Not Matter

13d ago ... So Mario Kart 8 has no voice chat feature. Let me be the first to say that this kind of sucks for Wii U players (and technically for me when I get the thing in the future). A lot of people seem pretty upset by this news, and rightfully so. Some people really want to be able to talk to the people they are playing with and that's a perfectly fine criticism. Although, I do feel like some of the cr...

Let me rant about something I loved

14d ago ... Now I don't know how many people will click to read this based on my title but it's pretty indicative of what the content will be about. Now before we go on let me warn you I AM GOING TO SPOIL THE ENDING TO BIOSHOCK INFINITE BURIAL AT SEA EP 1 & 2. If you played it or have no plans to ever play it then let's get started. I loved my time with Bioshock Infinite and thought it was a fantasti...

So Apparently N4G Is Filled With Rabid Sony Fanboys?

15d ago ... You might be looking at the title and wondering why it's a question, and there are two reasons you'd be wondering that. The first reason is that you're an Xbox or otherwise non-Sony fan who actually believes this, and the second is that you don't believe it in general for whatever reason. The question is being asked because of the recent week of news. Take a look at the top news on the site...

Not Necessarily Necessary News Nor Necessarily Newsworthy

15d ago ... Episode 3 Every time you press the “pause” button, another Assassins Creed gets made. 1) In the latest game of musical chairs being played my Microsoft execs, Phil Spencer has emerged as the head of the Xbox division. Yes good old squinty eyes has gotten a promotion over Phil Harrison, who is apparently the Theon Greyjoy of the Xbox division. You should’ve stayed at Playstation Phil. So wha...

Kingdom Hearts III: The Possible Worlds

16d ago ... I'm fairly certain that this article has been done before on here, but I really and so desperately want to talk about this. With anticipation growing for Kingdom Hearts III, gamers are sharing their opinions on this final installment. What is also discussed constantly is how big this game is going to be. It's the final game in the series, but what else could be added to it aside from the main s...

Is Innovation in gaming dead?

16d ago ... There was a period in gaming history when developers consistently sought out new and fresh approaches to making games. Some games were so great it changed the face of gaming. Games such as: Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto 3, Gears of war, and 2K5 football not only pushed the boundaries of their perspective genres, but also became measuring sticks of sorts. When a new fresh game hits the scen...

Phil Can't do it alone!

16d ago ... Spencer can eventually be the saving grace of the XBOX brand but its going to take far more than just a guy dedicated and passionate for gaming to steer this sinking ship. The company has dug themselves so deep in sludge within the past year. There is only so much One man (Phil Spencer) can do in order to rectify the situation. I've come up with a few things they can work on to better help keep...

Amazon Fire TV: It's not a Gaming Console

17d ago ... Wanted to put this out there since I'm seeing more than a few submissions that seem to label Amazon's latest streaming device as a gaming console. Now, while the device does allow one to play games, it is not what we would categorize as a gaming console. Its primary goal, much like a PC, a smart phone, or a tablet, is not to play games. Sure, you can game on it, but that's not enough to be...
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MEGA N4G GOTY Bundle & Contributor Contest Winners

17d ago ... Truth: I drew the winner for the bundle yesterday, but didn't dare announce it or tell them for fear they would think it was a cruel April Fools joke! Now that we're safely on the April 2 square of the calendar... March Contributors: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/526152 * $25 Amazon Gift Card Each Abriael Rashid Sayed Mega N4G GOTY Bundle: http://n4g.com/user/b...

Three Things Bravely Default Does Better Than Final Fantasy XIII

18d ago ... It’s almost a unanimously agreed-upon fact that Final Fantasy XIII is a terrible, terrible byproduct of a once-shining corporation now consumed with greed. It is because of this very game that many Final Fantasy loyalists thought Square Enix bit the dust. But in February of 2014, something amazing happened: The JRPG giant brought to life a fantastical masterpiece of epic proportions. This game,...

You never cancel a pre-order early.... especially over something as stupid as graphics.

19d ago ... Gamers have made me angry ALOT over the years. Here's a small list of the stuff I've dealt with. PS4 haters. Xbox One haters. Wii U haters. Cheaters in online multiplayer. People who try to "expose" you. People who want Ridley in Super Smash Bros 4. But THIS topic takes the cake. Some of you actually CANCELLED your Watch Dogs pre-orders because the graphics were "downgraded" from wh...

Watchdogs... A Community Divided

19d ago ... From the second that Ubisoft released a subpar trailer of Watchdogs, the forums all over the internet have lit up with negative reactions, saying visuals have been severely downgraded over E3 2012s high end PC demo. No matter how much Ubisoft has tried to squash the rumors and remind gamers that the E3 2012 demo was never representative of next gen console visuals(only a target for high end PCs...

Is GTA V Coming to PS4 and XOne and would you buy it again?

20d ago ... Signs are pointing to it being very possible that we will indeed get this, especially since PS4 files were found in one of the DLC updates. So this seems more than likely but sadly it has not been announced so that kind of makes me a little worried that we may not see it. Rockstar is in a really tricky position. Of Course it seems like a no brainier to just bring this to nex-gen, I mean t...

The unceasing issue regarding real-world violence and videogames

20d ago ... It’s a murder sim, it’s a this-or-that destructive influence, and on and on and on. I’m sure you know how the accusations go by now. There’s no other topic that’s been done to death quite like videogame violence and its supposed link of playing a casual role in real-world violence. How could it not be when both those inside and outside the industry have continuously dissected mountains of re...

What Equals Equality in Our Games?

21d ago ... How far have video-games come in fostering equality? Or rather, is equality being approached the right way? The current state of diversity in video-games can hardly be talked about without first describing the nature of art-forms. The greatest quality that art can display is that it often doesn’t care not for what its viewers want, but what it needs. In principle, it expresses it for the l...
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Bubl Draw: A Toddler Review

22d ago ... Some of you N4G detectives may have sussed out that I have a tiny person in my life, The Toddler. What this means for my gaming is that there’s a whole mess of iPad apps downloaded to my Mini, and I am not their target audience. Bubl Draw was sent my way for review, and I know I'm not an isolated case of parenthood on N4G, so consider this your app recommendation for the week! While I was oc...