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Why Nintendo Should Put Mario On PS4 and Xbox One?

19d ago ... It might sound crazy when you first think about it, but don’t let that stop you from thinking about it. Because as crazy as it sounds there is some genius to this madness. Ok Forget about the fact that Nintendo would never allow that to happen. This is a blog post there are no rules, we can let the mind go to a place that doesn’t exist - Let’s just pretend for a second that Nintendo had a n...

5 Tips To Play Project CARS

20d ago ... Project CARS has been out for a few days and I want to impart a few tips that I feel will help you get more out of the game. Tip #1 Turn off the driving line. This one might seem daunting at first, but trust me, turn off the driving live...it tells you to brake early and doesn't give you the best times on the track. Sure it shows you the racing line, but when playing against other driver...

Cancelled projects or those on hiatus, Kickstarter to the rescue?

20d ago ... We've seen it time and time again, we hear or see a new game and get excited only to later find out it's been shelved for various reasons. While we wonder how good the game was going to turn out. Meanwhile publishers try and predict what games will sell, which to greenlight or put a brake on. It's become very clear the direction seems to be a safer approach, especially on higher budgeted gam...

Theory: Assassin's Creed Will Soon Be Scrapped For Watch Dogs

20d ago ... Ubisoft officially revealed Assassin's Creed Syndicate today. The next game in the AC franchise is set in 19th century London and is about Jacob Frye, an Assassin based out of that city. Ubisoft also released a gameplay trailer, which you can see here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKR42Ci000k Now, my opinion on the overall trailer is that it looks great. Combat looks fun thanks to it...

Is Project Cars the best racer out?

22d ago ... So recently the long awaited and repeatedly delayed racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios was released…among a fanfare to those who have been following the game for…well quite a while. So what has the game brought to the table, aside from over 60 cars, over 100 tracks and a simulation experience? Not much, but is that a bad thing? Definitely Not! The basis of the game is in 4 different are...

Titanfall 2

22d ago ... First time poster, long time Titanfall fan [>300hours] here. With Titanfall 2 being recently announced. I keep hearing the following suggestions for what Titanfall 2 needs: more customizations, single-player campaign, more guns and titans, more pilots and less AI grunts,etc. While not bad suggestions, I feel they demonstrate a deep misunderstanding of what titanfall is and a desperate attempt t...

Dear EA, WTF? Where is Battlefield Bad Company 2 ReMastered

23d ago ... Seriously with all these re-masters popping up, you mean to tell me EA could not get a team together to Remake Battlefield Bad Company 2.. Really? One of the best selling FPS games. I mean come on’ it’s only one of the most beloved games by all gamers young and old and in the franchise history. Hell PC gamers have totally abandoned Battlefield Hardline, just because they wanted a more seriou...

The sense of progress in Xenoblade X doesn't stop at the level cap.

23d ago ... Recently it has come to light that the level cap for party members in Xenoblade X has been set at 60, unlike in the first game. While this has caused some discontent amongst a small faction of players, there is a ray of hope to this. Thanks to some well-spoken users across various boards, it has come to light that character improvement and advancement, not including grinding for new weapons/a...

"It Meets Our Quality Standards" - General Rant About PR Nonsense

24d ago ... I saw some articles over the past couple of days talking about things like the new Assassin's Creed game coming out this year, Sony's DS4 controller issues, etc.. and a common phrase keeps popping up in my head. Whenever consumers voice complaints about the overall quality of a product, doesn't matter what the industry is, 90% of the time the PR response will be something along the lines of "We...

Star Wars Battlefront I Don’t Believe Your Graphics..?

26d ago ... No Campaign Mode / Plus 40 Player Cap So by now we have all seen the amazing trailer of Star Wars Battlefront, what an amazing piece of tech it was, and what an amazing job DICE has done. -But how much of it was actual game play / Yes we know it was using the in-game engine but how close will the actual game-play get to these insane graphics. Well….? Lucky for us some reports have started...

Would Batman Vs Superman Make For An Amazing Video Game?

26d ago ... I know this sounds crazy, but at the same time just think about how amazing this could be. I mean the movie is looking like it might be huge, one serious blockbuster coming out in 2016. But can you really think of a better battle then this? Or a better superhero video game that you would rather play. (Ok sadly this is not happening) This is just to talk about how epic it would be, if movi...

April Contest Winners!

28d ago ... April is gone, and with it one of the greatest things to happen to N4G - http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/532341 . But we're still here, and so are these winners for April's contests. You can view May's contests here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/christopher/532647 THE $50 COMMENTS: 6 winners, a $50 Amazon gift card each! MrCherry Activemessiah ilikepizza Psychotica...

The Nintendo console I really want to own

29d ago ... Besides the legendary NES, and to a slightly smaller extent the SNES, every Nintendo console since these two beasts have been a letdown IMO. When the PS1 launched, Nintendo lost most of its relevance with the exception of the portable market where, to this day, remains king of the hill. The only successful console since the SNES was the Wii for entirely different reasons. You and I know that....

Is the Console War Over, Has PS4 Won, Is it Time for Xbox Two?

29d ago ... This is just a question, not a war, just a simply question I would like to ask out loud. Is the war over, how do you see the consoles future playing out. Have we the consumer already decided that PS4 is the winner? And If so, then I’m writing this to ask you what do you think needs to be done, what does Xbox do now? This is really interesting, it’s a clear battle of sales right now, and i...

Elegy a Dead World Developer Interview “Advanced literature taught through Space Magic”

30d ago ... In “A Defence of Poetry”, Percy Shelley made the famous (if slightly self-aggrandizing) claim that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. Language and its inherent desire for rhythm, order and harmony made the poetic sensibility not just relevant to “the authors of language and of music, of the dance, and architecture, and statuary, and painting”; poets are also “the instituto...

May Contests

31d ago ... Celebrate May, the month that is known for the highest number of rumors as we lead up to E3, with a chance at some Amazon Gift Cards! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS!: Each comment you make on N4G during May on any story, blog, user review, forums - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea. Each of the 4 Winners will get a $50 Amazon gift car...

How I learned to stop worrying and love Digital Distribution.

33d ago ... A lot of negative things have been said about Digital Distribution, and I happen to agree with most of them. Many say that it represents an erosion of consumer rights. You cannot re-sell your digital games. You cannot lend them to another (well, not easily and not without significant risk). If the platform you bought your games on suddenly disappears, so does your right to access them (more tha...

Why Konami needs to leave.

34d ago ... As of right now Konami's upcoming Silent Hill game being made with the combined efforts of Hideo Kojima & Guilermo Del Toro is cancelled, this news shows a very clear sign that Konami no longer has any business in the games industry and needs to pack up it's things and leave. This isn't a rant made by an upset fanboy raging at the company for cancelling a game he wasn't looking forward to, t...

The Right Targets

35d ago ... Video games cause violence. We have so many individual cases of people who play video games that have committed acts of violence so there must be some undeniable connection there. There are probably a lot of viewers of this piece, if not all, that have a thing or two to say about that kind of sentiment that was at one time bandied about in official US congressional hearings; in fact, perhaps...

Why I no Longer Finish Games

38d ago ... Just 10% of those who play games actually finish them. This has always been a rather curious and somewhat unbelievable statistic for me over the years. Games are quite expensive as a piece of entertainment and so I’ve always found it a bit strange that people would walk away from such a significant investment of time and money. I mean, after investing $60 and a couple hours on a game, why walk...