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

20d 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..?

22d 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?

22d 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!

24d 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

25d 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?

25d 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”

26d 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

27d 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.

29d 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.

30d 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

31d 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

33d 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...

Paying For Mods: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

34d ago ... The latest controversy in the gaming world is that Valve has started a program whereby mod creators can charge gamers for the mods they create and distribute via Steam. (Question: Would this apply to mods distributed through other services such as Nexus?) Here's the full details that Valve has provided about the program. http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent (The site loaded...

Halo Reach: Fall of a World

34d ago ... I’ve played through the Halo 3 campaign more times than I can count. First, there was the initial solo play-through. Then, it was straight to Legendary co-op. After that came the ‘LASO’ attempts, the achievement collection runs and the painstaking endurance test represented by the infamous ‘Vidmaster Challenge’. And yet, even after all of my jaunts down the Tsavo Highway or fights to stem th...

Where Are My Project Cars Racing Game Fans?

37d ago ... I'm a serious racing game fan and I can’t think of anything more exciting right now then Project Cars. I mean wow it’s not just looking good, it sounds really good. No, not the sound of the cars, (that sounds good too) but No, I mean the features in the game sound amazing, almost too good to be true. So you know nothing about this game, then let me ask you something, does that rock you mu...

Mortal Kombat X PC Port - Badly Optimized

38d ago ... Now as I got my hand on the most waited game, but believe me, the same way it given me excitement has also pissed away my mood. No doubt it is one my favorite games of all time with all the new character like Erron Black, new ailities, arenas and game play has driven me crazy. I just can’t put my controller down as there is always a new experience. But one thing that has sort of taken 30% of my...

Gaming websites and the online community

38d ago ... Once upon a time gaming journalism was about informing their readers about games and what goes on in the gaming world. When you bought a magazine and looked at the articles you where provided with information and it felt that the writers genuinely liked games and enjoyed them. Over the years things changed and gaming journalism became gaming "journalism". Gone are the times when it was importan...

Tone Deaf: The difference between MKX and it's predecessor

39d ago ... It's been about a week since the launch of MKX, the newest entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise and technically the tenth, and reception seems pretty positive. Sure the micro transactions blow and the season pass is questionable but the roster is great and the gameplay seems to hold up. However, there's definitely been some rumblings that while good, MKX isn't as good as it's predecessor, MK9....

Does Battlefront Really give Sony the edge over Xbox this holiday?

41d ago ... In Case you haven't heard, Sony has obtained the marketing rights for the newest iteration of Star Wars Battlefront. The game is set to release November 17 and will likely be a huge title for the holidays. This has led some to make claims such as the following (in fact, is one of the hottest articles as of today): "The biggest bit of news from today’s trailer may be that Sony has nailed the...

The 7th Generation: A Post-mortem (Part 2)

44d ago ... For me, the 6th generation was characterized by a massive variation and innovation of software in a short time, while the 7th generation is the complete opposite. The 7th gen defined regression in almost every genre, and did so over the course of 8 years. Some were hit harder than others, but I can’t think of many genres that truly improved over this time. Let us all take a moment to remember t...