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Why Indie Games Matter

1d 8h ago ... [b]By Tadej Kupčič, Project Director, Programmer[/b] A couple of days ago, I was getting so hyped up and excited for this year's E3, I couldn't even sleep. It's the first E3 after all three major consoles were released and I was hoping for some new IPs (intellectual properties) since now is the best time to announce those. New consoles are more powerful, meaning you can implement mechanics y...

In-Engine Vs Gameplay

18d ago ... Since E3 came and went, a lot of crazy buzz has been thrown about with varying degrees of awesome. Microsoft has proven that the Xbox One has a fighting chance with great looking upcoming games, Wii U not only showed its continued relevance but arguably won the entire show and Sony had a megaton of stuff to show, so much so that their conference was a massive two hours of announcements. But som...
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Road to E3 '14: Sony and the King - PlayStation

34d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FINAL of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming...

Leaks Might Not Be As Bad As You'd Think.

36d ago ... It happens every year. In the month or so, leading up to E3, something is bound to be leaked. Most of the time, at least two of the big three have some kind of announcement that's revealed earlier than anticipated, as does at least one third party studio. Excitement stirs, and many anticipate the full reveal of these games. On the other hand, many think leaks are a bad thing. If a compan...
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Road to E3 '14: Microsoft and the Ugly Betty - XBOX One

36d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the SECOND of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming...
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Road to E3 '14: Nintendo and the Underdog - Wii U

39d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FIRST of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming;...

What Makes a Good E3?

62d ago ... Well it’s that time of year again… you know when it’s Christmas for gamers? Or at least people like me. Planning that week to manage work and sleep to see all the conferences and announcements live… as they happen! The Hype, the anticipation… What could be coming, new games! Sequels, IPs, more content and services for the consoles we chose for that coveted spot under our TVs. I mean it’s no...
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Sorry, but Nintendo is NOT Doomed (At Least, Not in my Eyes)

173d ago ... Now before I even begin this post; let me grab a few supplies. Okay, flame-retardant uniform - check. Fire-proof goggles and gloves - check. And lastly; fanboy shield - check. ALRIGHT! Now let's get this show on the road! (Please, let me live after this). So, a few days ago, Nintendo made some announcements. With no need to repeat already overly-chanted information; bottom-line is, t...

Video Game Highlights From The VGX Disaster

216d ago ... So the VGX award show took place last night. I know...who cares right? Yeah, just like in previous years where they had the big Hollywood spectacle, this year's more personal feel was a disaster from the get go. While I could've been doing other things (like watching football, or playing games) I suffered watching the three hour internet stream. Joel McHale helped host the train wreck of a show...

VGX: Video Games Xpected dissapoints.

216d ago ... You ain't gotta like it, but Geoffy gonna hype it! Expect the Expected and watch the VGX. Both are plausible, which ones can you come up with? If you watched the VGX or have even seen recent threads about the topic, you'd know that it was a complete waste of time and hype from Geoff Keighley. The show had a shitty format, low production values and sad excuses for 'World Premieres' and d...

Bad Analogy: Comparing The Rise of Smartphones to TV and Video Game Consoles

331d ago ... Things have heated up since the announcements of the One and PS4. A big talking point seems to be the TV angle of these consoles and it is debated at length if TV is really such a big thing. I have no problems with that debate except for one tiny little analogy which keeps popping up from time to time. Too many people compare the rise and functionality of smartphones as proof that TV and gamin...

Interesting Changes Ahead

394d ago ... E3 is winding down. The conferences are done, and with them, the big reveals. As the dust slowly begins to settle after the deluge of announcements, the industry finds itself in a very different place than last generation. This place, where lines once blurred within a blue ocean philosophy, is now clearly defined by each brand’s strengths … and where exclusivity is secondary to policy. Fi...
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My Review of Nintendo's "E3 Nintendo Direct 2013"

396d ago ... Nintendo made a startling decision this year; They would not be holding a major press conference at E3 2013. This struck many gamers, especially Nintendo-lovers, straight in the gut. "How could they even think about ditching E3? Their home system is in trouble! They should be coming out with guns blazing and bombs dropping!" - That - more than likely, was the thought of the many who shook th...

Dedicated scores the E3 conferences (Day One)!

397d ago ... Hey, readers, let's dive in to my biased and completely unfair scores for today's major E3 announcements. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, the final score for each conference will be solely based on the conference itself. So, no, I'm not going to mark down Sony for that idiotic free-to-play Destiny of Spirits game, nor am I going to mark down Microsoft for boring me with yet another Kinect...

What's for dinner? - My E3 Predictions

413d ago ... It's coming. The next generation of games has been revealed, and we're all biting at the bit for more of a glimpse of the power and capability behind the two top contending platforms: Xbox One and PS4. Sony started the year with their reveal, which gave us tantalizing looks at the PS4's cloud capabilities, a tweaked DualShock controller with light-bar, and a small clump of game announcements...

Nintendo Direct and E3

440d ago ... If there's one thing Nintendo defenders have been stating for the past couple of months more than anything from what I've seen (myself included at times), it's for those clamoring for more Wii U software to hold their tongues until after E3. And in one way or another, we have been right about that. Nintendo has opted to wait until E3 to give us true reveals on several games that were merely ann...

Nintendo loves leveraging their fans

449d ago ... The Nintendo Direct conference from earlier this week was packed with a lot of cool announcements. I gotta admit, I was clutching my 3DS with excitement while watching through the entire thing. A new Mario & Luigi RPG?!? Bravely Default officially confirmed for the West?!? A new 3DS Mario Golf (Don't laugh. I'm a big fan of those games)?!? However, this latest Nintendo Direct was yet another in...

5 forgotten promises of the 3DS

452d ago ... Do some digging into Nintendo's own announcements for the system and you'll begin to find that the current state of the 3DS is a far cry from what we were led to expect. Promises were made. Features were implied. Yet, here we are today with a system that isn't all it could have been. 1.An online revolution Oh, Nintendo. When will you learn? The 3DS could have been the start of another gamin...

PlayStation 4 Wrap-up

507d ago ... PlayStation 4 Wrap-up Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know today Sony is having a huge conference to discuss “the future of PlayStation”. The future of PlayStation could be about several things such as, the PS3, Vita, PS Mobile, or brand new business ventures; however, the majority of the industry points to this February 20th announcement being the reveal of the successor o...

My Highlights of Nintendo’s Direct Livestream Conference

745d ago ... Last week was Nintendo’s first ever live online conference. Before the show we were aware that there’d be no new Wii U information, which considering the amount we got at E3 only 3 weeks ago, seems fair. There were, however, plenty of 3DS and Wii announcements- a few in particular caught my eye. Animal Crossing 3DS 4 years after its previous Wii iteration, the wildly popular Animal Crossing...
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