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Sorry, but Nintendo is NOT Doomed (At Least, Not in my Eyes)

92d 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

135d 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.

135d 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

250d 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

313d 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"

315d 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)!

316d 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

332d 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

359d 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

368d 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

371d 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

426d 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

664d 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...

PS4 confirmed in a way

680d ago ... Scott Rohde of SCEA has confirmed that a successor to the PS3 is coming he didn't say when we can expect the system or even when Sony will begin to release system specs or a potential launch window. Sony may not be making any official announcements but there are plenty of rumors circulating on the internet. Some rumors point towards Sony launching the PS4/Orbis ahead of the next Xbox during hol...

The Results Are In: 'Scientific' winner of E3 2012

683d ago ... I've tallied up all the announcements, trailers and awkward silences to find out who was the 'scientific' winner of E3 this year. So here are the results... For the rules see... http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/chaostar/520029 There's a TL;DR section at the bottom for the lazy people. (In chronological order) MICROSOFT Halo 4 Trailer with gameplay [3] Sales bragging [-1] Splinter C...

E3 2012 and What I Want to See

775d ago ... Another year, another E3. Every year around June, the biggest and the best announcements and games are unveiled at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Every year something big is always announced at the worlds largest game trade show. It was E3 2005 that the PS3 and Wii were unveiled. In 2006, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII were announced. And it was 2007 that we saw Killzo...

3DS not doomed...Just has competition.

947d ago ... Its no secret that 3DS has had the best start but that does not mean it can't finish off great. Don't believe me? Why look at the PS3, but that's another topic. Articles flying left and right claiming Nintendo's downfall is near. No, no its not folks. Nintendo just saw its mistakes and decided it needs corrections. Its not doomed. This holiday will be big for it, Mario, Starfox, Mario:And frie...

Recap and thoughts on Nintendo E3 Presentation

1048d ago ... And so Nintendo finish off the big three’s press conferences. Last year Nintendo gave us a inoffensive and cute press conference with the awesome announcement of the Nintendo 3DS (well when Kid Icarus Uprising was announced). However it was marred by too much talking about themselves and not giving the third-party much room to breathe. Was Nintendo’s keynote speech at E3 2011 an improvement or...

Overall E3 Review

1048d ago ... MS- Where were the exclusive games for the core? 90% of the games for the core were 3rd party titles that are also coming to PS3 and now Wii U. Sony- Use your time more wisely. The flow of the show was probably the best it’s ever been since Sony always has to have 2+ hours per show. But presenters need to get to the point more quickly and get things shows so we can see everything. There...

E3 2011 Nintendo Press Conference

1050d ago ... I have extremely mixed feelings about Nintendo's press conference. While I'm over the moon with the 3DS games for the most part, the Wii U line up screams the "Hardcore" focus to an embarrassing degree. Extremely disappointed at the Wii U controller design as well. Here's my responses to the announcements. - Legend Of Zelda's for all consoles! Link's Awakening on eShop available today for 3D...
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