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Brendan's Blog : Super Smash Sundays

22d ago ... Three weeks ago, I attended Super Smash Sundays at Super Arcade hosted by Team OXY and Level | Up. It was finally my chance to compete with high-skilled players rather than some randoms at a teahouse tournament. So I arrived at Super Arcade, paid my dues, and finally got to playing some friendlies. I was watching some Captain Falcon players, then I thought to myself, "It's only Captain Falco...

Gamers Nostalgia - The Special Games

63d ago ... Being a gamer my whole life has given me many moments of happiness and excitement. From the unexpected joy of my parents buying me an Atari in the very early 90's to getting my first NES for Christmas and being amazed by Mario games! Eventually, After the snes and megadrive aged, the Nintendo 64 came along, Mario 64…. Wave racer… Mario kart, it was awesome. Then throughout my life, defining my...

How Should Driveclub Be Reviewed?

110d ago ... It was recently announced that the PS4 exclusive game "Driveclub" will not launch with weather effects in the game; they will be added later via a patch. It's also been announced that the Xbox exclusive game "Forza Horizon 2" will have weather effects included on the game disc. Since these two driving/racing games will inevitably be compared to each other based on their close release dates an...

A 17-BIT Interview with Jake Kazdal

131d ago ... [i]An interview in which Jake Kazdal, Founder and CEO of 17-BIT, talks about passion, the Arcade era, and settles the “indie” question.[/i] [b]CAT:[/b] In the mini Q&A you said that “Making great games is art” - can you expand on that? What are your thoughts on the ongoing games-as art discussion? Art in the design, the creation, the final product? [b]JAKE:[/b] I just really think making...

We Like Gameplay and That Fits us Fine

144d ago ... [b]By Mikael Haveri, @mbace[/b] The question of corporate values is usually the tricky one, especially if it needs to be defined in a single word. I would say for Housemarque that word is "Arcade", but there is of course so much more.  Even though we are such a diverse crowd, it stills seems that the average gaming time per employee is at about industry standard. Still, our accountant lov...

All the Resofun with all the Resogun

144d ago ... [b]By Kyle[/b] Bang, bang! Bang, bang, bang, bang! Shoot, shoot, shoot! Bullet, bullet, gun! Zap, zap, zap! Pow, zap, pow! Continuing their legacy of crafting addictive titles built upon the backs of aggravating score-mongering, Housemarque have returned with Resogun, an enslaving side-scrolling ship shooter trapped in a cylinder that echoes the legendary classic Defender, but manages to...

Could Pac-Man be in MK8&SSB4?

208d ago ... I've heard both sides of this "argument", as to reasons Pac-Man should and shouldn't be in either of these upcoming titles from Nintendo- So I figured I would throw my "2-cents" into the ring. I for one am a fan of the idea of Pac-Man being in both titles. Why? Well, for starters-one of my favorite Mario Kart games was the arcade game that Namco released that not only included Pac-Man in its ro...

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 1)

228d ago ... The controller has basically been around since the conception of the video game. It’s taken many forms: keyboard and mouse, joystick, fightstick, flightstick, racing wheel, and numerous gamepad designs. Some of these peripherals only work with certain types of games, while some of them work with every type of game. Some are quite better than others, but all gives us --the players-- what we desi...
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[CLOSED]PAX HD Launch Party: Win an iPad Mini, PS4 or Xbox One and up to $225 in Amazon Gift Cards!

251d ago ... Update March 27: The game is now finally available for Android (see link below), and we have added a PS4 to the random prize draw - plus you can now also choose between an iPad Mini, Xbox One and a PS4 if you win the Top Score Contest. Get your entries in by April 4 by commenting with your best score and you could be the lucky winner of a PS4 and more! HAVAmedia (N4G) collaborated in the dev...
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January Contest Winners

293d ago ... Congratulations to the first winners of 2014! February contests are up here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/525981 COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! BattleTorn Pandamobile TheBurger29 theXtReMe1 BEST USER BLOG: 
Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! EyePawd "On Youtube monetization, creator's rights, and who exactly is a content creat...

Memoirs of a Senior Gamer: Ye Olde Arcade

305d ago ... So here's how this is going down, your father thought it would be good if you two spent some time with me. Suppose he wants yous to learn some wisdom from an old timer, heh lord knows he never did! Now I don’t like either of you and I'm sure as hell you don’t like me. You give me any lip and you’re on denture duty. Repeat offenders clean the bed pan. Understand? You there, not you the chubby on...

Am I Having Fun? An Industry Retrospective...

404d ago ... I was born in the early 70s, amongst the days of the LED handheld games and home Pong systems. Amongst the Ataris, Colecos, Intellivisions and Segas, arose a hobby that I enjoyed so immensely. I could be taken away to other worlds to accomplish unworldly things. I could be a superhero, a knight, a robot and a sports star all on the same system. There really wasn't talk of graphics, because grap...

The Videogames Industry: How far we've come.

415d ago ... Way back in the late 80's early 90, when videogames were first becoming popular as a entertainment medium, who would ever have guessed that the videogames industry would come as far as it has today? It is after all arguably the greatest, most popular and profitable entertainment medium around right now. My reason for writing this blog is in order to discuss the high points of the videogame i...

Indie and its future, but you wouldn’t know anything about that…

438d ago ... Indie has always been a fascinating genre with me. I know its not technically a genre but, I feel as if we are at that point in gaming where it kind of is. More or less, whenever I hear someone talking about an Indie game, its usually in the context of it being an Indie game instead of arcade, or action, or RPG, and so on and so forth. I recently went to PAX Prime and among the many things I le...

Why PAX now lives up to the name of their greatest controversy.

440d ago ... The Penny Arcade Expo! That’s really all you have to know in order to get at what I’m probably going to talk about in this piece, and sadly, it is a piece that I really do not want to have to talk about, because this is something that we, as gamers, should be above by now. We should be above these childish acts, and respect each other for who we are. To understand and respect that when someone...

In-flight Entertainment Gets Its Game On

453d ago ... The quality of games available in-flight has traditionally been extremely limited. In a market dominated by early-release Hollywood films and the latest TV shows, in-flight gaming has so far failed to take off. Until now. Games specialist GUE Tech, and in-flight entertainment provider IFE Services, are responding to the estimated $76bn industry by pioneering in-flight gaming on commercial fl...

Kickstarter: Good or Bad

482d ago ... Indie development is on the rise. The Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, 3DS and Wii U are suddenly finding an unbelievably uncanny amount of indie games heading to their growing libraries of games. Microsoft has recently opted to completely (and suspiciously) 180 its decision on "no self-publishing" for developers on their new Xbox One platform. And yet indie devs are still easily overwhelmed by...

Xbox One self publishing to be what people expect?

488d ago ... Today information leaked on MS enabling self publishing for indie games on the Xbox One and that no developer kit would be needed and the console you have at home can be used. Now initially that sounds great and people on the internet seem to be happy about this, but there is one thing that might make the news less great. On the Xbox 360 we already have the, probably not well known, XBLIG or...

Fifa 14 or PES 2014 Which Will be Better?

505d ago ... Throughout the years PES and Fifa have always been battling and since the 1990s both games have been fighting for supremacy in the soccer/ football gaming world. There are fans of both games that argue continuously about the more supreme game. Many even widely agree that PES was the superior title on all generations prior to the current generation of platforms. The current-gen was dominated by...

X1 and DRM: It's already been tested profitable.

534d ago ... As far as DRM and borrowing games goes, Microsoft already has this in place whenever you purchase a title off of Xbox Live. They have been practicing this since XBLA started. The arcade games and On Demand titles require DRM so you cannot copy them over to another Xbox 360 in your house and play the full versions unless you also have your gamertag with them. Then if you didn't transfer the lic...
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