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A 17-BIT Interview with Jake Kazdal

6d 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

19d 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

19d 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?

83d 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)

103d 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!

126d 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

168d 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

180d 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...

279d 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.

290d 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…

313d 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.

315d 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

328d 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

358d 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?

363d 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?

380d 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.

409d 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...

Mario's Legacy and Where the Plumber Should Head Next

517d ago ... Video games have come a long way since Ralph Baer first created Pong. The industry has given us as gamers beautiful, graphical, artistic games that have taken our breath away. They have woven incredible stories and powerful emotions into a game. They have also made game that started as simplistic 8-bit arcade games, and re-invented them in new innovative ways. One of the greatest examples of...

Realism in Gaming

522d ago ... Obviously, at the very beginning, everything is simple. The first movie ever documented was of a man sneezing. The first stories were drawings of men hunting animals on cave walls. And people start out as a single, simple cell. This immaturity and simpleness is also true with video games. From the simplistic beginnings of Pong sprung an entire industry devoted to making games as intricate and r...

Shoy Schot! nui Press Release

644d ago ... Virtual Gaia Games is proud to introduce Shoy Schot! nui, an electronic card game. The game will release Sunday, December 29th, 2013 to all PC user for free! Shoy Schot! is an additive, console-based, strategic card game created in C#. Starting out as a simple minigame about flipping cards and gaining ownership over the game board it soon blossomed into a full fledged card game with a mega t...
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