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My Personal Top 15 Games of The Seventh Generation of Consoles

17d ago ... Note that this list is my personal opinion and only games that I played (and finished) are listed. Please be constructive and unbiased and feel free to state your opinion and list your own personal favorites. As a side note since I never owned a Wii during the 7th gen only PS3 and 360 games are listed. Also PC games are excluded as I don't play much on PC. Additionally PCs' don't really...

Destiny's Skirmish: An Unbalanced Waste of Time or an Unforgiving Masterpiece?

24d ago ... I was at the Tower looking for some easy Crucible bounties when I saw it. The mission was simple: complete five Skirmish matches. It sounded easy enough, so I grabbed the innocent little bounty and blasted off to orbit, my cousin Zach joining my fireteam before I started the first match. “Work together, and you might survive!” The Speaker warned as Zach, another player and I spawned in. Zach...

When does Next Gen truly start?

37d ago ... When we buy a next gen system, we expect at least a game or two to stand out and scream next gen. To make us stand up and say, "wow, I cant believe this is a game!" or "This couldnt have been done last gen". Not just visually, but with gameplay also. I can remember, the entire way back to the Atari 2600, each system launch having at least one or two of those games that made you gasp in amazemen...

Microsoft's Misuse Of Their IPs

39d ago ... Microsoft has been criticized for the past few years for relying too heavily on a few IPs. The original Xbox had a large amount of exclusive games that were first party with games like Halo, Conker, Mechassualt, Crimson Skies, Forza, Project Gotham Racing, Rallisport Challenge, Brute Force, Blink, Voodoo Vince and several other titles being published (and owned) by MS for the Platform. Microso...

My top 10 hidden gems last gen

59d ago ... The Last gen had alot of amazing games but unfortunately alot of these games went under the rubble or played by a small amount of gamers which is a shame because alot of those games were actually better than alot of AAA games . 10-Deadly Premonition (Ps3,360,pc) This game was really bad in almost everything , you will hate everything about it and regret ever buying it , until you get deep e...

IndieMonth Mega Bundle Winner (and Gun Monkey codes for all!)

81d ago ... Hey, guys! Once again, thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in the first ever but certainly not the last N4G IndieMonth! We have extra Gun Monkeys codes, and I tried to get one to everyone that commented on the Gun Monkeys posts but if i missed you, or even if you didn't comment on those and would like a code, leave a comment below letting me know! We have plenty to go around (...

At a Glance: Lumi Games

103d ago ... [b]Lumi Games[/b] is an indie mobile games development company born in 2012 and dedicated to producing free mobile games for iOS and Android. What started as a lofty idea between two friends and game enthusiasts quickly mushroomed into a strong drive to create something fun and unique for people to enjoy in their daily routine. After spending countless hours playing and talking about games, the...

A Boy's Quest

104d ago ... [b]By Erik.B.Skjoldhaug, Co-Founder at Lumi Games AS.[/b] [i]Once upon a time in a faraway country, far to the north, a country covered in snow and where the polar bears roam freely in the streets, a young boy was born. Against the harsh weather, the dark deep woods and the creatures in it, he fought for survival, and survive he did, against all odds growing up in Norway.[/i] This is the...

At A Glance: MagicalTimeBean

113d ago ... [b]MagicalTimeBean[/b] is Ian Stocker - is Ian Stocker a goat? He began his game career as a musician/sound designer specializing in Nintendo Handhelds and working on some 40 titles in 8 years. His first solo project was XNA dungeon crawler Soulcaster and after completing its sequel went completely indie in 2011 and created Escape Goat. Escape Goat 2 is the sequel (spoiler alert?). He claims to...

The Gaming War - Is It a Console War? No! Its the Free-to-Play Rip-Off!

139d ago ... First, I'd like to say, I have all three consoles and basically all AAA games as they come out! The console that I use everyday no matter what is the Xbox One! Why? Easy, my TV connects through it, and the voice controls with Kinect 2.0 work like a charm for me. It's not perfect but neither are we. Also, I'm no techie or graphic artist but I like the darker feel to some of the games on the X...
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April Contest Winners!

174d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! I'll have the May contests up soon. :) COMMENT LOTTERY: GRAND PRIZE: a PS4*! Congratulations, Qrphe!!! 3 Additional winners will get a $50 Amazon gift card! Those lucky commenters are: randomass171 WeAreLegion 14Feb-R BEST USER BLOG: 4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! Honest Dragon Loves KH3 http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/honestdragon/526649 ht...

Interactivity and storytelling. Some thoughts.

225d ago ... I have long thought about game design concepts like narrative and interaction. Some have said there is a great divide between story-driven games and game play driven experiences. I'd postulate that there is a nuance that is often missed though. I believe story-based games are also gameplay-based. Just in a different way. Some thoughts of my own; most people would like a game that is inter...

You Know What's Bullshot?

227d ago ... Legend speaks of a time in which a product you were selling had to be representative of the final product at all times. These were the days of the False Advertisement Laws, when consumer interests were protected and you got exactly what you expected and paid for. Those Golden, Halcyon days of Yore have long since perished and in their place, dark days of deceit and the dreaded bullshots have re...

7 Aspirations for Destiny

231d ago ... 2014 looks set to be an incredibly exciting time for the videogame industry. Next to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 edging gracefully into the twilight years of their impressive legacies, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are slowly but surely gathering the pace required to supersede them, and with games like Titanfall, Rust, Hotline Miami 2 and Dark Souls 2 all on the horizon, whatever your fo...

A Top 13 For 2013

231d ago ... The gaming chapter of 2013’s officially one for the history books and with that final note comes the unflinching tradition of the pomp and splendor of the awards that follow. Always one to break with tradition, I take the time to display my very won list, crafted by yours truly appropriate to the year of its debut. Thirteen games for the year of 2013 is the only list I could make in good fai...
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February Contest Winners!

234d ago ... Congratulations to all our February winners! It was a short but sweet month, and I hope you're ready for everything we have in store for March: http://n4g.com/user/blog/cat/all/1 _____________________________ Be my Valentine? DESIGN A VIDEO GAME VALENTINE: You guys are amazing! Be sure to check out the comments on our February blog if you want to peak at the entries. Alas, there w...

3DS: The Moses of the JRPG genre

245d ago ... For those who didn't attend Sunday school or perhaps never saw Prince of Egypt, Moses was a Biblical character who led a few million Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and into their promised land full of milk, honey, and...well, full of not being a slave anymore, too. It's an iconic story in Western culture of how one brave man led a nation to a better place. I figure I might as well get the explan...

Bioshock 1 makes every player out to be a fool no matter what

270d ago ... At the start of the first Bioshock game you crash land in the Atlantic, not properly knowing who you are or why you've crashed. You know you're not quite a 'faceless protagonist' though - you see family photos, you're a smoker. You are meant to be a fixed 'somebody' not just 'anybody'. Similarly, in Bioshock Infinite, you are somebody. you can even see your own reflection early on. In bot...

I Don't Want Games To Be Art

285d ago ... You might be reading that title and taking issue with my saying that. After all, if games can be considered art, then games can have all kinds of themes and expressions that they wouldn't be allowed to have if they were simply a form of entertainment right? Yeah, that's true, but at the same time games being judged as art presents far too many problems and headaches. I am with each and every...

PS4 Shortages, Still? What Gives, Sony?

301d ago ... [[NOTE: I have written a new blog in order to remedy some of the mistakes that I made in this one. This one will stay up for reference, but before you comment about how "dumb" I am, please read the newest blog at http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/darkpower/525739 ]] I’ve been looking for a PS4 now for about two months. Yes, I know we just got past the holiday season, and yes, I know there could b...
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EU 26 April 2013
AU 26 April 2013
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