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

302d 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

316d 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?

332d 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...

My top 15 games of the generation. (5-2)

345d ago ... Here are the games listed from past entries. 15. Tomb Raider 14. Xenoblade Chronicles 13. Dead Space 2 12. Batman: Arkham City 11. Final Fantasy XIII 10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution 9. Gears of War 3 8. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 7. The Last of Us 6. Red Dead Redemption …and now for my top 5. ---------- 5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. *2006 Game of the Year*...

Wii U: The Power of 2

356d ago ... I bought a Wii U. The console is sitting comfortably in my cupboard, still unopened with a copy of Super Mario 3D World, while I feverishly try to clear my backlog of PS3 games. Once I'm over and done with my PS3 (Dark Souls II being the exception) I can finally well and truly say I am ready to join Next-Gen with the Wii U and the PS4. So let's talk about the Wii U, shall we? The Wii U...

The Assassination of Assassin's Creed

389d ago ... "Maybe a week, a year later...when you're out on a walk in Prague or wherever and you're talking about your stock prices, not a worry in the world...and then suddenly, you hear the scraping of a footstep behind you and before you can turn around -POP-....darkness." That was Walter White describing an assassination in a delightfully tantalizing manner. What? You expected me to write more a...

Dark Souls II Beta Preview

408d ago ... Well, this is my first blog and preview for that matter. Dark Souls is the third game in the souls series known for its difficult gameplay. Dark Souls II beta second round ended just now and after two hours of playing here is my current opinion of it. When you first boot up the game you are greeted by a terms and condition, to which you have to agree upon. Then information about beta, and...

Sorry, We Can't Be Real Gaming Journalists, Publishers Won't Let Us

434d ago ... This was originally going up on GB but it was declined. -- There's always this struggle... this insatiable struggle between the powers that be and the people at the bottom. In between those two sides is supposed to be a force to mediate how both sides see and react to each other, we sometimes call them news outlets, bloggers or information aggregators. The thing is, while people want the...

Best Games Of This Gen?

449d ago ... As this generation of consoles begins to come to a close, many great games have been released during its entirety. I started pondering about which games this generation were the best. I thought hard and I've compiled a list of games which I personally think are the best of the best. I tried narrowing down all my choices with only ten games. Choosing the ten games themselves was hard but trying...

When darkness took hold on gaming.

458d ago ... It was nearing the end of the 16-bit era with the Saturn and Playstation shedding dark clouds over it. There was no stopping it. Games were going 3-D but it felt like they weren't quite ready to be there. Virtua Fighter and Daytona USA were positives in what seemed like the next step and while I liked the way the games moved and animated I did not like the way they looked. The Street Fighte...

Anor Londo - A Case Study in Level Design (AKA "Staircases and Royal Pains in the Fanny")

467d ago ... (Spoilers - Duh) I'm a big fan of the "D. Souls" series of games. I do very much like the challenge they present and the dark, mystical settings. What I gravely dislike is when it uses these two things in a diabolical manner that wastes the player's time. Unfortunately, this is something that Dark Souls tends to do a little too frequently; Especially in the area/level known as "Anor Londo...

Are we being lied to? (Again?)

518d ago ... Ah E3, that special time of year when boys and girls gather around the interwebs to have their eyes and ears filled with the wonderful and magical sounds and sights of limbs exploding off into space and animated boobs that jiggle in real time physics calculations. Yes, its that time where new games are unveiled like the glorious dawn of a new spring day, titles that sound foreign and strange...

8th Gen - The Death (Finally!) of Corridor Shooters?

530d ago ... The blog picture comes from here: http://memearchive.net/memerial.net/1371/picture.jpg , and I think it's a fitting way to describe the modern FPS genre. I like shooters. I really do, but I've been a bit worn out on them recently. I have my reasons, but chief among them would be how every FPS these days seems to be a corridor shooter. I grew up on shooters like Duke Nukem, Strife, Syst...

Square's Epic Brand: A Final Fantasy 15 Story

530d ago ... The story of Final Fantasy has evolved over the years, each tailored to suit the current worlds graphics. Long ago, in the land of eight bit technology the Final Fantasy franchise was born, into a world filled with side scrolling army soldiers fighting helicopters, or motorcycle games based on how many backflips you could perform before you crashed repeatedly and eventually lost the race. It...

Microsoft’s E3 Show and Rating

532d ago ... Microsoft knew they had to come hard and be all about games after the horrendous Xbox One reveal, and that’s exactly what they did. But did it work? Metal Gear Solid 5: Microsoft kicked the game off with Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain, and boy does it look amazingly good, however, it’s also coming to PS4. It seems like MS and Sony have switched lovers with Sony courting Bungie, and Micro...

Microsoft's TV Ambitions are a Cop Out

576d ago ... So, Microsoft have finally stopped pretending there isn’t a third Xbox on the way and has found it in their hearts to give us a date for the big unveiling. Like the good consumers they take us for we’re supposed to watch the countdown timer patiently with baited breath. Then, when the time is upon us, Microsoft will bestow its new master plan for gaming on the world. It is said that this pla...
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March Winners!

595d ago ... Congratulations everyone! I'm really glad we increase blog prizes for March, our blog section is a great read! (hint hint if you haven't visited lately...) COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! Heavenly King Rage_S90 PostMesmeric Human Analog BEST USER BLOG: Prize: 5 winners, a $75 Amazon Gift Card! Welshy "What truly defines "Next Gen" and why it may n...

BATMAN

596d ago ... So I just beat Arkham City, am currently working through the remainder of the Riddler challenges and I have been on a hard Batman kick since mid March. Picked up Dark Knight Rises and thought it was awesome I gotta re-watch Dark Knight because I don't want to unfairly judge the Joker but the Bane voice was really cool. And I've been watching all the Batman stuff I can on netflix. I starting wat...

Three things Microsoft can do for their Next-Gen Xbox

601d ago ... Amidst all the rumors and speculation regarding Microsoft's next generation gaming console, their success with the Xbox 360 is nothing short of a milestone achievement for the Redmond company, especially when compared to their initial entrance into the console gaming market with the original Xbox. Being the first console to launch the seventh generation back in 2005, Microsoft were primed an...

Should Console Games Move on to Art, While Mobile Games Take Their Place?

614d ago ... All these touch games - Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Racing Moto - Aren't these technically true video games, at least by definition? Brilliant games such as Final Fantasy VII, Dark Souls,Journey, or Xenoblade Chronicles - What "Gamers" love about gaming in general, well, really aren't games - they're much more. Of course, millions of gamers would kill me for saying what I said in the first sen...

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