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Christmases of Gaming Past

1d 3h ago ... While I was watching my niece and nephew play Minecraft over these past few weeks, I couldn't help but look back at how gaming has changed as I helped them explore and build. The first gaming device my family ever had was an original pong system that was hooked up to a small nine inch black and white television via alligator clips connected to a UHF receiver. To play against each other we w...

Oversensitivity and Social Statements

10d ago ... Okay, so I've been lurking and commenting on N4G for a relatively long period of time now. This is my first blog post, and it's something I've really want to talk about. This has turned out a little longer than I thought, so please bear with me. To begin, I'll assume you've most likely heard about those feminists that constantly criticizing gaming for selective and petty reasons. Who demand...

FF7 style JRPGs for PlayStation 4 probably incoming from Square Enix

17d ago ... Final Fantasy 7 for Playstation 4 announced at 2014 Playstion Experience, probably a good indicator that Square Enix is making/going to release/planned JRPGs that looks, plays similar to Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 7 for Playstation 4 is just the game that sets the journey. "So, as for the AAA titles we’re currently developing for series, we basically want to go back to their roots and...

PS4 doomed to have only few games? (1 year on)

17d ago ... [Update: This post had a mistake which said PS4 had about 40 disk based games after 1 year, but it had 77. It also said PS2 had about 75 disk based games but it had more than 136] 1 year ago I posted this article: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/ranma1/524461 I feel so far its proven to be accurate. At the time I wrote the piece, the original PlaySta...

Would you play Browser Games?

17d ago ... In recent years, with the development of web technology, type of game has been varied again. There are quite a lot of browser games online, such as Shifu, Nightfalls, Dragon Atlas and Dawn of King. Instead of having to download the application or client of game, we merely need to open a web browser and install a plug-in maybe and then we can start playing straight away. Indeed, compared to m...

The Gift of Gaming Gone Wrong?

19d ago ... I am a man on a mission. My goal is to convert as many of my relatives into gamers as possible. I need people to play with….and borrow games from. I never said this mission was altruistic. Like any good indoctrination scheme, my focus is on my younger family members. Their minds are there to be molded. Anyway, enough of the creepy backstory. I want to buy a gaming device for my niece who’s abou...

Are Games Spreading the Idea of Violence?

21d ago ... Yesterday I have been reading a news from The Guardian, which was about the sale of the recently released video game Grand Auto Theft banned in Australia due to violence against women. I wouldn't discuss violence against women specifically because once it's violence it against all kind of people. The article wasn't too long but it raised a quite large controversial debate topic: is the idea vio...

Are Multiplayer Features Ruining Games?

26d ago ... A question I've been asking myself lately after the many disappointments of this year. With 2014 almost at a close with only one more month to spare I got thinking back to all the big disappointments of the year, now at first I just assumed like many others believed that these recent disappointments were either because the game was hyped too much where the game wouldn't reach our expectations o...

Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War

35d ago ... Do you know what happens when you listen to people who say "GEEZ, you all need to stop talking about people like Anita Sarkeesian and stop giving her attention. They'll just go away and this will all be over if you do"? You get this http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/11/gamergate-interest-groups-want-to-take-online-harassment-to-senate/ “Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War.”...

Why we can forgive 343i and certainly not Ubisoft

41d ago ... I write this in response to the likes of those who write and agree with articles like this http://gamerant.com/rushed-video-games-bad-launches/ As a gaming community, we tend to get in an uproar very quickly and typically for poor reason. We then go on to whine about whatever it is that set us off, and then make fools of ourselves by writing articles with little sense, like one Brad Jones of...

Environmentalists are Dead; #StopEnvironmentalism (parody)

55d ago ... Over the past few months, an alarming trend has emerged; death threats are being sent to oil tycoons, land developers, heads of nuclear energy companies, rainforest loggers, and other persons that are just trying to advance the environment. Innocent people trying to do what's best for everyone no longer feel safe in their own mansions. Who is orchestrating these mass attacks on reason? The t...

The Order 1886 First Impressions | ParisGamesWeek

57d ago ... When ReadyAtDawn (RAD) developers showcased during this year E3 a very short playable demo of their PS4 new IP - TheOrder1886 - a very big part of the gaming media has been voicing their "concern" about the gameplay and the fact that the game might hold your hand too much. And there were those who were even complaining about the game being linear... It would be an euphemism to say this game ha...
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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Battle Royale: US vs UK vs CA

60d ago ... UPDATE: ALL PRIZES HAVE BEEN SENT VIA N4G TICKET I have Amazon gift cards for the US (2), UK (2) and CA (1) ($50 value USD, all of them)! Would you like one? How to enter: 1) Comment on this blog with the name of your favorite developer from the US, UK or CA - depending on which Amazon store you want the gift card for :) You can comment more than once, but be advised that only your fi...

Are We Gamers Becoming Harder To Please Nowadays?

63d ago ... I ask this question, because to me, I notice that nearly every new release on the consoles and PC so far, there has been so much hate surrounding each game. Is it because we are expecting too much? Is it the developers releasing games too early, with problems at release (example: Battlefield 4, Driveclub, Destiny). Is it because we get sucked in to the hype train so much that when the actual...

Don't Get Me Wrong, But...

71d ago ... There's that familiar old adage again. The one we, who find ourselves in the crossfire of popular opinion, must employ as we dane to approach a more meaningful discussion about this young, developing medium. Don't get me wrong, I love all platforms. Don't get me wrong, I'm not biased. Don't get me wrong, but I see no benefit in swinging such an empty disclaimer ahead of our insights as th...

Why are you complaining over more games?

83d ago ... The topic of how many Mario and Assassins Creed games is constantly coming up within gaming forums, and every time I see them I shake my head. People seem to constantly pass by the simple solution to having an issue with these franchises. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THEM. I stopped playing Final Fantasy a LONG time ago, but every time I see a new installment, I watch the trailer, I see if it's...

Destiny: The Best Way to Get Loot

91d ago ... Destiny has been out for a while now and we've seen lots of articles all claiming to have "The best way to get loot", however now that Bungie has "Nerfed" the "Holy Loot Cave" what is the new best way to get loot. One of the most frequent ways I see in comments is Crucible. I've seen polarizing views on Crucible. Some say it gives tons of loot, some claim it doesn't give anything. I wanted to p...

Titan One Review- "Mods without Soldering"

91d ago ... The Titan One is available online for approximately $60 USD. A device was provided for review purposes. More information can be found at www.consoletuner.com. A digital modding device for console controllers that both makes me giggle with glee and shiver at its application for online gaming, the Titan One is a curious device. The Titan One really shows its colors by working as intended as...

The Better Quality Control

93d ago ... The games industry seems to have a knack at ‘asterisking’ certain old sayings. “Any publicity is good publicity*. *This doesn’t always apply for the video games industry.” Another ideal like “less is more” is another one that’s seemed to be slowly eroding in truthfulness (only for the games industry) when I began considering it as an old-guard mentality for content curation. Thanks to digit...

How the PS Vita Changed My Gaming Life

95d ago ... Introduced me to the Indie Ecosystem The PlayStation Vita has a handful of AAA games, but as you probably know, the system is overflowing with indie titles. Before I owned my Vita, I had never been too heavy on indie games. But thanks to the massive amount of 'free' titles I received via PlayStation Plus, that changed quickly. I would soon be in the mists of spectacular games like Guacamelee...
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