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Epic Developer Battles Of History

3d ago ... Pardon the lame title, I just really couldn't come up with anything better to be honest. I'm sure many of you have heard of Epic Rap Battles of History. It's a youtube channel that takes suggestions of two figures, used to be historical figures, fictional or real and has those figures engage in a rap battle. Created by Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd, they've become such characters as Hitler vs. D...

Why Don't Gamers Finish Games?

7d ago ... Why don't a lot gamers finish their games, and how many don't finish? How many gamers leave games unfinished? According to Raptr, and Keith Fuller, 9 out of 10 gamers do not finish the games they play. "What I've been told as a blanket expectation is that 90% of players who start your game will never see the end of it unless they watch a clip on YouTube." Red Dead Redemption only has...

Mod Talk: More on GamerGate, Video Games, and N4G Submissions

7d ago ... First, let me say that there's been a lot of discussion on this and it's been very helpful. DragonKnight's blog was a good read and had a great number of replies that showed what people thought on the subject and really got to discussing how far GamerGate has come as it relates to video games, gamers, and the media in general. Having said that, let me get out of the way what the moderators...

Is It Just My Perspective? | The Challenges of the First Person Game

12d ago ... The ways we look at a game are often as important as they ways we play them. Our own two eyes are the most powerful windows that we experience the worlds games developers attempt to immerse us in and the point of view they lend us can wreck or reward a game in a variety of ways. Games bombard us with visual aesthetics between first and third person shooters, from Bioshock Infinite to Uncharted....

Top 10 free to play MMORPG in 2015

22d ago ... 2015 starts and what are the best MMORPGs this year in terms of 2014? There are a lot of free-to-play MMORPGs out there but sometimes, it can be hard to find a few that are worth your time. This list is a number of titles for gamers to check out and play throughout 2015, with a good variety for different tastes.These games can be enjoyed without spending a penny while there is still an option t...

What is up with number 3?

27d ago ... Sequels are really hard to make because the developers works harder to make a better game while retaining the charm of the first game but sometimes when a sequel becomes really good and way better than the first. Developers think about making a third one which either fails to impress because of the high bar the second game sets or never gets released and on rare occasions it becomes the best...

Christmases of Gaming Past

33d 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

43d 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

49d 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)

50d 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?

50d 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?

52d 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?

54d 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?

59d 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

67d 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

73d 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)

88d 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

89d 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

92d 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?

96d 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...
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