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Should all linear games become Open World games ?!

9d ago ... *Before i type anything...this is just my opinion.* As we are in Ps4/Xboxone era it became clear that alot of developers want Open world games and as result this gen open world games are flooding the gaming market But how many of them are good ?! When someone say :"i wish this game was open so i can do this or that...oh amazing game but what if it was open world ?! it would be even bett...

Franchise Fatigue And Taking Time Off

28d ago ... Hey everyone, it's been awhile since I wrote a blog and I won't go into why that is so I'll just get right into what I wanted to talk about. Today I want to touch on the subject of believing that franchises, specifically yearly franchises, would benefit from not being released yearly once subjective aspects like "quality" apparently begin to "dip" and make the franchise seem stagnant, colloq...

Epic Fail of Unreal Engine 4 in Japan

48d ago ... In an interview with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) salesman, not once he spoke about making UE4 easier and cut development time for Japanese Developers. Playstation 4 (PS4) already 2 years old and there's no game in Japan that use UE4 on the PS4, none. It's an Unreal Epic Failure. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnSzczepaniak/20151216/261976/Unreal_in_Japan_Interview_Beyond_Final_Fantasy_7.php What...

PSVR not a revolution, but a step towards the evolution of gaming

65d ago ... Let’s get this out of the way, PSVR works as advertised. The VR headset for PlayStation is a good VR device. PS fans; however, dial back your expectations because again it’s good, but not an amazing wonderful gaming revolution some wanted it to be or were hoping for. But on the flip-side this is not ammo to bash PSVR, because it delivers on the VR goodness, and the headset is without questio...

Open World Games - a need for change?

93d ago ... With the success and improved technology from last generation consoles and the continued innovation of next generation gaming, we have seen many an open world game. Despite experiencing beautiful worlds packed with content, is there a need for change in our open world framework? Without change, the open world template stands to become generic and, ironically, quite linear in its structure. Here...

Paris Games Week at a Glance

100d ago ... Hi everyone. These are my impressions of select games shown at Paris Games Week. Another version of this piece can be found at my website: kylanknowler.com As opposed to my post-E3 takeaways this past June, I will keep the focus here on titles which were demonstrated in-engine, in-game. I was intrigued by some of the teaser-trailer announcements, such as Housemarque's Matterfall, but I'll le...

The horror of losing gaming’s treasured history

103d ago ... After E3, Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, and other pressers have concluded, we finally get a comfy holiday season to sit down and play games…for a short while. Then, it’s back to early PAX conferences, game developer’s conference, that tech-focused CES which sometimes has game news, you get the picture. The point: there’s a lot of focus being put into looking ahead into the future of where this i...

A Broken System: Should Patched Games Be Re-scored?

113d ago ... Assassin’s Creed Unity, Batman Arkham Knight on the PC, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, what do these 3 games have in common? They are all recent examples of games that released full of bugs and glitches to the point of being almost unplayable in some cases. Years ago the only thing this meant was buy at your own risk. Nowadays however things are a bit more complicated. With the advent of online syst...

PlayStation VR needs games.....and here they are.

120d ago ... By now I'm sure most of you have heard of PlayStation VR (formerly known as the much more cool Project Morpheus), bringing VR gaming exclusively to the PS4, and hopefully other VR experiences as well. While PSVR has been revealed at the Game's Developer Conference in 2014, so well over a year now. However, the device is still shrouded in mystery regarding what exact date it's going to launch,...

My Top 3 Video Game Soundtracks

127d ago ... One of the many aspects that I enjoy about video gaming is the soundtrack, which if used correctly becomes an integral part in creating the atmosphere and setting, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. When well executed the soundtrack sits above the storyline like a puppeteer pulling at the strings of our emotions causing us to shed tears over the deaths of characters we...

No Future for Japanese AAA based on PS4 Sales in Japan, PS4 needs to go Mobile

139d ago ... There won't be any AAA Japanese PS4 Exclusive games, this generation. That's Bad, and I hope I'm totally wrong about this. Did I say there won't be any AAA Japanese PS4 Exclusive games in the future. Yes I did. 1 year old PS2, SONY sold 3 million PS2 Console 1 year old PS4, SONY sold 1 million Console. http://www.geek.com/games/playstation-2-hits-us-today-564850/ http://www.dualshockers.c...

Retro Video Game System -

141d ago ... If you don't know, the Retro Video Game System (Retro VGS or RVGS for short) is a new console concept whose major selling point in 2015 is that games will release on cartridge. Here's a little history to bring you up to speed: In late December, 2014, RVGS Co-Founder and President, Mike Kennedy, bought the injection mold tooling for the Atari Jaguar video game system and also cartridge cas...

PS4 sales in Japan, determines the future of AAA JPRGs, Japanese AAA games

148d ago ... Bad news, for Japanese AAA games future . When PS2 almost 3 years old, it sold 12.5 million in Japan. When PS4 almost 2 years old, it sold less than 2 million in Japan. That's Bad. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2664337.stm Will there be AAA Japenese games after FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE? Will FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE be AAA game? PS4 sales in Japan, determines the future of AAA JPR...

Portable gaming & Travelling

148d ago ... I thought I would start my first ever post as a blog entry. currently touring the wonderful world of Athens,Greece and surrounding islands i've had a tremendous amount of fun and excitement. and my poor Playstation 4 is at home collecting dust, and hopefully not being tortured by my little sister and cat. Anyway, i just thought it would be nice to kind of hit base and tell you how it might...

How to make a successful Open World game

152d ago ... I made a list of things I would like to see Open world games do for me to consider them successful. I have yet to play a game that does all of this but some other open world game's I have played have done most of them. The Games that I used as reference for this list are Gothic 2 Night of the Raven, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout New Vegas & Skyrim. Squash bugs, glitches, and other tech...

Sorry Folks, Games Still Don't Cause Violence

159d ago ... I'm not sure how many of you have heard this, but there's a guy who murdered 3 people and said that playing video games made killing easy for him. Here's the story about that here... http://www.gamespot.com/articles/convicted-murderer-says-video-games-made-killings-/1100-6430261/ This comes not that long after the American Psychological Association released a report apparently affirming t...

MGSV:TPP, PS3 Cell Secret Sauce, Console Sales.

163d ago ... With all the criticism, PS3 got great exclusive, only playable on PS3, but The Last Guardian isn't there anymore, yet a version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is there and according to Digital Foundry, the PS3 version is the worst version. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-metal-gear-solid-5-phantom-pain-face-off Given time and resources, PS3 ve...

Games Which Could Have Benefited From DLC - The Uncharted Franchise

164d ago ... Warning: Small Spoilers Ahead When gamers find out these days that a game will be getting DLC an unrelenting force of sighs can be heard blowing in the east. However games like Fallout, The Witcher and Red Dead Redemption for example have proven that DLC (or expansions when DLC is done right) is not all that bad and could potentially add more to our games if every developer could do justice...

Harvest Moon Vs Stardew Valley: the apprentice becomes the master

170d ago ... The original Harvest Moon series - now known as Story of Seasons (series) - first released on the SNES way back in 1996, a time when crazy pants were all the rage and the world was about to be hit by a major disaster... The Spice Girls. For all these years Story of Seasons has been master of the farm simulation / rpg genre, largely due to the fact that no other developer cared enough to cha...

Indie Game Month Studio & Monthly Winners Are Here

182d ago ... Hello everyone! We want to take a moment to once again thank everyone who helped make Indie Game Month the success it was. We had 31 developers who gave their time to share their games with you, 5 different writers who made this happen, and over 4000 comments from you, our users, discussing the games we shared. Without any of you, this would not have happened. But, without our sponsors,...
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