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Why Indie Games Matter

11d ago ... [b]By Tadej Kupčič, Project Director, Programmer[/b] A couple of days ago, I was getting so hyped up and excited for this year's E3, I couldn't even sleep. It's the first E3 after all three major consoles were released and I was hoping for some new IPs (intellectual properties) since now is the best time to announce those. New consoles are more powerful, meaning you can implement mechanics y...

In-Engine Vs Gameplay

28d ago ... Since E3 came and went, a lot of crazy buzz has been thrown about with varying degrees of awesome. Microsoft has proven that the Xbox One has a fighting chance with great looking upcoming games, Wii U not only showed its continued relevance but arguably won the entire show and Sony had a megaton of stuff to show, so much so that their conference was a massive two hours of announcements. But som...

The Stick of Truth Has Risen the Bar for Licensed Games

30d ago ... Diverting away from the ongoing topics from E3, I want to focus this blog on a game that I feel does its source material justice. Obviously, I am talking about South Park: The Stick of Truth. It has been a few months since the game released, but its impact with how licensed games have been produced has been felt across the industry. Considering that the game was heralded by Matt Stone and Trey...
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E3 2014 has Revealed Something Startling about the Gaming Industry

31d ago ... It’s been about two weeks from since E3 2014 concluded. Wow; 2 whole weeks already? It honestly feels longer than that. Even so – the hype has now subsided, and we have a much clearer picture of what’s going on in the gaming world. There were a lot of amazing moments, and a lot of “what on earth?” moments. Yes, it was much fun. But today, I’m not here to give my review of the show. No, in...

A Recap of E3, and Why I Think Sony Won.

39d ago ... E3 was decent this year, across the board. Not one of the big three had a fiasco of a presentation, and even though the jury's still out on whether a Nintendo Direct counts as a conference, it's really about the games. So, let's get down to why I think Sony won. This piece is more or less of a recap of my previous articles, but with some perspective. You can find them here: http://landof...

The Potential for Cross Platform Gaming

41d ago ... Over the last few day at E3, there was a reveal that the game Happy Wars was supposed to be a cross-platform game and a number of gamers are cheering for finally being able to play people on another console. Even though the aspect of cross-gaming is hardly pursued, both developers and the big three console makers are obviously missing the advantages of gaming across platforms. First, there w...

Who Won E3? Get Back To Me In A Few Months For The Answer!

41d ago ... It’s been a very big selling point in discussing E3 press conferences. “Who won E3? Who lost it? Who didn’t move the needle from it?” It gets to the point where you are asking it a month in advance. What does one have to do to win at E3? Most of the time, people get sick of asking the question because it gets asked by everyone, and everyone has their own opinions based on what THEY want. Some b...

E3: Boredom and Disappointment

41d ago ... Hey fellow N4G-ers. It has been a while since my last blog, so what better chance to jump in than with an E3 impression blog. Incredibly original, I know. This E3 was a let-down for me. Perhaps we're still in the first-year-of-the-new-gen-dold rums, but it was the first time in a while where I found it hard to get excited, especially after last year's E3 with the skyrocketing hype and drama....

E3: The Problem with Post-Show Fanboyism and Critiques

42d ago ... The Electronic Entertainment Expo has come to a close. Conferences were streamed, games were played, and technology was shown off. The who's who of the video game industry made their appearances known. We have multiple new games coming out this year and many still waiting to see distribution in the future. In light of everything shown at E3, there is still the ever lingering problem seen from b...
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File Under Housekeeping

42d ago ... Happy E3 everyone! There's a couple grab bag type topics I want to address and I may as well do them all in one place. Stick with me :) - Be sure to enter to win $400 just by commenting http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/527822 - The Mainsite speed (or lack thereof): obviously we've been getting hit even harder than usual in the weeks leading up to and of E3. Today we took the site down for...

Microsoft's lack of understanding of what they needed to bring

42d ago ... Before I start, I must confess I was never going to write an E3 blog post. I wasn’t even going to write one after I saw the conferences. What I saw is what I expected to happen which is something I got shot down, here on N4G, for being boring. What change my mind were the endless articles about who won this year. I didn’t mind who they picked (various sites went one way, others went another) bu...

My Views On E3 2014

43d ago ... E3 2014's press conferences have literally just ended, and I'm going to go right into what I thought about the pressers individually, and the event as a whole. I watched every conference there was, and I'm just going to start at the beginning. Microsoft: ============== They did an excellent job, Phil Spencer especially. Watching the conference, I saw on Twitter and the chat window that pe...

I want an Xbox One, but I'm not getting one.

43d ago ... So I've been reading up on the comments for Microsofts E3 press conference, I can't exactly agree or disagree for any of them. I liked just about every game I saw. Each and every one of them looked exciting. Yet with every good game comes a buttload of ridiculous controversy. Just look at Watch Dogs. Here's a couple of post I saw. Keep in mind that they are NOT word for word. My memory isn'...
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Road to E3 '14: Sony and the King - PlayStation

44d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FINAL of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming...

E3 Is Almost Here

44d ago ... E3 is right around the corner and here I am stuck once again in my cycle of life. Earn money, take care of kid, and hang out with the family. But I almost forget. I have to spend some time with the Playstation 4, but that will be difficult considering there are no compelling games to play. Oh well back to collecting dust I suppose. In all seriousness my Playstation 3 and Wii U have been gett...

Leaks Might Not Be As Bad As You'd Think.

46d ago ... It happens every year. In the month or so, leading up to E3, something is bound to be leaked. Most of the time, at least two of the big three have some kind of announcement that's revealed earlier than anticipated, as does at least one third party studio. Excitement stirs, and many anticipate the full reveal of these games. On the other hand, many think leaks are a bad thing. If a compan...
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Road to E3 '14: Microsoft and the Ugly Betty - XBOX One

46d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the SECOND of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming...
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Road to E3 '14: Nintendo and the Underdog - Wii U

49d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FIRST of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming;...

Games are Being Revealed Too Early

55d ago ... I've noticed a worrying trend in games that has gotten much worse in the last few years. Games are being revealed way too early. From the publisher's point of view they probably think a game can't be revealed early enough. The earlier the game is revealed, the more hype and anticipation that can be generated which should translate to large pre-order numbers. But revealing a game a year or two b...

The Battle for E3: Valve & Steambox

62d ago ... Valve & Steambox The Steambox fad has come and gone, as most people have come to the realization that a Steam Machine is nothing more than a limited PC, running Steam OS, which in itself is a limited version of Steam for Linux. That being said, there still a good amount of games to be played on Steam Machines; however, most are older games or unknown indie titles that might not draw the mas...
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