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My Top 10 JRPGs

127d ago ... Probably my favorite gaming genre is JRPG, which probably has one of the hardest games, one of the most in-depth, best soundtracks and of course visually great (During their golden era atleast). Genre is very different from western type of RPG games such as Witcher, Fallout and Dungeon Siege Series. With the rise of Online gaming, we have morphed into MMORPG genre quite much, with this i thi...

Why I’d like to see Nintendo become a third party only games maker in terms of TV consoles

224d ago ... First of all, Nintendo’s position as maker of handheld machines has been relatively stable. My post is not in reference to handheld buyers at all. My post is to argue that Nintendo need no longer spend money on making the major TV consoles. The history of Nintendo as a major console maker (NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU) has, original Wii aside, been one of diminishing sales. The NES...

What's in a name?: How a platform's name projects product vision.

245d ago ... Good morning/afternoon/evening N4G, What attracts us to gaming platforms? More of the same or stark contrasts to what we knew and loved/hated? We tend to be a little heavy-handed in a console's assessment after buying it and somehow we seem surprised at what the product offers. Common ones this generation are "PS4 is just a more powerful PS3" and "XBOX One is just an XBOX with a better camer...

Nintendo Should Revive the Gamecube Controller with Smash Bros Wii U

334d ago ... Super Smash Bros Wii U and Mario Kart 8 are the two premier titles Nintendo is set to launch on the Wii U later this year. In case you haven't heard, the Wii U isn't exactly selling all that well. Nintendo was forced to cut their sales estimates by more than 6 million for the system. Many have written articles with recommendations for "saving Nintendo" and "turning around the Wii U," but I'd...

What I would do as CEO of Nintendo.

338d ago ... Note: This isnt all i would do, these are just 13 descision within the realm of possibility that could help Nintendo in its struggle with the Wii U. What i do if i was CEO of Nintendo. 1. Put Xenoblade Chronicles on the eshop for $29.99, this would build hype for X as well as attract all the people not willing to pay 70 bucks for it at GameStop. 2. Fund a Resident Evil 2 remake a la the...

The original Wii the worst thing to happen to Nintendo

338d ago ... A few days ago an article showed up stating that it was Sony to blame for Nintendo failing to entice 3rd party developers to make games for the Wii U. That may or may not be the case but i believe that Nintendo is their own worst enemy in this matter & it all started with the original Wii. Take a trip back in time with me, back to the end of the 6th generation of game consoles. The Sony PS2...

Animal Crossing New Leaf: So Close, Yet So Far

361d ago ... If there's one game I love for my 3DS it's Animal Crossing New Leaf, it makes sense really I loved Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS and even Animal Crossing City Folk for the Wii but despite my love for this franchise I'm always angry with each new release. Now your probably wondering how on Earth can you love something so much yet hate it at the same time...

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

379d 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*...

The Term "AAA Game" is Fundamentally Pointless Now

460d ago ... I'm not a big fan of Destructoid's Jim Sterling. In some of his writings, I think he has been immature, overzealous, arrogant, antagonistic and just downright unpleasant. His reviews feel knee-jerk, unintelligent and at times dishonest with the objective points made. However his Jimquisition videos are something to behold. Much better with politics in the game industry and very much on the dime...

Play Again? Revisited: Wind Waker HD

491d ago ... Generation 7 has proven to be an era of nostalgia. We've seen many a rerelease and/or remake hit the shelves of stores and the menus of digital console network shops within the past seven or so years and it's a trend that seemingly will not go away. Most recently was the release Ducktales Remastered HD across all major platforms and has been doing fairly well. More recently with the coming of i...

A Kinect Hater Defends Kinect

506d ago ... Before I start, let me just say that I dislike motion controls in general, not just Kinect. The idea of moving around to do stuff that a button press could do just seems ridiculous to me. It annoys me even more when voice controls get thrown into the mix. Talking to my computer when, again, just like motion controls, a press on one of the controller's buttons could do what I need to do, not o...

The Unpopular Opinion: Twin Snakes Was Good

517d ago ... Metal Gear Solid is one of those Nintendo-esque retro greats that have stood the test of time and continued to find success through the decades. The series is now entering its 5th chapter, or rather the fourth (marking the fourth game after Snake Eater, canonically the first game in the timeline). The MSX games were misguidedly ported to the NES and the very first Playstation "Solid" game was r...

Xbox one is being burdened by Kinect

526d ago ... I have been gaming all my life and I have owned the; ZX spectrum, BBC ACORN, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Megadrive, Atari ST, Playstation, Nintendo 64,playstation 2,Xbox,Xbox 360,PS3 and various gaming PCs.Anyone who may read this Blog might get the impression that I’m a Playstation Fan boy. However, this is not the case and if check out my profile you will see that I have both an Xbox and PS3 game...

Nintendo Can Save Themselves

550d ago ... It seems like just yesterday I was in Elementary School, going over friends' houses and playing N64 all afternoon until my parents came to pick me up. Those were good times for gaming. Everybody had a Nintendo 64, and it was even something we would talk about in school all day. There was Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Banjo Kazooie, and Goldeneye 64. That's all I really have to say. I mean, everybo...
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The State of the WiiU: A Brief Analysis

554d ago ... I've seen a lot of complaining and whining about the WiiU lately. A lot of gamers--a lot of WiiU owners and Nintendo fans--all seem to be under the false impression that the WiiU is a failure. This sentiment, while justified to a degree, is incorrect. To see how, let's approach the WiiU with as close to an objective analysis as possible. The WiiU has been compared to a number of other gam...
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Holiday Season 2013 ~ The Start of the 8th Generation - My Thoughts

555d ago ... . . . Technically speaking, the full 8th generation of video game consoles started in 2011 with the Nintendo 3DS. But the official start of the home console category - when ALL 8th-generation home systems are out in the wild - doesn't happen until the end of this year; Holiday Season 2013. This will indeed be an interesting time. There's going to be a whole lot of flack being blown from all...

The battle for your subscription money.

564d ago ... For me the major bombshell from E3 was that Sony are going to start charging to use their online gaming network. I’m not exactly why this sticks in my throat as much as it does, after all I’m already a PS+ subscriber and I can’t see myself giving it up anytime soon. I guess I just feel that making it mandatory somehow cheapens the great value I get from the service, anyway I digress... Sony...
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Nintendo May Have Lost EA - But Now it Has SEGA

589d ago ... About 2 decades ago - this would have been taboo. It was already a shocker to see a Sonic game on a Nintendo console, when "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" released on the Nintendo GameCube, but what was even more of a shocker was when Sonic & Mario actually appeared in the same game, with the release of "Sonic & Mario: At the Olympic Games" on the Wii. Recently, SEGA announced that it has 7 rele...

Metroid Prime is the Greatest Game of All-Time

684d ago ... There's no better way to kick off a new gaming blog than to discuss my favorite game of all time: Metroid Prime. While not a popular choice for best game of all-time, the first-person adventure is certainly one of the most critically acclaimed titles in video game history. The original Gamecube title has an astonishing 97 metascore on metacritic.com, which would be tied for 2nd if metacritic in...
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January Winners!

688d ago ... Congratulations, guys! There were some really great Blogs and Reviews this month, and deciding was incredibly difficult. Shout outs to Nate-Dog, coolbeans, darkpower and iamnsuperman, to name a few. A note about Blog and User review selections, since there's been a tiny bit of confusion in the past: We don't choose winners based on what we agree with, we choose them based on things like qual...
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