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Falling Into The Trap Of Playing Cult Classics

10d ago ... During the spring and summer of 2014 I decided to go into my videogame backlog. My backlog at the time was deep and had a large number of games listed as follows: Max Payne (entire series), Vanquish, Tomb Raider (2013), Alan Wake, Bayonetta , Fallout: New Vegas, God of War: Ascension, Gears of War: Judgement, Ratchet and Clank HD collection, Jak and Daxter collection and many old games for the...

A possible effect Microsoft needs to be mindful of

64d ago ... Like a man beating a dead horse I am going to write about the Tomb Raider deal. I am not a huge believer in writing about something that nearly every publication or users has already written about. But I feel one aspect of the deal is being overlooked; the one company that has the most to lose out in the deal is not Square Enix but Microsoft. Microsoft is no stranger to buying timed/exclusiv...

Is Innovation in gaming dead?

202d ago ... There was a period in gaming history when developers consistently sought out new and fresh approaches to making games. Some games were so great it changed the face of gaming. Games such as: Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto 3, Gears of war, and 2K5 football not only pushed the boundaries of their perspective genres, but also became measuring sticks of sorts. When a new fresh game hits the scen...

My top 15 games of the generation. #1

308d ago ... Here are the games listed from past entries but what if I did a top 20? 20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 19. Super Street Fighter 4 18. Infamous 17. Portal 16. Super Mario Galaxy ---------- 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 Wi...

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

313d 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*...

My top 15 games of the generation. (9-6)

317d ago ... Here's a recap of the games listed from my last entry. 15. Tomb Raider 14. Xenoblade Chronicles 13. Dead Space 2 12. Batman: Arkham City 11. Final Fantasy XIII 10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Onto games 9 through 6 starting with.... ----------------------------- -- 9. Gears of War 3. *2011 Game of the Year* I really enjoyed the ridiculously gory, action-packed gameplay that the f...

The cost of AAA game production is putting a chokehold on creativity in the mainstream

468d ago ... The needless expense of AAA video game production is killing creativity and originality in mainstream console gaming It has been said by countless game reviewers and bloggers before me, but I feel I must say it yet again. The practice of throwing insane amounts of cash at AAA projects causes a need to adhere to generic tried and true formulas, as well as attempting to appeal to as wide an au...

The Game Console that i will be buying this generation is..?

485d ago ... I am not a fan boy I am a vagrant core gamer I have in the past owned ; a PS3 ,a Xbox360 ,a PS2 , a Xbox, a PS1 ,a N64 , a SEGA Mega Drive , Nintendo Gameboy , An Atari ST , Spectrum ZX and 5 different Gaming PCs . My loyally to any particular brand is not guaranteed. I will choose the console which best suits me . So which console will I buy this Generation? The last generation I bought on...

Opinion: We Run the Risk of Visual Stagnation

543d ago ... So far, the most we've seen from next generation graphics is primarily from Sony's Playstation 4 reveal event. We've seen the machine supposedly running game engines that look pretty close to CGI visuals that you would sometimes see in an animated movie. Technologically speaking, it's pretty cool. It certainly has many Sony fans excited, with many wondering where that leaves the upcoming new Xb...

Upcoming current generation games I am excited about

549d ago ... 2013 has provided some great gaming experiences. Games like Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider, Gears of War, God of War, Bioschock and Crysis 3 showcase there is still a lot of life left with the current gen systems. This year is off to a great start and there has not been any shortage of good gaming experiences. As this year is already 4 months in and with next generation systems on the horizon....

What happened to games being challenging?

549d ago ... Maybe it's just me, but I can't help but notice how games today are being engineered to be much easier than they used to be. You old-school gamers know what I'm talking about; working for a month solid to get through Zelda II: Link's Adventure. Busting your ass to work your way through Metal Gear Solid. It seems like the whole idea of gaming has become a quick "jerk off" effect of instant grati...

Three things Microsoft can do for their Next-Gen Xbox

568d ago ... Amidst all the rumors and speculation regarding Microsoft's next generation gaming console, their success with the Xbox 360 is nothing short of a milestone achievement for the Redmond company, especially when compared to their initial entrance into the console gaming market with the original Xbox. Being the first console to launch the seventh generation back in 2005, Microsoft were primed an...

The Gaming Industry and why some people should put up or shut up.

600d ago ... Unless you don't have internet, you'd have heard by now that EA has stated that they will be instituting microtransactions in all their future games from now on. Needless to say, this has sparked an outrage from gamers all over the world. No one likes to be nickel and dimed. No one enjoys the thought of games moving from a form of art entertainment, to a spreadsheet of numbers and statistics on...

Making Nintendo a Must Have Again....

624d ago ... Making Nintendo a Must Have Again……. Gears of War makes you buy Xbox, Metal Gear makes you buy Playstation. What makes us buy Nintendo? The natural answer to this is Mario but this really does not appeal to the hardcore gaming world as others do. In my opinion they need one game to move from hand held to console and then sales would go through the roof. The game……………Pokémon. I have ha...

Resident Evil 6: A True Horror Story

748d ago ... Just to clear it up for those that don't appreciate irony, the horror of Resident evil is not the exquisite dialog and compelling story line. It's the fact that put quite simply, this game absolutely sucks. I apologise in advance for the rant. But the quality of game play alone is completely below par, so much that even attempting the Chris or Jake play through's are nothing more than a sad...

Resident Evil Reset

748d ago ... There comes a time in a franchises life when one of it's sequels released becomes such a huge success, in not only the franchises history but in gamings as well that the only place the franchise can go next is down. Resident Evil 4 was released in January 2005, the game reached universal critical acclaim for it's fresh take on the series and new direction it had taken, back then though revie...

Have you forgotten the core, Microsoft?

858d ago ... First of all, sorry for any grammar failes in this blog. I just used Google translate to translate it from Norwegian to English. I've been a PlayStation guy in my entire life. I have a PlayStation 2 that I got for Christmas a few years ago, I have two PSPer, a PS Vita and PlayStation 3 I've always liked Sony for their focus on the game and especially the core players. For about 3 years ag...

After watching Microsoft's conference, I made a sandwich.

870d ago ... Having just finished watching the Microsoft exhibition of their latest innovations and various sports with no thanks due to my excessively laggy connection, I have collected my thoughts on it and would like to share them with the general community. My predictions on Microsoft's conference that I've made on my previous blog post has seemed to have been proven right with the facts that they conce...

E3 2012 and What I Want to See

958d ago ... Another year, another E3. Every year around June, the biggest and the best announcements and games are unveiled at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Every year something big is always announced at the worlds largest game trade show. It was E3 2005 that the PS3 and Wii were unveiled. In 2006, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII were announced. And it was 2007 that we saw Killzo...

Why do single points between 90 and 100 on metacritic act as a barometer for "GOTY-worthiness" ?

1072d ago ... *Around the time the review embargo for Uncharted 3 has been lifted, it receives a 94 aggregate score at some point" *Enter likely candidate here*: I'm not exactly sure if you've noticed, but Uncharted 3 has 94 metascore. That's 3 points higher than Gears of War 3 (atm) making it thrice as likely to win GOTY (Game of the Year) awards from major publications. Where this fictional candidat...
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Gears of War

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Release Dates
PC Release Dates
US 06 November 2007
AU 15 November 2007
EU 09 November 2007
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US 09 November 2006
EU 17 November 2006
AU 23 November 2006
JP 18 January 2007
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