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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! What are You Thankful For?

14h ago ... We have three US Amazon Gift Cards. Two $50 and one $25. I'm assuming you might be interested in winning one of them? If so, here is how to enter: 1. Comment on this blog with something you are thankful for. 2. You have until 11:59 PM PST on November 27, 2014 to enter (that's today only). 3. Enjoy the rest of the day with whomever you can. Friends, family, significant others, pets...

Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War

6d 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.”...

I teach through gaming (What gaming has taught me).

7d ago ... I have the most rewarding job in the world. I teach. I teach students of all levels, of all ages and of all backgrounds. I believe that students are equalized and thrive on a leveled playing field once they come across a teacher who understands their differentiated needs. A common foe in a Language Arts class is different reading skills, ranging from low, on target, to below proficiency....

Why I fell in love with Sony.

11d ago ... There are many reasons I am a self proclaimed Sony fan and there are many reasons. Some of the reasons I will outline will seem insignificant, and to most people they will be, but they became huge considerations when writing and when I considered selling my Xbox 360 just to purchase a PS4. Other reasons are reflections on Sony and the way they run their business. These reasons give me confidenc...

On the evolution of Grand Theft Auto

14d ago ... Grand Theft Auto V is now playable from a first-person perspective. That is, Grand Theft Auto, a series that’s as equally notable for its original birds-eye viewpoint as it is its current third-person stance, can now be viewed through the blood-shot eyes of its frenzied protagonist for the very first time. To see how we’ve made it this far is to recollect the gradual yet incredibly realiz...

Well Played, Games Media, But This Isn't Over

25d ago ... GamerGate has been at the forefront of gaming news and has even been covered in other media outlets (like the BBC and The Colbert Report). Where it was once a unified movement, it has now led to a divided community and we have the games media to thank for that. Even though there was a small amount of progression on holding games media accountable for their actions, there has been an increasing...

Anti-GamerGate RationalWiki Warning Is Troubling In So Many Ways

27d ago ... When I read the anti GamerGate proclamation from the RationalWiki Facebook page that the admins would be banning anyone on sight for even sympathizing with Gaters, it struck a nerve in me. Something that I think needs to be addressed. I believe in the things I stand behind. When Bush went to war in Iraq for reasons that I thought were unjust, I went and stood against that belief. It wasn't p...

Amiibo's looking cheaper than first shown.

33d ago ... I came across this article yesterday pointing out how Link had changed in design, many people argue it's still the same but anyone with a keen sense of detail can notice they aren't nearly the same anymore. Not only did they change the stands, the figures themselves seem to be lacking in the same quality they were initially shown off in. As someone who was excited to start collecting some of...

So I found something that bugs me about the Bay 2 reactions...

37d ago ... So I found out something a little bit ago that really put things into perspective for me, regarding Bayonetta 2, and I just want to talk about that a little....[keep in mind, I'm an owner of the first game, on PS3] A long while back, a little gem called Mad World made its way to the Wii. This game, despite being on a system that was infested mostly with casuals who didn't pay attention to c...

"Problems" Week One Debut Post: Problems with Unoriginality In Gaming

41d ago ... This being my first post as a game journalist/blogger I want to make a couple of things clear: 1) These are all my own opinions, if you disagree, please feel free to contact me and have an educated discussion about it. Don't just call me names and run off. 2) There are going to be several blog posts between my game reviews. The way my reviews will work is there will be newer games and als...

A Complete Kingdom Hearts Retrospective

49d ago ... Kingdom hearts is arguably the biggest IP to come out of japan for quite some time, and many regard it higher than square enix's flagship franchise, Final Fantasy. Created by the ever vibrant Tetsuya Nomura and featuring Disney characters and worlds in unison with past Final Fantasy characters, Kingdom Hearts has literally charmed the hearts of gamers since its initial release on the PlayStatio...

My Personal Top 15 Games of The Seventh Generation of Consoles

52d ago ... Note that this list is my personal opinion and only games that I played (and finished) are listed. Please be constructive and unbiased and feel free to state your opinion and list your own personal favorites. As a side note since I never owned a Wii during the 7th gen only PS3 and 360 games are listed. Also PC games are excluded as I don't play much on PC. Additionally PCs' don't really...

The Misuse of Metacritic

53d ago ... There’s this teaching that I remember from my youth. A knife is just a knife, it has no inherent good or bad to it. In the hands of a surgeon or chef, it can be used for immense good. In the hands of a killer or thief, it can be used for bad. This pretty much sums up my opinion of Metacritic. It’s a tool. No, not that kind of tool - the other kind. There is a misunderstanding of what Metacritic...

Under the Knife: Swatting, a Deplorable Crime

63d ago ... A lingering trend has come to my attention recently. Apparently, this trend has gained traction since 2013 and has grown into something new. The trend I'm referring to (and which is titled above) is called "Swatting". What is Swatting? Swatting is the false reporting of a violent or ongoing crime at a designated location or by a victim whose sole purpose is to get a huge emergency response (pre...

Our Favorite PS4 Games So Far

69d ago ... Destiny As probably the biggest release of the year, Destiny is a really fun game to play. Even more so when you play with friends. We have been really excited to get our hands on this and shoot some aliens. Although there are some areas that are lacking, Bungie’s new sci-fi shooter sits very well with us. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Wow there is so much to do in this game! There...

Game Remakes, A Double Take...

73d ago ... Every day there is a new article posted on remakes and ports, going back-and-forth as to why they love and hate the practice. Stating that Metro was a proper remake while Last Of Us, GTA and Tomb Raider are all just cash grabs. Slightly updated visually and repackaged. Tomb Raider was one of the best looking and playing games on next gen systems this year, above those others that were design...

N4G & The Internet vs 90's Gaming & Magazines

80d ago ... I was born in 1989. I suppose that makes me quite old! However, growing up in the 90's was awesome! We had the feeling of that first time epic joy from all forms of entertainment. Movies had charm and character, music was great if you ignored that evil pop music, and generally everything for kids felt better than it is today! Gaming especially felt fresh, getting a NES or SNES or even a sega...
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Round 2! Win a Titan One from N4G and ConsoleTuner!

80d ago ... Hey, guys! The last Titan One giveaway was so popular ConsoleTuner opted for Round 2! So we're giving away three more Titan Ones from ConsoleTuner (original inventors of the Cronus and CronusMAX)! The Titan One device makes modded controllers obsolete for gamers looking for a competitive edge and game controller customization. What's a Titan One? ConsoleTuner is proud to introduce the next...

The Endless Debate

98d ago ... Every time a small piece of information regarding technical specifications of a future multi platform title surfaces, fan boys spring out of the wood work for a chance to analyse this new data and find new ways to bash, rage, praise, hate, love their platform of choice and or its direct competitor depending on the sentiment. Let's take a look at the biggest highs and lows of each platform an...
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Win a Titan One from N4G and ConsoleTuner!

101d ago ... Hey, guys! We're giving away three Titan Ones from ConsoleTuner (original inventors of the Cronus and CronusMAX)! The Titan One device makes modded controllers obsolete for gamers looking for a competitive edge and game controller customization. What's a Titan One? ConsoleTuner is proud to introduce the next generation of game controller adapter with a user customizable device designed to p...
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