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Under the Knife: Swatting, a Deplorable Crime

7d 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

13d 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...

16d 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

23d 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!

23d 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

41d 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!

44d 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...

No Man's Sky Theory

45d ago ... I've been following this game closely since it was first announced, and I've also been following the reactions of interested gamers who were attracted to the notion of the 'infinite'. I too was interested but also had concerns regarding the idea of a randomly generated universe. Could it end up being chaotic? Could it lead to uninteresting gameplay? What's the point of an endless universe and p...

Lara Croft's Entry into the Console War

50d ago ... Since the beginning of time, there was always a central conflict in between both sides of the proverbial coin. With one grand spectrum at both ends of every cord, there was always one side versus another; man and woman, right and wrong, pro-life and pro-choice, Republican and Democrat, religion and atheist and the list goes on. However, those spectra are typically categorized into life itself,...

Xbox’s biggest threat: Microsoft itself

55d ago ... Recently, Microsoft released their K10 report [1] which detailed how well Microsoft has done over the last fiscal year. The report details how much the Xbox brand has lost this fiscal year which a lot of users, even I, were shocked by. A lot of these losses can be attributed to launching a new console and even the report discuss a large amount of cost being attributed to hiring of new staff. Al...

PixelJunk - Nom Nom Galaxy T-Shirt Design Contest

63d ago ... Have you heard? Nom Nom Galaxy will be at PAX again this year with some new updates not yet seen in Early Access and a couple of surprises! To celebrate, lead artist Yasuyoshi "Yamatron" Yamamura has put together some designs for the shirts that Q-Games will be wearing - and giving away! - at PAX Prime. Yamatron made around 40 designs and they’ve narrowed them down to five for the commun...

At a Glance: Tom Francis & Heat Signature

64d ago ... [b]Tom Francis[/b] designed Gunpoint, a game about reiring things and punching people, and another called Floating point about swinging around on a rope (it’s free!). He’s currently working on Heat Signature which is about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. http://www.pentadact.com/ [b]Heat Signature[/b] is a space stealth game that has the player sneaking aboard randomly genera...

Interview with Tom Francis

64d ago ... [i]Tom Francis talks about action vs. stealth in his upcoming title [/i]Heat Signature[i], its influences, and we pick his brain on upcoming projects.[/i] [b]Herobyclicking:[/b] Heat Signature is a stealth game that places you aboard a ship that can board other ships searching for one ship in endless, infinite space. What is it about stealth that motivated your design? [b]Tom:[/b] It's a...

Heat Signature: Sneaking in Space

64d ago ... [b]From Herobyclicking[/b] [i]It may seem lonely. A small ship drifting through space. The camera pulls out and the vast nothingness surrounds your meager vehicle, placing you as a speck amongst the stars. But you are not lonely, you haven’t time for such things. You speed through space, picking up a ship on your sensors. You sneak on board, you gather information, you have your target. You...

Win an Amazon Gift Card - and Enter to Win a PS4!

64d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] [i]Heat Signature[/i] is pre-Alpha! Today we’re giving away 3 gift cards - 1 $50 Amazon Gift card and 2 $25 Amazon Gift cards! [b]How to enter for a gift card:[/b] (THIS PORTION OF THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA N4G TICKET) 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Tom Francis and [...

At a Glance: Robin Arnott & SoundSelf

66d ago ... [b]Robin Arnott[/b] is an audio designer and interactive artist best know for "that creepy gas mask game", Deep Sea and "that chanting game," SoundSelf. He loves play. He loves learning. He loves the future, and how you and he will help create it. He wants you to prove that everything he thinks is wrong. He thinks that the way it's always been done is stupid. He thinks the way it's always been...

Interview with Robin Arnott, Part One

66d ago ... [i]Robin Arnott, sound designer and lead developer, takes us through a very educated and radical journey about SoundSelf and its far-out origins and even more complex goals as a medium for self-discovery.[/i] [b]Kyle:[/b] Now, SoundSelf is a “game” unlike any other, one directed entirely by your voice, or voices, as it were.  What sort of places did you draw inspiration to even conceive Soun...

Interview with Robin Arnott, Part Two

66d ago ... [i]Robin Arnott, sound designer and lead developer, takes us through a very educated and radical journey about SoundSelf and its far-out origins and even more complex goals as a medium for self-discovery. Read Part One of the interview here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/529433 [/i] [b]Kyle:[/b] In general, what sort of “higher plane” forces influence your creative potential...

Some Words for SoundSelf

66d ago ... [b]From Kyle[/b] Traveling to the astral plane by opening your third eye and leaving your pathetic meat and fiber sack behind is not something you consider doing often, but developer and sound designer Robin Arnott may have just the conduit to allow you to explore this possibility without the need for decade-long escapes to the furthest reaches of the Himalayas among spiritually altruistic m...

At a Glance: Funomena

67d ago ... [b]Funomena[/b] is an independent game studio located in downtown San Francisco, California. The company was founded in January of 2013 by Robin Hunicke and Martin Middleton – two passionate game developers who believe that games can have a positive impact on the world. If you are curious how to say Funomena – just use this little song as a guide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=e...
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