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PS4 doomed to have only few games? (1 year on)

8d ago ... [Update: This post had a mistake which said PS4 had about 40 disk based games after 1 year, but it had 77. It also said PS2 had about 75 disk based games but it had more than 136] 1 year ago I posted this article: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/ranma1/524461 I feel so far its proven to be accurate. At the time I wrote the piece, the original PlaySta...

Cloudy Days and the Silver Lining of the 8th Console Generation

52d ago ... With the 8th console generation about a year into all consoles being out in the wild, many of us are excited about the future these machines hold for our entertainment. There's a lot going on and a lot that's happened recently, so let's talk about some disappointments that have upsides. Every cloud has a silver lining and I love being optimistic about the state of the industry, so here are some...

The Better Quality Control

85d ago ... The games industry seems to have a knack at ‘asterisking’ certain old sayings. “Any publicity is good publicity*. *This doesn’t always apply for the video games industry.” Another ideal like “less is more” is another one that’s seemed to be slowly eroding in truthfulness (only for the games industry) when I began considering it as an old-guard mentality for content curation. Thanks to digit...

How the PS Vita Changed My Gaming Life

86d ago ... Introduced me to the Indie Ecosystem The PlayStation Vita has a handful of AAA games, but as you probably know, the system is overflowing with indie titles. Before I owned my Vita, I had never been too heavy on indie games. But thanks to the massive amount of 'free' titles I received via PlayStation Plus, that changed quickly. I would soon be in the mists of spectacular games like Guacamelee...

An Open Letter to Gaming Media

87d ago ... I have been on the sidelines observing the recent stories that involve everything from Anita Sarkeesian to Zoe Quinn to Phil Fish to Polygon to Kotaku to indie studios' attacks to corruption and finally to gaming media lashing out at gamers. I have recently commented that enough is enough and I'm not going to stand for it anymore. Everything that I have mentioned is going to get their fair shar...

ID@Xbox And The Indie Games Conundrum

97d ago ... I'm going to start off this blog post with something most of you should know about me by now but some may not. I'm not really fan of the indie games, nor the extreme focus being placed on them. I view the focus being placed on indie games, clearly evident especially from Sony's conferences where indie game titles take up way too much conference time, to be the answer to a problem all 3 platform...

Why Playstation TV really does mean : Playstation TV

97d ago ... As you my Know Sony is set to release the new playstation TV into the Market of the West this OCT 14th 2014, and Nov 2014 for Europe. Many People Have Questioned Sony's Idea on the viability of such a product, that Aside from a Little 1st party Software support for such a platform now, and what little 1st party many gamers see a lack of Sony offering, with a high price for blank media cards...

Microjang - The $2 Billion Minecraft Revelation

98d ago ... "Developer Mojang looks set to be sold to Microsoft for $2 billion dollars, but founder and Minecraft creator Markus Persson won't be staying." These are the kind of headlines making news today, and likely leading till we eventually get the final deal or no deal announcement. And quite simply wow, under the hype of the colossal release of Destiny, which has just surpassed $500m in revenue si...

No, September's PS+ Lineup Does Not Suck

110d ago ... I've been seeing quite a few articles lately regarding September's PS+ lineup, and September's Games With Gold lineup. Many say GWG is better, some others beg to differ. Here's my whole take and opinion on this month's free games, and why everyone's complaining. (My post here is a bit long, I know, but bear with me). In case you haven't been catching up with the news lately, the free games t...

New Indie Projects to Check Out

127d ago ... Hello, everyone! It's been a good while since I wrote up something here. I have been sick for awhile and haven't had the opportunity to really focus on writing. For those of you I have messaged about doing an upcoming blog on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, I can assure you that I will get to that this month. You're help and opinions are very much appreciated. I also have been told about some t...
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N4G August Contests

132d ago ... Whew. That IndieMonth hangover was rough. Here are some contests for August: The $100 COMMENT LOTTERY: Each comment you make on N4G during August on any story, blog, user review - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea? Yeah, you do! DQ if you pick up a restriction during the contest period, and one word comments and comments with negative la...

IndieMonth Mega Bundle Winner (and Gun Monkey codes for all!)

135d ago ... Hey, guys! Once again, thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in the first ever but certainly not the last N4G IndieMonth! We have extra Gun Monkeys codes, and I tried to get one to everyone that commented on the Gun Monkeys posts but if i missed you, or even if you didn't comment on those and would like a code, leave a comment below letting me know! We have plenty to go around (...

Q-Games' John Davis on PixelJunk, Nom Nom Galaxy and T-Shirts

140d ago ... Hi, I'm John Davis, Q-Games Community Manager and Assistant Producer on the latest PixelJunk title, Nom Nom Galaxy! We're honored to be part of the N4G Indie Month and to be in the company of such great developers. I'm also excited to talk about contest we're running now for a chance to win one of the exclusive Nom Nom Galaxy t-shirts we'll be giving away at PAX Prime! If you're unfamiliar...

Win a Copy of Nom Nom Galaxy - and Enter to Win a PS4!

140d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] We have copies of [i]Nom Nom Galaxy[/i] for you! It’s in early access on Steam and with a pinch of comments and a dash of luck, you can be a soup chef! (Special note: Because today is the last day of IndieMonth 2014, you loyal participants can pop over here and drop feedback: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/529467 ) [b]How to enter for a code:[/b] (THIS P...
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IndieMonth: Final Phase

140d ago ... IndieMonth is indie-ing. I mean ending. Maybe both. Tomorrow is the last day, and it's a doozy! Before you all scatter, here's your chance: What did you think of this inaugural IndieMonth? Love it? Hate it? Feel fierce ambivalence? What was your favorite type of content - did you have a least favorite type of content? Want more of something and less of something else? Find games you n...

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

141d 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: Size Five Games

142d ago ... [b]Size Five Games[/b] was rather inventively set up at the very peak of the Global Economic Meltdown by part-time Indie developer and full-time against-the-grain specialist Dan Marshall. It started out life as Zombie Cow Studios, before the crashing realisation that that is a [i]horrible[/i] name, and they changed it for something much less stupid. They make comedy games and have won a BAFTA....

Interview with Size Five Games' Dan Marshall

142d ago ... [i]Dan Marshall of Size Five Games talks to us about what it means to be an indie developer, the deeper meaning behind Gun Monkeys and refuses to share even the slightest morsel on his next project. [/i] [b]Herobyclicking[/b] What does being an independent game developer mean to you? [b]Dan[/b] I guess it means freedom to do whatever I want, not having to answer to anyone. Really, the mos...

Win a Copy of Gun Monkeys - and Enter to Win a PS4!

142d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] We have copies of [i]Gun Monkeys[/i] for you! Actually, we have two copies of [i]Gun Monkeys[/i] for each of you - one code gets you the game, and one for a friend! [b]How to enter for a code:[/b] (CLOSED) 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Size Five Games and [i]Gun Monkeys[/i]! 2. Your comment should...

Interview with Robin Arnott, Part Two

143d 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...
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