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"It Meets Our Quality Standards" - General Rant About PR Nonsense

24d ago ... I saw some articles over the past couple of days talking about things like the new Assassin's Creed game coming out this year, Sony's DS4 controller issues, etc.. and a common phrase keeps popping up in my head. Whenever consumers voice complaints about the overall quality of a product, doesn't matter what the industry is, 90% of the time the PR response will be something along the lines of "We...

The Problem With Being In The Lead

51d ago ... Every new generation is a clean slate for all the companies that make the consoles we love. What happens the generation before never matters once that generation ends, and we've seen it happen time and again. There is one constant though, one thing that has never changed, and that's the arrogance that being the "winner" brings. That arrogance may shift to the next console, or it may exist withi...

Am I Really You? Discussing Silent Protagonists

61d ago ... Happy April Fools everyone. Hope you didn't get anyone hurt with your pranks; or maybe I should hope that you did considering the skill in pranks has continuously dropped year after year. The last blog I wrote was discussing why iconic characters like Link should be left alone and not subjected to gender/race politics especially when the benefits are either unquantifiable or negligible to th...

An Ugly Dress and Why it Doesn't Matter What Color You See

94d ago ... Social media has been abuzz about the picture of a rather hideous dress. When shown this picture and asked, "What do you see?" I reply, "An ugly dress." But the raging debate about the color of the dress made me realize something very fundamental. Some people see a black and blue dress. Some people see a gold and white dress. And some people can see both. But it doesn't matter what colo...

The UnFair Trial Of The Order: 1886 Campaign's Length, Is 5+ Hours Too Short?

104d ago ... Like you, I was a little disappointed to see this, but only because the game is looking so amazing. And in-case you missed it there was a Youtuber who uploaded the entire game, his account has since been deleted, but among a lot of things we learned, one of them is that the game is only 5.5 hours, depending on how you play. Are we gamers becoming too jaded, I mean are we expecting too much f...

Forget Law & Order: SVU. I'm Proud to be a Gamer

108d ago ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had some serious gall recently. In their attempt at scripting a fictitious narrative regarding harassment within the gaming community, the show's writers concocted one of the most disgusting and misleading portrayals of gamers I have ever seen. To say that I was angry would be an understatement. To say that I can now look at that episode as a lazy attempt from...

Evolve Dlc And Microtransactions Disaster...

111d ago ... Many fellows of N4G here might not have noticed how ugly and downright disgusting Turtle Rock Studios and Take two have made the dlc and microtransactions in the game. So i am here to shed some light on the matter. So after you pay 60$ for the full game or that's what you expect, you need to pay this amount for the full game experience. Here’s the full information on the Evolve Hunting Seaso...

The Season Pass

138d ago ... Gaming was once a simple concept; as a matter of fact, it was so long ago that video gaming was elementary, it feels more like a blurred memory or a dream you can't quite recall. I remember the straightforward task of heading to one's favourite rental store or video game distributor and finding the game you intended to purchase right there on the shelf. Of course, there were times where one mig...
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New Nintendo Console Incoming? You Don't Say!

144d ago ... Recently, a lot of news has been pouring in about Nintendo, and for what seems like the first time in a (really) long time, it's all positive. The 3DS is undeniably any gamer's Master Sword of a system, and the Wii U has finally become "the little console that CAN!" - as its fortunes have almost completely shifted direction for the better. Case in point, both of Nintendo's systems and their com...

My top 11 PS2 games.

150d ago ... Playstation 2 is one of those consoles that was just a juggernaut of its own even though the Gamecube and the original Xbox had slightly better graphics however nothing rivaled it in terms of sheer amount of games and variety it had and it came with a built in DVD player so that was cool for the time. With the great amount of time I had with it I wanted to show my top 11 for my favorite console...

Lessons from Kickstarter

186d ago ... I’m no great fan of kickstarter. I see in it great potential for the exploitation of a young passionate audience. It’s basically an extreme pro-order with no guarantee of actually receiving the product you want or any product for that matter. Still, many people love kickstarter for very good reasons. It is a good way to see a project realized that may ordinarily not be approved by “the suits” i...

My issue with Sony and Cross Buy

211d ago ... Okay, let me first off saying that, I had just got off the chat with customer service on my issue with Call of duty advance warfare. Not only was I absolutely disgusted with Sony and how they choose to handle this situation, and really didn't offer me any help on this matter. First, it all started when I heard about the Cross Buy deal with Call of Duty Advance Warfare on the Playstation Us B...

Why "more advertising" is not always the answer

216d ago ... Advertising is not a cure for all that ails struggling products. It is very common when discussing struggling products for gamers to offer some variation of the following statement “It would do a lot better if only they would advertise it!” It is certainly true that advertising helps a product, but the matter is not as simple as that. Take the struggling Vita for example. How much do I have to...

When Did Graphics Stop Mattering?

221d ago ... Quite some time ago, I began to notice gamers exclaiming how "graphics don't matter," and phrases like "it's the gameplay, not the graphics!" Well, I say, since when did gamers stop caring about how their games look, and why has it become almost politically incorrect as a gamer to demand both great gameplay and amazing-looking,eye-popping colors and textures whilst playing said awesome gameplay...

Destructive Creations' 'Hatred' Takes Video Game Violence to New Levels

228d ago ... As gamers, we are not strangers to violence in our favourite forms of entertainment; as a matter of fact, it's present in almost every video game today and a main selling point for the hottest titles. Video game violence has always generated a tonne of controversy, but more often than not, it was discounted as just part of the experience. We saw Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics take the Tomb Ra...

Does Pixel Count Really Matter?

238d ago ... Smell that? Yep, it's that magical time of year for games to come out. A show of the games having the latest tech, the evolution of gameplay, and of course the endless bickering between people over trivial things. Tis the season I suppose, but a rather interesting piece has come out over the latest iteration of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Unity, coming only to current-gen and...

Digital Overspending

255d ago ... More and more, gamers are going the digital distribution route for their games. While it certainly is a convenience and often a deliverer of great game bargains, there are a few things that I feel need to be pointed out as a matter of consumer interest. For some, it may prove to be insightful, but at the very least, I hope you find it to be interesting. Digital downloads, by their nature requir...

Destiny - Don't defend it like it is your child, the reviews are not wrong...but neither are you.

260d ago ... I decided to type up this blog tonight reflecting on the recent Destiny reviews and the user reaction on N4G regarding said reviews. It has sparked a great divide and controversy within the community of N4G and has worryingly led to some outright delusional viewpoints and comments. The rallied defence for Destiny really does show how loyal a fanbase it already has and having only been out fo...

Rest In Peace Robin Williams.

294d ago ... I know this isn't the kind of thing one would normally talk about on a gaming news site, or if they would it'd be more appropriate in the forums; but I can't log into the forums and I think it's appropriate to talk about here considering just who I am about to talk about. In case any of you haven't heard, Robin Williams was found dead today. The current working theory is that he committed su...

The EA Access and Sony debacle

306d ago ... Sony recently denied a new service by EA for the PS4 called EA Access. Microsoft announced that they would be partnering up with EA to bring this service to those who may want it on their Xbox One. In short, EA Access is supposed to bring discounts, online features, game demos and full games to its subscribers. Sony's action sparked an instant outcry amongst gamers. I've seen comments both for...
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