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Gaming Under Relative Adversity

3d ago ... The holidays are a time to spend with you loved ones, the ones nearest and dearest to your heart – PS4, XB1, 3DS, PC etc – whatever your poison. Every year, I have grand designs to use my little free time to put in some serious gaming, particularly of the RPG variety. However, year after year, I have my quality time invaded upon by; you guessed it – my relatives. No, I don’t care about what yo...

Sony Increase More Investment Into Streaming Entertainment of Playstation Gaming!

98d ago ... As you May have heard or Have seen the News on Sony's Problems with Profit Generation with the recent projected sales Shortage in the mobile section. Example: Sony Tumbles as $2.1 Billion Loss Limits Hirai’s Options When Hirai took over as CEO in 2012, he said Sony’s revival would be driven by games, imaging products and mobile devices. Since then, the company has announced job cuts an...

Xbox’s biggest threat: Microsoft itself

141d 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...

Industry Issues – Crytek and Kim Kardashian

146d ago ... As Crytek UK suffers an increasing number of walkouts, Kim Kardashian looks to make an incredible amount of money off of her mobile game – Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Crytek in Nottingham has faced a number of problems in recent months, most importantly its staff not being paid. After Hasit Zala, the director of Homefront: The Revolution recently walked out, it seems like these problems are n...

Interview with Harebrained Schemes' Mike McCain

158d ago ... Mike McCain, Studio Art Director / Dragonfall Game Director, chatted with FogKnight about Shadowrun, Dragonfall, and indie development. [b]FOGKNIGHT:[/b] How was Harebrained Schemes born? [b]MIKE:[/b] Jordan and Mitch officially founded Harebrained back in 2011. There were about a dozen of us, starting out - some folks that had worked with Jordan at his previous venture, and a few new con...

At a Glance: Lumi Games

168d ago ... [b]Lumi Games[/b] is an indie mobile games development company born in 2012 and dedicated to producing free mobile games for iOS and Android. What started as a lofty idea between two friends and game enthusiasts quickly mushroomed into a strong drive to create something fun and unique for people to enjoy in their daily routine. After spending countless hours playing and talking about games, the...

Lumi Games Interview Part One: Starting Out and Building Up

168d ago ... [i]Is that a bear or a game developer? Lumi Games, forged in the wilds of Norway, is an indie development studio in its nascent phase. With a couple titles under their belt and a development strategy in revision, Alexander Presthus and Erik Bratil, Dungeonmasters at Lumi Games are frank about the learning curve and realities of starting out with an idea and seeing it through to the finish. They...

At a Glance: Housemarque

176d ago ... [b]Housemarque[/b] Founded in 1995 by Harri Tikkanen and Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque is the oldest gaming company in Finland whose works spans consoles, mobile and PC. Prior to joining forces, Harri and Ilari founded two of Finland’s first game development studios – Bloodhouse and Terramarque. Today, Housemarque is one of the most experienced and well-known developers of downloadable games fo...

Why Hironobu Sakaguchi making JRPG for Mobile, not home console.

178d ago ... Hironobu Sakaguchi, Why Mobile ? HS: [in English] Ah, Kutaragi-san's architecture...seven DSPs and a low-powered CPU. I don't like the PS3's architecture. [in Japanese] First off, with Sony, programmers want to do well and want to create good software, but Kutaragi-san makes the final call and [designs] the [hardware and software] environment himself. So that's been really challenging....
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[CLOSED]Cast & Conquer Activation Codes Giveaway

229d ago ... [CLOSED: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED]Cast & Conquer is a new mobile strategy card game for iOS and Android from R2Games. We're giving away activation codes worth 150 Garnets and 25,000 Silver, snag yours today: How to get your code: 1) PM me, Cat: http://n4g.com/user/home/cat 2) For an extra code for a friend, comment on this blog post and include a link to your comment in your PM!...

A Vita Reborn

236d ago ... It has been roughly 2 and a half years since the PS Vita's launch, and numbers are strong but not impressive. Hovering around 10 million sold is not the result Sony was looking for, but each one sold is another consumer that purchases games. The attach rate for games on the Vita is north of 13 per console. That number would make any console producer grin with excitement. Games are finally s...

RPG Greats From SNES To PlayStation To Mobile

299d ago ... When I saw a trailer for a new Secret of Mana game I was incredibly stoked in mere seconds. Sadly that elation vanished as fast as it appeared when I noticed that 'Rise of Mana' is a game only for mobile phones. What does this mean for true RPG fans? Secret Of Mana is easily one of the greatest games ever to grace the Super Nintendo with its presence. Simply remembering the time I've put int...
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January Contest Winners

325d ago ... Congratulations to the first winners of 2014! February contests are up here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/525981 COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! BattleTorn Pandamobile TheBurger29 theXtReMe1 BEST USER BLOG: 
Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! EyePawd "On Youtube monetization, creator's rights, and who exactly is a content creat...

The PSVita was built in Challenge to the Smart Device function of Remote Access

377d ago ... and Not the 3DS You can call it concession, to Nintendo if you will for the crown of the king of Mobile Gaming, you would be right, but what is more important, is there may not be any dedicated Mobile Handheld Gaming Systems anymore of large size of market share strength, if Nintendo or Sony did nothing to stop smart device companies making devices to challenge this part of the market....

Latest trends in mobile gaming – An insight

382d ago ... New trends are ruling the transforming mobile gaming market. Thanks to the everlasting bond between social media, mobile and gaming, you can also find user generated content everywhere. These days most of the mobile games are featuring content offered by their users. Do you think the players only play the games? Well, no. They also strive towards building their own experience. This rising t...
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Excalibur Gift Code Giveaway [ENDED]

438d ago ... ***UPDATE: GIVEAWAY ENDED*** It's a gifting spree! Gabe at R2Games has sent us a package of gift codes for their new mobile MMORPG "Excalibur". The game itself is free! Each gift code contains 500,000 Gold (in-game money) and 300 Luna (points used to increase stats). How to get a code: 1) Comment on this blog post 2) Wait for the code to arrive in your N4G inbox. *This blog post...
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September Contest Winners!

446d ago ... Congratulations, winners! Please reply to the contest ticket with necessary info. FYI: August prizes are still pending, July prizes have been issued. COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! lopez_josue JoeIsMad Axonometri Ingram BEST USER BLOG: Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! zerocrossing, "Next Gen, Here we go Again" http://n4g.com/use...

Digital Distribution and mobile gaming: Will they take over?

448d ago ... I've seen the same thing over and over again and I'm sure you have to. If it isn't ReviewTechUSA ranting about how mobiles are gonna take over the industry, then it's someone saying that digital distribution will be the only way to get games. People have been saying these things a lot lately and there are a few things they didn't seem to consider. First of all, digital distribution. Let m...

Mobile Gaming Will Kill Consoles? Not Likely

449d ago ... So this is happening again. A few articles about how mobile gaming is on the rise and will kill console gaming, a few videos on youtube with people who believe that and list off why they think so, and everyone ignoring that every reason they're giving is either a repeat of history, or defeats the purpose of mobile gaming. We've heard it all. How smart tvs are going to come out with integrate...

Capcom Is In Danger

465d ago ... Most of you by now must have heard that Capcom is in a lot of financial trouble. Gamesindustry.biz reports that Capcom currently has only $152 million in the bank, and that's chump change for a major 3rd party developer/publisher like Capcom. It isn't hard to see that this could mean another THQ situation could be happening soon. Read the full article here. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...
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