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At a Glance: Process Games

4d ago ... [b]Process Games[/b] is a small studio out of Norway comprised of industry fellows who joined together to enter a competition and stayed together to finish development of their first game afterwards. With a goal to create games they enjoy playing themselves, the team is about to release their first title and is already at work on their second. [b]Agents vs Villain[/b] is already an award-wi...

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4d ago ... [b]From Valenka[/b] Step into the shoes – or rather, the ectoplasm – of a peaceful ghost residing inside a haunted mansion, thriving in the cold and dark environments and enjoying the solitude. In a moment, the mansion doors open to a few human dwellers and the ghost learns that his quiet home is now a hotel and in contrast to its needs, the home-invading humans start turning on the lights a...

In-Depth E3 Predictions

25d ago ... E3 is just a few days away and so I will now make my predictions for the Big 3. (bear in mind that, while this is well-researched, it still includes my opinion which, like yours and mine and everyone else’s, doesn’t really matter) Nintendo: I thought Nintendo actually had the best conference last year and that's ironic considering they didn't even make an actual, physical appearance at t...

As the Sun Sets in the East

51d ago ... One on the greatest disappointments of the 7th generation of consoles was, for me, the decline in Japanese AAA development. When Nintendo revived the home console market all those years ago, they were not the only ones to benefit. For years after that, even when Sony entered the fray, the Japanese game developers were the foundation of console game experience. As a consequence of that, we in th...

Reaction: Konami Heads to Mobile Gaming. Really?

53d ago ... That's the reality of it everyone. Konami is officially going toward mobile gaming. No more will they release games on console, PC, or handheld devices. Gamers can expect that Konami's new vision for the future is unquestionably reliant on the mobile gaming market. That being said I just have one question for my fellow gamers: Does anyone else here think that they are utterly insane? Konami....

That nagging feeling.

107d ago ... Change will always give rise to conflicting emotions. When Nintendo announced their mobile plans, many were enthused. Some were investors who see it as a way forward for the company towards the greener pastures of mobile gaming – which will hopefully make more “green” for them. Some wiser fans recognized that for Nintendo to remain game makers, they had to expand and adapt in order to survive...

Game length vs Value.

113d ago ... The definition of gaming varies from someone to the other, some people consider gaming a free time killer, some consider it a hobby and some consider it a necessity of life. And each type of those people looks for something different in a game, some just want something fun, easy, and makes them feel relaxed, others look for a challenge or a hardcore experience that makes them feel good about t...

Ye Olde Import Game

128d ago ... In today’s interconnected world, gaming has never been so transparent, especially when it comes to imports. If you want a game from Japan just hop on Amazon and go get it. If there is a certain title you want localized, well then just petition your heart away until you get your wish. It wasn’t always this easy though. Not so long ago importing a game was a dicey affair and more often than not i...

Nintendoom: Part 2: Buyout / Merger

134d ago ... The other option, as I said previously, is to accept a buyout offer in their favor. A buyout rarely goes in the favor of the company being bought, but Nintendo isn’t a company filing for bankruptcy. It’s a company with decades of history, and a stable of franchises, games, and iconic characters that can enhance any entertainment investors overall image. Apple would likely be a big name tha...

Gaming Under Relative Adversity

195d 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!

290d 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

333d 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

339d 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

350d 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

360d 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

360d 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

368d 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.

370d 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

421d 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

428d 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...
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