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Handheld Gaming: Price Change

407d ago ... Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog, here, about the PS Vita and the 3DS having a common problem; which was they are not phones (1). I argued the rise of mobile devices has made these products seem unattractive to the mass market as many people can buy small cheap games to play on the go (with this devices being in direct competition) while getting the console experience at home. The general r...

Nintendo: Smartphone Gaming

417d ago ... Nintendo has had a rough day today and I am sorry but this is an article that will make things a bit more rough for them. I have to ask but Nintendo do you hate money? Now, I agree this is a ridiculous question to ask any company but Nintendo has been making some very bizarre moves; one of which is going to be discussed in this article. Why hasn’t Nintendo invaded the mobile phone space? One...

Life of Pixel - A Nostalgia Trip

500d ago ... Life of Pixel is the fantastically nostalgic trip through gaming history by Super Icon Ltd. Released, initially, via Sony's PlayStation Mobile service, the London based developer is now looking to bring the game to more people and more platforms. If you don't know what Life of Pixel is it, it's probably understandable. While it's my personal favourite and likely best game on the PS Mobile...

Are Handheld Gaming Consoles Going To Be Replaced By Mobile Devices?

507d ago ... Games on phones and tablets are huge right now. There are so many games that get released everyday on app stores and these games usually cost only a dollar. Some of the mobile games offer compelling experiences while others are merely distractions. These inexpensive, mobile games are what is thought to be the cause of lackluster handheld console sales. This begs the question, are handheld g...

Should Console Games Move on to Art, While Mobile Games Take Their Place?

550d ago ... All these touch games - Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Racing Moto - Aren't these technically true video games, at least by definition? Brilliant games such as Final Fantasy VII, Dark Souls,Journey, or Xenoblade Chronicles - What "Gamers" love about gaming in general, well, really aren't games - they're much more. Of course, millions of gamers would kill me for saying what I said in the first sen...

PlayStation 4 Wrap-up

578d ago ... PlayStation 4 Wrap-up Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know today Sony is having a huge conference to discuss “the future of PlayStation”. The future of PlayStation could be about several things such as, the PS3, Vita, PS Mobile, or brand new business ventures; however, the majority of the industry points to this February 20th announcement being the reveal of the successor o...

XBL on iOS: Christmas Gift or Sour Eggnog?

638d ago ... Xbox live is a decent service, some would say it’s the best, some wouldn’t but, fees aside, it’s pretty good for gamers. Having access to XBL was one of, if not the ONLY reason to buy a Windows 8 phone/tablet over Android or iOS, that I can think of right now. So it comes as a shock that MS has decided to share the love with other platforms. One could argue that this move will be a boost for...

Mobile Gaming Isn't The Future

640d ago ... Mobile gaming has become much more prevalent as phones have become more powerful and computer-like. Gone are the days where gaming is limited to the comfort of home, and along with this, the modern, casual gamer has emerged. A person doesn't have to be a diehard nerd or geek to play games now; anyone can, and everyone is. However, this is not the future. While mobile gaming is a quick way to sa...

Sony's Ad Patent

849d ago ... A patent by Sony (seen here: http://www.google.com/patents?id=lDb9AQAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=sony+entertainment&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mLS-T8TGIqqI6AHM__GqCg&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=sony%20entertainment&f=false ) has been found that shows that gameplay could be interrupted for an ad. Now on the face of it this idea sounds incredibly annoying. However, I am going to show that this feature is not only...

Gaming journalism: it's being stolen from the gamers

949d ago ... Every week, no, nearly every day I see an article about how the Vita is dead on arrival, how consoles are dying, how Sony should be making fewer exclusives, and how PC gaming is taking its last few breaths. And every week, no, nearly every day I see an article about how awesome mobile gaming is doing, how high-selling and influential Kinect seems to be, and how the latest Facebook social gam...

Setting the Record Straight On: Handheld Gaming

986d ago ... "The 3DS won't sell as well as the DS." "The PSVita is doomed." "Smartphones and tablets are going to destroy the dedicated handheld gaming market." Over the past few years, we've heard all these and a dozen variations one each. Often, it's just a fanboy trying to make his case for why a handheld from some other company is inferior to his preferred company's product. This is easily eno...
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Join N4G as We Game for the Children's Miracle Network

1089d ago ... Hey, N4Gers! N4G Moderators Odion, JL, cgoodno and I are leading the N4G team to charity victory - want in? As gamers in Extra Life's annual 24-hour video game marathon you can join the N4G team and get some play time in or you can donate and help us reach our fundraising goal! All contributions will benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Any contribution will help and all do...
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Go Home Dinosaurs! Interview, Part One

1108d ago ... Interviewing Eitan Glinert, Fire Hose Games’ Fire Chief, isn’t really about asking questions so much as it is staying out of the way of his train of thought. He’s just cool like that. In part one of our interview at PAX he talks to me about their upcoming tower defense title Go Home Dinosaurs!, how the game began as Slam Bolt Scrappers mobile, and 40 to 50 to 60-person multiplayer features....

Razer is Full of Crap

1122d ago ... Not long ago, Razer released a website called PCGamingIsNotDead.com. No, don't bother copy-pasting the URL, it no longer works, instead going straight to the company website. This site had a voice, praising PC gaming, and condemning console gaming as "conformist" junk. Interesting enough, they're soon releasing a new product called the "Razer Blade". Surely they're committed to what they...
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New Title from Fire Hose Games: Go Home Dinosaurs! Playable at PAX

1127d ago ... Feisty indie developer Fire Hose Games will be introducing their brand new title, Go Home Dinosaurs!, at PAX this coming weekend. Described as a fun, new take on tower defense players will piece together weapons shaped as puzzle pieces - all powered by tiny mammals - in an effort to defend against the invading menace: dinosaurs. Tower defense, gophers with lasers, dinosaurs and meteor shower...

Sony vs Nintendo : a battle we've seen before

1155d ago ... Today Sony and Nintendo are nearly on equal footing in terms of how they run their business in this gaming industry. They both have highly successful closed platform mobile devices. They both make similar sales month over month and they both have shown their hand for what the next generation [of portables] will offer. The Nintendo 3DS is home to some N64 classics such as The Legend of Zelda...

Mobile Gaming. The way of the Future?

1216d ago ... Many times when we think of video games we traditionally think of gaming consoles, but what if the future of gaming is to be decided by the handheld market? Console games are great due to the engaging games, stylish graphics, and dedicated hardware, but are we seeing a shift towards the portable gaming console? I think so. "Mobile gaming is projected to be a large market in the coming y...
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GDC Pre-Game

1302d ago ... Just a quick note since I'm sure you're all pretty concerned about the ravages of my head cold and its snotty trail of destruction. Or maybe some GDC stuff. It's always fun traveling to a convention and surreptitiously eyeing fellow passengers on a flight, secretly estimating their relative geekiness and likelihood that they, too, will be enjoying the glut of tech throughout the week. We're...

So, does 2011 new consoles now prove that future consoles will be handheld?

1371d ago ... So, here's a theory that no one seems to be thinking about, we've got our 'On Live' we've got our mobile phones, we've got our gaming laptops, we've got our tablets/iPads, and, soon we'll have our 3DS and PSP 2. Does this mean that the home consoles are dead because the normal '5 year' life span isn't taking place? In this post, I will give the reasons why home consoles are 'dead', and why w...

A letter to the N4G moderators

1525d ago ... (I tried submitting this through site feedback, but received page errors every time. So I'm putting it out here.) Dear N4G gods: First of all - kudos on the redesign. Very sleek. Looking forward to the mobile version. But...(yes, of course, there's a "but") Maybe you're trying to breed fanboy wars, and if so, then kudos again, because that plan has succeeded way better than my first at...

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