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September Contest Winners!

574d 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?

576d 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

577d 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

593d 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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Candy Crush Crushing Your Android

594d ago ... We've been getting some complaints that while users are browsing on their mobiles the play store opens and prompts them for a download of Candy Crush Saga. We took this problem to our advertising partner because we thought it likely there was a problem with one of the ads being run on N4G. The conclusion is that this is not a problem caused by N4G, NewsBoiler or the ads currently running...

Are next-gen systems going to give shift to a more demanding PC gaming or mobile gaming market?

631d ago ... With next-generation systems like Xbox one and PS4 around the corner questions are arising in every form and manner. As a neutral fan boy myself who plays on all platforms I can’t help to think about how much more affordable and graphically efficient Pc’s will be then consoles in just over 3 years not that they aren't already. I also know that in the end it really comes down to software of choi...

Handheld Gaming: Price Change

632d 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

642d 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

724d 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?

732d 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?

775d 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

803d 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?

862d 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

864d 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

1073d 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

1174d 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

1210d 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

1314d 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

1332d 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

1347d 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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