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Lesson Learned...the Hard Way

99d ago ... I had originally intended to write this blog with the title 'How Rockstar Managed to Lose a Loyal Customer," but I decided after some careful deliberation that ultimately, the context of this blog wouldn't exactly justify an entire company boycott. Some of you may disagree after reading onward, so feel free to - as always - share your opinions in the comments section. Rockstar Games has alwa...

Was There A Video Game Renaissance?

139d ago ... I am constantly thinking about the history of the video game industry. It seems like many articles on N4G are written by "journalists" that either ignore history completely for the sake of hits or simply aren't old enough to remember it. However, I was there for its humble beginnings. I can recall fondly when I told my mother that I wanted an Atari 2600. Being a single mother, and a teacher wit...

The Last Of Us 2: My Prologue

204d ago ... If Naughty Dog do decide to make a sequel to The Last Of Us (and I believe they will) then there are myriad possibilities. The world they created is vast and complex with factions and personalities ripe for the taking, but what I present here is my own personal synopsis of a possible prologue: Scene 1: The camera is zoomed in on a TV. A reporter is speaking hurriedly and nervously into a...

N4G 'Gamer Type' Quiz

211d ago ... A study conducted at Cambridge College - directly north of Boston, Massachusetts - determined that not only do video games provide psychological stimulation, but that there are four different types of gamer personas that individuals embody; sometimes one more than another, sometimes a mixture of any or all of the four and sometimes strictly the same persona. In 2013, Dr. Ort-Meyer (docket NC...

Festive Games of 2013

253d ago ... The holiday season is upon us! As human, this means a few things: spending time with, and getting smothered by, friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, and partaking in delicious foods. As gamers, this means a few, let’s say, different things: avoiding friends and family to game, giving and receiving steam gifts because it’s easier than shopping around, and partaking in takeout that was...

Under the Knife: PETA Attacks Pokemon Yet Again

324d ago ... It would appear that PETA is yet to let up on one of gaming's most cherished franchises. That's right, folks, PETA is up to their old shenanigans yet again. They are back for round two with their favorite punching bag: Pokemon. Yes, PETA is once again targeting one of the most kid-friendly and (if anything) pro-animal games around, while also taking a jab at McDonald's. How exactly are they doi...

Lol, I'm gonna get so much hate for this.

393d ago ... The biggest story recently is that M$ has 'upgraded' the Xbox One from 800MHz to 853. Good job MS. Pathetic boost to damage control. *Slowly claps*. Either way, the comment sections have been blazing. First off, if you think a 53MHz boost has any significant meaning, my PC which maxes out Crysis 3 laughs and I don't even use it that much. Secondly, am I the only one concerned as to how MS p...

Nintendo Can Save Themselves

431d ago ... It seems like just yesterday I was in Elementary School, going over friends' houses and playing N64 all afternoon until my parents came to pick me up. Those were good times for gaming. Everybody had a Nintendo 64, and it was even something we would talk about in school all day. There was Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Banjo Kazooie, and Goldeneye 64. That's all I really have to say. I mean, everybo...

Greenlight Falls Short

480d ago ... What better way to benefit both a distributor and its customers than to let the customers vote on games to be added to the service? Theoretically, gamers choose the most deserving games that they want to pay money for and the distributors put up the most likely to be purchased titles. It's a perfect idea. At heart. In practice, it's shaky. There are over 1300 Greenlight games. 1300. Wh...

Why Do People Insist On Misusing "Generation"?

482d ago ... One of the biggest trends I see is whether or not the Wii U is considered "next-gen/generation" and this is a particularly frustrating discussion and not necessarily because of the conception that the Wii U is an underpowered machine. Considering the current lineup of games, there really isn't anything to disprove this notion so it's understandable why many gamers believe the Wii U is about on...

Inside The Creative Minds Behind RaiderZ - An Interview With Mark Hill Part 2

752d ago ... (Continued from part 1) Sephris: The other day an email of mine was hacked and shortly thereafter my grandmother received an email from me wanting to show her pictures of my new male dungeon partner. He was a strappingly large black man in studded leather straps with a disarming smile and twinkling, trustful eyes. I've had a wife for over 10 years and I still had to dig myself out of a hole...

Tomb Raider (2013) Pre-Release Impressions

821d ago ... "Crossroads," the extensive and in-depth E3 trailer for Tomb Raider was finally unveiled and I must say, my faith in the Tomb Raider series has been restored, fully. Although I expressed some paranoia and cynicism in my previous blog on the game, I will admit that while the new footage has undeniably thrilled and excited me, as well as tantalised my appetite, I remain sceptical on certain front...

"Video games made me do it!" | A Brief Insight to Video Game Controversy

842d ago ... As many of you are well aware, with anything in the entertainment department, there's a cult of concerned soccer moms, congregates of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), and even the occasional radio personality who weigh in on controversial subjects and often either rally for change or piss and moan until the cows come home. Without a doubt, one of if not the most controversial topic in the en...
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Torchlight II Beta Keys for SEVEN

842d ago ... UPDATE 2: The random number generator has spoken -check your N4G PM inboxes! Thanks to Runic Games and everyone that entered, you rock! UPDATE: The folks at Runic Games love you SO much, they've given us five additional keys to give out! This Mother's Day, get her something she'll really love: a Torchlight II Beta Key! We have SEVEN of these beauties up for grabs, and here's what you have...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 12: GTA San Andreas

955d ago ... When I first heard that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was going on sale for Xbox Live Gold members for 800 MS Points, I nearly fell down due to the excitement. After my account was restored to former glory and my Microsoft points returned, I purchased it right away and after a quick 10 minute download, I started to go through an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Despite the ghetto-gangster...

Reviews: Not really "srs bsns"

1040d ago ... Take a look at this thread here on N4G. http://n4g.com/news/873304/david-jaffe-my-take-on-eurogamers-controversial-uncharted-3-review What you'll see when you go to that thread is an article that David Jaffe wrote defending Eurogamer's 8/10 score for Uncharted 3. Now look down in the comments section. You'll see one side adamantly refuting Eurogamer's review, and the other side defendi...

Whats better disc or digital

1129d ago ... Digital is beginning to dominate the gaming and other media formats today thanks to methods such as streaming from Netflix®, music from iTunes® marketplace, the popular e-books and kindle® and Steam store®. This has changed peoples opinions over the physical product and those with great internet are taking advantage of this life change. First I will start with the pros of the digital format....

Capcom, Squeenix, Activision, Ubisoft; Fall of the titans

1136d ago ... Greetings everyone.This is an opinionated piece, so don't get all worked out because I insulted your favourite game, tell me instead why do you like that game. In all my years as a gamer, I've come to love and hate companies through their games, their marketing or their respective preachers. Be it Sega vs Nintendo, you had your preferences, your colors, your technical data to counterattac...
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Ulf's Make-A-NextGen-Console-From-PC-parts survey

1157d ago ... Ulf blog Rule #1) No whining allowed. Just post your rig, and have fun making it. Tell us why you chose the components you did, and why your console beats the socks off everybody elses. Ulf blog Rule #2) Follow the rig-making rules. The rules are as follows ======================== CPU + GPU, Power usage: Under 180W (don't include other components, assume the rest of the power supp...

Can Video Games help cure cancer?

1236d ago ... Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably in your body, causing interference to your body's tissues. Doctors give you chemotherapy which destroys the cancer cells at the unfortunate cost of your immune system also taking it's toll. Organic food, veggies, and fruits destroy cancer cells also, with out having a toll on your immune system however there is still one more key...
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