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Letter from Cat

25d ago ... Dear members of N4G, 11x2, AnimeShinbun, FilmWatch and Techspy; I have decided that my time with HAVAmedia has come to an end, and so April will be my last month with all of you. Christopher will be assuming many of my old duties. This is not a decision made in haste, but one that I think is best for HAVA, my family, and me. Simply, I'm needed elsewhere. :) All the best, Cat ***E...

The Future of 007 in Gaming

55d ago ... "When is the next James Bond game being released?" my mother asked this evening during dinner. In seven months, it'll have been three years since 007 Legends launched, the last installment in the James Bond video game franchise. It was a question that I have been asking myself for two years, since Activision lost the Bond license after having acquired it from EA seven years prior. It's also a q...

Managing that Holiday Debt

164d ago ... The holidays are a wondrous celebration of the birth of capitalism - at least that’s what my accountant tells me. Each year we are compelled to undo all the hard of the past year as part of some social obligation that surprisingly has its own propaganda piece entitled “A Christmas Carol”. Everybody hates a scrooge, even the Scrooges hate each other. Don’t surrender to the herd just yet though,...

A Question For Parents

180d ago ... The majority of us don't believe gaming is something that actually makes a person violent or becomes a menace in society. I've been playing games since I could remember and I have always loved them. However, I don't take them serious at the same time, they are a form of entertainment for me or something to release some stress. I wrote a humor article on the subject about parents freaking out ab...

Lesson Learned...the Hard Way

339d 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?

379d 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

444d 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

451d 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

493d 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

564d 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.

633d 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

671d 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

720d 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"?

722d 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

992d 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

1061d 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

1082d 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

1082d 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

1195d 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"

1280d 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...
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