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The GDC Has Gone Full Feminist And Can't Be Taken Seriously

20d ago ... It's time, once again, for another one of "those" blogs. A blog in which I share how ideology, -ists, and -isms, are digging their way into the gaming industry the way a Ceti Eel burrowed into Chekov's ear in Star Trek the Movie 2: The Wrath of Khan, eventually wrapping itself around his cerebral cortex and making him completely vulnerable to outside suggestion all while causing immense pain....

What The Order 1886 Got Right

20d ago ... I played The Order: 1886 and I like it. It’s not a crime, well, maybe on the internet, but not in the real world. I recently wrote a blog about story in games and as soon as I wrap it up, I find myself playing The Order. All criticisms aside, this game does a lot of things right when it comes to storytelling technique in games. You may not like the story itself or the ending but I do think that...

Uncharted 4 Visual Downgrade- Deal with it

103d ago ... Give credit where credit is due. That has always been my mantra and sometimes it seems at odds with the core gaming community and the landscape in which it resides in, where sometimes, you feel like you are expected to pick a 'side' and stick to whatever default narrative that side has made part of its rhetoric in the virtual war against competing platforms. I like to think that I am somewhere...

Why The last of Us Should Not Have a Direct Sequel

130d ago ... *This blog contains spoilers for the last of us* The Last of Us is one of the most successful games in recent memory, with lifetime sales above 8 million, and near universal praise from critics and consumers alike. Both Sony and Naughty Dog know this, and undoubtedly this has led to talks of a sequel. While nothing has been officially announced, Neil Druckmann, the games director, has pre...

Naughty Dog's Greedy DLC Plan & Why Fans Ask For Free Maps

233d ago ... This is the FULL Story as to why fans are upset with Naughty Dog's greedy DLC structuring with the Last of Us. In this blog, I outline why this is more than "just cosmetics", what the actual issue is, and why Naughty Dog has been getting a bad rep amongst the MP fans for how they've chosen to handle their consumer transactions. Table of Contents: 1) The Initial Article (And the Issue I Ha...

The Real Reason Behind Making The Last Of Us Remastered

349d ago ... It may seem crazy that we are now getting a remake from a company like Naughty Dog. Especially when there was article after article about how Naughty Dog is not interested in doing a re-release of their game with updated graphics. Makes sense right, why work on a port of an old game that has already done it’s numbers, anything now is just going to be so small it may not be worth even doing it....
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[CLOSED]We're Giving Away 7 Signed Copies of The Last of Us - and more!

369d ago ... Winners have been contacted by N4G Ticket! ___________________________ This March we are celebrating all the winners from our inaugural N4G GOTY poll, and the giveaways are pretty crazy. The Last of Us won big in our poll, and Naughty Dog sent us some great stuff to celebrate! This week, you can win 1 of 7 signed copies of The Last of Us PLUS a copy of the first issue of the comic and two...
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[CLOSED]Mega N4G GOTY Bundle: Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

387d ago ... CLOSED! Winner announced: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/526627 ______________________ This March we are celebrating all the winners from our inaugural N4G GOTY poll, and this giveaway is the biggest of them all...THE MEGA N4G GOTY BUNDLE! The PS4 won the poll for Best Next Gen console, so we are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4, plus all the games AND a little something extra from the awe...
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March Prizes: PS4s and More

393d ago ... The month of March is going to have some different contests, and so I wanted to give you a rough outline of what to expect in the coming weeks (it’s all good)! We’re celebrating our inaugural GOTY poll by giving away all the winners*. YES, including a PS4, winner of our Best Next Gen Console category. Actually… We’re giving away TWO PS4s! So here’s some of the prizes you can look fo...

The Last Of Us 2: My Prologue

414d 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...

Why I chose Xbox One

418d ago ... Ever since Sony announced the PS4, the decision on which nex-gen console to choose had been plaguing me. Like many, I was a PS2 owner who switched to Xbox when Halo 1 arrived on the scene and later purchased a 360 when that came out. I was always happy with my 360, but occasionally I'd look over to the Sony camp and become a little envious at all the Naughty Dog action going on over there. T...

I am announcing that I am writing a blog post

437d ago ... I wanted to take a moment to announce that I am going to write a blog post right now. The blog post just started. I thought you should know. Silly, right? But don't worry, I haven't completely lost it. Rather, I'm just practicing to be a videogame journalist. What, you hadn't noticed? Bioware Austin just announced they're working on an unannounced game. There's a rumor that Nintendo's R&D...

Why Sony won next gen already (Part 2)

566d ago ... So 5 months passed since my last blog about this topic http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/zod18/521570 and I think it's a good time to recap it with everything that happened since then. Last time, I wrote about all three but this time I'm leaving Nintendo out since the next gen launch is just around the corner and Nintendo is not really ready to compete with Xbox One and PS4 yet. (I might touch...

Dark Horse/Backburner Game?

606d ago ... Right I usually don't do blogs, or even post comments for that matter but thats besides the point,seeing as Pops and dedicated amongst other of you do quiet a few good blogs, I figured what the heck. Sure this blog will have nothing to do with the Phil Fish fiasco, which I have no idea nor the slightest interest in to be honest, instead this blog will cover what has been some of the top notc...

Naughty Dog's Critical Acclaim

654d ago ... I know there has been a lot of speculation that The Last of Us will beat Uncharted 2 as the most critically acclaimed Naughty Dog's game. Well, it may happen or it may not, only time will tell. As for now let me give you a breakdown for the following titles as per N4G:- Note:- Non-score(-) reviews are not included for comparison. --------Uncharted 2: Among Thieves--------- Total Reviews=...

Very naughty Naughty dog.

669d ago ... DLC, On Disc DLC, Pre Order bonuses, Season Passes, Online passes (is it really dead?), are among some of the worst gaming trends to come out of this generation. Listen, I know when it comes to business these companies are all about making money...and understandably so, but there are just times when you say "when is it enough?". Maybe I could understand if both parties benefited from it but...

Some Gaming Taste Buds

813d ago ... New and impressive games are coming out all the time; whether they're small, independently developed titles or big budget, triple A titles. So many games beg for our gaming attention, and usually, the big budget games are the first to take hold. I enjoy playing a lot of these games as well, especially games like Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry 3, and Skyrim. Some of these games neve...

A Humble Gamer's Lifetime Favourites.

859d ago ... With the recent GTA V trailer #2 being released I promptly had a watch, and then another, and another. I loved it! the bar is consistently raised with Rockstar and I feel that the hype is perfectly justified.All I could think was that GTA V may possibly be one of ( possibly "the" ) best game of all time. Now of course it's obvious that such an argument will always be based on opinion, so being...

Did Uncharted Really Copy Tomb Raider?

1028d ago ... Ah, the question that has been debated so many times since Uncharted first caught our attention when Naughty Dog announced it back in E3 2006. A “Tomb Raider clone” they called it, a “rip off” they stated but it wasn’t until the game first released in 2007 that gamers finally understood just how different Uncharted was compared to the PS1 classic Tomb Raider. Unfortunately most gamers today...

The Last of Us & Surviving Horror

1203d ago ... Almost everyone seems to be saying, The Last of Us is "just another zombie game". And with no real emotional substance in modern titles to make the horror hold any meaning, I can see why people are getting tired of zombies. But I can't help feeling that people are being shortsighted, & stubborn in there views on The Last of Us. So, may I ask that you keep an open mind? Not just about this game,...
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