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How To Survive/Shorten the Next-Gen Waiting Line

258d ago ... So, you've decided not to pre-order your next generation console online. You are going to wait in line at launch with all the crazy people, and endure the bad weather. Waiting lines can be some of the most dangerous, and most boring, places in the galaxy. You have to keep your wits about you at all times or you could be murdered by a crazy person who is crazy for murdering. So, as a person w...

Rant: Where is the Gaming Industry Headed?

260d ago ... Am I the only one seeing this gloom and doom trip that everyone's going on heading into the next generation? Because it's been beyond noticeable to me. Whether it's people saying that consoles are going to be taken over by smartphones, or that gaming development costs are skyrocketing continuously, a lot of people are saying that consoles are going to die out, that digital distribution is go...

PS4 Trophy List

263d ago ... No DRM (Gold) - Play the PS4 offline in a submarine Thanks For The $60 (Bronze) - Buy and use the PS Camera for more than an hour, kids under 12 don't count Next Generation (Bronze) - Play a PS4 game that looks and performs better than the Xbox One version of the same game Playback?!?! (Bronze) - Use the PS4 to play a DVD, BR and a MP3 Trololol (Silver) Use the PS Camera and a heads...

The TRUE Resolution of Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox One

270d ago ... This is just for the sake of discussion and my opinion means nothing in the grand scheme of things as it is purely spculation and I am not treating it as fact. I am getting both machines and I am trying to keep this as balanced as possible. So as many of you know Microsoft and Activision have not confirmed the resolution of the game for the xbox one (unless we use the eurogamer article from...
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September Contest Winners!

288d 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...

My Eurogamer Expo 2013 Experience

295d ago ... I've never been to London, I've never been to an expo before and next gen is right around the corner... so i thought, what better time to kill 2 birds with 1 stone? I took a flight from sunny old Glasgow down to London, spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday there, played a whole bunch of games, took myself to the brink of bankruptcy on merchandise and had a great time doing so. This is my...

Console Contradiction

296d ago ... This is my first blog post, actually its my first post period. So please bare with me. I'm about to talk about the 2 next gen consoles. With Gamescom, TGS, and E3 all finished, I think its fine to compare the consoles now. Of course with new information coming out each day, we can never know what to expect. The PS4 could suck with one post, vice versa with Xbox One. So here's my story. My...

A New Generation Is Good For All, Stop Arguing.

303d ago ... So, the only thing that I see in the comment sections of this site are people creating dumb arguments to justify why the next gen platform of their preference is better than the others. Who cares, if one console is stronger than the other? The only thing that matters to us, the consumer, are the games. If you guys were developers trying to decide what platform you wanted to develop your games f...

PC and Nintendo platforms suck. Are the next gen consoles weak?

306d ago ... Ha, got you with that title didn't I? No, I don't think PC gaming sucks. For a while, before I got my PS3 in 2011, I did play on Steam a lot. But now... you'll find out. I also love Nintendo. I really do. I just thought it'd be fun to test a trap title. :p The real topic of this blog is the idea that the next gen consoles are too weak to be called 'next gen'. I've seen PC fanatics all ove...

PS4: No gimps please.

310d ago ... There's no question that the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One. The only thing we don't know about the PS4 (when it comes to specs) is how many GB of RAM it uses for games. I think it's 6GB? Let me know in the comments. But that's not the point of this blog. What's the point of it? To talk about what the PS4's 50% power advantage will actually throughout this generation. Obviously, 1st...

Next gen: Here we go again

316d ago ... So here we are again, another "next gen". I'll apologise right now if I don't seem very excited at the prospect of another decade of pointless bickering between various factions over which is the most technologically advanced plastic box, or whose faceless company they've pledged their alleigance to is the least out of touch, monopolative and money hungry. The thing is I guess, is that I can...

Why Sony won next gen already (Part 2)

317d 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...

Next generations offers more than just better graphic.

319d ago ... It was already known that both the PS4 and Xbox One would arrive by the years end in most territories, now it is official the PS4 will launch on November 15th in the US and Canada followed by Europe, Australia and New Zealand on the 29th. Microsoft on the other hand will launch the Xbox One on November 22nd in 13 territories including the UK and USA. This puts each launch within a week of each...

A resolution for resolutions

333d ago ... Lately the resolution of next gen console games has been a hot topic. Is anyone else on board with me on this? I think it is time that video game publishers and developers come clean. No more pc code bull-shots for console games, no more "target render" videos that look 10x better than what the actual game looks like. No more showing the pc version played with a console gamepad and acting like...

1080p@60FPS will take time.

333d ago ... One of the biggest pieces of news recently is that BF4 on the PS4 (and most likely on the XB1) runs at 720p@60fps. The final resolution hasn´t been optimized, but even if it still runs at 720p when it launches on consoles, my question is, does it really matter? One thing that you have to remember with BF4 and all of these launch games especially, is that they´re launch games. Games with a ve...

The Zombie & Gamer relationship.

335d ago ... Zombies, undead, ghouls, the infected or whatever you prefer calling them by have been a large part in our gaming history as games dating all the way back to the days of pixelated graphics. We all remember playing old games where we fought the undead hordes to progress and even now we remember playing more recent games where we fight them. We've fought them through the ages, our weapons c...

Next gen gaming looks to take advantage of the second screen

337d ago ... The next generation of consoles will be available later this year and after a little bit of mixed messaging and Microsoft performing a complete 180 on what they set out to do with the Xbox one we’re left with two consoles that are now more of the same. Yes both consoles still have technical difference in terms of memory clock speed, controller etc, but for the most part we can expect games to p...

How Playstation 3 saved me.

341d ago ... It was 2005 and the next generation of consoles was looming. The 360 was getting ready to launch that year but I wasn't in any hurry. There were some crazy things happening that year and number one was that NFL 2k5 was going to be discontinued and Madden was getting the exclusive license. NFL 2k has been my go-to football game since Dreamcast and became a family tradition every year with...

Ryse... The best?

342d ago ... I am not here to go on about why Ryse isn't the best looking game this generation but this is more along the lines of how anyone came to this conclusion. After looking at the game in detail, I really can't be anything but awe struck, not in a good way. Now you may automatically assume I mean graphically but what I am about to show you has nothing to do with graphics at all. I am posting this...

Xbox One back peddling marks gamer victory

343d ago ... So it's official, Microsoft have yet again revised their policies in regards to their next gen console the Xbox One, this time by removing the feature that makes the Kinect 2 a mandatory requirement for using the Xbox One console, something a great many gamers had issue with. With Microsoft now having done sufficient enough back peddling to power most of Europe for a year (Ba dum tish) I'm now...

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