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Marvel Taking Control is a Good Thing

90d ago ... So, it's been awhile since I have had the time to really buckle down and write up something new for the site, but I have been keeping up with recent developments regarding a couple of subjects that I really want to talk about. One of these subjects particularly is that Marvel was taking down various titles within digital stores at an alarming rate. Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live saw titles like Marv...

Controversy on Mature Rated Games and Its Stupidity

94d ago ... Every single time I read about something in a game that made people angry, I get angry. Let it be torture scene from the critically acclaimed and controversial Grand Theft Auto V, the sexual violence report on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes, or the most recent report about killing a family as Dracula for blood to show how monstrous he has become. I have seen feminists, pacifists,...
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N4G GOTY FAQ and Winner of the Amazon GC

95d ago ... Nominations for our official GOTY poll ended last night, which means official voting will open soon! If you haven't seen the nominations blog and are curious, it's over here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/525829 Between this, the nominations phase, and the upcoming voting phase I wanted to answer some questions that have already come up as well as anticipate a couple others. If you have...

PS Vita TV - Initial Impressions

97d ago ... My first attempt at a Blog post, so go easy on me please :) I've been a handheld gamer ever since I got a Nintendo Game & Watch 'Juggler' as a gift from my grandparents back in the early 80s. Since then I've owned most of the popular devices; Gameboy, GBA, GBA Micro, DS, PSP, PSP Go, and Vita. This is the first time I got a handheld that's actually a console! So here are my impressions...

Capcom and the Fate of Two Worlds

102d ago ... There's a terrible yet wonderful irony between the realms of the niche and the mainstream. In my last post, I argued for the importance of allowing one's game to keep its identity in the face of appealing to a larger audience. I realize, though, that what's good for the fans may not be so good for a company. However, I believe that companies like Capcom can completely miss the point in total...

Why Steam Os and Steam Box are not a competition for consoles.

102d ago ... Like everybody else I did expect Valve to move in with Steam OS and when it was introduced it did not surprise me except the fact that it was a linux based system. The only thing that really did surprise me was their Steam gamepad. Something that I see over and over in websites and forums and comments is how fellow pc gamers think Steam Box and Steam OS are going to bring an end to consoles...

Hard reality. Marvel vs Capcom may never happen again

105d ago ... Despite many fan requests for more DLC for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 or a potential third release, Capcom didn't budge. Now the Marvel license has slipped from their fingers. We are back to the drawing board. A PC release looks like it will never happen (I'll bring this up later). We will need either a PS3, 360 or Vita to be able to play UMVC3 since the successors are not capable of playing o...

ID@Xbox: Smart Business?

131d ago ... I wanted to write this blog to cover pretty much what I've been saying in a few other areas on the Web. So, what are we talking about? Microsoft has the new ID@Xbox program. It allows, currently, known Indie developers to self-publish on the XBO platform and allows them to utilize their regular XBO as developer kits. While currently limited to those who are vetted by Microsoft, eventually...
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November Contest Winners!

134d ago ... Congratulations! If you haven’t already, check out the December contests: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/524434 COMMENT LOTTERY: 4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! NoWayOut Cryptcuzz gobluesamg jackanderson1985 BEST USER BLOG: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! MariaHelFutura: Trophy Set Blogs http://n4g.com/user/blog/mariahelfutura/all/1 zerocrossing: "Farce tha...

Whats your favourite video game developer of all time?

135d ago ... Who is your favourite game development company and why? Some Honorable mentions: •Kojima productions: for constantly making quality Metal Gear Solid games •Capcom in the 90's and early 2000-2005: for Resident Evil 4, Street fighter, Breath of Fire. •Atlus: for Persona 4, Persona 3 •Rockstar North: GTA •Rare in the 90's: for Godleneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong, Jet Force Gemini •S...

Stephen Elop and His "Plans" For Xbox. A Savior or Terminator?!

162d ago ... I have chosen to start this blog thanks to the recent report from Bloomberg that suggested Stephen Elop, former CEO of Nokia and a potential candidate for the CEO position of Microsoft, is considering to sell the Xbox brand. Imagine the news when you wake up from a good sleep and go to N4G only to read this following headline in the future: "Microsoft has sold its Xbox brand to (ANONYMOUS)"...

1080p is a must for next-gen: No it isn't

167d ago ... Recently there was news concerning the Xbox One and the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts game that for many, was disheartening to say the least. From threats of cancelling system pre-orders to extreme bouts of nerd-rage, and enough virtual facepalms to make one's head completely cave in, the internet exploded to the extent that you'd think Activision officially announced that smallpox infected bla...

PC Gaming: Come, Let Us Reason Together (Part One)

170d ago ... A new generation is starting in a few weeks, and more than ever before, I see "opinions" on PC gaming sprouting up that range from laughable to inherently disingenuous. Be it the "exorbitant" start-up costs, general apprehension at having to deal with drivers, dismay at the sheer number of choices and options, you name it, there's always some barrier or excuse used as to why it's bad or stup...

MS Bribing for exclusives..is it right?

170d ago ... Ok, so we heard MS secured the rights of the first Titanfall on their platforms and PC for its "lifetime" (whatever that means). We all know why it went down. $$$$$$$ But is it right that MS does this? We already know they have done this numerous times in the past with FFXIII and the GTA series. Now I know what a lot of you are just saying, "It's just business". Well, that doesn't really m...

I've really enjoyed this generation because of the games.

176d ago ... There have been many bad things about this generation. Online passes, DLC exploitation, the birth of the absurd microtransaction, the decline of once great developers like Square and Capcom and the rise to prominence of the fanboy mentality. However there is one thing that for me has made these things bearable. The games. I've played a lot of games in the last 7 or so years, as i'm sure many...

Resolutiongate: Specs, Lies and Video Games

176d ago ... It's been three days since this whole Resolutiongate' started and it doesn't like it's going away anytime soon. For the uninformed, Microsoft insiders have confirmed rumors that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Titanfall are locked at 720P. Whilst we have yet to hear confirmation from either Microsoft PR or the respective studios, we're not hearing denials either. About a week ago, I wrote two stat...

The TRUE Resolution of Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox One

176d 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...

Rant: Teh PC Masta Raze

180d ago ... I've seen this WAY too much. The amount of ignorance and outright bullying in the comment sections from PC fans. Not just here, but on Youtube, Disqus, the whole Seven Eleven. Some one told me that sometimes, you have to call people what they are. So I'm going to. Some of you people are PC fanboys. I'm am fully aware that there are Nintendo fanboys, Sony fanboys and Xbox fanboys, but they no...
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Can We Please Stop Trying to Compare Consoles to PCs?

185d ago ... When Sony announced back in February that the PS4 would feature a new PC-like architecture; the fanboys were out in full-swing. Boy were they happy. After the fans launched the first wave of cheers, devs followed right behind, continuing to lavish the PS4's hardware. It wasn't long before things like: "The PS4 version of 'game XYZ', will look like the PC version on high settings." After the...
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Excalibur Gift Code Giveaway [ENDED]

186d ago ... ***UPDATE: GIVEAWAY ENDED*** It's a gifting spree! Gabe at R2Games has sent us a package of gift codes for their new mobile MMORPG "Excalibur". The game itself is free! Each gift code contains 500,000 Gold (in-game money) and 300 Luna (points used to increase stats). How to get a code: 1) Comment on this blog post 2) Wait for the code to arrive in your N4G inbox. *This blog post...