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So much, and so little...

5d ago ... I have begun to notice that I have a rapidly expanding problem, and I really don't know what to do about it. I have too many games. I collect games from various platforms, not just current generation and last generation titles. I have games from the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, Neo Geo, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox,...

"It Meets Our Quality Standards" - General Rant About PR Nonsense

59d ago ... I saw some articles over the past couple of days talking about things like the new Assassin's Creed game coming out this year, Sony's DS4 controller issues, etc.. and a common phrase keeps popping up in my head. Whenever consumers voice complaints about the overall quality of a product, doesn't matter what the industry is, 90% of the time the PR response will be something along the lines of "We...

Why Video Game Development Is Hard (With A Sidenote On Why It's Easy)

112d ago ... With GDC (Game Developer's Conference) over, it's a good time to step back a look at what awesome things have happened... but that's not my job anymore! Instead, I get to bring you something even more interesting! Thoughts! Feelings! Opinions! Even better yet, they're thoughts, feelings and opinons on something that I have experience in myself! Game Development. An Art that has existed ever...

The "No N3DS charger" debacle: My theory behind Nintendo's mistake.

172d ago ... UPDATE: Apparently, Nintendo has seen fit to prove my assertions correct: They have done it to cut down on the price, under the assumption that people would keep the charger from their old system, which shows their ignorance of trade-in policies. http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-will-come-no-ac-adapter-nintendo-explains/ So, yeah, original post follows, but I now fee...

Managing that Holiday Debt

234d 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,...

The Video Game Crash of Today.

235d ago ... The video games crash of 1983, or know in Japan as the Atari shock did not make the future of the video games industry look promising. I’m sure the majority of us know about this of some sort. The industry was rising at a rapid rate and it was easy for anybody and everybody with some knowledge and know how to make video games for many consoles that where on the market at the time. At the top wa...

Does Pixel Count Really Matter?

273d ago ... Smell that? Yep, it's that magical time of year for games to come out. A show of the games having the latest tech, the evolution of gameplay, and of course the endless bickering between people over trivial things. Tis the season I suppose, but a rather interesting piece has come out over the latest iteration of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Unity, coming only to current-gen and...

Destiny's Skirmish: An Unbalanced Waste of Time or an Unforgiving Masterpiece?

280d ago ... I was at the Tower looking for some easy Crucible bounties when I saw it. The mission was simple: complete five Skirmish matches. It sounded easy enough, so I grabbed the innocent little bounty and blasted off to orbit, my cousin Zach joining my fireteam before I started the first match. “Work together, and you might survive!” The Speaker warned as Zach, another player and I spawned in. Zach...
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Round 2! Win a Titan One from N4G and ConsoleTuner!

301d ago ... Hey, guys! The last Titan One giveaway was so popular ConsoleTuner opted for Round 2! So we're giving away three more Titan Ones from ConsoleTuner (original inventors of the Cronus and CronusMAX)! The Titan One device makes modded controllers obsolete for gamers looking for a competitive edge and game controller customization. What's a Titan One? ConsoleTuner is proud to introduce the next...
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Win a Titan One from N4G and ConsoleTuner!

322d ago ... Hey, guys! We're giving away three Titan Ones from ConsoleTuner (original inventors of the Cronus and CronusMAX)! The Titan One device makes modded controllers obsolete for gamers looking for a competitive edge and game controller customization. What's a Titan One? ConsoleTuner is proud to introduce the next generation of game controller adapter with a user customizable device designed to p...

The Sims 4 Demo Impressions

327d ago ... Since its announcement in May of last year, I've been avidly looking forward to the launch of The Sims 4. As some may know, my history with The Sims dates back to the launch of the first game and my relationship with the franchise has been quite the rollercoaster of emotions. Between the greed of Electronic Arts and the crumbling of Maxis, which seems to have been rebuilt, for a while, I wasn't...

At a Glance: Size Five Games

342d ago ... [b]Size Five Games[/b] was rather inventively set up at the very peak of the Global Economic Meltdown by part-time Indie developer and full-time against-the-grain specialist Dan Marshall. It started out life as Zombie Cow Studios, before the crashing realisation that that is a [i]horrible[/i] name, and they changed it for something much less stupid. They make comedy games and have won a BAFTA....

At a Glance: Robin Arnott & SoundSelf

343d ago ... [b]Robin Arnott[/b] is an audio designer and interactive artist best know for "that creepy gas mask game", Deep Sea and "that chanting game," SoundSelf. He loves play. He loves learning. He loves the future, and how you and he will help create it. He wants you to prove that everything he thinks is wrong. He thinks that the way it's always been done is stupid. He thinks the way it's always been...

A Tale of Two Games

348d ago ... [b]From Cat[/b] Do you feel like dying today? Would it be best if you could die over and over again in a dungeon setting? I feel pretty confident that the answer is a resounding, “Yes, please!” and so I give you [i]Ernesto RPG[/i]. Or at least the first iteration of [i]Ernest RPG[/i]. Daniel Benmergui is an Argentinian developer that appreciates the value of a well-leveled character. You...

Giveaway: Don’t Starve - and Enter to Win a PS4!

357d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Today you can win one of 14 codes for Klei’s [i]Don’t Starve[/i]! [i]Don’t Starve[/i] is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if...

IMO, the +10 Defense Card

382d ago ... This blog might and most likely will make you believe what I got to say is wrong, so if you do end up feeling like I am wrong please read it to completion as I will have something to tell you by the end. That or you can just skip to the end that works too if you want an easy way out. Now how many of you have been in a heated argument over something but had the other person or you yourself be...

Comparison shopping

421d ago ... All these comparisons between said game played on the PS4 and an ultra pc is very telling. It may be concluded that the overall better game graphically comes from the pc but just the mere fact that the comparisons are only being conducted from one console to the pc it can be said that the PS4 capability, not to mention at the consoles infancy, is that much higher that that of the competitors....

Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween

431d ago ... Meet Lemuel Barnabas. He is not a protagonist in our story, but just look at him - he’s scrappy and funny, talks to himself, likes music and long walks behind the bar. In a word - he is quite mad, but as mad as he is, he’s the one you come to for help. Help? What happened? You didn’t hear? Apparently there is this thing called Halloween. I know, I know, it sounds stupid. But there’s candy invol...

The Continued Stupidity Of Social Justice Warriors In Gaming Part 1

439d ago ... It is no secret about my opinion on Social Justice, its Warriors, and their place in the gaming consciousness and culture. I'm not going to go into things I've already stated in previous blogs and comments about that topic, but I am going to first engage in a nuclear facepalm, a sigh, and then discuss why I was forced to do those two things. It all started with this... http://www.polygon....

Starwars Battlefront III: Marketing Jargon or Possible Exclusive?

442d ago ... I was reading through xbox.com this evening when I came across StarWars Battlefront!!! Next to the image it states: Star Wars Battlefront - "A new high definition experience with all the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity ONLY XBOX ONE can deliver." As Seen Here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/xbox-one-games?xr=shellnav Now call me stupid, but is...
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