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Exclusive games and how we should view them

20d ago ... The term exclusive has changed somewhat in the industry. It used to mean if you could only get that game on one particular platform it meant exclusive. While this is true the lines have been blurred over the years for various reasons. I recall Aaron Greenberg from Microsoft used to use the term exclusive even if the game was coming to the PC. In fact titles like Bioshock had 'only on Xbox and W...

Video Calling on the PS4. Is it coming soon?

38d ago ... A new show called "Powers" just launched today. Fans of the comic book were excited to hear that Sony had teamed up to publish the show, and members of Playstation Plus were excited to hear that they would be receiving the entire season free. Excited by this show and the hype around the comic series I hop on my PS4 this morning and watched the first three episodes, sadly I have to wait weekly t...

Nintendoom: Part 3: Specs., Price, and Performance

54d ago ... First and foremost the console has to be more powerful, but most importantly, easy to develop for (something all developers benefit from). The PlayStation 4 is the perfect example of giving developers, the gamer, and the community what they want, and reaping the rewards for it. At $199 - $249 the console can’t be a powerhouse if it launches between 2017 - 2018, but at worst it should be on pa...

The Order: 1886 and The "Justifications" for The Negativity Towards it.

59d ago ... So most of you are probably tired of all the negative articles and opinions surrounding Ready at Dawn's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886. Most of the negativity seems to be "Justified" by the people making these opinions; Story too short, linear, too many QTE segments, too many cutscenes, etc. Now i have yet to actually play The Order so this is not an opinion on the game or is...

Nathan Drake, Why Are You So Attractive?

60d ago ... Since the beginning of video game history, we as gamers have always found ourselves attracted to certain video game characters for one reason or another. Even in the 16-bit or 32-bit eras when our fictional protagonists were nothing more than oddly shaped, disproportionate polygons...like Lara Croft, for example, with her oddly chiseled face and breasts so pointy you could lose an eye. Despite...
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January Contest Winners

74d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS!: Each comment you made on N4G during January on any story, blog, user review, forums - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Each of the 4 Winners will get a $50 Amazon gift card! DarkOcelet nowitzki2004 MiyamotoSon XanderZane BEST USER BLOG: 
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Sony need to pull their fingers out and provide a native Media Server ASAP

78d ago ... I was a technological neophyte having just built my first computer so I could play Starcraft 2 at above 5 frames a second. I'd not long since moved into my friends house, who it so happened was an avid Playstation gamer(Dare I say Fan-boy?! But that's a discussion for another time and braver souls than I!). He had let me create an account on his Playstation 3,to play Demon's Souls and suchlike...

Why So Successful? - How Sony and the Playstation Platform Have Evolved

83d ago ... Last generation, I was able to purchase every major console and handheld, basically fulfilling a childhood dream – to own them all. It was an awesome dream to fulfill as a gamer. The sad part was that most of them became paperweights or dust collectors. As you get older, the time just isn’t there anymore….so enjoy and appreciate that free time while it lasts. I predominantly played Xbox and PS...

The Here and Playstation Now

86d ago ... If including everything available for both the Playstation 2 and 3 at launch, they’d be considered some of the consoles with the most robust libraries during their respective releases. This consideration isn’t due to an explosion of newly-released titles but rather in their focus on providing 100% backwards compatibility at the time. This was a consistent feature for Sony until PS2 compatibil...

Is the only option left for Nintendo is to be different?

105d ago ... Nintendo, while still being a powerhouse when it comes to software and the dedicated portable market, seems to have pigeon-holed themselves into a corner when it comes to console gaming. The downward spiral dated back to the N64 days and Sony's smash entry the first Playstation. It truly was revolutionary at the time. A time when Nintendo had strained relationships with third party publishers,...

My top 11 PS2 games.

106d ago ... Playstation 2 is one of those consoles that was just a juggernaut of its own even though the Gamecube and the original Xbox had slightly better graphics however nothing rivaled it in terms of sheer amount of games and variety it had and it came with a built in DVD player so that was cool for the time. With the great amount of time I had with it I wanted to show my top 11 for my favorite console...

Lets sniff some glue 1: Square Enix edition

112d ago ... Square Enix CEO gets on the platform at the Playstation event after making a long trip from Japan just to announce 1 game. Shows FF7 logo. Everyone's excited... Reveals the 9000th port of FF7, but wait this time its a PC port. So "Preez be excited" (at that moment he knows he just trolled everyone like a boss). All this just shows Square Enix is out of touch with gamers and its own fans. Nex...

Comparing the first year of the 4 PlayStations

128d ago ... For this blog I'm going to be looking at the first year of all 4 PlayStation home consoles after they were launched in the USA, comparing their launch titles as well as their first year games. If I missed any USA first year titles, please let me know in the comments below. I'm trying to be as comprehensive as possible. I'm writing this blog mostly to remind myself why I have stuck with Sony...

FF7 style JRPGs for PlayStation 4 probably incoming from Square Enix

130d ago ... Final Fantasy 7 for Playstation 4 announced at 2014 Playstion Experience, probably a good indicator that Square Enix is making/going to release/planned JRPGs that looks, plays similar to Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 7 for Playstation 4 is just the game that sets the journey. "So, as for the AAA titles we’re currently developing for series, we basically want to go back to their roots and...

PS4 doomed to have only few games? (1 year on)

130d ago ... [Update: This post had a mistake which said PS4 had about 40 disk based games after 1 year, but it had 77. It also said PS2 had about 75 disk based games but it had more than 136] 1 year ago I posted this article: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/ranma1/524461 I feel so far its proven to be accurate. At the time I wrote the piece, the original PlaySta...

Do You Even Third-Party Exclusive, Bro?

130d ago ... So with some of the recent rumblings about third party exclusivity and such, I thought it would be a good idea to raise the general morale (and maybe upset the fanboys in the process...not that I'm doing that intentionally). Right, so, with the recent announcement of Street Fighter V as a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, gamers are more or less losing their minds in both good ways and bad. O...

The November NPD Report And What It Means For Xbox One And PS4

131d ago ... Each month gaming companies, gamers, and consumers anxiously await the monthly NPD report. This report provides tracking and analysis of U.S. gaming hardware and software sales and each month, fans of their respective consoles tout the results of the console that managed to top the sales charts in the U.S. For the past eleven months, the Playstation 4 has been the top selling console in the U.S...

My top 10 Ps1 games.

135d ago ... Considering this is the Playstation Anniversary, I decided to make a list of 10 games that I hold dearly in my heart and enjoyed so very much, I am sure opinions will differ when it comes to making such a list and I am sure there are many awesome games like those but to each his own :), most of those games in the list were loved equally. So lets begin with… 10-Syphon Filter (Ps1) What can...

N4G December Contest Details

138d ago ... Let’s get in the spirit of Christmas!!! WIN A PLAYSTATION 4! [By Entering the DESIGN CONTEST below] To be entered to win a PS4* you must submit a qualifying entry** to the art contest detailed below. All qualifying entrants will be entered to win and the winner will be chosen at random. That means that even if your design isn’t chosen for printing, you can still win a PS4! *The prize i...

Why I fell in love with Sony.

153d ago ... There are many reasons I am a self proclaimed Sony fan and there are many reasons. Some of the reasons I will outline will seem insignificant, and to most people they will be, but they became huge considerations when writing and when I considered selling my Xbox 360 just to purchase a PS4. Other reasons are reflections on Sony and the way they run their business. These reasons give me confidenc...
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