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At a Glance: Image and Form

13m ago ... [b]Image & Form[/b] is a video game development studio made up of more than a dozen brilliant, childishly creative and mostly overaged people in Gothenburg, Sweden. They haven’t a clue what they’re going to be when they grow up, but they’ve been at this game development thing since 1997, and are more productive than ever. http://imageform.se/ [b]SteamWorld Dig[/b] is a platform mining adv...

Why I'm Disappointed with the PS Vita

23d ago ... The PS Vita is an awesome device capable of playing console-like graphics on the go with a decent battery to boot. 2 years ago, I yearned for it and thought that if ever I bought it I'd be playing more of it than my PC and PS3. When I did not have it, I was busy playing with games such as Elder Scrolls V, Assassin's Creed 3, Singularity, Deus Ex HR, ME 3, The Witcher 2, and etc. And then came a...

A Vita Reborn

80d ago ... It has been roughly 2 and a half years since the PS Vita's launch, and numbers are strong but not impressive. Hovering around 10 million sold is not the result Sony was looking for, but each one sold is another consumer that purchases games. The attach rate for games on the Vita is north of 13 per console. That number would make any console producer grin with excitement. Games are finally s...

Why Sony won next gen already (Part 2)

319d 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...

How cheap do you expect?

339d ago ... This is about the PS Vita and the price drop. Mainly my problem with any of this is that people ask for a price drop so often but the PS Vita has been on sale and clearance so many times now it might as well be a permanent price drop. You never see those same people in those articles celebrating that but instead just the same people in other articles asking for price drops over and over again w...

Handheld Gaming: Price Change

348d ago ... Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog, here, about the PS Vita and the 3DS having a common problem; which was they are not phones (1). I argued the rise of mobile devices has made these products seem unattractive to the mass market as many people can buy small cheap games to play on the go (with this devices being in direct competition) while getting the console experience at home. The general r...

How Sony Won Next-Gen In 120 Minutes

408d ago ... After the mixed reviews Microsoft conference got, everyone naturally turned their eye to the next big conference; Sony. Speculations were running rampant, even more so than it was before the platform was first introduced back in late February and expectations were going higher and higher every passing minute, leaving everyone asking the same question at the end; will Sony be able to deliver? Th...

Sony’s E3 Show and Rating

409d ago ... Sony has had it easy thus far with the PS4, thanks to the competition’s fumbles. So did they take it easy at E3 or did they kill it. Jack Trenton: Yes by this point due to all the gifs the PlayStation bosses are celebrities. Jack comes out and thanks the fans and gives a quick overview of the PS3, PS Vita, and PS4. It’s nice, but let’s get to the games Jack. Batman Origins Counter Sp...

PS3: Weak Start...Strong Finish

504d ago ... With the launching of Sony's new Playstation 4 console later in the year, many people feel the era of the Playstation 3 is coming to an end. Now its no secret Sony continues to support their consoles well after the successor is released so by no means does anyone believe the PS3 will be simply retired after November, however beginning in 2014, Sony's main focus will shift over to the PS4....

Next-gen? Stop doodling and do your homework!

512d ago ... It was back in 2010 when Nintendo showed off the 3DS that I thought to myself "Goodness, I'm sick of this nonsense. Can we just get back to the games?" No, hang on a second. It was the year before, when PS Move and "Natal" (Kinect) were both showcased that I began to get sick of the game industry's hardware obsession. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft were all going down a dark path...a path tha...

Could Killzone: Shadow Fall be the worst Killzone yet?

514d ago ... Upon seeing the Killzone: Shadow Fall gameplay reveal during Sony’s press conference I was both amazed and apprehensive. Graphically, it looks amazing, but despite this I still have a few anxieties regarding this new and exciting title from Guerrilla. My concerns do not come about from what the demo looked like, or what it was being run on, as with other people; I am sure graphically it will be...

A PC Gamer’s thoughts on the PS4

515d ago ... A couple of days ago the PS4 was announced and Sony gave us some information about the specs of the console and some of the games coming out for it. I guess it’s no secret that the two loudest groups on N4G are PS3 and PC gamers and this reveal caused a lot of arguing between the two groups. Unfortunately the arguments laid out by both groups were less than informed and intelligent debates and...

Marketing For PlayStation Meeting Has Been Superb

521d ago ... It would be an understatement to say Sony's recent marketing has been poor. From the early PlayStation 3 (PS3) commercials to the lack of any marketing push for certain titles (ex. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time), the company has struggled to get a grasp on how best to market many of its products. As I discussed last week, Sony has a unique opportunity on their hands with this week's Futre of PlayS...

Top Ten Vita Retail Games of the Last Twelve Months

521d ago ... With the one year anniversary of the Playstation Vita's official North American launch being only three days away, I thought now would be a good opportunity to take a look back at what I think have been the Playstation Vita's ten strongest and most important retail games of the last twelve months. When Sony launched the Playstation Vita back on February 22, 2012, there was one game that wit...

Marketing Campaigns - The Push up bras of the gaming industry (No sexist intentions)

524d ago ... In Which ever way you look at it and whether you agree or disagree, advertising in most cases is the prime deciding factor in a products success. Look at Sony with the PS Vita a powerful device with a above average library of games, that is suffering in terms of sales due to Sony's marketing campaign for the device, or rather lack thereof. Before a marketing team embarks on their marketing c...
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20th February, whats coming?

535d ago ... See the future? Sure wish i could. Like Sony's usual antics, they've released a teaser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3GMHIgR-U for an upcoming date. This one being the 20th of February, the date for the supposed reveal of the PS4. But wait, is it the PS4 though? Sony hasnt exactly confirmed anything, just the usual hype from people online and unconfirmed rumors. I for one a...

Features the PlayStation 4/Orbis should have

554d ago ... With the PS4 rumored to be releasing this year, and on the verge of being announced, I thought it would be cool to produce a list of features it should have. Feel free to add/modify, comment, etc... Backwards Compatibility (PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP/PSV?) A problem the PS3 has been struggling with, and a problem it looks like the PS4 will be struggling with as well. It was hard for the PS3 to emul...

E3 2013 Predictions

560d ago ... E3 predictions that aren't too absurd (like Jak IV and a new Syphon Filter, Versus 13, and Agent) SONY: Shows much needed support for PS Vita, including always welcomed console ports along with some fresh new IP's that I believe will change peoples minds. I think they will update the firmware with some handy new features as well. On the PS3 side of things, they will give Ubisoft some more sho...

Five ways Sony can bounce back Next-Gen

642d ago ... I get a lot of hate from Sony fanboys in the comments I leave on Sony articles. Most may think I hate Playstation products the way I come off sometimes, but that is the furthest thing from the truth. I've enjoyed many Playstation games and for the most part all of Sony's consoles. I'm just a realist. I am not an easily persuaded, mind controlled fanboy. I tell it how it is. If I like one ga...

Could Xbox 360 help with Sony's Crossbuy?

701d ago ... There were many reports of Sony's PS Vita and PS3 cross buy announcement at Gamescom this month but there were many more people asking if it would garner any 3rd party support. Also upon reading that porting to the Vita from Ps3 is a challenge due to differences in hardware, the Vita having more PC based parts as opposed to proprietary hardware of the Ps3. Could this in fact mean that a t...
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