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Features the PlayStation 4/Orbis should have

831d 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

837d 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...

And Now for a Word on Backwards Compatibility (Part 2)

887d ago ... Continued from http://n4g.com/blogs/details/520849 And now to end my two-part blog post on the importance of backwards compatibility in gaming by addressing the most common argument against it: that it's unnecessary because those older games we love so much can still be played, all we have to do is purchase the proper console. Sure, the Wii U can't play Gamecube games like the Wii, but that'...

Is the FPS dominance stamping out creativity?

906d ago ... As most people know (assuming you've been gaming for the past 4/5 years), the FPS genre has really taken off in the past few years thanks to the initial success of Call of Duty: 4 Modern Warfare back in 2007. Following the game's success, we have seen a yearly release from the series, numerous successful - and unsuccessful clones as well as various spinoffs from big-name competitors. So, due to...

Where is the GTA 3 HD Collection Rockstar?

910d ago ... HD Collections and games being HD'ed have become a big thing at the end of this cycle. Game companies seem to be trying to capitalise on a little to no work ratio, where they can appease a number of fans. Which as a fan, like me, would gladly pay. Right this second I am eagerly awaiting the release of Okami HD on PSN. I longed to play that game at launch on PS2 but due to similar circumstanc...

My ps2 vs ps3 experience

970d ago ... The playstation 2 was king of its day and almost everyone had one. Every time I went to gamestop I got excited about a new game that came out I had no idea about. Whether it was metal gear solid 3: snake eater, a new lord of the rings game, or even when I found out star wars battlefront was in stock after I had been waiting for months to play it (even though I had already had the second game to...

Final Fantasy 7 is NOT overrated

1003d ago ... Seems these days there's always an user in a Final Fantasy 7 related article commenting how the game is overrated and whatnot. In my opinion these are probably people whose first console was a sixth generation console (ps2/xbox/gamecube) or maybe old n64 fan boys that were unable to play Final Fantasy 7 way back when. First of all lets do the visuals, Final Fantasy 7 came out in 1997, 15 yea...

Switchin' Over

1029d ago ... I've always been a Playstation man. Even when I was not a man. When I was but an infant, I rejoiced in having days of fun, running through the jungle as the little orange Bandicoot known as Crash. Memories of shedding actual tears as the evil Sephiroth took away one of my beloved Final Fantasy party members, while the most heartbreaking music played in the background. Then I witnessed the tr...

Why Wii U might not be a repeat of the Wii

1051d ago ... So E3 2012 has come and gone and following Nintendo failing to set the world on fire, this will take a look back at the good things they showed. As you can tell by the title I don't believe Wii U will be a repeat of the Wii. Neither in success or support. But what do I mean by "support"? Read on to find out. Time and time again in markets assumptions are made. The biggest assumption being 'i...
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Xbox ruined gaming

1067d ago ... No, I'm not trying to rustle your jimmies but hear me out. I own an Xbox and have nothing against the system personally, so you may be asking yourself where this sudden inflammatory comment is coming from. But if you allow me to explain myself, you'll understand where I'm coming from and perhaps you'll see the my point of view. Think back to the last generation of gaming, a little bit befo...

Top 10 Games You Forgot You Loved as a Kid.

1117d ago ... All of us had games we played as a kid, and we all remember some of them, but not them all. Some Games Shaped your lives, and decided who you were as a person. There are obvious games, easily remembered, such as Goldeneye or Banjo Kazooie, but here are the Top 10 Games You Forgot You Loved as a Kid. 10. The Bouncer; PS2 The Bouncer is a beat 'em up game for the Sony PlayStation 2 video...

The truth behind DLC and online passes

1191d ago ... (ppppst, it's not because of the used game market) 2011 was a really, really, really huge year across the board for pretty much every genre of videogame. I had a blast with all the games that came out. How about you? But did you notice all of the online passes? Did you notice all of the DLC add-ons? These things are nothing new, of course. We've complained about (and defended) these thing...

For me, this Firaxis X-COM is my "FF7 remake"

1205d ago ... Everyone has cherished games. Some people think fondly of Ocarina of Time and would love a remake (it's on the 3DS). Others grew up with Cloud and Tifa in Final Fantasy 7, one of the most-requested remakes of the last 15 years. Me, the remake I've wanted for nearly 20 years has been X-COM. When I saw the news that Firaxis (of Sid Meier's Civilization fame) would be handling their own X-CO...

Homebrew vs Piracy: Know the Difference

1212d ago ... There is a constant negative reaction toward hackers, and the words piracy and hacking becomes synonymous. This hate of hackers and their work becomes more prominent to me as I watch countless videos and articles of hacker-related articles. One of possible reasons could be the result of Sony's lawsuits against numinous hackers. I am here clear up this nonsense by explaining the difference of h...

Does your console company thank you?

1223d ago ... Being a long time gamer I have participated in many console runs. Going on 30 years of gaming I can tell you that most companies take your money and not even consider you as an asset to their success. I been a Sony Loyalist since they came out with the PSone. Many hours lost on Tobal#2. I had signed up for the Playstation Underground. After I noticed receiving a few shirts and demos I bough...

Mass Effect 3's Leak was Bad, Really Bad for Gamers

1267d ago ... You would be thinking that with the Mass Effect slip up over there at BioWare (or was it Microsoft's fault? Either way.) gamers around the globe would be rejoicing at their good luck and celebrating the fact that they have more control over their gaming experience than ever before. Many are, but I'm not as what was leaked shows a disturbing idea: publishers might think you're either too lazy (o...

What Grand Theft Auto 3 Means to Me

1282d ago ... I remember the first time I played Grand Theft Auto 3. I was hanging out at my friend Tino's house. He was glued to the TV playing this game on his PS2. I saw him in a car driving around a city. I noticed how there wasn't any boundaries to where he could go. He was free to go wherever he wanted. "This isn't a racing game." I said to myself. "What is this?" I asked. "Grand Theft Auto" Tino...

Some problems I have with Sony

1320d ago ... I am a proud Playstation fan. I own a PS1, PS2, PS3, and 2 versions of a PSP. Been gaming on Playstation consoles for a long time and am pretty satisfied with my experiences for the most part. However, there are some things that Sony does that really frustrate me. Omitting moments where it is crucial to have the most accurate and up to date information possible; my first problem is with Sony...

A Tribute to "Shadow of the Colossus"

1325d ago ... It wasn't Mario or Sonic or any of the classics that got me serious about gaming. No, it was particularly two titles in the past decade for PlayStation 2 that made me realize that video games are as legit and weighty as any other medium of expression. Sure, the percentage of games that hold up as "art" or have the ability to change someone, their outlook on things or how they question or...
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ICO & Shadow of the Colossus: Fairytale worlds built of careful attention

1327d ago ... Ten years, two games: Team Ico knows how to leave you wanting more. While it has been fun to replay God of War and Sly Cooper, few series are more deserving of a re-release in HD than ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Maybe you were never able to snag one of the relatively rare copies of ICO, maybe your PS2 struggled with framerate during SotC, whether this is your first experience with ICO and S...