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The truth behind DLC and online passes

971d 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"

984d 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

992d 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?

1003d 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

1047d 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

1062d 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

1100d 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"

1105d 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

1107d 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...

We are yet to experience true next gen

1177d ago ... There are a lot of articles at the moment talking about next gen. This has mainly been triggered by Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 DX11. Some are saying that these games are next gen, including the developers of Crysis, Crytek, but I would personally rubbish these claims. I must explain that, to me a generation in gaming is dictated by new consoles. PS1 was a generation from PS2 and PS2 was a gener...

Why the next-gen consoles will have a bigger graphical leap than previous generations

1202d ago ... Many may say that the difference between the current gen consoles and the previous generation is bigger than what the difference between current generation and the next will be. I think that's only true resolution-wise. Here is one very good reason: No resolution-jump: Take a look at the, for example ps1 and the ps2. Although the ps2 were capable of higher resolutions, most games were in 480...

Financial woes - Did 3rd party Devs create their own monster?

1215d ago ... A monopoly is never a good thing in any industry.As Sony prepared to launch its PS3 many moons ago, many devlopers saw them as being on the verge of achieving just that. The PS2 is a resounding success, the full extent of which is yet to be tabulated. For sony to enter another cycle with the support they had for the ps2, would have left many developers having to depend on the policies of a sing...

Next gen, Are we ready yet ?

1220d ago ... With speculations about Nintendo releasing their new console next year a very important question forces itself at us,Are We Ready yet ?!Well there are two answers for that: No & Yes. You probably wondering now( is this guy an idiot or what ) let me explain to you first why it is yes,For Nintendo fans it's absolutely necessary to release a new console as soon as possible.Let's face it the Wii be...

E3 2011 Top 10: What I want to see/hear (Sony related)

1226d ago ... This blog will be about things I want to see that are related to Sony (PS3/NGP) 1. Price cut. Down to 199$/199e. In some stores you can already find it at around 260 euro's but there hasn't been official price cut for two years now. It is time for a new price cut, a big one! Hundred dollars is a minimum when console is over 200 bucks. I know some fanboys will disagree and selfishly say that...

Blade Kitten, The game you didn't play

1228d ago ... Ok this is going to be one of THOSE kind of blog posts, you know the ones where a person bangs on about a game nobody bothered to play and the author rags on people for not buying it. Ok I hope it doesn't turn out like that but I thought I'd give a warning to be on the safe side. Let me tell you about Blade Kitten. It original started off as a game idea from Australia based Krome Studios' St...

Captain Obvious vs the of Death of Consoles

1236d ago ... (With apologies to Captain Obvious if he feels like this is stepping on his toes. Obviously.) It occurs to me that as originally conceived console gaming is dead. That it died years ago during the PS2/Xbox1 era, and unlike the gap between the Atari 2600 and NES, it wont be coming back. Now, many of you choosing to read this will have to bear with me. You came into gaming as this death occ...

Why would you want to be a fanboy

1236d ago ... I just can't get my head around the fact that some people only want one gaming system and then spend an awful lot of time trolling its rival. Why would a 360 gamer want to miss out on Killzone 3, Uncharted 2 and countless other amazing exclusives. Why would PS3 owners want to miss out on Halo, Gears of War, Fable, Splinter Cell and countless others, It puzzles me. I know the Xbox has had its pr...

Why is Sony so shady?

1240d ago ... This is something that has bothered me periodically over the last couple of years. I admit I liked the PS2 but I kind of thought Sony lost the mission plan when the PS3 launched. They seemed to go the opposite direction of the PS2 and it left me perplexed. I mean the PS1 and PS2 literally dominated the market, the consoles were inexpensive, offered fun games, even if the graphics weren't the be...

To All My Friends in JAPAN

1282d ago ... With all that is going on in the world today I’d just like to make a small post that everyone can add to. Japan is suffering right now and I have not heard from quite a few of my friends after the disasters that struck Japan. Not to mention the looming fear of the 6 nuclear reactors that will go at any moment. It has been very difficult to pick up my games within the last couple of days with...
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NPD: January Sales

1310d ago ... Via the NPD Group: January 2011 sales are down 5% from January 2010. Total US Games Sales reached $1.16B, versus 2010's 1.228B. Video games sales totaled $1.18B in January 2010 and are down 4% for $1.14B. Hardware sales: An 8% shift downward to $324.0MM. Software sales: 5% decline to $576.0MM Accessories saw a 6% rise to $235.1MM That brings the total software sales down 6% fr...