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Exclusive games and how we should view them

2d 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...

Buying a Work in Progress

16d ago ... Once upon a time, when you bought a console or game, you knew what you had in your hands. You had a finished product. A definite and contained experience for all time to come….or until the cartridge disintegrated. Things have certainly changed since then. The PS3 I bought at launch is a far cry from the one I have on my table next to me. Even my games change over time, especially the online com...

Nintendoom: Part 1: Re-shaping the console

36d ago ... It's a new year, and time for a new blog, so let’s get right into it. Nintendoom. “Is this the end of Nintendo”, “Is this the end of Handhelds”, we've heard all this before, but looking at the state of the Wii U, and it's understandable why this topic comes up. The Wii U is currently performing worse than the GameCube which is considered a failure sales-wise amongst the gaming community, esp...

Sony need to pull their fingers out and provide a native Media Server ASAP

60d 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...

The Eighth Console Generation is Weird

63d ago ... So here we are, a little over a year into all of the eighth console generation platforms being available to the public. Though each of the platforms show promise and the games look to be getting better and better, there are some things about this console generation that seem, well, off. Here's a short list of why I think this generation is a bit wacky compared to last. 1. None of the console...

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

65d 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

68d 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...

Until Dawn | My Prayers Have Been Answered

86d ago ... Growing up, I always had an insatiable fascination with experiencing a horror movie in an interactive fashion. Whether that be being cast as an actor in a horror film or experiencing a true horror story in video game form. I don't mean supernatural or undead like The Evil Within or The Walking Dead; I mean a gritty, serial killer-esque thematic on par with the Halloween franchise. As a younger...

My top 11 PS2 games.

88d 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...

What is up with number 3?

89d ago ... Sequels are really hard to make because the developers works harder to make a better game while retaining the charm of the first game but sometimes when a sequel becomes really good and way better than the first. Developers think about making a third one which either fails to impress because of the high bar the second game sets or never gets released and on rare occasions it becomes the best...

RANT: PS4/Xbone Fight Fans are Getting Screwed

109d ago ... Warning:First Thing's First, English is not my first language so don't expect amazing grammar and spelling here. Yes, as the tittle says, PS4,Xbox one Fight Game Fans are getting Screwed and bad! I love Fighting games but anyone that is serious serious about them know that using a Fighstick is the main way of playing them but there are a couple of problems with this on these PS4/Xbox one...

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

112d 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...

Metal Gear Online, Episode 3: A New Hope

121d ago ... What a topical, if irrelevant, title :) Metal Gear Solid, for the most part, has always been about the singleplayer experience. Not until Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, did fans of the series see an introduction of a multiplayer element, and I’d say that it was still just an afterthought when compared to the main game. I had a friend that played the original Metal Gear Online when it came...

Bay 2's first week in US shows big promise by comparison to first game...

143d ago ... So apparently, even before factoring in digital sales, Bay 2's first week of state-side sales have out-done the first week sales of Bayonetta 1's original state-side release, especially after factoring in the difference in install bases during the time of the first game's release and the install base of the Wii U during Bay 2's release. XBox 360 Bayonetta week 1 sales[5 days of data]: 91,668...

My issue with Sony and Cross Buy

148d ago ... Okay, let me first off saying that, I had just got off the chat with customer service on my issue with Call of duty advance warfare. Not only was I absolutely disgusted with Sony and how they choose to handle this situation, and really didn't offer me any help on this matter. First, it all started when I heard about the Cross Buy deal with Call of Duty Advance Warfare on the Playstation Us B...

When Did Graphics Stop Mattering?

158d ago ... Quite some time ago, I began to notice gamers exclaiming how "graphics don't matter," and phrases like "it's the gameplay, not the graphics!" Well, I say, since when did gamers stop caring about how their games look, and why has it become almost politically incorrect as a gamer to demand both great gameplay and amazing-looking,eye-popping colors and textures whilst playing said awesome gameplay...

So I found something that bugs me about the Bay 2 reactions...

161d ago ... So I found out something a little bit ago that really put things into perspective for me, regarding Bayonetta 2, and I just want to talk about that a little....[keep in mind, I'm an owner of the first game, on PS3] A long while back, a little gem called Mad World made its way to the Wii. This game, despite being on a system that was infested mostly with casuals who didn't pay attention to c...

"Problems" Week One Debut Post: Problems with Unoriginality In Gaming

165d ago ... This being my first post as a game journalist/blogger I want to make a couple of things clear: 1) These are all my own opinions, if you disagree, please feel free to contact me and have an educated discussion about it. Don't just call me names and run off. 2) There are going to be several blog posts between my game reviews. The way my reviews will work is there will be newer games and als...

A Complete Kingdom Hearts Retrospective - Part 2

173d ago ... Continued from - http://n4g.com/blogs/details/530779 Kingdom Hearts 2 (2005) - PlayStation 2 / PS3 2.5 HD Remaster / 4.33 Million ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------------- So, straight after the events from the previous game Sora and his friends wake up and have to learn about Organization XIII again, fresh starts and memory wipes, tough times! Th...

My Personal Top 15 Games of The Seventh Generation of Consoles

175d ago ... Note that this list is my personal opinion and only games that I played (and finished) are listed. Please be constructive and unbiased and feel free to state your opinion and list your own personal favorites. As a side note since I never owned a Wii during the 7th gen only PS3 and 360 games are listed. Also PC games are excluded as I don't play much on PC. Additionally PCs' don't really...
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