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Wii U: The Power of 2

137d ago ... I bought a Wii U. The console is sitting comfortably in my cupboard, still unopened with a copy of Super Mario 3D World, while I feverishly try to clear my backlog of PS3 games. Once I'm over and done with my PS3 (Dark Souls II being the exception) I can finally well and truly say I am ready to join Next-Gen with the Wii U and the PS4. So let's talk about the Wii U, shall we? The Wii U...

PS4 doomed to have only few games? Worrying trend

141d ago ... PlayStation has a library of 2,418 games and PS2 had 3870 games. It took $5-$10 million to develop a PS2 game versus $0.8 million-$1.7 million for the original PlayStation [source: sciencedirect] . In June 2009 Ubisoft reiterated that major titles for PS3/X360 cost $20-$30 million to make and that games for the next-generation may exceed $60 million [source:edge-online]. It is common sense t...

An Xbox-only Gamer's Move to Playstationation

150d ago ... As the sun sets on the current generation, I reflect on the last 7 years of my gaming life. I was a spritely 14 year old when I got a 360 in 2006. I saw some great times with the 360. I think about my love for the fable series (fable III is a myth), the friends I made playing the gears series, and hell, I was just playing halo 3 the Thursday before PS4 launch. I've also had brief run ins with P...

How to Spot a Liar: the Green-Eyed Monster Strikes Again

154d ago ... “Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. ” ― Havelock Ellis I give both Sony and Microsoft grief and praise when I feel they need them, so it's no secret that I was very upset about Sony charging for their online, talked about the PS3 being my last console, eventually being won over only to the degree of Picking up the PS4 in the future and not on the...

'Oh Noes! PS4 Exposed!' The recent craze in gaming reports.

157d ago ... If you've seen recent reports about the PS4, you'd know that the PS4 is apparently going to 'spy' on you and will block used games according to the European ToS for the PS4. Where do I begin? First off all, you guys know that these were the exact same ToS in the PS3 right? Secondly, can we drop the PS4 DRM conspiracy theory? Because Sony confirmed that the PS4 has no DRM back in February and...
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N4G October Winners!

165d ago ... Congratulations, guys! Good luck in November! COMMENT LOTTERY: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! GadgetGooch tubers bigboss1990 MysticStrummer BEST USER BLOG: 
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How quickly we as gamers forget.

169d ago ... Recently there has been a lot of fuss in the media and across the internet in general about the discovery that the PS4 will not play MP3 files or act as a DLNA receiver for media server capability. There have been people jumping out of windows and general chaos over the omission of features that are supposed to be basic amongst most entertainment devices today. Individuals have been seen on for...

PS4 and Multi-Media

170d ago ... After Sony launched it's massive FAQ over on the Playstation blog today everyone got excited to get concrete answers on some of their most important questions...what they didn't realize is that the truth sometimes hurts. It was confirmed today that the PS4 will NOT as far as we can tell play MP3's or use DLNA media services. Now when it comes to the latter (I speak only for myself and those...

Sony's PlayStation Network: Food for Thought

174d ago ... This is no complaint, rather, food for thought. It's rather interesting that at one point, Sony and PlayStation gamers alike prided themselves in the free online gaming provided with the launch of the PS3. The earlier half of the departing generation was a time when fans of the console would point out the benefits of their console by stating that the online component was free, and how the co...

My Eurogamer Expo 2013 Experience

200d ago ... I've never been to London, I've never been to an expo before and next gen is right around the corner... so i thought, what better time to kill 2 birds with 1 stone? I took a flight from sunny old Glasgow down to London, spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday there, played a whole bunch of games, took myself to the brink of bankruptcy on merchandise and had a great time doing so. This is my...

Console Contradiction

201d ago ... This is my first blog post, actually its my first post period. So please bare with me. I'm about to talk about the 2 next gen consoles. With Gamescom, TGS, and E3 all finished, I think its fine to compare the consoles now. Of course with new information coming out each day, we can never know what to expect. The PS4 could suck with one post, vice versa with Xbox One. So here's my story. My...

PC and Nintendo platforms suck. Are the next gen consoles weak?

211d ago ... Ha, got you with that title didn't I? No, I don't think PC gaming sucks. For a while, before I got my PS3 in 2011, I did play on Steam a lot. But now... you'll find out. I also love Nintendo. I really do. I just thought it'd be fun to test a trap title. :p The real topic of this blog is the idea that the next gen consoles are too weak to be called 'next gen'. I've seen PC fanatics all ove...

The Hidden Problem with Digital Gaming, Next-Gen and Beyond

213d ago ... This is my very first blog so forgive me if I sound a little naive. I wanted to discuss this because of the certain issue I'm sure a lot of you have had to deal with today. I just finished downloading a little game called Grand Theft Auto V on my PS3, which took me approximately 15 hours to download. 15 HOURS, and it is still currently installing and has been for about 20 mins now. I am very gl...

Gaming in Japan: What does the PS4 release date mean?

221d ago ... Sony recently announced at a press event that the PS4 would release during February of 2014 in Japan, 3 months after the Western market release in November 2013. The represents a big shift from every other Sony console release, all of which have launched either before or simultaneously to Western markets. Yet the strategy is symptomatic of a broader trend in the Japanese gaming market that...

Why Sony won next gen already (Part 2)

222d 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...

Pendulum can swing in any direction Xbox One/PS4

228d ago ... Its amazing how these discussions all go back and forth. To many times the comments constantly change or it seems to favor one company over another. Even worse how the same commentators constantly give an opinion or create an entire different story. When the Xbox 360 came out it was the platform for Top AAA titles and indies. When the PS3 came out it had a few AAA titles and less indie games...

Mighty No.9: The Spiritual Successor of MegaMan

229d ago ... As you may or may not know, Keiji Inafune, formally of Capcom, and his company Comcept has launched a Kickstarter for his new Project: Mighty No.9. The goal is $900,000 and it's being made for the PC via Steam and will release in Spring 2015. However, if it reaches it's stretch goal of $1,350,000 it will come to Linux and Mac and if it reaches $2.5 million, it will come to the 360, PS3 and Wii...

Wii U Gamepad drives my excitement for PS4

230d ago ... I felt as my previous blog was quite successful despite it being my first blog, so I decided to drum up a new topic for discussion. As you may know already that I'm a big Playstation gamer, but I also love Nintendo especially their handhelds. Since I had 2 PS3's(One for me, one for my 8 year old brother) I decided that I needed to get rid of atleast 1 before PS4 hit. I called Gamestop and they...

Are we ready for Next-Gen?

233d ago ... The question I have for everyone is "Are we ready for Next-Gen?" or are Sony and Microsoft releasing new consoles too soon? A year ago I would've said yes I am ready, I was getting tired of Xbox 360 and PS3. I kept telling people how much I wanted something new refreshing, and interesting. The PS4 reveal was when I thought really hard about it and how much we aren't really ready for a new conso...

To Final Fantasy fans: Don't Pass Up on XV

234d ago ... Final Fantasy versus XIII has been on my mind for about 5 years now (for some it's been teasing them for 7 years now) and, for a while, it looked pretty bleak for this game. First of all, nobody I asked knew about it at all (which was understandable because even those who did know about it didn't know much). A fair number of people bought PS3s mostly to play this game. We got a few trailers and...