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Memoirs of a Frightened Gamer

48d ago ... With Halloween upon us, I’m in the midst of my own little fright fest. I have a years supply of candy corn, a Netflix queue that would make any horror fan blush, and a stack of scaaary video games to play! I figured it would be a neat idea to revisit a lot of the horror titles in my collection. Specifically the games that have collected some dust over the years so to speak. I want to give a lit...

We Like Gameplay and That Fits us Fine

167d ago ... [b]By Mikael Haveri, @mbace[/b] The question of corporate values is usually the tricky one, especially if it needs to be defined in a single word. I would say for Housemarque that word is "Arcade", but there is of course so much more.  Even though we are such a diverse crowd, it stills seems that the average gaming time per employee is at about industry standard. Still, our accountant lov...

Doom: Does it Hold Up?

205d ago ... In continuing my series on nostalgia and retro gaming, I've decided to create a line of articles entitled "Does It Hold Up?" Perhaps the best way to examine whether nostalgia is blind, or if there is sufficient reasoning behind it, is to examine specific games from my past, that I have gone back and played again, for the first time in years. Today, I will be talking about Doom, which I've b...

Edge of Eternity.

235d ago ... I have to admit, I have been quite impressed with most of the indie games I've played in the past year or so, but there have been a couple of exceptions. I bought Dragon Fantasy: Book I and II when it went on sale a while back, but I never made it to Book II. The problem could be with me, since I have been beginning to feel like I've reached the point of saturation with jrpgs, for some ti...

Memoirs of a Senior Gamer

347d ago ... Should you have the misfortune of reading one of my blogs or seeing a comment of mine, it's obvious I've got the nostalgia blues. Video games have been my hobby for 20 plus years, in gaming terms this makes me a senior citizen. Not one of those venerable old folks that drops aged wisdom on your impressionable mind, oh no. I'm the kooky grandfather who's been castaway to the senior center and ye...
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N4G October Winners!

408d ago ... Congratulations, guys! Good luck in November! COMMENT LOTTERY: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! GadgetGooch tubers bigboss1990 MysticStrummer BEST USER BLOG: 
 Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card! coolbeans, "Tired of this Schmitt Episode VI: The Return of this Dame Argument" http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/coolbeans/524261 RedDragon, "The Biological view of the FPS...

Referencing the References: Do We Need New Jokes?

430d ago ... (I'm writing seriously about jokes and isn't that the biggest joke of all? Yes.) Memes and that, am I right guys? Cake is a lie, Battletoads is hard and where is Half Life? lol. Most everyone enjoys seeing something that they recognise in something else that they’re fond of for a little giggle every now and then, but I’m not wrong in thinking that videogames seem to be the one medium that us...

The Unpopular Opinion: Twin Snakes Was Good

507d ago ... Metal Gear Solid is one of those Nintendo-esque retro greats that have stood the test of time and continued to find success through the decades. The series is now entering its 5th chapter, or rather the fourth (marking the fourth game after Snake Eater, canonically the first game in the timeline). The MSX games were misguidedly ported to the NES and the very first Playstation "Solid" game was r...

The Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

551d ago ... So with E3 finally having been wrapped up, I headed off to my local Best Buy to try out some of the new E3 demos that were there. I was able to show up on the dot of the starting time of the event and by then there was already a pretty lengthy line. Thankfully there was a sign in sheet, so the demos were not simply "first come, first serve." Most of the players were into the new Mario games, Su...

The Ideal Final Fantasy VII Remake

614d ago ... In the history of videogames, Final Fantasy VII stands as one of the most important. This is a self-evident truth I don't need to elaborate on. However, a lot of people acculturated to the empty, graphics showcases that comprise "next-gen" videogames, don't really understand the importance of Final Fantasy VII, let alone how damn good it is. A lot of people can't get past the retro-ness of it,...

Metroid Prime is the Greatest Game of All-Time

674d ago ... There's no better way to kick off a new gaming blog than to discuss my favorite game of all time: Metroid Prime. While not a popular choice for best game of all-time, the first-person adventure is certainly one of the most critically acclaimed titles in video game history. The original Gamecube title has an astonishing 97 metascore on metacritic.com, which would be tied for 2nd if metacritic in...

Remember that Miiverse debug menu?

678d ago ... Shortly after the Wii U's release in November of 2012, a NeoGAF user by the name of Trike found a way to access some sort of debug menu for the Wii U. Listed on the debug menu were a bunch of games titles: Super Mario Bros. WiiU metroid Zombie Yoshi's Island Wii U Flipnote Studio Donkey Kong Wii Fit Soul Hackers resident evils metal gear solid Final Fantasy 3 Dragon Quest 10 Fa...

The manic megadrive: Episode 3 - Desert Devil's Advocate Playing Golf

818d ago ... Well I dunno if you folks have much of a taste for retro game playthroughs but i'm trying to make a series out of playing every genesis game ever made. 3 an episode 7 minutes each. This episode: -Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf -Devil Crash -Devil's Course

Demos Worth Downloading Part 3

925d ago ... This, I expect will the be last submission: Part 3 of Demos Worth Downloading blog posts. I appreciate the approval of Part 1 and Part 2, and also all the feedback I got. I hope any future submissions are well received as well, and as always, I expect the community will keep providing some good guidance and feedback. Thanks. Game: Sonic Generations Available On: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360...

Suikoden 2-highest rated game on metacritic by userscore, why doesn't Konami put it on PSN?

933d ago ... Since their are very few quality JRPG's this gen, i decided to go back to the past and play some quality retro JRPG games. Suikoden 2 is one of them. If you want to play Suikoden 2 on consoles, you need to fork out $50-$100 as this game is rare and Konami refusing to put it on PSN doesn't help much either. Its also the highest rated game on metacritic by user score (which is only counted...

PixelJunk 4AM - Initial Impressions

943d ago ... PixelJunk, as a series, is pretty much synonymous with quality, for the most part and, usually, offers a twist on an existing genre. PixelJunk Eden, for example, is a very stylish platform game and PixelJunk Sidescroller is a retro styled 2D space shooter... that side scrolls. 4AM is the 7th game in the PixelJunk series on PS3 and is, by far, the odd one out in the group... for a few reas...

My 2011 multiplayer experiences part2

1034d ago ... ... CONTINUE RESISTANCE 3 KIND of GAME: retro-futuristic shooting, set in the ‘50s but with alien technology PROs and CONs: Pros > Super-cool weapons and abilities, nice leveling up, good maps and gameplay, fast matches Cons > low frame-rate, abilities make the difference giving substantial advantage to more advanced players (but, after all, that’s what they’re there for, so this is...

Casual gamers are not destroying gaming, they're helping gaming!

1370d ago ... I am so sick off the "Hardcore Gamers" complaining about Facebook games and motion control games and every game in the "Casual Games" genre. Well as a Golden Age Gamer I thought I'd shed some light on the subject while staring at my display case filled with retro consoles and reminisce on some of the things I'm bringing up. Let me take you on a trip back through time to the time of the PlayS...

The Godfather II. Guns and Glory

2063d ago ... A retrospective look at The Godfather II(Xbox 360)

From Fanboy to Respectful

2288d ago ... A blog about my transition from xbox 360 fanboy to multi console owner and the retrospect about the gaming community that followed.
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