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No Man’s Sky Really Sounds Like A Breath Of Fresh Air?

12d ago ... It's not like other games we have played before, this one somehow seems really different. You know, I have to tell you something, I can usually tell when a game is going to be good right from the second I see the trailer, the last game I was over the moon like this for was, the last of us. I just knew it was going to be something special. And I made that call before all the reviews and be...

How Can The Elder Scrolls Get Away With This, CD-Keys?

12d ago ... ***Update*** -The developers have come out and stated what you see below. /But it has not been stated that you will not need a key for your ESOTU Online account/ Which is needed to sign into the game and play online - Until this is cleared up I will remain on the fence. -But they have stated, "The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one...

As the Sun Sets in the East

16d ago ... One on the greatest disappointments of the 7th generation of consoles was, for me, the decline in Japanese AAA development. When Nintendo revived the home console market all those years ago, they were not the only ones to benefit. For years after that, even when Sony entered the fray, the Japanese game developers were the foundation of console game experience. As a consequence of that, we in th...

Considering switching to XBX1

18d ago ... I am a loyal PS supporter. I have been gaming since 89. Not to go over my whole story, I will start from PS1 gen and later. From PS1 gen, I only had PS consoles AND a Dreamcast. Even last gen when media was trashing PS3; I wanted that console. I Didn't care about Nintendo or MS. However I have to say Sony first party is not to my liking anymore; for now at least. I was a huge fan of GOD OF W...

"It Meets Our Quality Standards" - General Rant About PR Nonsense

24d ago ... I saw some articles over the past couple of days talking about things like the new Assassin's Creed game coming out this year, Sony's DS4 controller issues, etc.. and a common phrase keeps popping up in my head. Whenever consumers voice complaints about the overall quality of a product, doesn't matter what the industry is, 90% of the time the PR response will be something along the lines of "We...

Gaming websites and the online community

42d ago ... Once upon a time gaming journalism was about informing their readers about games and what goes on in the gaming world. When you bought a magazine and looked at the articles you where provided with information and it felt that the writers genuinely liked games and enjoyed them. Over the years things changed and gaming journalism became gaming "journalism". Gone are the times when it was importan...

Does Battlefront Really give Sony the edge over Xbox this holiday?

45d ago ... In Case you haven't heard, Sony has obtained the marketing rights for the newest iteration of Star Wars Battlefront. The game is set to release November 17 and will likely be a huge title for the holidays. This has led some to make claims such as the following (in fact, is one of the hottest articles as of today): "The biggest bit of news from today’s trailer may be that Sony has nailed the...

The Problem With Being In The Lead

51d ago ... Every new generation is a clean slate for all the companies that make the consoles we love. What happens the generation before never matters once that generation ends, and we've seen it happen time and again. There is one constant though, one thing that has never changed, and that's the arrogance that being the "winner" brings. That arrogance may shift to the next console, or it may exist withi...

Exclusive games and how we should view them

65d 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...

The Sony Reformation

78d ago ... We know them as a hardware company, but over the past few years, Sony has been slowly transitioning away from hardware and towards being a service type company. Many factors are at play here. In the TV and computer markets, they were outdone by competitors who could produce for far more cheaply. The strong yen did not help them in being competitive overseas either. In their other portable elect...

Buying a Work in Progress

79d 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...

Life after Vita

79d ago ... I really want another handheld from Sony – from the looks of things, I’m in the minority (a very small minority at that). The dedicated gaming handheld space has taken quite a step plunge since their lofty heights since the last generation. The culprit is most likely the growing handheld and tablet market. Nintendo seems fine despite all this thanks to their software lineup and the variety of p...

Video Calling on the PS4. Is it coming soon?

83d ago ... A new show called "Powers" just launched today. Fans of the comic book were excited to hear that Sony had teamed up to publish the show, and members of Playstation Plus were excited to hear that they would be receiving the entire season free. Excited by this show and the hype around the comic series I hop on my PS4 this morning and watched the first three episodes, sadly I have to wait weekly t...

Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Part 1]

98d ago ... This whole frame rate debacle seems to have picked up a lot of heat for a number of reasons. First, the seventh generation had some aesthetic changes made by key developers that opted for a lower-framerate experience. One key example of this spoken in interviews was Insomniac Games’ Mike Action coming out about the studio’s mid-gen decision to focus on developing games at thirty frames per se...
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January Contest Winners

119d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS!: Each comment you made on N4G during January on any story, blog, user review, forums - ANYTHING = 1 entry. Each of the 4 Winners will get a $50 Amazon gift card! DarkOcelet nowitzki2004 MiyamotoSon XanderZane BEST USER BLOG: 
4 winners, a $100 Amazon Gift Card each! Longcat - "You Patreon Me and I Patronize You?"...

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

127d 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

131d 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...

The "No N3DS charger" debacle: My theory behind Nintendo's mistake.

138d ago ... UPDATE: Apparently, Nintendo has seen fit to prove my assertions correct: They have done it to cut down on the price, under the assumption that people would keep the charger from their old system, which shows their ignorance of trade-in policies. http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/new-nintendo-3ds-xl-will-come-no-ac-adapter-nintendo-explains/ So, yeah, original post follows, but I now fee...

Is the only option left for Nintendo is to be different?

150d ago ... Nintendo, while still being a powerhouse when it comes to software and the dedicated portable market, seems to have pigeon-holed themselves into a corner when it comes to console gaming. The downward spiral dated back to the N64 days and Sony's smash entry the first Playstation. It truly was revolutionary at the time. A time when Nintendo had strained relationships with third party publishers,...

Why Nintendo quality dominated 2014 quantity

153d ago ... I must preface this article by saying I am in no way a Nintendo fanboy. I have openly mocked Nintendo on many occasions in the past and this article is as fair and impartial as I can make it. As we ring in 2015, I can't help but chuckle at Nintendo's complete dominance of 2014. I never saw it coming, and if you are being honest with yourself, you didn't either. I am of course talking about q...
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