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1d 3h 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?

3d 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

10d 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

23d 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

37d 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

38d 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

38d 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?

42d 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]

57d 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

77d 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

86d 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

90d 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.

96d 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?

108d 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

111d 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...

Comparing the first year of the 4 PlayStations

132d ago ... For this blog I'm going to be looking at the first year of all 4 PlayStation home consoles after they were launched in the USA, comparing their launch titles as well as their first year games. If I missed any USA first year titles, please let me know in the comments below. I'm trying to be as comprehensive as possible. I'm writing this blog mostly to remind myself why I have stuck with Sony...

Do You Even Third-Party Exclusive, Bro?

133d ago ... So with some of the recent rumblings about third party exclusivity and such, I thought it would be a good idea to raise the general morale (and maybe upset the fanboys in the process...not that I'm doing that intentionally). Right, so, with the recent announcement of Street Fighter V as a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, gamers are more or less losing their minds in both good ways and bad. O...

The November NPD Report And What It Means For Xbox One And PS4

134d ago ... Each month gaming companies, gamers, and consumers anxiously await the monthly NPD report. This report provides tracking and analysis of U.S. gaming hardware and software sales and each month, fans of their respective consoles tout the results of the console that managed to top the sales charts in the U.S. For the past eleven months, the Playstation 4 has been the top selling console in the U.S...

Console exclusivity and gamer hypocrisy

137d ago ... The big news to hit the Internet recently, is that Capcom's newly announced Street Fighter V will be exclusive to the PS4 and Windows PC. The mere mention of yet another high profile 3rd party IP getting the console exclusivity treatment has caused outrage amongst gamers. More specifically the Xbox crowd, who are outraged that a game from such a popular, previously multiplat franchise will b...

The Outrage Cycle - Click, Rage, Repeat

151d ago ... I’m staring at a submitted article entitled “PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony’s in Trouble, Not Microsoft”, right next to it is another entitled “Microsoft's Xbox One Is Looking Like a Lost Cause”. I know it’s going to be nonsense. I know that this is an elaborate troll for hits. I can predict the content and I can predict the response in the comments. I’ve been here before. I’m one click away from a sens...
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