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In an alternate universe somewhere.

25d ago ... I've been doing a lot of looking back at decisions made in the games industry. I've read the "Console Wars", "History of Service Games", "Mega Drive/Genesis collective works", and also Retro Gamer magazine that's usually at the local Barnes and Noble. Also I still have a nice pile of Gamepro, EGM, Sega Visions, and Nintendo Powers dating back as far as 1989. The books I listed are great read...

The Little Engine That Could

31d ago ... Folks, something glorious is happening right now and it's very hard to describe without coming across as a raving lunatic but here goes - Are you ready for this? The Japanese gaming scene is on the resurgence. I know, it's crazy, right? But there it is, right in front of our eyes we're seeing rapid announcements of Japanese IPs (both old and new) being revealed right before our eyes. B...

#BetterPSN

51d ago ... Hey everyone. Welcome to another Flash blog. A blog that will be here today, and gone tomorrow. YAY! Today's topic? The twitter campaign #BetterPSN. This campaign was brought to my attention by a youtube video by AlphaOmegaSin linked below. https://www.youtube.com/wat... I decided to look into it and sure enough there is a campaign to tell Sony to improve PSN and how. Now I...

PlayStation & Kickstarter: The Final Solution?

70d ago ... In a recent blog post before E3, I briefly discussed the use of Kickstarter as a platform to get games funded. I have to say, it was either a stroke of luck or intuition where it followed that Yu Suzuki and Sony have opted to use Kickstarter to make Shenmue a reality. I'm a humble fellow, so let's chalk it up to the former and move past it. This, in my opinion, opens up some interesting door...

E3 2015 Roundup

72d ago ... With E3 here and gone we are left in the wake of all the big news that was announced at the numerous conferences. What we aim for in this article is to sum up as much as we can. After having watched a full day worth of light shows, loud music and the odd new game here and there, the tiredness kicked in - after all the Sony conference was at 2am..... - this years E3 was all about the games,...

Final Fantasy VII is official...but why am I nervous?

73d ago ... On Monday, during Sony's press conference at E3, it was finally announced that one of the most iconic and highly anticipated game was finally getting the remake it very much deserves. It stole the show (and possibly the entire Expo) with a short trailer that shows glimpses of Midgar, Barret's hand gun, and the iconic Buster Sword. Roars can from the crowed as the excitement consumed the room, m...

There Are Some Straight Babies Within The Gamer Community

74d ago ... E3 for me is over. I don't care about watching the PC conference, don't care about what people are playing at booths or whatever, I watched what I wanted to and will be making a blog about my thoughts soon. What I have seen though is a lot of the saltiest, most jaded, most butthurt people I have ever seen in my life crawling out of the shadows and into the light like a bunch of cockroaches....

What Could Sony Do To Make Consumers Happy At E3?

88d ago ... With E3 just a hop away, Sony is likely finalizing announcements for their press conference. It's been a little while since I've written a blog and I'm feeling that a modest contribution to N4G's content is never a bad thing. So here are some things I'd like to see announced at E3. I'll break it into news for 2015 and 2016, as well as niche and megaton announcements. Keep in mind, I won't be di...

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

101d 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?

101d 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

104d 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

107d 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

113d 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

131d 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?

134d 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

140d 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

153d 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

167d 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

168d 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

168d 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...
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