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Gaming Culture Suffers From Institutionalized Amnesia

9d ago ... First Scenario: The year is 198X, you're a young boy or girl who's come to know video games and love what you've experienced. You have friends that have a Nintendo Entertainment System just like you and every day after school, and on the weekends, you try to convince your parents to let you play some video games, or to go over to your friends house so you can play them there. You finished your...

Video Game Music Gone Downhill?

176d ago ... Introduction The point of this discussion is very simple, to raise awareness that music in games has been going downhill for a while now. I will use examples from different eras of gaming. NES, SNES, N64, PS1 and obviously the PC. I will make comparisons to more modern games music but I will discuss about that at the end, first I will make examples that will help me to make my point. Now...

How to fix Sonic the Hedgehog...no, REALLY!

176d ago ... Once upon a time, Sonic went toe-to-toe with Super Mario Bros, one of the most popular videogame franchises of all time. In fact, there was a season when the SEGA Genesis was actually outselling the SNES in the USA and in Japan. This was due, in large part, to the popularity of Sonic the Hedgehog. Since the 16-bit era, Sonic had fallen down. Hard. We're not talking about skinned knees here. We'...

The Evolution of Video Game Violence

188d ago ... As a child the games I played were often fun, cartoony, and parental approved such as games like Super Mario Bros. World, Crash Bandicoot, Pokémon, Super Smash Bros., and more. As an adult games have changed. While the experiences I enjoyed as a child are still available for gamers of all ages, many games are now about shooting, violence, and gore. What happened and what changed in the mediu...

Random Gaming Memories of Mine

224d ago ... Today I was looking at my collection of games and out the corner of my eye I saw the first game I've ever owned. It's Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Genesis! Now pay close attention to what I said there, first game I've ever owned, not played. The first game I've ever played was Super Mario Bros. So yes Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was the first game I've ever owned and I was blown away by it. It wa...

Happy Holiday Shopping

292d ago ... Holiday Buyer’s Guide Attention all holiday shoppers, here are the best deals for gamers this holiday. I know some of you are looking for PS4 and XBO deals, but they don't exist. However, many stores are claiming to have a small amount of the brand new consoles in stores for Black Friday, so be sure to check. Best Deals on Wii U Wii U deals are far and few between, but there are some...

The Importance of Advertising For the Video Game Industry

358d ago ... Being the type of gamer that does his own research by constantly scouring the internet for gaming news, I don't think video game advertising really affects me. Now I'm not saying that other promotions don't affect me, in fact publicity (news) probably affects me the most out of all types of video game promotions. But I'm wondering, what is the effect of video game TV and online ads for gamers...

Remember when we were excited for new consoles

407d ago ... By now many of you have probably seen the PS4 and Xbox one in action, but is it truly the next big leap forward graphics and gaming? Let explain, some of you may be to young to remember, but I remember opening up my very first console, which was a Super Nintendo. I was 3 years old at the time and seeing this console for the very first time, I felt a tingling feeling of opening up this Christmas...

The Path of a Gamer

424d ago ... We all get exposed to many a different activity as we are growing up. Most are introduced to new experiences through conversations with friends, teachers, parents, guardians, and other social interactions. In the modern age we come across these experiences even through the internet. It's amazing to think of what our lives as younger gamers would have been like had the internet been around in ye...

My PC (Steam) experience

504d ago ... Gaming have always been a huge part of my life. I started gaming on the Atari 2600 as a kid, then moved to the NES and I had countless hours on Contra and Super Mario Bros. I was blown away when I first played Sonic on my SEGA Genesis. The time I got my Playstation one I realized that gaming was no longer a kids hobby, I was blown away by the immersive worlds, deep stories and mature themes and...

Mario: So Monotonous, It's In Five Different Genres

514d ago ... May as well get this out of the way; if you believe Mario is the same with every game and gag like a cat with a hairball when you hear conflicting opinions, you probably won't like this blog post. The Mario franchise is probably the most well known video game name in the industry. With thirty years of history, the franchise has seen and done a lot of things. In the modern age, I see many N4G...

Changing Games To Be Feminist Friendly.

545d ago ... Thanks to Anita Sarkeesian and Adam Sessler, the subject of "misogyny" and "sexism" have popped up a lot lately. There are individuals out there who want gaming to change. Rather than discuss possible future changes, I've decided to focus on how games would be if they were more "realistic" according to what feminist groups think. This means having no "sexualized" women and having no women actin...

Mario's Legacy and Where the Plumber Should Head Next

571d ago ... Video games have come a long way since Ralph Baer first created Pong. The industry has given us as gamers beautiful, graphical, artistic games that have taken our breath away. They have woven incredible stories and powerful emotions into a game. They have also made game that started as simplistic 8-bit arcade games, and re-invented them in new innovative ways. One of the greatest examples of...

The Wii U Is Not A Failure, But Does Need Some Improvement

584d ago ... Many an article on N4G keeps getting posted (almost each week it's one after another) saying how the Wii U or even Nintendo requires saving and how that can be done. Some have even gone to say that the Wii U and its launch are failures in their own right. Evidently the Wii U has had a strong start and has started to dwindle in sales as of late; the past few weeks numbers along the lines of 5...

Remember that Miiverse debug menu?

585d 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...

Nintendo is heading for a crash

655d ago ... It all started with the final years of the Wii. I like the Wii. Heck, I LOVE the Wii, even including those "casual" motion-control games like Wii Sports. It's a fun system with a unique set of games. However, I began to have my doubts about 2 years ago when Super Mario Galaxy 2 launched. See, I like the SMG games. I do. They're great. However, it didn't make much sense to me: why would Nintendo...

New Wii U commercial shows problem with Wii U marketing as a whole

683d ago ... If you've seen the commercial Nintendo ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dbGJieRaH0&feature=plcp) released on November 1st, chances are, you might think it's better than the UK ad. Chances are you might think it's good. Chances are, you think it's a good commercial with bad music, and chances are, you think it's an all around bad commercial. A major problem with the ad is that it makes...

Whatever happened to fun?

1191d ago ... To those of you reading this now who are older than the Playstation era that started with the PS1 in 1994, I ask the following questions. Do you remember waking up as a little boy, hoping against hope your parents would let you play Super Mario Bros? Or whatever was your favorite game of the time. Do you remember the weekends your parents would let you stay up until the wee hours of the m...

I Hate Videogames

1404d ago ... What’s with videogames these days? On one hand, they are much better than those of yesteryear, and on the other hand, they are turning our kids, friends and families into virtual zombies. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have some deep seated hatred for videogames; quite the opposite, in fact, I love videogames, if the truth be told. I even co-own a website, PS3GamerGroup.ca, that caters to peop...

My Nintendo E3 Grade

1553d ago ... Like I said before I am a huge Microsoft supporter, that being said I think I enjoyed the Nintendo conference much more then any of the others. Nintendo has always had the best first party support and the most popular and well reviewed games. They always have innovation in the industry and force others to follow suite. First we see a new Zelda Wii title "Zelda Skyward Sword, this game loo...
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