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The Nintendo console I really want to own

19d ago ... Besides the legendary NES, and to a slightly smaller extent the SNES, every Nintendo console since these two beasts have been a letdown IMO. When the PS1 launched, Nintendo lost most of its relevance with the exception of the portable market where, to this day, remains king of the hill. The only successful console since the SNES was the Wii for entirely different reasons. You and I know that....

My Impressions of Hatred and the Fiasco Surrounding It

76d ago ... Hatred. A strong word to be sure, but a word associated nowadays in the video game industry with a game of the same name. The game in question was one that saw a near instant removal from Steam because of the controversy over the game's premise. After seeing the first initial trailer for Hatred, I can understand the apprehension many people have. It's violent, vitriolic, and somewhat uncomforta...

Lets sniff some glue 1: Square Enix edition

147d ago ... Square Enix CEO gets on the platform at the Playstation event after making a long trip from Japan just to announce 1 game. Shows FF7 logo. Everyone's excited... Reveals the 9000th port of FF7, but wait this time its a PC port. So "Preez be excited" (at that moment he knows he just trolled everyone like a boss). All this just shows Square Enix is out of touch with gamers and its own fans. Nex...

The 7 Greatest Football Videogames

346d ago ... FIFA President Sepp Blatter once said “Every game should have a winner. When you play cards or any other game, there's always a winner and a loser”. Clearly then, Mr Blatter has never suffered through the sheer agony of the later levels on Baggio’s Magical Kicks. We've never been lacking in the football game department. Nowadays, we're treated to a minimum of two different games a year relea...

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

425d 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'...

Memoirs of a Senior Gamer: Ye Olde Arcade

483d ago ... So here's how this is going down, your father thought it would be good if you two spent some time with me. Suppose he wants yous to learn some wisdom from an old timer, heh lord knows he never did! Now I don’t like either of you and I'm sure as hell you don’t like me. You give me any lip and you’re on denture duty. Repeat offenders clean the bed pan. Understand? You there, not you the chubby on...

I Don't Want Games To Be Art

496d ago ... You might be reading that title and taking issue with my saying that. After all, if games can be considered art, then games can have all kinds of themes and expressions that they wouldn't be allowed to have if they were simply a form of entertainment right? Yeah, that's true, but at the same time games being judged as art presents far too many problems and headaches. I am with each and every...

The state of reviews and the influence on games

549d ago ... After reading reviews since the old 16bit times, there is a noticeable shift that happened over that time period. And I`m not sure it`s a good shift. Games nowadays can be patched on all systems including the consoles without any issues and in most cases booting up a game for the first time on release day will prompt a notification that a patch is available. As games got bigger and more c...

You’d be ment4l to miss out on this game (N4G Review)

571d ago ... Anyone that’s even remotely aware of the indie game scene can certainly tell you the platformer genre is one of the most saturated out there. With sixty dollars being such a tough sell for those nowadays and the success of titles such Braid acting as one of many igniters for a plethora of similar games—and probably the birth of gamers on the internet misapplying the term “pretentious” on a whi...

The Corporate Co-option of Indies and the Subordination of Creativity and Positive Subversion

598d ago ... Creativity, experimentation, innovation. These things give rise to new frontiers in human consciousness, as well as challenging our most stubborn of assumptions. For when something genuinely "new" is made, it creates a new space in culture; it channels a new voice to be heard by the world that was either unknown prior to its creation, or was silenced or suppressed. Creativity and experimenta...

Gaming Juggernauts Are Finally Listening

626d ago ... Yes ladies and gentlemen, the big, brash companies that think they can dictate to gamers what they want with little regard to anything else have finally learnt they can't. I'm not just talking about the E3 backlash that Microsoft received, but it also seems it has had a knock on effect with other companies reacting too. Customer service economy Believe it or not, customers have a bigger...

To Final Fantasy fans: Don't Pass Up on XV

632d ago ... Final Fantasy versus XIII has been on my mind for about 5 years now (for some it's been teasing them for 7 years now) and, for a while, it looked pretty bleak for this game. First of all, nobody I asked knew about it at all (which was understandable because even those who did know about it didn't know much). A fair number of people bought PS3s mostly to play this game. We got a few trailers and...

Why FFXV and Kingdom Hearts 3 should have been exclusive

708d ago ... Now, we know that SE have been weird this gen, mostly due to MS's checks and Ex-CEO Mr. Wada. I do not want them to be like this again for the next-gen console cycle, but it seems they will be anyway as they are starting off in the wrong foot. I want them to be great again and have the fans loving them again as well. They will not be that way if they keep making the same mistakes. I read thi...

Top ten reasons why this was the best generation ever.

765d ago ... Next Gen is almost here but before we move on to the next one lets recap gaming's awesome accomplishments this gen. This is the stuff that made MS, Sony and Nintendo who they are today. In no particular order. 1. In the beginning there was light...a red light. Remember when the Xbox 360 came out? Yeah.. that. It was a mess, the red ring of death was like a plague killing gamer's consoles li...

Nintendo needs to dump Sakamoto, Aonuma, and Miyamoto.

778d ago ... A lot of high-fives and cheers of anticipation filled the internet airwaves once news broke that Wada, the former head of Square-Enix, had been cut loose and would be replaced. People felt that a lot of his decisions had caused the company's quality to plummet. Earlier this morning, I read an dang good article (found here: http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2013/04/02/satoru-iwata-hubris...

Yoichi Wada fired by Square Enix ! Now future of Square Enix and JRPG's will be better?

784d ago ... Square Enix had an election and decided to fire the mad dog Yoichi Wada, rest is history. But is this good or bad for gamers in terms of quality and the company in terms of profit. http://n4g.com/news/1220659/ex-square-enix-developer-writes-defense-of-recently-axed-boss A scientific study showed that if you took the CEOs with the best track records and brought them in to run the businesse...

The Spectrum of Subjectivity

800d ago ... I'm not entirely sure why I used to be as defensive of Nintendo as I used to be (hell, to an extent I still am but not as much as before, I'd say) but I can tell you this; it led to nothing but a bad attitude, some nasty arguments and some bittersweet conclusions. It was quite often in response to extremely negative comments in regards to, at the time, Nintendo's upcoming console the Wii U. Thi...

Nintendo's Wii U - Failure To Launch

834d ago ... The Wii U has been launched with some lackluster sales, especially when compared to, well, anything else. The “tablet” gimmick is obvious with the controller with a screen on it. It looks like a Leapster pad. Nintendo was obviously hoping to prey off the “every 9 year old wants an iPad nowadays” mentality, and I can’t really blame them, but at the same time, it was an incredibly juvenile and...

PS3 Nudging Ahead of 360 DOES Matter

860d ago ... It isn't about the console wars. Playstation 3 pulling itself ahead of the Xbox 360 in sales means more than throwing wadded up sales charts at each other (though the Playstation fans have handled the lead in the HD console race with a lot more maturity). The importance behind this event is the implied principles. While the report is technically unofficial, the Ps3 and 360 have been neck a...

Short and Sweet: Why I Still Love Zombie Games

987d ago ... I have heard a lot of frustration with the amount of zombie games that have come out and that are still coming out nowadays. Part of me is frustrated too, but I’m frustrated with the zombie games that are low in quality. The games that are just trying to jump on the zombie train and ride it to moneyville. I still love the zombie games that are good, innovative, and different. The upcoming MMO T...
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