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Harvest Moon Vs Stardew Valley: the apprentice becomes the master

4d ago ... The original Harvest Moon series - now known as Story of Seasons (series) - first released on the SNES way back in 1996, a time when crazy pants were all the rage and the world was about to be hit by a major disaster... The Spice Girls. For all these years Story of Seasons has been master of the farm simulation / rpg genre, largely due to the fact that no other developer cared enough to cha...

An Interview with Luis Antonio - Part 1

44d ago ... [i]Coolbeans talk to Luis Antonio, developer of Twelve Minutes, about his past experiences in development, why he wanted to make Twelve Minutes, his inspirations, and when and how he expects the game to be released.[/i] [b]Coolbeans:[/b] Before Twelve Minutes, what previous experience have you had in the games industry, as far as role and what games you’ve worked on? [b]Luis:[/b] I starte...

Open Letter to third party developers regarding Nintendo

45d ago ... Im not claiming to be an expert on such matters, but the situation is rather poor. Blame could lay with either Nintendo, its customers or the third party developers. But its clear that third party devs tend to avoid Nintendos home systems. If the blame is on Nintendo: They should fund more games for their systems and advertise more. If the blame is on the customers: We could buy...

Gearbox might already be trying to kill off the NX's first year momentum.

54d ago ... The Wii U's momentum got killed off early for a lot of different reasons, resulting in one of the quickest cliff-drops to first year sales Nintendo has ever seen. Of those reasons, one was late ports of games we already own being the predominant choice for the system's opening year of third party games. Fast forward to now, and it seems a new rumor has cropped up that may indicate Nintend...

So much, and so little...

60d ago ... I have begun to notice that I have a rapidly expanding problem, and I really don't know what to do about it. I have too many games. I collect games from various platforms, not just current generation and last generation titles. I have games from the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, Neo Geo, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox,...

The Economics of Videogame Storytelling

63d ago ... Many are experimenting with formulae that are heavy on the “Video” part of VideoGame and much lighter on the “Game” part. The game with no gameplay. This is an increasingly popular trend in the videogame market. This is much to the chagrin of the old-school gamers, who see this as some sort of polygonal blasphemy against the founding principles of our medium. Those principles say that gameplay...

The Wii U is DONE: How the Nintendo NX could re-write the rules

63d ago ... Amid the madness that was E3 2015, one detail that was spoken of so briefly that the term ‘glossed over’ doesn’t quite feel accurate–the Nintendo NX console–made a quiet blip on the radar before taking a backseat to the new additions to their longstanding franchise Super Smash Bros. (which really showed me the direction the company is determined to go in), plushies and arguably way too much tim...

PS3 "A Better Value Than Wii U"?

82d ago ... Today I was shopping around at a local Walmart, when it dawned on me! The Wii U cost $300, while the PS3 was $150, then I started to really think about that...Then it hit me! The PS3 actually offers a better value then the "next gen" Nintendo Wii U. I must be crazy.. Right? When I went to the game aisle, I could not believe what I saw, a scarce Wii U game library with a lot of the same game...

The Importance of Being an Omnigamer

91d ago ... It's easy to pick a platform and form brand loyalty. It's cheaper, it's saves space under your TV, it's easier to keep track of new games releasing and it's just plain fun to join in on the fanboy/girl platform wars. http://i.imgur.com/B5kLr9R.png But I'm here to do the unpopular thing and tell you that you are failing as a gamer if you do this. Not only are you missing out on some of...

The Nintendo console I really want to own

118d 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....

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...

That nagging feeling.

161d ago ... Change will always give rise to conflicting emotions. When Nintendo announced their mobile plans, many were enthused. Some were investors who see it as a way forward for the company towards the greener pastures of mobile gaming – which will hopefully make more “green” for them. Some wiser fans recognized that for Nintendo to remain game makers, they had to expand and adapt in order to survive...
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N4G GOTY WINNERS!

179d ago ... Here they are, the N4G GOTY winners as chosen by YOU, the N4G users! That's right, all nominations and votes come from registered N4G users! Thousands of votes were cast and here we are, the games of 2014: News Story of the Year LizardSquad DDoS on PSN/XBL Best Voice Acting Trey Parker, various, South Park: The Stick of Truth Most Replayable Super Smash Bros. for WiiU Best New VG...
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February Contest Winners!

180d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! The $50 COMMENTS - FOUR WINNERS, a $50 Amazon gift card each: WizzroSupreme oasdada cl1983 TheUpbringer BEST USER BLOG: 4 winners, a $100 Amazon Gift Card each! Abizzel1, Nintendoom Series: http://n4g.com/user/blog/abizzel1/all/1 coolbeans, Tired of this Schmitt Episode VII: The Non-Argument Reawakens [Parts 1+2]: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/coolbe...

Nintendoom: Part 3: Specs., Price, and Performance

188d ago ... First and foremost the console has to be more powerful, but most importantly, easy to develop for (something all developers benefit from). The PlayStation 4 is the perfect example of giving developers, the gamer, and the community what they want, and reaping the rewards for it. At $199 - $249 the console can’t be a powerhouse if it launches between 2017 - 2018, but at worst it should be on pa...

Nintendoom: Part 1: Re-shaping the console

188d ago ... It's a new year, and time for a new blog, so let’s get right into it. Nintendoom. “Is this the end of Nintendo”, “Is this the end of Handhelds”, we've heard all this before, but looking at the state of the Wii U, and it's understandable why this topic comes up. The Wii U is currently performing worse than the GameCube which is considered a failure sales-wise amongst the gaming community, esp...

The Eighth Console Generation is Weird

215d ago ... So here we are, a little over a year into all of the eighth console generation platforms being available to the public. Though each of the platforms show promise and the games look to be getting better and better, there are some things about this console generation that seem, well, off. Here's a short list of why I think this generation is a bit wacky compared to last. 1. None of the console...

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

216d 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...
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New Nintendo Console Incoming? You Don't Say!

233d ago ... Recently, a lot of news has been pouring in about Nintendo, and for what seems like the first time in a (really) long time, it's all positive. The 3DS is undeniably any gamer's Master Sword of a system, and the Wii U has finally become "the little console that CAN!" - as its fortunes have almost completely shifted direction for the better. Case in point, both of Nintendo's systems and their com...

The Gift of Gaming Gone Wrong?

266d ago ... I am a man on a mission. My goal is to convert as many of my relatives into gamers as possible. I need people to play with….and borrow games from. I never said this mission was altruistic. Like any good indoctrination scheme, my focus is on my younger family members. Their minds are there to be molded. Anyway, enough of the creepy backstory. I want to buy a gaming device for my niece who’s abou...
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