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Do Better Graphics Make a Better Game? (Round 1! Sonic 3 & Knuckles vs. Sonic Adventure)

224d ago ... Let me get this out of the way right now: I am pro Sonic. Ever since I was old enough to play games I always though Sonic was so much better than Mario. In fact, the only reason I owned a SNES was to play Final Fantasy VI, otherwise it was Sega all the way. I have played nearly all the games (up until the Wii exclusives, but I did play Generations) so I hope that gives me the right to lay out t...

I want an Xbox One, but I'm not getting one.

236d ago ... So I've been reading up on the comments for Microsofts E3 press conference, I can't exactly agree or disagree for any of them. I liked just about every game I saw. Each and every one of them looked exciting. Yet with every good game comes a buttload of ridiculous controversy. Just look at Watch Dogs. Here's a couple of post I saw. Keep in mind that they are NOT word for word. My memory isn'...

E3 Is Almost Here

237d ago ... E3 is right around the corner and here I am stuck once again in my cycle of life. Earn money, take care of kid, and hang out with the family. But I almost forget. I have to spend some time with the Playstation 4, but that will be difficult considering there are no compelling games to play. Oh well back to collecting dust I suppose. In all seriousness my Playstation 3 and Wii U have been gett...

More Wii U words

241d ago ... So, there are lots of things wrong with the Wii U. Marketing has been confusing, the games have come slowly, third party support is gone, the asking price is too high and the tech is too old. Nintendo doesn't have a problem that people need to insightfully boil things down to; they have a large, unlabeled umbrella full of issues collected like so many undesirable Pokemon. That's the lens the...

Polygon's Nintendo Nightmare

241d ago ... Let me start off by saying that Mr. Kuchera's views are probably not representative of the entirety of Polygon. I always find that gamers tend to associate one person's review or statement with the entirity of the site/company, and this isn't usually the case. That said, I find his statements to be an additional footnote to the laughable incompetency that Polygon trails. The article in quest...
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Road to E3 '14: Nintendo and the Underdog - Wii U

242d ago ... DISCLAIMER: This is the FIRST of my 3-PART SERIES, that I will be writing throughout this week; all dedicated to the Grande, upcoming event, simply dubbed "E3". All content in the following blog post is the sole personal opinion of the user, simply dubbed "AKR". Yes - it's THAT time of year again; the great celebration for Gamers everywhere! The biggest, and best event for all things Gaming;...
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May Contest Winners!

242d ago ... Congratulations, everyone! Stay tuned for June contests. (and feel free to let me know what you want in the comments below) GET LUCKY TWICE: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U One winner will be chosen at random from the winners of the contests below. That's right - have a winning May Blog, User Review, Comment or be a top Contributor in May and you're entered to win! PRIZE: Winners choice* of PS4...

Why I’d like to see Nintendo become a third party only games maker in terms of TV consoles

259d ago ... First of all, Nintendo’s position as maker of handheld machines has been relatively stable. My post is not in reference to handheld buyers at all. My post is to argue that Nintendo need no longer spend money on making the major TV consoles. The history of Nintendo as a major console maker (NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, WiiU) has, original Wii aside, been one of diminishing sales. The NES...
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Mario Kart 8 Officially Justifies the Wii U's Graphical Prowess

266d ago ... Say what you want about the Wii U. Whine and complain as much as you'd like about how the system isn't at the same 'power-level' as the PS4 or XBOX One. One thing is for sure, though: Mario Kart 8 is one damn-fine looking game. It's been a little less than a year from since the public got a chance to first see the title in action. It's been a little over a year from since Nintendo showed...

E3 2014 Predictions

266d ago ... We are only a month away from one of the biggest days for video games in the entire year. The Electronics Entertainment Expo (or E3 as most people call it) comes around every summer, and gives gamers across the world hope for their respective systems. For some (myself included), E3 is a decision maker on which console to spend your hard-earned money on. I personally own a Wii U already, but I'm...

An Analysis on the Wii U's Current Situation

270d ago ... Recently Nintendo submitted its FY2013 report, which saw them failing to reach their Wii U target, after cutting it by almost 70%. This is terrible news, and the logical question is: What's next? First let me state some things, the way I see them: 1. A new console is out of the question. Nintendo can barely keep up with the 3DS and Wii U as it is, and with all their teams likely workin...
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N4G May Contests: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U

270d ago ... Better late than never? Here's hoping! The May contests are... GET LUCKY TWICE: WIN A PS4/XBOX ONE/WII U One winner will be chosen at random from the winners of the contests below. That's right - have a winning May Blog, User Review, Comment or be a top Contributor in May and you're entered to win! PRIZE: Winners choice* of PS4 or XBOX One or WII U COMMENT LOTTERY: Each comment you m...

What's Happening to Nintendo?

273d ago ... I love Nintendo. I may not be as tight with them as I am with Sony, but Ninty and I go way back. Heck, Super Mario World for the SNES was the first videogame I ever encountered, at the age of four, so it's possible I never would have taken up gaming as a past time, if it wasn't for good old Ninty. But, many of their decisions lately, have been questionable, at best. It's no secret that th...

Could Pac-Man be in MK8&SSB4?

276d ago ... I've heard both sides of this "argument", as to reasons Pac-Man should and shouldn't be in either of these upcoming titles from Nintendo- So I figured I would throw my "2-cents" into the ring. I for one am a fan of the idea of Pac-Man being in both titles. Why? Well, for starters-one of my favorite Mario Kart games was the arcade game that Namco released that not only included Pac-Man in its ro...

What's in a name?: How a platform's name projects product vision.

280d ago ... Good morning/afternoon/evening N4G, What attracts us to gaming platforms? More of the same or stark contrasts to what we knew and loved/hated? We tend to be a little heavy-handed in a console's assessment after buying it and somehow we seem surprised at what the product offers. Common ones this generation are "PS4 is just a more powerful PS3" and "XBOX One is just an XBOX with a better camer...

Can't we all get along?: If one company ruled the industry (Opinion Piece)

283d ago ... With the Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 4, and Microsoft XBOX One all out in the wild (in most places), gamers are snatching up their console(s) of choice, mostly enjoying their new investments. Unfortunately, due to sensational media headlines (does "CAN XBOX ONE CATCH UP TO PS4" or "NPD CHARTS SHOW EXUBERANT SALES OF TITANFALL" ring a bell?), overbearing dependence on exclusive titles, hard...

Is Nintendo’s Current 2014 Line-Up Enough to Save the Wii U?

288d ago ... This is my first post, i am so nervous :p , hope you enjoy it. Over a year after its launch, the Wii U continues to struggle in the console marketplace despite having a rather large catalog of games currently available. Last year, Nintendo bet their hopes on a series of holiday titles – Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Wii Party U, and Super Mario 3D World...

The Ascension of Indie Games

295d ago ... Games developers can make games in many different forms of organization. Let it be a one-man team, or a full team with a big name publisher helping them to fund and advertise their creations which doesn't work sometimes as the publishers are restricting the team's creative freedom. That is where independent teams come in as they are advertising their own games and let the consumers give feedbac...

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 2)

296d ago ... The Casual Conundrum Playstation and Microsoft were undoubtedly, along with the rest of the world, blown away by the success of Nintendo’s little motion machine. Naturally, they each developed their own peripherals that would satisfy the now booming motion market. Playstation announced and released what it called the Playstation Move. Like the Wii, the Playstation Move coordinated with the P...

Why Mario Kart 8's Lack of Voice Chat Does and Does Not Matter

300d ago ... So Mario Kart 8 has no voice chat feature. Let me be the first to say that this kind of sucks for Wii U players (and technically for me when I get the thing in the future). A lot of people seem pretty upset by this news, and rightfully so. Some people really want to be able to talk to the people they are playing with and that's a perfectly fine criticism. Although, I do feel like some of the cr...