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The Ascension of Indie Games

8d 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)

9d 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 DLC sucks

29d ago ... Now I know the title of this is going to immediately ruffle some feathers. I am also aware that most of those feathers will be of NEW gamers. When I say new I mean any gamer who started his/her career with the PS3 and Xbox 360. You see Downloadable Content didn’t rear its ugly head regularly until the aforementioned gaming machine made their debuts. Downloadable Content (DLC) was in theory an e...

Get it through your skulls;Graphics. Don't. MATTER! (To an extent.)

41d ago ... So news recently came out that Watch Dogs was apparently downgraded graphicswise after its delay. I don't understand HOW they made it look worse. I usually respect the game creators, but I don't know what made them think it looked better than before. I could've had this back in November for the PS4 or Wii U or Xbox 360, yet it was delayed to "polish." Now, is the downgrade worthy of CANCELLI...

7 Aspirations for Destiny

44d ago ... 2014 looks set to be an incredibly exciting time for the videogame industry. Next to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 edging gracefully into the twilight years of their impressive legacies, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are slowly but surely gathering the pace required to supersede them, and with games like Titanfall, Rust, Hotline Miami 2 and Dark Souls 2 all on the horizon, whatever your fo...

The great resolution-gate hypocrisy

55d ago ... Disclaimer: Before I say my piece and get torn by either side, I come from a neutral gaming background owning every system I could coax from my parents/afford by myself. There always have been and there always will be small but vocal groups of fanbases who will mercilessly defend their favoured platform even when it's neither in their intetests as a consumer or backed by any sense or logic....

What is Innovation? And does it matter?

64d ago ... While some think the Wii U gamepad and Kinect 2.0 are excellent features to the consoles, some think that they should be optional, and follow in the footsteps of the PS4, which supports Off-TV play and motion control separately. I agree and disagree. It was the right move for Sony to let people get more Innovation out of there console at a different price, and simply let us pay a cheaper price...

The Identity of N4G

65d ago ... I've been a part of News4Gamers, a.k.a N4G, since Aug. 17, 2007. That means a long time; not the longest but long enough. I've been here for the Open Zone and the original fanboy trolls that no longer post here. When you've been here long enough, or possibly lurk here long enough without joining, you'll see a common statement made these days. "Screw this site, it's filled with Sony fanboys"...

Next Gen Ports: Why I'd Happily Buy Them

68d ago ... As someone who has bought a PS3 and Xbox 360 I've played my fair share of games, some of them I've loved like the Mass Effect series for example, I've had years of pleasure from my first steps on Eden Prime to the Infamous ending at the Crucible, But I've had more than enough time to enjoy myself and move on to later games. Now this is not a feeling I'm having with the likes of The Last Of Us a...

Playstation Vita's troubles and where to go next

86d ago ... It's no secret the Vita isn't doing so well. Chances are if you're reading this blog you'll have read around 15 articles and blogs about the death of the Vita and various ways to save it. This blog isn't entirely different, but I'm going to write about the ways the Vita is failing and the ways it's succeeding, and how the road to recovery doesn't really seem that complicated. Price: Price...

Capcom and the importance of niche

121d ago ... Recently, I picked up both Lost Planet 1 and 2 for Xbox 360 because I am currently obsessed with the film Pacific Rim and I just wanted to play the only games that would get me as close to that kind of world, both in style and action. I Started with Lost Planet 2 and... I'm more in love with this game than I have ever been before. I've played and gotten rid of it once already, but now I just ca...
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Xbox One & PS4 Summary - Key Features and Differences

128d ago ... The ‘next generation’ of video game consoles has come to life with the recent releases of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4). These consoles offer levels of processing power, graphical capability and unique features never before seen in home video game consoles. One of the key new features of the Xbox One is the inclusion of a ‘Kinect’ sensor with every console. This device...

The 3rd Times A Charm, The PS4 Is In A One Horse Race

133d ago ... The way it looks now the PS4 is about to handily outsell the Xbox One. This will be the 3rd time in a row a Playstation platform has outsold a Microsoft platform. This generation looks to be more of a PS2 type victory than a PS3 type victory. 1. PRICE It's the most obvious so I'll start here. The PS4 regardless of everything else it's better at, is cheaper. This is the first thing uneduca...

PS4 Trophy List

170d ago ... No DRM (Gold) - Play the PS4 offline in a submarine Thanks For The $60 (Bronze) - Buy and use the PS Camera for more than an hour, kids under 12 don't count Next Generation (Bronze) - Play a PS4 game that looks and performs better than the Xbox One version of the same game Playback?!?! (Bronze) - Use the PS4 to play a DVD, BR and a MP3 Trololol (Silver) Use the PS Camera and a heads...

Breaking Down Xbox one (Part 1: Hardware)

176d ago ... Hardware The Wii U has been hacked (as far as revealing hardware), and Sony has been very open regarding the innards of the PlayStation 4; however, Microsoft has been very tight lipped regarding any finite details regarding their successor to the Xbox 360, Xbox One. All we really have from Microsoft is 8GB of DDR3 RAM 68 GB/s, 32MB eSRAM 200 GB/s, an 8-core custom CPU (still based on an AMD...

The Dawn Of A New Generation Is Upon Us...

198d ago ... With the close of the current generation harrowing upon us, and the dawn of a new, soon approaching... We are left to ponder what once was and what soon will be in the realm of video games. With every new generation, we are assured better visuals, with graphic fidelity far superior to what once was with the previous generation of consoles. We are promised new gameplay possibilities that coul...

Console Contradiction

202d ago ... This is my first blog post, actually its my first post period. So please bare with me. I'm about to talk about the 2 next gen consoles. With Gamescom, TGS, and E3 all finished, I think its fine to compare the consoles now. Of course with new information coming out each day, we can never know what to expect. The PS4 could suck with one post, vice versa with Xbox One. So here's my story. My...

Rant: I wish I #u(&*@! didn’t care.

202d ago ... I’m a gamer, I love gaming. For most of my gaming years I stuck to my good old Playstation 2 and 3, (Xbox 360 briefly)I then bought a High-End (2011) gaming PC and joined Steam. I always used to check Metacritic, IGN and Gamespot for reviews and impressions of games, I lurked NeoGAF (just for the GIFS) threads every now and again but for the most part I played games. I then joined NeoGAF and su...

All In For...

210d ago ... With the end of TGS looming, everything's on the table for two of the Big Three coming out with next-gen consoles by the end of the year. The most we'll get from either Sony or Microsoft now would be a simple policy explanation via twitter or short interviews but nothing that would dramatically shift the opinion in a consumer's mind. So, has everyone who is planning on purchasing a console by...

Gaming in Japan: What does the PS4 release date mean?

222d ago ... Sony recently announced at a press event that the PS4 would release during February of 2014 in Japan, 3 months after the Western market release in November 2013. The represents a big shift from every other Sony console release, all of which have launched either before or simultaneously to Western markets. Yet the strategy is symptomatic of a broader trend in the Japanese gaming market that...
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