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Titan One Review- "Mods without Soldering"

3d ago ... The Titan One is available online for approximately $60 USD. A device was provided for review purposes. More information can be found at www.consoletuner.com. A digital modding device for console controllers that both makes me giggle with glee and shiver at its application for online gaming, the Titan One is a curious device. The Titan One really shows its colors by working as intended as...

Fanboys Be Like...

6d ago ... Since this generation has gotten underway, the crazies have been overly vocal, supporting or defending their platforms of choice. Nothing wrong with that, except in the past, it was a very different scenario for their company of choice. So I've come up with a list (in no particular ranked order) of some of the silly things I've heard this generation so far. 1. "Microsoft's Cloud will show th...

When does Next Gen truly start?

12d ago ... When we buy a next gen system, we expect at least a game or two to stand out and scream next gen. To make us stand up and say, "wow, I cant believe this is a game!" or "This couldnt have been done last gen". Not just visually, but with gameplay also. I can remember, the entire way back to the Atari 2600, each system launch having at least one or two of those games that made you gasp in amazemen...

Microsoft's Misuse Of Their IPs

15d ago ... Microsoft has been criticized for the past few years for relying too heavily on a few IPs. The original Xbox had a large amount of exclusive games that were first party with games like Halo, Conker, Mechassualt, Crimson Skies, Forza, Project Gotham Racing, Rallisport Challenge, Brute Force, Blink, Voodoo Vince and several other titles being published (and owned) by MS for the Platform. Microso...

ID@Xbox And The Indie Games Conundrum

18d ago ... I'm going to start off this blog post with something most of you should know about me by now but some may not. I'm not really fan of the indie games, nor the extreme focus being placed on them. I view the focus being placed on indie games, clearly evident especially from Sony's conferences where indie game titles take up way too much conference time, to be the answer to a problem all 3 platform...

Pre-order Madness

20d ago ... Pre-orders have certainly changed. Growing up as a gamer in the 90s and early 2000s, pre-orders were just a way to ensure you were able to get a copy of the latest and greatest title on launch day. Fast forward 20 years and pre-orders play a different and more pivotal role in a game's development and marketing. It is not uncommon to have games being announced that are more than a year away f...

My top 10 Games in a franchise last gen.

30d ago ... Choosing a top 10 on such a topic was really hard because some of those franchises had a sequel or a prequel that is just as good . So let begin with ... 10-Mass Effect (Ps3,360,Pc) While alot of people will say Mass effect 2 was the best in the series , for me this was the best , the level mechanics , getting exp from enemies rather than finishing a part then get a bunch of exp , it just w...

No, September's PS+ Lineup Does Not Suck

32d ago ... I've been seeing quite a few articles lately regarding September's PS+ lineup, and September's Games With Gold lineup. Many say GWG is better, some others beg to differ. Here's my whole take and opinion on this month's free games, and why everyone's complaining. (My post here is a bit long, I know, but bear with me). In case you haven't been catching up with the news lately, the free games t...

This has only just begun, remember the Super Nintendo.

37d ago ... I usually wake up every morning and the first thing I do is check the N4G website. I am looking for news on new games, the next batch of free games with the Games with Gold program, and new apps added to the already impressive amount available to Xbox One owners. When I spot a new post that catches my attention I click on it immediately and begin reading. Usually Xbox One related articles are t...

My Top 10 JRPGs

37d ago ... Probably my favorite gaming genre is JRPG, which probably has one of the hardest games, one of the most in-depth, best soundtracks and of course visually great (During their golden era atleast). Genre is very different from western type of RPG games such as Witcher, Fallout and Dungeon Siege Series. With the rise of Online gaming, we have morphed into MMORPG genre quite much, with this i thi...

A possible effect Microsoft needs to be mindful of

41d ago ... Like a man beating a dead horse I am going to write about the Tomb Raider deal. I am not a huge believer in writing about something that nearly every publication or users has already written about. But I feel one aspect of the deal is being overlooked; the one company that has the most to lose out in the deal is not Square Enix but Microsoft. Microsoft is no stranger to buying timed/exclusiv...

Under the Knife: Public Relations Failure and Fan Outrage

42d ago ... Despite the overwhelming press that Rise of the Tomb Raider got last week, the aftershock is still being felt. It has now been confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed exclusive for the Xbox brand and not a complete exclusive that was being touted in the first twenty-four hours of this news. A lot of people have calmed down from this revelation, but there is still residual resentm...

This Blog Posted Exclusively On N4G

43d ago ... Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an exciting announcement to make. Thanks to years of support from my partners here at N4G, the success that that partnership has brought both myself and everyone on the site, I'm proud to announce that the proceeding blog will be posted exclusively on N4G.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T2l15bKMZk Yeah, no one cares. The topic of exclusive content just k...

An Open Letter to Microsoft and Square Enix

44d ago ... To: Microsoft Cc: Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics Dear Microsoft, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, Considering that this is in fact an open letter, and will be ready by many others, allow me to take a moment to preface this and state for the record that I hold no single platform or console at a higher regard than any other on the market today. I am indeed a neutral party and this is a neut...

Sony didn't need to win Gamescom; They have already won 2014

48d ago ... Today I saw two different strategies when comparing Microsoft to Sony and their approach to gamescom. Microsofts announcements were more aimed at selling more xbox ones, particularly in europe This was done by really bringing the hype for the big guns Fifa - Cod - Halo MCC/5 beta - Quantum Break - Fable - AC:U - Tomb Raider. The Fifa stuff was pretty pointless because we know of legends...

Lara Croft's Entry into the Console War

48d ago ... Since the beginning of time, there was always a central conflict in between both sides of the proverbial coin. With one grand spectrum at both ends of every cord, there was always one side versus another; man and woman, right and wrong, pro-life and pro-choice, Republican and Democrat, religion and atheist and the list goes on. However, those spectra are typically categorized into life itself,...

3 Platform Future: Xbox + PC + Steam = WIN

51d ago ... http://static.digit.in/fckeditor/uploads/xbox360-laptop(1).jpg Welcome to part two of the 3 platform future series. This is a 3 part blog, on what I personally hope will happen to the current game industry removing the need for to purchase 6 different platforms to have access to all games, and instead have a simple 3 platform medium. If you missed the first part, it covered Nintendo and mo...

PlayStation Plus: Where should it go next?

51d ago ... PlayStation Plus was first launched in 2010 primarily as a way for Sony to get revenue from their PlayStation Network. The service soon became a success as it offered free games, discounts and a variety of other deals as long as you kept the subscription. It was a surprisingly successful consequence of backing themselves into a corner (which was not charging for the use of the PlayStation Netwo...

Xbox’s biggest threat: Microsoft itself

52d ago ... Recently, Microsoft released their K10 report [1] which detailed how well Microsoft has done over the last fiscal year. The report details how much the Xbox brand has lost this fiscal year which a lot of users, even I, were shocked by. A lot of these losses can be attributed to launching a new console and even the report discuss a large amount of cost being attributed to hiring of new staff. Al...

How Should Driveclub Be Reviewed?

54d ago ... It was recently announced that the PS4 exclusive game "Driveclub" will not launch with weather effects in the game; they will be added later via a patch. It's also been announced that the Xbox exclusive game "Forza Horizon 2" will have weather effects included on the game disc. Since these two driving/racing games will inevitably be compared to each other based on their close release dates an...
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