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Is it Time the Agree/Disagree System Gets an Update?

1d 23h ago ... Here on N4g there is a system that every user has used at least once. That system is the ability to vote on a comment, with either and "agree" or "disagree." This allows users to show the popular opinion among a sea of comments and helps dissuade abuse of said ability. Although, it is not a flawless system, and unfortunately many have lowered the integrity of the system. The primary issue th...

The Economics of Videogame Storytelling

2d 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

2d 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...

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saimcheeda

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

- PS3

Anyone who's been keeping up with the series will be familiar with the Desmond saga that had been the staple of the series so far. However, with that story line having ended, the next installment had a challenge as well as an opportunity to step in and move the series forward with a change in direction. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag attempts to do much of that but with the intention to keep i...

9.0

HonestDragon

The Wolf Among Us Season 1

- PC

Everyone has heard or read their fair share of folklore and fairy tales. Some of these stories can be similar to our societal circumstances. Other stories have life lessons that you probably will take with you into adulthood. In the world of Fables in The Wolf Among Us, we see a fragile environment. The characters we grew up with and know so much of like Beauty and The Magic Mirror have forever...

9.0

coolbeans

Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

- Xbox One

*NOTE: Considering that this is a game heavily focused on storytelling, I’m going to have to bring up some MAJOR AND MINOR SPOILERS about Life Is Strange in order to examine how I feel about it. For this special case, it’s not possible to obscure all important details to examine it the way I want to here. Viewer discretion is advised.* *NOTE #2: Review for this episode reflects thoughts on...

7.6

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