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How to Score E3 Using 'Science' 2013

452d ago ... For the third year running I'd like to present to you my 'scientific' method for judging an E3 winner. Those of you familiar with this 'experiment' should notice the rules will be almost the same as last year, scroll down to read. For everyone else here's links to the old blogs followed by results for each year: 2011 Rules - http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/chaostar/517547 Results...

Schrödinger's Rumour

520d ago ... What is it about rumours that we love?  Well, who doesn’t love a mystery and rumours are like little clues that might help unravel a great truth. However, like in any good mystery, a clue can also end up being misdirection, intentional or not. So how do we tell if a rumour is worth following or not?  It’s a question that is easily answered in the eyes of a console/PC fanatic, you just approv...

Evolution of Gaming Hardware, Why it Matters

536d ago ... In the 90’s Playstation helped take gaming away from the image of childish plaything to a widely accepted form of mainstream entertainment. Since then gaming has expanded way beyond the boundaries of that box under your TV and into an endless sea of varying devices. Developers have answered the need for smaller more accessible games to capture an audience that play on non-dedicated hardware w...

The Calm Before The Storm

558d ago ... Can you feel it? There’s electricity in the atmosphere. Something stirs on the horizon and the air grows thick with anticipation as sparks of excitement crackle here and there. A dull rumble echoes across the hills in the distance. It’s a sound some gamers haven’t heard in over seven years but it still manages to elicit the same passion, the same sense of expectation and the same sliver of a...

PS4 Controller Prototype: Taking it Further

563d ago ... Whenever some new information wiggles its way onto the internet the press are always there to peck it to pieces and, most of the time, they leave no crumbs. However every now and then something goes unsaid, perhaps because they missed a vital piece of info or perhaps it would be too much like conjecture for them to comment. Whatever the case, this is usually the time I like to take out my for...

Kinect 2 Could Be Nextbox's Downfall

623d ago ... Kinect is Microsoft’s gimmick, their ‘thing’, if you will, the hook that differentiates them from other platforms; like a guy with an unusual hat. Now some people like the look of the hat and some people think it looks plain stupid, there’ll always be differing opinions, but one thing’s for sure MS think they look damn good in that hat and they want to have it permanently sewn to their head. O...

Steel Battalion, The Final Straw For 'Core' Kinect Hopes?

802d ago ... I've been disillusioned to the word of video games for a LONG time now and, while I try not to run on auto-negativity-pilot I find that getting your hopes up for something special generally ends in disappointment where games are concerned. I could list all my personal disappointments here right now but I don't have enough ink in my keyboard; what I really want to talk about is my most recent a...

The Results Are In: 'Scientific' winner of E3 2012

814d ago ... I've tallied up all the announcements, trailers and awkward silences to find out who was the 'scientific' winner of E3 this year. So here are the results... For the rules see... http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/chaostar/520029 There's a TL;DR section at the bottom for the lazy people. (In chronological order) MICROSOFT Halo 4 Trailer with gameplay [3] Sales bragging [-1] Splinter C...

How to Score E3 Using 'SCIENCE' 2012

843d ago ... Another year, another chaotic corporate p*ssing match known as E3. Where developers, publishers and manufacturers all decide to climb into the same building in LA and scream at the top of their voices that their product is the best. All the while the media scramble, like bums fighting over a dropped sausage roll, to update their blogs first with every bit of new information. It's a ridiculou...

Gaming Media, Why u no Want Vita to Succeed?

970d ago ... Ever heard the saying “if you throw enough s**t, some sticks”? It basically means if you manage to get a lie repeated en masse then eventually some people are going to believe it. The practice of ‘professional’ trolling for hits has become a problem, no not just an annoyance anymore, a full blown problem. You see, it’s become in a gaming sites’ best interest to post negative articles for the...

On The First Day Of Christmas N4G Sent To Me...

981d ago ... I've decided to continue my Christmas insomnia tradition so I had time to (re)write you all a little song to wish everyone on N4G a merry Christmas. I tried to make them rhyme with the original lyrics as much as possible but... well, ya know. Enjoy :) On the first day of Christmas, N4G sent to me An Arrow in the knee. On the second day of Christmas, N4G sent to me Two Power Gloves,...

Does Fanboyism Carry Over?

1001d ago ... The gaming industry moves at a lightening pace. In my time as a gamer I’ve witnessed many different technologies come and go as well as the rise and fall of various hardware manufacturers and software developers. Each of these devices/companies has or has had a legion of fans at their back but, if the loyalty of the fans was as strong as some would have you believe, how come Sega stopped prod...

Disc Swapping and the Variable of Choice

1058d ago ... We’ve all seen the argument before, a game comes out on PS3 and Xbox with the latter version arriving on multiple discs spurring the ‘system fundamentalists’ into an immature back and forth flame fest. The likelihood of somebody mentioning RROD or lack of cross-game chat growing exponentially by the second and, as tempers soar and IQs dip, chances are high that innocent commenter’s will end u...

Eurogamer 2011: Starhawk, TPS/RTS?

1072d ago ... Space, the final frontier... or is it? No it’s not, according to Lightbox Interactive’s follow-up to Warhawk, a multi-player only TPS released in 2007 on PS3. The new frontier involves some kind of space gold rush, in which the very substance you’re fighting for can mutate you into some kind of boney, glowing tribal warrior. The space-western theme is very reminiscent of cult fave TV show Fi...

Eurogamer 2011: PS Vita, Getting a Feel For It

1073d ago ... I was not only lucky enough to catch the last group of the day to go hands on with Sony’s Playstation Vita but it was also a lightly extended session since the queue had closed behind us. Still, not enough time was given to ask ALL the questions and try EVERYTHING out but I did manage to get that all important ‘feel’ for the device. What I mean is, even in the relatively short time we were al...

Xbox’s failure in Japan and why there won’t be a PS4

1104d ago ... Recently we’ve seen a multitude of reports indicating retailers in Japan are scaling back Microsoft’s Xbox 360 from store shelves, some are even removing it altogether. http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/17/report-japanese-retailers-backing-away-from-xbox-360 http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/118/1188829p1.html http://www.next-gen.biz/news/xbox-360-dead-japan It got me wondering about the...

N4PS3G? Debunking the Myth... With 'Science'

1143d ago ... There’s a ‘popular’ opinion that crops up in comments sections around the Internet; its familiar inflection repeating, like an annoying ringtone in a cinema. It’s the sound of one set of fanboys making ridiculous claims against another set. While there are many examples of this in the gaming world, this one stands head and shoulders above them as a shining example of how a biased mind perceiv...

Who Won E3? The 'Scientific' Results Are In

1180d ago ... This is a follow up to my previous blog, which can be read here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/chaostar/517547 First off let me say that this is all tongue-in-cheek stuff and should not be taken seriously in the slightest. For those of you that will inevitably feel the need to vent your anger in the comments section please do so in a respectful manner where possible. * * * * * * * * * *...

How to score E3, using 'SCIENCE'

1190d ago ... It seems every other article submitted to N4G in the run-up to E3 feels the need to perpetuate the misconception that the event is some kind of fanboy e-peen measuring contest. It would appear that only one of the big three can walk away with the title of E3 ‘win’ but “wait”, I hear you say, “isn’t that just a matter of opinion?” yes... yes it is. However, opinion is not an exact science a...

Noob guide to N4G

1274d ago ... Congratulations on visiting the world’s premier (and pretty much only) gaming news aggregate website. In these pages you’ll find a collection of top quality articles from around the web approved by a foolproof system of responsible contributors. This system ensures you’ll never see: duplicate articles, flame bait, poorly translated articles, bad grammar, blogs or Youtube videos. To get you s...
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