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Microsoft's lack of understanding of what they needed to bring

43d ago ... Before I start, I must confess I was never going to write an E3 blog post. I wasn’t even going to write one after I saw the conferences. What I saw is what I expected to happen which is something I got shot down, here on N4G, for being boring. What change my mind were the endless articles about who won this year. I didn’t mind who they picked (various sites went one way, others went another) bu...

GTA V Problem: Story/Storytelling

299d ago ... Before I start I must point out this blog will contain Spoilers. I will be mentioning parts of the story and specifically the ending so do not read if you have not completed the campaign. So with that said SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS. Right, lets get back to the topic at hand. GTA V story is a complete mess and the problem lies with having three playable characters. They all have their own st...

Launch Retail Exclusives: Minor Role

333d ago ... If you have been on N4G for more than five minutes you would realise there is a constant war that has been brewing since the dawn of time. This war has really amplified with the release of two new systems coming sometime in November. I keep seeing N4G users and gaming journalists compare the PS4 launch titles with the Xbox One launch titles and which one you should get. Except this comparison...

Microsoft and FIFA: Odd?

337d ago ... Microsoft have just announced that they are releasing the One in Europe with FIFA 14 free. It is fantastic yet odd move. Why has Microsoft gone for a sports game when sports games are a hard sell for a new system. I will explain FIFA is a big franchise in Europe (I would now I live in the UK) and FIFA always sell well despite a lot of the time FIFA is a rehash of an old game. Everyone loves...

Bad Analogy: Comparing The Rise of Smartphones to TV and Video Game Consoles

341d ago ... Things have heated up since the announcements of the One and PS4. A big talking point seems to be the TV angle of these consoles and it is debated at length if TV is really such a big thing. I have no problems with that debate except for one tiny little analogy which keeps popping up from time to time. Too many people compare the rise and functionality of smartphones as proof that TV and gamin...

The Presi-Console Election

344d ago ... I first heard this analogy on one of Giant Bomb's excellent podcast. They likened the E3 press conference between Sony and Microsoft as the presidential election with one trying to take a jab at the other. So in the spirit of me being bored on a Tuesday afternoon, I thought I will have a bit of fun and go a little bit insane. Microsoft is Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney did have a hard time avoidi...

Handheld Gaming: Price Change

346d ago ... Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog, here, about the PS Vita and the 3DS having a common problem; which was they are not phones (1). I argued the rise of mobile devices has made these products seem unattractive to the mass market as many people can buy small cheap games to play on the go (with this devices being in direct competition) while getting the console experience at home. The general r...

N4G Users: Etiquette Ironing

348d ago ... I apparently joined N4G 1178 days ago. When you say it like that it makes me feel old even though a lot of you are even older. In the spirit of feeling old, I have decided to write a blog based around the theme of “etiquette”. It is a blog that I have been toying with for some time now as there are some issues with how people comment and respond to each other. Politeness: This one is pretty...

$60 Price Point: Unhealthy Choice

353d ago ... The $60 price point has become the norm since the seventh generation launched. Games became increasingly more expensive to make (with going into the HD realm) and the rise of such rental and used games services meant more money is needed to be taken from the consumers to recuperate that lost revenue. But is the $60 more damaging than helpful to the game industry? In this blog I will attempt to...

Nintendo: Smartphone Gaming

356d ago ... Nintendo has had a rough day today and I am sorry but this is an article that will make things a bit more rough for them. I have to ask but Nintendo do you hate money? Now, I agree this is a ridiculous question to ask any company but Nintendo has been making some very bizarre moves; one of which is going to be discussed in this article. Why hasn’t Nintendo invaded the mobile phone space? One...

What if?

360d ago ... What if Napoleon had kept going? What if the cold war was an actual war? What if Sean Penn had decided not to do acting? So many alternative histories could have been made (I think we can all agree the Sean Penn one needs to happen now) but why look into the past. The past is the past and we should move on. However, what about the future? The point of this blog is to explore the fanboy's orgasm...

Kinect’s Problem: Creating Expensive Solutions For Non-Existent Problems

367d ago ... Recently rumours were circulating that the new Kinect (Kinect 2.0) was a huge cost factor in developing the Xbox One (I will be calling it the One throughout this post). Now this wouldn’t be such a big deal if it was creating solutions to problems in how we interact with our consoles (this is what the blog post is going to be about). It is a no brainer that, on paper, the PS4 is a more powerful...

The Wii U: The Second Console Debate

371d ago ... Ah Nintendo. We love you so much. For the last fourish years you have given us something to talk about. First it was the apparent drop in support for the Wii and now it is the Wii U and its sales. Now, no-one is expecting you to sell at the dizzying heights of the Wii, to ask that would be a tall order, but can Nintendo learn from the direction of the Wii and apply it to the Wii U The big pr...

Screens In Controllers: Where I See It Going

547d ago ... So Nintendo has released the Wii U and its main feature is a touch screen in the controller. It is a great idea however I feel it is a generation too early. In this short blog I will explain why I think it is too early and how it will eventually become an important part of gaming. First I feel Nintendo have jumped the gun with releasing a touch screen in a controller. I feel touch screens in...

Remote Play: Half Arsed Attempt At Genius

569d ago ... I recently got myself a Playstation Vita (note my first Sony handheld device) for a little trip I am having for the next 5 months. It is a quality bit a kit and extremely well made but when I decided to dabble in the remote play function, to see how well it works, something dawned on me. Why hasn’t Sony bothered to push this feature? For those of you who have been living under a rock this g...

Sony's Ad Patent

787d ago ... A patent by Sony (seen here: http://www.google.com/patents?id=lDb9AQAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=sony+entertainment&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mLS-T8TGIqqI6AHM__GqCg&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=sony%20entertainment&f=false ) has been found that shows that gameplay could be interrupted for an ad. Now on the face of it this idea sounds incredibly annoying. However, I am going to show that this feature is not only...

Unfair Look on Apple In The Gaming Market

864d ago ... You do not need to look very hard to get a feeling that a lot of journalist and gamers really do not like Apple. There are various reason with some I can reason with (i.e. lack of recent innovation and charging for it with a AAA price tag). But when it comes to gaming Apple is seen either in a negative light or Apple doesn't count in gaming terms. But Apple has inadvertently done a lot for smal...

Is The Industry Too Accepting When It Comes To Buggy Games?

955d ago ... Before I start, this isn't a hate piece. I like the games mentioned. It is more an observation piece. So we have just had the Spike VGA awards. Looking at the winners from this year and previous years I notices something, arguably, bad when it comes to the winners (especially Game of the Year). The last two years have had some buggy games. Taking a small trip down memory lane to 2010 the...

My Yellow Light Of Death Conundrum

1025d ago ... It was a sad day two days ago. My 60gb fat PS3 ,sadly, packed in after 4 years and 3 months. What makes this situation worst was I bought From Dust and was thoroughly enjoying it until my PS3 cut out. Now I am in a dilemma on how to move on. I have got all these PS3/PSN games that I still play so I would like to get another. But there is a surprising number of option out there. One option is...

Is the PS4 closer than we think?

1039d ago ... Now I am like most PS3 gamers. We want to get more money out of our machine before the next cycle arrives. But looking at the line up this year, I just can't help thinking that a large majority of the big developers have released a game this year which has got to hint at something The PS3 has enjoyed some wonderful exclusives this year. From Killzone and LBP2 all the way to Resistance and Un...
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