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A possible effect Microsoft needs to be mindful of

95d 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...

LittleBigPlanet: Stunted by a poor financial model

95d ago ... LittleBigPlanet has been somewhat of a successful series for Sony and they have just unveiled their newest title in the series, LittleBigPlanet 3, for the PS3 and PS4. From October 2008 to January 2013 8 million user generated levels were created and published [1]. I am proudly a creator of two of those 8 million levels even though those levels were nothing compared to some of the amazing creat...

PlayStation Plus: Where should it go next?

105d 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

107d 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...

For The Greater Good

113d ago ... I must start by saying this will be an unpopular position that, I expect, will get some backlash. With that in mind I believe the Vita needs to die to bring greater prosperity to Sony. Before you go down into the comment section to prove how wrong I am here me out. But before I explain my view point we must first look at where the Vita and handheld gaming is right now. The Vita has struggle...

EA Access: One step away from disaster

114d ago ... EA have unveiled their new subscription based service which takes a lot of cues from already established services like Games with Gold and Playstation Plus. What EA is offering is free EA games (that come and go from their “vault”), discounts and no doubt DLC exclusivity for their EA games. For £3.99 a month the price isn’t so bad and makes the service an attractive offer for those Xbox One own...

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

165d 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

422d 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

455d 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?

460d 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

464d 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

466d 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

469d 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

471d 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

476d 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

479d 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?

483d 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

489d 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

494d 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

670d 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...
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