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"Aspiring video games journalist. I like video games... A LOT."

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 2)

92d ago ... The Casual Conundrum Playstation and Microsoft were undoubtedly, along with the rest of the world, blown away by the success of Nintendo’s little motion machine. Naturally, they each developed their own peripherals that would satisfy the now booming motion market. Playstation announced and released what it called the Playstation Move. Like the Wii, the Playstation Move coordinated with the P...

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 1)

92d ago ... The controller has basically been around since the conception of the video game. It’s taken many forms: keyboard and mouse, joystick, fightstick, flightstick, racing wheel, and numerous gamepad designs. Some of these peripherals only work with certain types of games, while some of them work with every type of game. Some are quite better than others, but all gives us --the players-- what we desi...

Festive Games of 2013

203d ago ... The holiday season is upon us! As human, this means a few things: spending time with, and getting smothered by, friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, and partaking in delicious foods. As gamers, this means a few, let’s say, different things: avoiding friends and family to game, giving and receiving steam gifts because it’s easier than shopping around, and partaking in takeout that was...

Next-Generation; A Month Later

210d ago ... No more than a month ago, the entire gaming community was still buzzing with the anticipation of the “next-generation”, myself included. Some of this anticipation was good; people being excited about new gaming experiences they would soon be sharing and talking about. Though, some of this anticipation was bad; people were skeptical and concerned with the direction that this generation of gaming...

Thoughts on GoW: Ascension Trophy, 'Bros Before Hos.'

491d ago ... Before I start, let me point out that these are, very literally, my first thoughts on the topic. I am open to other points of view, and encourage them. So yeah, thanks and enjoy reading. 'Bros Before Hos.' The phrase often used to guilt a buddy into hanging in the man-cave, rather than going out to dinner with his girlfriend. To those who don't know, however, it is also the title of a Playst...

I Miss Metal Gear Online...

509d ago ... I used to be really into online multiplayer games. When Call of Duty 4 was released, I probably went to my friends house everyday just to get on his Xbox 360 and play it; it's fair to say that I was addicted. A year later, my friends older brother purchased a Playstation 3 for a little game called Metal Gear Solid 4, which he said he'd been waiting for for more than 3 years. Me, being the littl...

Realism in Gaming

510d ago ... Obviously, at the very beginning, everything is simple. The first movie ever documented was of a man sneezing. The first stories were drawings of men hunting animals on cave walls. And people start out as a single, simple cell. This immaturity and simpleness is also true with video games. From the simplistic beginnings of Pong sprung an entire industry devoted to making games as intricate and r...

Let's Talk Stealth

522d ago ... Recently, I purchased the Hitman HD Trilogy. After playing through the three games that it had to offer, I went back to Hitman: Absolution. Hitman: Absolution is the main reason why I am writing this blog; it reignited my love for the stealth genre. And even though I have already obtained the platinum, as I am replaying it, I am finding new ways to complete levels with more than 40 hours of pla...

'Difficulty' in Gaming

550d ago ... The value of games lies in the gamers sense of accomplishment over challenges. This is the reason why games like Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, Spelunky and Super Meat Boy are so successful. These games do not hold our proverbial hands; gradually, they teach crucial mechanics to the player that are continually presented throughout the game. Then, when the gamer uses these mechanics correctly and ef...

Some Gaming Taste Buds

553d ago ... New and impressive games are coming out all the time; whether they're small, independently developed titles or big budget, triple A titles. So many games beg for our gaming attention, and usually, the big budget games are the first to take hold. I enjoy playing a lot of these games as well, especially games like Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry 3, and Skyrim. Some of these games neve...

Losing Touch With Gaming

558d ago ... Let me start out by saying that this blog is sort of personal. It's really just me venting about things that have been on my mind lately. So yeah, read it anyway and stuff. I've been a gamer for a good thirteen years now, and I've done nothing but get more involved in video game culture. While I have many people in my life that I would consider a friend, I try to surround myself with people...

Mobile Gaming Isn't The Future

567d ago ... Mobile gaming has become much more prevalent as phones have become more powerful and computer-like. Gone are the days where gaming is limited to the comfort of home, and along with this, the modern, casual gamer has emerged. A person doesn't have to be a diehard nerd or geek to play games now; anyone can, and everyone is. However, this is not the future. While mobile gaming is a quick way to sa...

Playing The Villain

571d ago ... The Silent Protagonist. The Brave Heroine. The Sarcastic Anti-hero. The Regular Guy. All of these stereotypes have been portrayed in most video games. These characters are the good guys; whether you're Mario, stomping Goomba's to save Princess Peach, Nathan Drake cracking one-liners and jumping cliffs, or Ethan Mars, a normal dude who just wants to save his kid. These games are great, and being...

Next Generation Thoughts

580d ago ... Regardless of what I say in this blog, we will get a next generation of gaming consoles. I just want to touch on the subject a little as this generation is starting to die out and I want to share my opinion on the matter. Now, if you're reading this, then obviously N4G is a website that you visit regularly. And if you visit N4G regularly, then you know that it is almost impossible to visit t...

My Humble Beginning

587d ago ... I have played video games for probably thirteen years. Prior to that, I was just a small child, no older than four. I love everything about video games: the community, culture, and pure expression that goes into making them. I knew that from a very early age, I wanted to do something involving video games. While still very young, around seven or eight, I thought that maybe making video games...
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