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Microtransactions: Are they really as bad as we think?

529d ago ... Fairly recently, I've noticed a large flux after EA's announcement of including microtransactions in all their games, people have been going berserk about anything that involves microtransactions and throwing a blanket of "bad" over all of it. I'm here to talk about microtransactions objectively and explain that they can actually be a very good thing for gaming. So let's get this out of the...

Developed VS. Published

619d ago ... This is a subject that I want to hopefully clarify, because there seems to be some confusion here. I remember a while back, when Dishonored came out, people were refusing to buy Dishonored because it had Bethesda stamped on it. They, mostly PS3 owners, were angry because of Bethesda's debacle and mishandling of the PS3 version of TESV:Skyrim, resulting in the PS3 version suffering stuttering fr...

Master Chief Vs. Commander Shepard

924d ago ... The Chief was walking down the street of some unknown planet. The buildings had a slight orange tint to them with neon lights. The Chief saw someone approach from the other end of a long alley. Enhancing the optics in his helmet visor the Chief zoomed in on the strange figure approaching him. The person approaching was wearing a helmet so it was impossible to tell by the face who it was. The on...

8 Game Case Mistakes

1098d ago ... Whenever people go to buy a new game one of the first things they look at is the back of the game case. Why do we look at it? The pictures and the description can tell us if its going to be a game we'd like or not. But sometimes these descriptions and pictures are wrong. Here's my list of the top 8 mistakes on video game cases. Why 8? Because 5 is to few and 10 is to overused. 8. Description...

I have been to the Clouds and back

1106d ago ... I would like to talk about Onlive, the cloud based internet video game streaming service. Let me start by saying Onlive is the future, but the future is not the present. IGN has posted several articles bashing Onlive, however theses articles were full of misinformation and overall trolling. I'm going to an unbiased article about Onlive based on my personal opinions after playing over 200 hours...

Mobile Gaming. The way of the Future?

1209d ago ... Many times when we think of video games we traditionally think of gaming consoles, but what if the future of gaming is to be decided by the handheld market? Console games are great due to the engaging games, stylish graphics, and dedicated hardware, but are we seeing a shift towards the portable gaming console? I think so. "Mobile gaming is projected to be a large market in the coming y...

Would you pay to play?

1217d ago ... First off let me say that I have absolutely no proof that this is going to happen. In fact Sony maintains the policy that they are NOT going to do this, but take a ride on the conspiracy train with me for a bit and tell me your thoughts. Would you pay to play? With the PSN down for more than 3 weeks Sony took a significant hit to their stocks. Add that with the free content being given away...

The HA epidemic

1218d ago ... Hello Ladies and Gentleman We interrupt you're regularly scheduled blog posting to bring you this important public service announcement: PANIC A wide spread plague has hit the gaming world and the repercussions of this epidemic could mean the end for video gaming. The "Half-assed" virus, or HA for short, is a 6 stage virus that attacks the hearts of gamers with the possibility of causi...

Has Nintendo Abandoned the Hardcore Gamer?

1224d ago ... This is one of the hot potatoes of the gaming realm. Is Nintendo to focused on the casual gamer to make games for the hardcore gamer? (If you don't want to read all this just watch the video at the bottom, and yes, the video is my video so it's still my original work) Nintendo, savior of the gaming world once, Giant in gaming revolution, advocate to the casual, abandoned-er of their suppo...

Socom 4 BETA: Keep your PSP close.

1271d ago ... I have been playing the Socom 4 beta for about 2 days now. First off I have to say I am having a blast, Most of the time.... Maps: There are two maps in this beta. One that's on a naval ship yard, and one that's in an insurgence base in the jungle. Both Maps are large with multiple levels to them. However right off the start there are two choke points per map, on opposite sides. The Spec Ops...

Would You Like A Bigger Shovel Cliffy?

1272d ago ... Okay I don't normally write blog post's like this but there is something that keeps popping up on N4G that is really starting to bug me, and that's all the news about Cliffy B. Normally I'm all for people having their own opinions but this is just getting plain annoying. Cliffy B keeps popping up in today's hottest saying something bad about the Playstation. I don't care if he prefers the Xbox...

Gamefly vs. Blockbuster vs. Redbox vs. Gamestop?

1299d ago ... As I'm sure many of us are well aware gaming is not cheap. With games costing $60 no one wants to waste their hard earned cash on a terrible game. There are some cheaper alternatives to getting to play the games you want without having to pay full price. I'm going to talk about some services and the pros and cons of each one. GAMEFLY This is probably the biggest of the renting services arou...

Random Rant about: Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

1343d ago ... Okay. So let me start off first by saying that this is not a troll blog aimed at the Xbox or it's games. This is just a collection of my thoughts on these specific games, and my worries about them. Computers are limited in the amount of power they can put out. This is a given. A computer cannot run anything that requires more power/hardware than it has available. The Xbox, Playstation, and Wii...

Youtube. Both Helping and Hurting video games.

1362d ago ... Video games have changed since their first appearance more than 20 years ago. Graphics are constantly being updated and every company is looking for something to give them the edge over another company. However one of the biggest revolutions in video gaming came not from gaming companies, but from a couple guys in a garage. Youtube. Eventually Youtube was created and people immediately saw the...

Cashing In On Big Names of Games

1362d ago ... The Elder Scrolls, Dead Space, God of War, Gears of War, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Halo, and Call of Duty; these are some of the biggest names of video games. These are also some of the easiest games to sell...whether they're good or not. Don't get me wrong, for the most part these games are good, but occasionally terrible games are released with big names on them. Let's take a look at some...

DC Universe Beta Preview (PS3)

1363d ago ... Having PlayStation Plus seems to be finally paying off. This month we were presented with lots of great stuff. One of the things presented was the DC Universe Beta (DCUB). The DCUB is 117MB and absolutely free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. This is my preview after playing a little while of it. When you first start the game you are presented with a screen showing Superman, Wonder Woman, Batma...

My Game of the Year Awards

1363d ago ... Alright everyone. It's that time of the year again. It's the VGAs. And as always there was plenty of Bull with the awards. Here's the list of the games I think should have won. Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2 Runner up: God of War III Studio of the Year: Bioware Runner up: Quantic Dreams Character of the Year: Commander Shepard Runner up: Ezio Xbox360 Game of the Year: Mass Effe...

N4G Contest Not a Scam

1364d ago ... So as many people may have noticed N4G is doing contests and giving away prizes. I was the 1st place winner of the October blog contest. The prize was a Playstation Move starter pack. Weary of online scams I was reluctant to give out my personal information. I was reassured by Catastrophe (Cat) that there would be NO charges for the prizes. All Cat needed was my address and full name. Figuring...

A case of Corporate rip off: Gamestop

1400d ago ... I own a PS3. The 80gig MGS4 bundle, the last model with backwards compatibility (B/c). Seeing as how I never really use the B/c and my electric bill is outrageously high I decided maybe it was time to trade up to the Ps3 slim. (It's suppose to use 40% less power) So being a smart shopper I decided to do some research and see how much I could sell my Ps3 for. Here are the specifics. 1) It is...

What in the name of good video games happened here?

1442d ago ... A top 10 list of good things in video games that don’t happen. This is a list from a rather hardcore gamer about things that I have found while playing video games that I really liked. Things that I think the perfect game would incorporate. It also includes things that I don’t understand how if it happened 10 years ago they can’t make it happen now. 1. Spending more time on single player...
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