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"Playing and reviewing as much new games as financially possible."

People aren't finishing video games? DUH!

1191d ago ... I don't know about you but this is such a dumb and obvious thing. I read a couple of articles on some gaming sites that were talking about a study that said most people don't finish games. My answer is DUH! Of course most people don't finish games! Why? because too many games get released at the same time period among other reasons. Let me explain. You see most video games publishers have ce...

Not enough REAL women in video games.

1215d ago ... Allo allo allo, what's this all about then? Why is I talking about this then? Ok serious time now. I was thinking about all the games both in my video game collection and what's coming and and came to a realisation, there are too many men in video games (Also all these men are mainly grizzled 30 something year old men) and not enough women and on top of it there aren't many women in games who a...

"The Cloud" scares me...

1225d ago ... Call me crazy, call me an idiot, call me paranoid, call me whatever the heck you want. The Cloud scares the living crap out of me. No not "The Cloud" the feature, "The Cloud" the evil beast. See I'm for "The Cloud" as a feature, you know like the PSN storage for saves. This use of "The Cloud" is great. Seriously I think the theory of an option for backup stored on the web is the best idea fo...

My thoughts on how the next gen consoles should be done.

1239d ago ... This time I'm going to talk about what I'd like to see and would do with the next console iterations. I think I'll start with Microsoft and then Sony. Ok first off don't release a new console until 2014 the earliest, why? Because you got some serious work to do. -First of either use a 1GB graphics card or use 2 graphics cards. -Use a multi core processor, preferable quad or sextuple an...

E3 2011 Nintendo Press Conference

1269d ago ... I have extremely mixed feelings about Nintendo's press conference. While I'm over the moon with the 3DS games for the most part, the Wii U line up screams the "Hardcore" focus to an embarrassing degree. Extremely disappointed at the Wii U controller design as well. Here's my responses to the announcements. - Legend Of Zelda's for all consoles! Link's Awakening on eShop available today for 3D...

E3 2011 Sony Press Conference

1269d ago ... Ok this one definitely had me all over the place. Seriously lots of stuff announced some good, some bad... like the NGPs official name being PlayStation Vita... Vita? Man that's a sucky name! anyway her's my play by play. - They apologised and told us about the PSN's available content. Ok obvious start. - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Looks really good... as expected. It's also 3D -...

E3 2011 Ubisoft Press Conference

1269d ago ... Ok this press conference wasn't as boring as the EA one but not much made me look forward to the next 12 months. Anyway here's my responses to the announcements. - Rayman Origins. Seems like fun. Also has local co op like a lot more games should. - Driver San Francisco. I wasn't a fan and still not sold on it. Also confused on what's going on. - Far Cry 3. Not my type of game but vis...

E3 2011 EA Press Conference

1270d ago ... Man I was so bored watching the EA Press Conference. Seriously I'm sure everyone else what screaming ZOMGs all over the place but not me. Here's my responses to each announcement. - Mass Effect 3 release at March 6 2012. It's a Galactic War. I'm not a fan of Mass Effect myself but it still looks good. - Need For Speed: The Run. Uses Autolog and implements it in the games story. You get to...

E3 2011 Microsoft Press Conference

1270d ago ... Ok just watched it via Gamespot since G4TV's website blocked me access since I'm for Australia. Here's my impressions on the event written as I saw them. - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3... whoopty do! More of the same. Once again they get the DLC first. - Tomb Raider - Quick time events... and it seems to be like Uncharted on first appearance with Resident Evil style quick time events. L...

Crazy thought, Video Game ISP from the console companies!

1274d ago ... Ok before I get chewed out by people for this radically crazy idea I'd like people to remember I'm not crazy... I've been tested. This is an idea I came up with a while ago while getting chewed out for lagging an online game because I'm Australian and the ping rate between Australia and America is pathetic. Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft. Here's my proposed idea. Create your own exclusive interne...

What makes a good MMORPG

1283d ago ... Ok I've been thinking about this for a while now and also I just finally quit Final Fantasy XI, so I've come up with stuff that makes a good MMORPG. I COULD just point at World Of Warcraft and say pretty much that but that's not completely true either. It has the majority of them but it is missing some things. 1) Community - This is first on my list because it's the most important. When I pl...

Blade Kitten, The game you didn't play

1297d ago ... Ok this is going to be one of THOSE kind of blog posts, you know the ones where a person bangs on about a game nobody bothered to play and the author rags on people for not buying it. Ok I hope it doesn't turn out like that but I thought I'd give a warning to be on the safe side. Let me tell you about Blade Kitten. It original started off as a game idea from Australia based Krome Studios' St...

What Nintendo can do with their new console.

1310d ago ... Ok as you know Nintendo has announced a new console to be released in 2012 and they've told us... nothing... leaving many to speculate. I would love to play the speculate game as well but instead I'm going to talk about what Nintendo can do to make their new console really good and innovative. Well let's start with the obvious. They need to make it HD and possibly 3D. They also need to put i...

Casual gamers are not destroying gaming, they're helping gaming!

1349d ago ... I am so sick off the "Hardcore Gamers" complaining about Facebook games and motion control games and every game in the "Casual Games" genre. Well as a Golden Age Gamer I thought I'd shed some light on the subject while staring at my display case filled with retro consoles and reminisce on some of the things I'm bringing up. Let me take you on a trip back through time to the time of the PlayS...

My reaction to Mortal Kombat being banned in Australia

1354d ago ... Well if you didn't know, I'm Australian and Mortal Kombat got banned here. Probably don't care because you'll be able to play it, but regardless of what people think or care I decided to give my opinion about it. Personally I agree with the decision... under the current guideliness of the Classification Board. I mean look at it. There is no way it's going to pass with an MA15+ with all the e...

Nintendo 3DS Hands On Impressions

1360d ago ... If you follow my Twitter I mentioned I tried out the 3DS at GAME and I'm going to tell you what I think and what I learned from the Nintendo reps who were there. Let me tell you the about the stuff I found out before I tell you about the experience I had with the device. Well I grilled the Nintendo Reps about everything I thought was important and here's what I learned. -The 3D can effect t...

Types of Gamers

1384d ago ... Ok this is inspired but an episode of "The Game Overthinker"(google it, watch the series) and let me just say that MovieBob is definitely an intelligent and entertaining guy on all of his shows(He also does "Escape to the movies" and "The Big Picture" on The Escapist) and people should go check out his stuff. Let's look at the types of gamers we know and then I'll get to the main point of th...

Hell have no fury like a fanboy scorned! Region Locking = Piracy, Hacking and Modding

1408d ago ... GOD I AM PISSED! When I get angry at the game industry I usually get angry at JRPG publishers in the PAL region or about release date changes or Square-Enix but now Nintendo? That's weird of me considering I am the guy who tells people Nintendo is great! Nintendo will never let us down! Nintendo aren't evil! Well I guess now I have to retract that statement. Talk to me before 2000 and all wh...

What is the JRPG genre? A basic guide for the uninformed.

1418d ago ... Ok this is more of a soap box rant driven by Hyperdimension Neptunia not given an Australian release date but it also sparked an inspiration, write an informative guide on the JRPG genre so those who only reference it to Square-Enix and Final Fantasy or don't know about it can finally learn what the genre really is and all the different styles of gameplay in each. First I'll start with the b...

Is digital distribution the future of gaming?

1443d ago ... Ok as a gamer I've been around the gaming block. I've seen games evolve graphically and seen them change storage devices. As a gamer for 4/5 of my life I've played on almost every gaming console and played a large variety of games. Digital distribution is a new method for selling games that has been getting a spotlight shone on it by gamers for various reasons and some gamers ask if this will b...
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