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The question.

Another day at N4G. Another fan based flamewar. While some of the tactics implemented are amusing, most are just pathetic. You people know who you are. Anyway, I digress. The reason for this blog is to ask a question. The way I see it, the three big console companies all took different approaches this gen.

Nintendo went for engaging the player by introducing motion control as standard. It worked out well. Many people spent money on the Wii. Profits are up. They cracked the casual market. The downside of the Wii is a much smaller step up from the specs of last gen.

Microsofts' approach was a portal for their software. (I know. Seems strange with them being a software company and all.) From the moment you get online the portal's open. You need a drive to make the most it but the hardware's suited for the job. Even if poorly manufactured to cut costs.

Sony introduced a new format. A manufacturer that brought a new, different approach to hardware and a drive to match. The drawback to that was it was new and different. Dev's needed time to get their heads around the way it worked.

Looking around N4G I see titles everywhere that are questions, not statements.
So at last to my question. How can I write an entire blog entitled "The question" using only statements when some sad people can't even make a title using one?

Jinxstar5202d ago

I dont even know how to reply... I want to though so if I don't even come close to answering your question let me know.

There is a very big summer lul currently in effect. Very few games being released and very little info coming out at least until comic con. Possibly Leipzig or TGS. So what else do sites have to do but ask questions, do comparisons and speculate in order to keep hits up and be able to feed themselves? They can make "Top 10 list of 'fill in the blank'" or say "Will sony survive the next year?" or "Will MS go broke from buying exclusive X,Y or Z" Thats all they can do right now and the way to get hits is to stir up the fanboys and flamewars. It works.

i.e. "Lets p!ss off the fanboys, get them to argue on our site and cause traffic"

How can you write a blog on a question? Well you can't and that really is not the point of these sites. It's to get people to click that link and say "ZOMG this author is a !diot. I need to explain to him why blah blah blah" then someone else adds their 2 cents to that... A site like IGN doesn't really care if their writter John Doe is hated by people. It causes traffic and they know it. The author may not even agree with what he writes. He's just doing his job and causing people to click that link...

I hope that answered what you were asking. You probably already knew all that but thats the reason...

LostDjinn5202d ago (Edited 5202d ago )

I already knew that. People post blogs posed as questions so they can make absurd claims. If you were to make these claims as statements then your credibility is shot from that point on. If you make claims based as questions then you can invent all the information you want.

The number of "questions" you see as articles here on N4G really are a testament to how pathetic gaming journalism has become.


PS5 Free Game Deal Quietly Changed by Sony to Be "Invitation Only"

A recent Sony promotion that enabled gamers to get a free game with a PS5 purchase has been quietly adjusted by Sony to be more exclusive.

purple1012h ago(Edited 2h ago)

It's still strange how EVERY SINGLE Sony first party game is included, except, Gt7.

(The one I play mostly) the ONLY one with a VR mode, to my knowledge. what are they up to?

TQQ2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

It was always by initiation only but people didn't read what Sony said and websites reported it incorrectly because they also didn't read it. It's the same as other promotions they have done like the $10 credit promotions or some of the PS+ discount offers.

Also people need to have the setting set to allow promotions, if you block those you will never get any of these offers.

To be fair though pretty much all summer people were able to get $50 discounted consoles with an additional free game code.

Petebloodyonion1h ago

I think it's a fake outrage as it's probably mentioning that the user needs to redeem the promotion via an e-mail they will receive.
In order to receive this promotion you must consent in receiving promotions and comunications from Sony.

So no Sony isn't trying to screw ppl by making false promotions.

jznrpg4m ago(Edited 2m ago)

It’s not exclusive just opt in to receiving promotional stuff from PlayStation when you make your account. If you have an account go into it and opt in. I’ve got a lot of coupons over the years


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The retro FPS spellcaster "Wizordum" is coming to PC via Steam EA on November 15th, 2023

"The Dallas-based (Texas, the US) video games publisher Apogee Entertainment and Šempas-based (Slovenia) indie games developer Emberheart Games, are today super happy and proud to announce that their retro FPS spellcaster "Wizordum", is coming to PC via Steam EA on November 15th, 2023." - Jonas Ek, TGG.