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The Future Of Gaming Is In Our Hands

As gamers all around the world now know what the future of gaming has in store, it is up to us to decide its faith.  With Microsoft and Sony going in different directions, it is up to us to let the world know how we want to play our games. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3, has recently passed and I might just say it was the best E3 to date.  I am not going to rate how well the conferences did because that is not what this article is about.  Instead, I want to talk to you guys about how you may want to choose carefully on which console to purchase. Microsoft and Sony both revealed their consoles at different dates.  Plenty of rumors surrounded both consoles, some became true and some were false.  Unfortunately, one of the worst rumors about the next Xbox became true. Microsoft's Xbox One has policies in place that do not exactly benefit the gamers around the world.  With the Xbox One, you will have to have some sort...

 
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Is The RPG Genre Dying?

It seems like they day of the Role Playing Game (or RPG) is dwindling to a close.  One look at the top of the gaming charts and you will see action or shooting games like Call of Duty dominating the charts.  Albeit, Pokemon (an RPG) is #1 but that does not count.  I mean, we are talking about Pokemon here, the biggest thing since canned bread in Canada.  Other than Pokemon, there are barely any titles in the top 50 that one could call an RPG. You can break down RPGs into two categories: Western RPG and Japanese RPG (aka jRPG).  Western RPGs are self-explanatory.  Those are simply RPGs that were made for a western audience and are more closely involved with action/adventure.  Examples of the Western RPG include, but are not restricted to, games like Mass Effect, Deus Ex, Fallout, and the Elder Scrolls.  The jRPG could be described as RPGs made for the eastern audience.  The characteristics of the jRPG would be (but not restricted t...


 
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Expand your Pallet

Recently I had a chat with some of the guys in MediaBeast and the topic of motion controllers, and I realized something about gamers. We are picky people....It's sometimes worse than my aunt trying to feed my 2 year old cousin.   I look at gaming like food. Some food you might have to get an acquired taste to enjoy it. Or sometimes if you eat one type of food, like organic food, it may be hard to turn back to junk food, because you feel that it is the right food to eat. On the other hand you have people who only eat "healthy" food and when someone with junk food comes along then that person just won't eat it, hell they might look down on people who don't eat the food that they eat. I feel that sometimes you might want to eat that bag of potato chips every so often. Treat your self to something different. You shouldn't eat only one food group, that's why we have a food pyramid. Oh wait they changed it.....now it...

 
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My Thoughts On Battlefield 3 Vs Modern Warfare 3

Now that MW3 is finally out I am constantly being asked “What game is better, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3?” Well here is my verdict…. THEY ARE BOTH FUN GAMES!   I believe that competition is a great thing, hell who does not love a good fight? Coke vs. Pepsi, Red Sox vs. Yankees, LeBron VS Getting a Championship... oh wait, sheeeeeeet I took it too far.... Competition keeps developers on their toes and makes them make us great games. I commend DICE and EA for trying to step up to the plate to try to de-rail Call of Duty from the FPS throne. Even though DICE stopped trash talking once Battlefield rolled around, all is forgiven, I love your game DICE. Despite having a messy open beta and having over 2 million people playing pirated copies opening week, Battlefield has won over a big crowd of gamers who are feeling gaming fatigue from the CoD series. By focusing on objective based gameplay, destructible enviro...

 
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The Wii U – Did They Jump The Gun?

Nintendo has a history of being the last to reveal a console; however, being last, luckily, has not hindered their sales.  On June 7, 2011, Nintendo became the first company to announce their next generation system, the Wii U.  Aside from the horrible name of the system, Nintendo boasted about how this system was much more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, how it is now capable of 1080p graphics, and a touchscreen controller they you can use to play your games on.  What made them want to make a new system so fast?  The fact that people were complaining about how the Wii catered to the casual audience and was not a system for hardcore gamers despite being the best selling console of the generation.  With that said, Nintendo hopes to lure back its hardcore gamers with the Wii U. Now, I am excited with what the Wii U has to bring to the table but I honestly think that they are pushing the system out a little too fast.  We have ...

 
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Don’t Over Hype Yourself This Fall

Sometimes you might just have to take a break. (more…)


 
 
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Random Thought About Gaming “Journalism”

Notice I used the quotations.  (more…)

 
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Get Ready To Start Shopping Online More Often

Recently GameStop pulled free OnLive Deus Ex codes out of its new packaging, and then claimed that they don't want to promote another service because they were planning on starting their own. It's clear that everyone is now looking into getting their feet wet in the digital distribution market. (more…)

 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 22

Now-a-days it seems like every game has a number after it. With the ever expanding sea of sequels, sadly there are some that end up being worse than their predecessor. And that’s what we’re dealing with today, Most Disappointing Sequel. The biggest let down in recent memory comes from a series with legions of fans, spanning movies, television, clothing, and videogames. I’m talking about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.   Now the first game put you in control of Starkiller, Vader’s secret apprentice. He has a masterful control of the Force and that put you in a wonder place as the player. You feel powerful. You feel like a Jedi or Sith (depending on how you play). I was well received by fans so the sequel had a lot of pressure on it. Kinda hard to top that...   Unfortunately, it fell pretty flat. The story was weak if it was even there, there were a few tech issues that didn’t need to be there, and th...

 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 18

What's going on guys? James here with day 18 of our 31 Days of Video Games. Today we're going to talk about my favorite Protagonist. I think back across my pass games and I remember all of the epic adventures they've spawned. So many characters I thought the choice would be impossible but as I booted up Wind Waker to finally beat, it hit me...Link.   So I'm sure you are wondering "What makes Link your favorite protagonist?" Think back on the names Link has received: "The Hero of Time", "The Hero of Winds", and "The Hero Chosen by Gods". I cant think of anyone else holding one of those titles never mind all THREE. He is also bearer of one of the most recognizable gaming symbols ever, the Triforce of Courage. When you can’t go through a geometry class without thinking of Link, he’s obviously doing something right. Speaking of recognition, Link has undergone quite a few different looks throughout his career. From t...


 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 16

Many video games immerse the player with well put together story arcs, some games miss the mark on presenting that story. Here is a game that I believe presents a story outstandingly.  (more…)

 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 14

It's time to pimp out your desktop! (more…)

 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 13

How many times have you played a game over five times? (more…)

 
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31 Days of Video Games: Day 12

There are great games out there, but this is a game that everyone should play. (more…)


 
 
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Is the Used Game Market really a threat?

Are used game sales really putting a hurt on game developers? Or are people complaining just to complain? (more…)