• Are Game Consoles Facing a Glam Band-Like Extinction?

    There was something strange that happened in the 1980’s with music, where it kind of felt like anything was possible and there were a lot...

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    There was something strange that happened in the 1980’s with music, where it kind of felt like anything was possible and there were a lot of bands that were getting picked up by the still new medium that was television music networks like MTV. Glam Bands like Ratt, Warrant, Motley Crue and Whitesnake were all...
  • Why Nintendo Won’t Ever Really ‘Die’ No Matter What

    As the talks about the underperforming Wii U and Nintendo’s two consecutive years in a row of bringing in losses permeates through the online gaming...

    As the talks about the underperforming Wii U and Nintendo’s two consecutive years in a row of bringing in losses permeates through the online gaming community there seems to be one topic that keeps popping up, either explicit or implied; the death of Nintendo. Even when there is no mention of Nintendo’s “death,” fans tend...
  • The Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Wii U Being Hacked

    It was only a matter of time before someone sat down with the Wii U for long enough to crack it open and open up...

    It was only a matter of time before someone sat down with the Wii U for long enough to crack it open and open up the floodgates. That is exactly what has happened as the WiiKey crew have announced that the WiiKey U is now a “reality.” This means different things to different people, as...
  • Why the Wii U Is Destined to Become the Next Sega Dreamcast

    There was something about the Sega Dreamcast that just felt a bit off when it launched in 1999. It felt like Sega rushed it to...

    There was something about the Sega Dreamcast that just felt a bit off when it launched in 1999. It felt like Sega rushed it to market to meet the 9-9-99 launch date, which admittedly caused a lot of buzz, launching a solid six months before there was any new competition by the way of the...
  • Nintendo Looking to Offer More of the Same – But That’s OK

    Today’s Nintendo Direct event showcased some cool new stuff happening in the world of Nintendo, stuff that hardcore Nintendo fans will rejoice about while everyone...

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    Today’s Nintendo Direct event showcased some cool new stuff happening in the world of Nintendo, stuff that hardcore Nintendo fans will rejoice about while everyone else is left scratching their collective heads and wondering why. The truth is, Nintendo is doing what Nintendo does best, which is, excuse the repetitiveness, being Nintendo. No one else...
  • Poor Wii U Sales Serve as an Ominous Omen for Sony and Microsoft

    Recently, I posted an article about how the Wii U was initially met with lots of fanfare and strong sales, but after that initial push,...

    Recently, I posted an article about how the Wii U was initially met with lots of fanfare and strong sales, but after that initial push, things began to go way downhill for the console. Nintendo has done a lot to help support the Wii U, from having a solid lineup at launch, keeping the cost...
  • Can The Wii U Compete with the PS4 and Xbox 720?

    If there ever was a console which could be considered ubiquitous in the mainstream it would have to be the Nintendo Wii. The runaway success...

    If there ever was a console which could be considered ubiquitous in the mainstream it would have to be the Nintendo Wii. The runaway success of Nintendo’s Wii cannot be stressed enough — it was a complete monster of the last generation, surpassing everyone else in the industry and even transcending the realm of gaming...
  • The Next Generation Will Thrive or Die on Exclusives

    Exclusive titles have been a big deal for videogame consoles since the major game console developers began competing with each other. The competition between platforms...

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    Exclusive titles have been a big deal for videogame consoles since the major game console developers began competing with each other. The competition between platforms has led to developers signing on for console-exclusive titles and for these titles being make-or-break for them. The most obvious example of this would be Nintendo’s first party titles that...
  • Sony and Microsoft’s Focus on Motion Control Feels Futile

    The news that leaked out about Sony not only having developed a next generation PlayStation Eye, but looking to package it in with the PlayStation...

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    The news that leaked out about Sony not only having developed a next generation PlayStation Eye, but looking to package it in with the PlayStation 4 (also called Orbis) has the internet talking about motion control yet again and how this will rival the next generation of Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox. Both Microsoft and Sony...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Death Inc.

    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other...

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    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other games. They formed the studio so that they could make their games the way they wanted to—and the first game they plan to deliver is Death Inc. The game plays...