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How the Sega Dreamcast Continued Living on the Microsoft Xbox

The Sega Dreamcast (1999) has become a cult classic gaming system. Very popular at its release competing with the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 but quickly faded in its short life span. By the time the Microsoft Xbox was released (2001) the Dreamcast had been discontinued. Sega then became one of the major third party developers for the Xbox game console. There are great franchises that began on the Dreamca ...

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Alien Director Ridley Scott to Create Halo Digital Feature

Microsoft have announced today that Ridley Scott is currently working on a Halo digital feature. A press release revealed that Xbox Entertainment Studios and Scott Free Productions – Scott’s own company – “are proud to announce a new Halo…project to be released later this year.” The director, who is responsible for kick-starting the Alien franchise and directing the sci-fi, dystopian film Blade Runner, is a ...

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An Express Guide To The Xbox One

 An Express Guide To The Xbox One The Xbox One is Microsoft’s third console, and successor to the Xbox 360. The initial impression of its E3 unveiling was very bad, but Microsoft has since done the damage control necessary. Microsoft had to deal with all sorts of backlash. First, an executive went on twitter and told those upset with DRM to deal with it. Next, another executive made a statement saying those ...

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Dear Developers: Mourning the START Button

Dear Sony and Microsoft, I understand how removing the START button from your new controllers could be considered a good idea. A new controller helps define the next generation of gaming. But, with everything else that you’ve changed, did the START button really have to go? I have been playing video games for almost twenty years. During that time, I have seen almost every game system and witnessed every cha ...

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Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC Review

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Review By Mikeoldboy I love Borderlands 2. There is no other way around it. Blending a Diablo-style loot system with the first person shooter seemed so obvious after Borderlands that it’s hard to believe it wasn't done until 2009. Now here we are in 2013 and Borderlands is still your one stop shop to shoot n’ loot. I am going to assume that if you’re reading ...

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Four Things Wii U Gamers Have Learned From The Nintendo Direct Conference

  Nintendo Direct Conference 2013 The recent Nintendo Direct conference whipped gamers into something of a frenzy with announcements about thrilling new Wii U games and updates, but with so much to take in it was difficult to nail down the important bits. Here are five take-away points we feel are among the most exciting. Nintendo Direct Conference: Super Mario Is In Good Hands With the launch of New S ...

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2013

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for Video Games and Gamers. This top 10 video games list covers the most anticipated games of early 2013. By Mikeoldboy 10. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Release Date: January 22, 2013 Platforms: PS3 To start the list off, I chose a game I have been following for quite a while. Ni N ...

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Are Gamers Lazy?

Are Gamers Lazy? It is no mystery that playing video games is often associated with laziness. And why shouldn't they be? Individuals that devote so much time and effort into an activity that doesn't benefit society must be lazy, right? Wrong. By Mittens Society Defines Gamers Society has deemed Gamers slackers because they do not understand the absolute beauty of gaming. No other form of media allows the us ...

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The 20 Best Games of 2012

20 Best Games of 2012 It’s that time of the year again when we reminisce and countdown the best games that left an undeniable impression on gamers and critics. 2012 was a big year with some old favorites reemerging, sequels carrying forward the story and prequels explaining the original plot. Here’s a look at 20 best games of 2012 1. Best Games of 2012: Borderlands 2  Second installment of the 2009 hybrid a ...

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Google Predicts Xbox 720 Will Crush PS4

By Ludos They say knowledge is power, and when it comes to knowledge, Google has no rival in the private sector except for maybe Facebook. Google knows more about all of us than we can possibly imagine. Imagine warehouses full of servers, replete with databases storing every keystroke you make, phone call you make, and place you might go. Only the NSA (National Security Agency) has the capability to gather ...

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Why Movie Based Video Games Suck

Ready to play "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Warner Brothers Interactive, set to release around the movie premiere? Before you lay down your hard earned cash, maybe you need to ask yourself . . . Hey, did you see Iron Man 2?  Of course you did.  Did you play the super awful Iron Man 2 videogame?  Let us hope not, or let us at least hope that you got it on Gamefly and returned the game with no vomit ...

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Forza Horizon : Could This Be The Best Forza Yet?

Forza Horizon Could This Be The Best Forza Yet? It 's crazy to think that this is the fifth installment in the Forza series. I guess you could now call it a franchise. Forza Horizon, however, is more than just the fifth game in the series. While it will have some features that fans of the series have come to love, in many ways Forza Horizon is somewhat of a spin off rather than a direct sequel to Forza 4. T ...

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Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 Fail To Frag Black Ops 2

Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 Fail To Frag Black Ops 2 For fans of first person shooters, 2012 has been a busy year, with the release of Black Ops 2, Halo 4, and Borderlands 2. In the span of a few months, we have gone from dusty Pandora and its cast of crazy characters in Borderlands 2 to the lead-ridden cities of Black Ops 2 and, of course, back to the futuristic, alien worlds of Halo 4. I love all of these ga ...

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From Humble Beginnings, To Glory, To Potential Disaster: The Future Of The Sony Playstation

The History of The Playstation By Veritas The history of the Playstation is a fascinating read, full of intrigue and drama. In 1994, when the first Playstation was released, it was not just another competitor to Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64, it was a change to the gaming world. It became the first console to sell over a 100 million units worldwide and it did that in under 10 years. The Playstation 2, releas ...

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Best Games To Come Out Of The United Kingdom

United Kingdom is renowned for many things! Fish n Chips, soccer and the Beatles but what most of us avid gamers don’t know is that it’s also home to some very talented game developers. Surprised? “I was under the assumption that most game developers are from Japan or USA” is the typical response that comes to mind. So the objective of this article would be to jot down the best games to come out of United K ...

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Is UK Game Development The Best In The World?

by Jason Bourne UK Game Developers Being a gamer from the UK as I was growing up I had no internet or anything like that back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. I just ignorantly assumed that the majority of games that I was playing on my consoles at the time were either made in Japan or America. Little did I know that this little island that I live on was home to some of the very best video game developers on ...

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Halo 4: A Must Play for Gamers

Halo 4 Lovers of the Halo series are sure to get a kick out of the latest offering. Halo 4 was released for the Xbox earlier this month and is already proving to be a huge hit among gamers. Join the Master Chief on a new campaign as he fights the forces of evil to fulfil his destiny. Natural, the fate of the universe depends on his success, and it is up to you to make sure that he saves the day. As with the ...

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UK Gamers More Sophisticated Than U.S. Gamers

While American Gamers spew obscenities, annoying noises, and even slurs in online gaming, UK Gamers seem to focus more on supportive communication, eloquent team play, and a more cooperative spirit. As the general stereotype goes, the world sees Americans as brash, crude and even rude. The Brits on the other hand seem to have the reputation as the standard for civility, and intelligence, even in war. Going ...

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Top 3 PS4 and Xbox 720 Reveals So Far

The release of the next gen-consoles are a reason to both be excited and nervous about. In an increasingly lucrative industry, developers, publishers and the three major console makers, are in a nonstop search for that edge. These machines could in fact determine if they will be the last of their kind for their respective makers, making it all the more critical that they get it right; not just for the gamer, but for the bottom line. ...

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Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games

  Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games Video games have the capability to immerse us into a fantastical world where we can cast aside norms imposed by society! There are different gaming genres out there that weave a fabricated world so vivid that it’s difficult not to completely lose touch with reality. A favorite gaming genre is FPS ( First Person Shooter ). First person shooters work by pu ...

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Dead Island Riptide

  Dead Island Riptide   Developer Techland's hit Dead Island is getting a follow up, Dead island Riptide. Despite technically being a role playing game, it gained fans as one of the best shooter games for Xbox, PS3 and PC this past year, although it did have some issues. Luckily, Techland patched up the problems and learned from their troubles, promising Riptide to be a much smoother experience, a ...

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My Addiction To Xbox 360 Achievements and PSN Trophies

Xbox 360 Achievement and PSN Trophies Hello, I am Jiwe and I have a confession to make: I am an addict (to Xbox 360 Achievements). I let the addiction take control over part of my life. It forced me to do things I did not want to do. But today, I stand tall and proudly say "I am better now, I am in control now." I am Jewi and I am addicted to Xbox 360 achievements and PSN Trophies, but  soon I will be compl ...

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Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon

Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon Memory is an integral part of the human psyche. From it, guidance may be derived for the path to follow based on previous experiences. Solace can be gleamed from evoking a happy event. Memory dictates to whom we are loyal and for whom we hold an enmity  It is the unassailable keep which makes up individuality. It is sacred, inviolate and deeply personal. At least until visiti ...

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Radiant Silvergun Review

Radiant Silvergun Background This is a remake of a Sega Saturn game that was released in 1998. Treasure, the developer behind this game, has released hit after hit shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It was decided that while the game would be re-mastered in HD, players could still have the game look like the old Saturn version if they wanted. Radiant Silvergun Presentation Even back on the Sega Mega Dr ...

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Assassin’s Creed III: Fighting for Freedom

Assassin's Creed III   Assassin's Creed III: Fighting for Freedom By Veritas Ubisoft is set to release the next episode of their Assassin's Creed series. Continuing Desmond's adventure, the Assassins versus Templars conflict moves to a new stage: America's War of Independence. This being a numbered title, there is a new protagonist, Connor Kenway. His story certainly looks engaging by the glimpses of m ...

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