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How Many Consoles Will Exist in the Next-Generation of Gaming?

With the recent success of the open-source, Android-powered Ouya game console on Kickstarter, the waning power of current-gen console manufacturers, and the increasing number of studios being shuttered by publishers, the possibility of a generation of gaming with more than … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Video Game Review System

Over the years, a few things have been omitted from the process of game reviews in favor of a more streamlined approach that is primarily focused on appealing to the lowest common denominator of gamer. Too often have we, as … Continue reading

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Why Current-Gen Video Game Bosses Suck

While writing an article about the top five villains of this generation, I realized something about the state of difficulty and adversity in our current gaming landscape. Bosses, which have been a typical staple of video games since their inception, … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Villains of Current-Gen Gaming

As obsessed as our society is with the concept of good versus evil, sometimes it’s a refreshing change of pace to root for the bad guy. Sometimes, just sometimes, the heroes in our games are overshadowed by far more interesting … Continue reading

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Could Killing Used Games Kill the Gaming Industry?

As the next-generation of consoles approaches, some have speculated that console manufacturers such as Microsoft may have the power to create an industry without a used games market. Considering that developers and gamers both lose money when used games are … Continue reading

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Can the Gaming Industry Afford a Next-Generation of Consoles?

Development costs are rising. Gamers are demanding better graphics, more features, and ultimately, more of the same. This unfortunate trend has resulted in a downward spiral for the gaming industry where developers are too afraid to take risks. If a … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft Needs to Focus on XBLA to Stay on Top

In an industry where exclusives are beginning to mean less and less for Microsoft, it only seems logical that the company stop touting greater sales of multi-platform titles and focus on its truly special content. Yes, I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Believe It: Free-to-Play Really is the Future of Gaming

For whatever reason, gamers around the world have scorned the likes of Crytek developers and Peter Moore or whomever else decides to publicly declare that free-to-play is the future of gaming. Guess what? They’re right. With development costs skyrocketing as … Continue reading

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Will Dawnguard Live Up to the Hype?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was that rare breed of game that generated its own hype. Even if Bethesda decided not to spend one copper penny on advertising, Skyrim would have still been a runaway success based on its merits … Continue reading

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Watch_Dogs Single-Handedly Saves Current-Gen Gaming

Just when E3 2012 was looking to be a bit of a letdown, Ubisoft unveiled Watch_Dogs, the new title from Ubisoft Montreal that looks set to prove to the world that current-gen still has a ton of life left. With … Continue reading

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