It can happen to any console. This doesn’t come from poor sales or bad hardware, but from something much worse. Ever heard of last generation syndrome? Most gaming consoles have been afflicted at one time or another. GoozerNation is going to attempt to examine the syndromes and try to diagnose a solution.
I've been a huge fantasy/RPG fan all of my gaming life. While I grew up on Nintendo, I'd say Final Fantasy on PlayStation systems forever locked me into the gamer mold. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's release on the Wii U was something I looked forward to for ages, but one simple oversight on the developer's part severely crippled my ability to play it. The most recent update gives me a simple crutch to hobble through on, but will it win me over, or just be another hassle to deter me from the game?
I've written an article before about how games are taking full advantage of HDTVs and how it really hinders people who have yet to get one. When I published "What the Helvetica is Going On with Game Fonts?", a lot of the response I got was "Get over it" or "Get with modern society and pick up an HDTV." SDTVs aren't as clear with the image when it comes to text, so fonts made to minimize the graphical interface end up looking like blurry lines instead of text.
The Bioshock series consists of games that define this generation of gaming. The franchise accomplished much in a short while and have left a legacy for all games to follow. So how did they do it? What was it about the Bioshock games that made gamers buy it and become hooked on the series?
Prototype is an open world action adventure game released way back in ’09. In it you play Alex Mercer, an ordinary man who wakes up one day on a morgue table with no knowledge as to who he is and how he got there. He also discovers that he has some truly incredible superpowers. Wanted dead by the military he flees for answers. All of this is happening while a deadly plague sweeps over New York City, turning humans into monsters. Honestly, the story isn’t that great (or original).
If any of you married guys out there are like me you're a late night gamer. My wife heads to bed around 9:30 and I settle in for a few hours of gaming. For the past 4 years or so I have used the Turtle Beach Ear Force x31 Wireless Gaming Headset. I really loved it. Its light weight, great sound, 360 mic and I could connect it to my TV. But I got a Sony Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition a month or so ago and all I can say is move over x31, there is a new headset in town.
Gemini Rue wowed adventure gamers in 2011 with it's gritty noir-style futuristic adventure storyline when it first released on Windows platforms. Now, this critically-acclaimed game is making it's way to iOS devices, offering more people a chance to try out this dazzling mystery/action/thriller.
Released on April 11th, Gemini Rue takes place in the Gemini star system in the 23rd century. The player finds themselves controlling two separate characters in divergent storylines that twist together as the plot develops. You alternate between Azriel Odin, an ex assassin searching for his lost brother while fighting the Boryokudan that he used to be a part of, and Delta-Six, a prisoner at a mysterious facility. All he knows is that he has tried to escape before, but was captured and his memory wiped clean. Azriel faces off against the Mafia-esque enemy forces and searches out people who can help him locate his brother. Delta-Six has to choose whether to trust the Director, who promises his freedom if he completes his training, and the other prisoners, who warn him of the impending doom he will face if he does.