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E3 2011: Microsoft Presser: Our Thoughts

E3 2011: Microsoft Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN's 4 E3 representatives were in attendance for Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference. Here's our thoughts.   What game most excited you? Why? Kyle: For me, the game that had me most excited was Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The use of the Kinect to customize your weapons by using your hands to manipulate gun parts along with the ability to test fire the weapons with simple hand gestures seemed very streamlined and very intuitive. It had...

E3 2011: Sony Presser: Our Thoughts

E3 2011: Sony Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN's 4 E3 representatives were in attendance for Sony's E3 2011 press conference at the LA Sports Arena yesterday. Here's our thoughts.   What game are you most excited about? Why? Robert: Dust 514, hands down. EVE Online is a great game, and Dust looks to be more of the same. The game seems to have a great amount of detail from the smallest battles and territories to the grandest galactic scale. That kind of scope excites me. Ryan:...

Uncharted 3's multiplayer: Does the audience have too much say?

May. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Uncharted 3's multiplayer: Does the audience have too much say? About midway through the campaign of the 2009 game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (UC2), the player is tasked with traversing an enemy-filled moving train as it passes through the forests of Nepal into the mountains of Tibet. If you play it, there will be moments where you’ll have to decide between shooting your attackers, diving to hang off the side of the train car you're on to avoid overpassing signs, or doing a combination of both at the...

Doom: Attack Of The Sprites

Jan. 25, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Doom: Attack Of The Sprites I have a confession. In my last Doom article, I promoted both Doomsday and GZDoom, and while I said GZDoom radically changed Doom's gameplay, beforehand I was playing Doomsday almost exclusively; I just couldn't find myself going back to sprites. Sure, Oblige gave me an infinite supply of levels to play through, but then I started wanting something with more oomph. So I decided to get my feet wet and dive into the sea of mods that GZDoom has...

PS3: The Root of the Problem

Jan. 19, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

PS3: The Root of the Problem The PS3 has been touted as a video game console that simply cannot be hacked, but it was only a matter of time before someone proved it wrong. Hacker team "failOverflow" and iPhone hacker George "geoHot" Hotz, recently revealed the PS3's root key publicly. The root key is an encryption key that, if used with other code, can make the PS3 run any kind of software. Hotz then promptly contacted Sony about his discovery and even offered his security...

Doom: A Retrospective

Jan. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Doom: A Retrospective "This ultimately wonderful classic is truly the most inspirational first-person shooter ever created, and if you had to choose between Doom and another game, I don't care what it is, Doom would always be the winner."  David Keyes Doom. What would the world be like without it? Completely devoid of such games like Halo, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Counterstrike, Half-Life, or just about any good first-person shooter game that ever came to the...

Used Video Games

Dec. 8, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Used Video Games A hot-button issue in the video game industry the last few years has been the current used video game market. Game developers and publishers only see profits from new video game sales, as they have no hand in the secondhand market. In tough economic times, such as these, businesses will try to find any way possible to keep profits flowing to stay in business and keep shareholders happy. But is the current publisher rage against the used video...

Piracy Kills

Oct. 12, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Piracy Kills I have a day job like everybody else here at OMGN. While I was at said day job a couple of weeks ago, a coworker of mine started proclaiming his love for software piracy. He had some logic to his arguments, at least as far as the larger companies go (such as Microsoft, which was his example). He claimed these companies already make tons of money from government institutions and large corporations, so what is it to a company that size if a single...

Why Scott Pilgrim Works for Gamers

Aug. 30, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Why Scott Pilgrim Works for Gamers Video games based on movies rarely turn out well -- and vice versa. The two contain elements respective to their field of entertainment -- elements which usually don’t gel well out of their comfort zone. Dialog common in most movies makes for a poor or uneven experience in a game, and nonstop action sequences common in games make for an overblown viewing experience. Movie and games are two separate entertainment experiences never meant to...

Thoughts on Fanboys

Aug. 2, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Thoughts on Fanboys If you've been a gamer for long, and especially if you've been gaming online for even the shortest period of time, you're likely acquainted with fanboys. Fanboys pop up everywhere in life, and the whole concept has been around a long time, too. Fanboys haven't always been called fanboys, but that is the term that we're familiar with today. A fanboy is someone with a pretty strong attachment and liking to something, usually a sporting team or...

StarCraft II Beta: First Impressions

Jun. 23, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

StarCraft II Beta: First Impressions One of the most highly anticipated sequels of all time is upon us with the release of "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" next month. A lucky few, however, were given a sneak peak of what to expect when they were chosen to give the game a go in beta testing. I was fortunate enough to wake up about a month ago to an e-mail from Blizzard inviting me to participate. I'm proud to say that the wait, SC fans, will likely be worth it. If you were worried...

iPhone 4 & iOS 4 Look

Jun. 7, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

iPhone 4 & iOS 4 Look Apple has finally revealed the iPhone 4 and talked a bit more about iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS). Now that we have some specifications on the new iPhone, we can couple that with the known new iOS 4 features to get an idea of how these two things may impact mobile gaming. iOS 4 Multitasking Really, there doesn't seem to be much of an impact that multitasking could have in terms of gaming on the iPhone, besides perhaps performance issues....

Net Neutrality & Video Games

Jun. 4, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Net Neutrality & Video Games Net Neutrality is a concept that is starting to filter into the minds of U.S. consumers everywhere. CNN has been posting articles recently about the potential legislative battle involving the concept of net neutrality. Heck, I even wrote a very lengthy one on my blog, but I don't purport for it to have all of the facts. Basically, net neutrality states that the operator of a network should be neutral to the content flowing through it. This...

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