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E3 2016: Sony press conference recap, or how they stole the show again

Jun 13 2016 11:40 PM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

After their stellar showing at E3 last year, there was no reason to believe today that Sony could have met or exceeded the excitement that The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Shenmue 3 generated. What else could make as strong of an impact...

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The 4 Most Prolific Enemies of the Gaming World

Oct 27 2012 01:30 AM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

Games need challenges. In most cases, challenges come in the form of an enemy that the player will need to dispatch. After a million years of game design, its not really that big of a surprise to see a few of the same enemies appearing in nearly every...

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4 PSN Downloads You Might Not Know About (That Are Totally Free)

May 12 2012 10:00 PM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

It seems that every game releasing today has some form of downloadable content to go with it. While they could be day-one downloads, disc-based, or something as silly as horse armor, they almost always have one thing in common: most of them cost money,...

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The Playstation 3 Game That Nobody Has Beaten

Aug 22 2012 01:00 AM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

When a new video game releases, the odds of it being beaten that same day by someone are usually pretty good. The only games that aren't beaten so quickly are MMORPG's or RPGs in general, which often take more than a few extra days. But what if I told...

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A Detailed Look at the Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arranged Album

Oct 28 2015 11:50 AM | Jonathan Higgins in Analysis & Opinions

You’ve no doubt come across books, television shows, video games, movies or music that you can honestly say have had a profound influence on your life. Two such examples, for me, are Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. Without meandering for too long as...

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An Analysis of the Toxicity in the Shenmue III Campaign

Jul 01 2015 04:49 PM | John Kidman in Analysis & Opinions

The honeymoon phase for all things E3 is beginning to wane. The luster of the shiny new trailers for Kingdom Hearts 3, Gears of War 4, Recore and the Final Fantasy 7 remake are “yesterday's news” and the tide immediately turned against the parties resp...

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4 Properties That Nintendo Really Wishes You'd Forget

Jan 06 2013 02:30 AM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

Sometimes you try and end up failing. Its nothing to be ashamed of though, its just a part of life. But there are other times where you don't put any effort into what you're doing at all or just draw a bad hand in history. So bad that you just wish you...

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E3 2015: The Best Games of the Show

Jun 27 2015 01:55 PM | GP Staff in Analysis & Opinions

Another E3 has come and gone, and now it's time to reflect back on what was shown. This particular E3 will probably go down in history for one big reason — actually, make that THREE big reasons. In a highly strategic move, Sony played their trump card...

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E3 Press Conferences Day 1: End of Day Thoughts

Jun 15 2015 10:15 PM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

Whew, it's been quite a ride so far, hasn't it? Even though E3 actually officially begins tomorrow when the expo floor opens, most of the flood of announcements occurs on Monday, making this arguably the biggest day of the week for anyone watching fro...

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Road to E3 2015: Everything We Know and Predict About Nintendo's Digital Event

Jun 11 2015 11:00 AM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

In just six days, E3 2015 officially kicks off. By then, we'll officially know what Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda, EA Games, and Ubisoft all have in store for the rest of 2015. But Nintendo? We won't know what they have in the works until their E3 Digital...

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Journey: How To Glitch Through The Wind Borders And Explore New Areas

Apr 06 2012 02:54 PM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

Earlier this month I wrote in detail about my adventures through the difficult-to-access-yet-fun-to-explore glitch world that could be found in the underground caverns in the hit game, Journey. I'm happy to say that I've gained access to a second glitc...

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Is Steam Greenlight the Wrong Choice for Indies?

Jun 01 2013 11:00 PM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

This week, Code Avarice suffered some unfortunate news. Their game, Paranautical Activity, was blocked from entering the Steam Store. This is bad news for any developers out there because while Steam is not the only PC game marketplace out there, it is...

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Can't Decide What Club Nintendo 2015 Platinum/Gold Rewards to Get? Here Are GP's Recommen...

Apr 01 2015 08:42 AM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

Nintendo's final Platinum and Gold reward gifts for Club Nintendo members have finally been detailed today, and as expected, they are indeed more downloadable games. The actual list may be a bit overwhelming to consider for many, however, so we at GP...

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Editorial: Is Steam Hurting Its Own Brand?

Apr 30 2015 01:11 AM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

It might be hard to recall, but there was a time when a program by the name of Steam was detested by gamers. Alongside Valve’s release of Half-Life 2 was a new requirement that players needed Steam in order to access the title. However, the software ba...

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Getting Free Money From Steam: A How-To Guide

Feb 10 2013 01:00 AM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

In the last month or two, Steam released a new program that allowed you to sell your random Team Fortress 2 consumables to other players for Steam Wallet funds. At first I completely ignored this trading post of sorts because I hadn't played Team Fortr...

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Microsoft Announces That Xbox One Has Been Cursed [Satire]

Jun 02 2014 11:32 AM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

Microsoft dug up more than just an old urban legend out in that New Mexico desert. Back in April of this year, Microsoft funded an expedition into the desolate New Mexico wastelands to search for the long fabled trove of E.T the Extra Terrestrial cartr...

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6 Games With Insanely Inflated Pricetags

Sep 28 2014 12:30 PM | Jared in Analysis & Opinions

Ever since video games were first introduced to the masses well over one hundred years ago, the people working behind the scenes on them have been tasked with a never ending mission to make those games even more amazing than anyone ever thought possibl...

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The Next Generation for LEGO Games: Looking Ahead To New Adventures

Aug 03 2014 10:40 AM | John Kidman in Analysis & Opinions

TT Games has a recognizable formula with their ever-popular LEGO titles, but their distinctive formula continues to evolve with each new license and generation of console. The traditional cooperative gameplay still provides one of the best co-op experi...

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Game of the Year 2012: Jason's Picks

Jan 06 2013 11:45 AM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

Last year was interesting because there was really only one game that stood out above everything else for me - The Legend of Skyward Sword. Going into 2012, I wondered if any other games would really resonate with me like that title did, and what trans...

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RetroN 5 Impressions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jun 29 2014 11:05 AM | gaiages in Analysis & Opinions

The RetroN 5 has finally made it to households, after numerous delays on the hardware. Its premise is promising—being able to play up to nine different retro platforms for only $139.99 is pretty impressive—but reproduction consoles tend to fall victim...

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Countdown to E3 2012: What to Expect From the Nintendo Conference

Jun 04 2012 12:45 AM | Jason Clement in Analysis & Opinions

Nintendo's E3 press conferences are generally pretty interesting, to say the least. It seems that, just like Star Trek movies, the even numbered years often have the best conferences (with the exception of 2008's), while the odd tend to be... not as go...

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Look Before You Leap - Take Caution Before Donating to Fundraising Campaigns for Games

Feb 17 2012 04:00 PM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

Just last week, something incredible happened. Double Fine posted a project on Kickstarter, that if funded for $400,000, would promise the world a brand-new adventure game. In only a day, they managed to snap up one million dollars from eager gamers. W...

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Editorial: The Many Pros and Cons of the OUYA

Jul 12 2012 02:40 PM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

Chances are you've heard about the OUYA game console already. If you haven't, then you're definitely in the minority. Just a few days after the project launched on Kickstarter it accumulated 25,000+ backers and over 3 million dollars. This showing has...

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Editorial: What Does It Mean When Women in Game Development Earn Less Than Men?

May 18 2013 01:00 AM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

Last month, the April issue of Game Developer made its way out to subscribers, and ever year at that time their annual Game Developer Salary Survey is published. These surveys serve as helpful barometers to gauge just how much the averages are for jobs...

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How To Make the Best of Steam Trading Cards Without Going Insane

Jul 17 2013 01:00 PM | Marcus Estrada in Analysis & Opinions

So, you’ve been enjoying the Steam Summer Getaway Sale and all its wares when you realize Steam keeps talking about these weird “card” things. With every $10 spent on Store purchases, or three votes on Community Choice games, you have gotten a new card...

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