Efficacy of Exclusivity in Gaming

Why in the actual heck are exclusive titles still being released in the gaming world? Having exclusive titles is not a new concept, but it is, in many ways, quite archaic. It made sense in 1997 when development studios on opposite sides of the world had limited means of communication or collaboration and no simple method of porting their games across platforms, but it’s now twenty-freaking-eighteen. If you can find hacked ports and emulators on

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Announced

  Well, look who’s back! Hot on the heels on the return of Crash Bandicoot is the return of another beloved mascot character from the original PlayStation era. Spyro the Dragon was first introduced to the masses in 1998 from developer Insomniac Games, creators of Ratchet & Clank, Sunset Overdrive, and the Resistance series. After spawning two sequels to the original PlayStation game, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Insomniac’s partnership with

One World, Two Cups | Cuphead Review

StudioMDHR decided to make their game development dreams a reality back in 2000 when they started work on a game inspired by 1930s era animation, but soon found the tools of development lacking. After the rise of indie game popularity, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, founders of the studio, decided to give the project another shot. The two brothers had been connoisseurs of old cartoons since their childhood, and set out to create an experience similar

E3 2017 | Monster Hunter World Impressions

 The original Monster Hunter debuted on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004 and has jumped platforms multiple times, from the PSP to the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. Well here we are, 13 years later, and the mainline series finally returns to a Sony platform, the PlayStation 4 (alongside the Xbox One and for the first time, PC). Monster Hunter World is a bit of a reimagining of the series, and as a longtime fan

E3 2017 | Microsoft Press Conference Recap

Anthem Bioware game

Sunday afternoon, Microsoft showed the world what they have in store for the future of gaming. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, immediately hit the ground running and absolutely refused to stop, firing off announcement after announcement in rapid succession. A total of 42 games would be shown, 22 of them exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10, and my fingers instantly started to ache prematurely because I knew I would be here for a while.

Geek News Network Video Gaming Awards Nominations

It's that time of year again, when members of the Geek News Network Gaming Division team up to rank the best video games of 2013. Below are the nominations for this year's awards, including a special contest related to our Reader's Choice Awards. The winners will be announced next Wednesday, December 18th both here on GNN and on the Constantly Calibrating Podcast. Without further rambling, here are the nominees: BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME (i.e. XBL ARCADE, PSN) Terraria XBL/PSN

Call of Duty: Ghosts (Review)

  Love it or hate it, Call of Duty: Ghosts is here and it seems to have people split. Either they're tired of a new Call of Duty coming out every year, or they have been waiting in anticipation for a new one. Is it just another blockbuster money grab repeating the same tired formula? Or did Ghosts do enough to differentiate itself and set itself apart from previous Call of Duty games? I guess you’ll

Assassin’s Creed Liberation is Finally Coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

Remember that Assassin's Creed game that was originally exclusively for PS Vita? Well if you've been dying to play Ubisoft's first playable female assassin and you never owned a Vita, then your dreams are about to come true. It has been announced that Ubisoft will be bringing Assassin's Creed Liberation to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in an HD remake. As a PS Vita title, it was a side-story spin-off of Assassin's Creed III. However, it

Xbox One Release Announced

Friday, November 22nd, that is the date of release for the Xbox One. With that the final piece of the holiday puzzle falls into place. The question now of course is why would anyone give retailers 3 weeks of hellish Friday nights like that. Furthermore, there will be plenty of distracted Thanksgiving events in the US it seems. If you're pre-ordering, but want to do a midnight pick-up, check your local retailers. Once again, Xbox One releasing