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Just got a PS4. Gonna write a blog on it sometime this weekend.

 
 
 

My beef with Sony

This is a blog that has been a long time coming and I want to put into words my somewhat complicated opinion of Sony as a company, but more specifically, my feelings on the Playstation brand as a whole. I do want to preface this with saying...

 
 
 
 

Why aren't more games "gamey"?

I often find myself explaining gaming terms and rules to those outside the loop. My parents and co-workers often have no idea what I'm ranting about or miss my references entirely, particularly if they require a deeper understanding of game...

 
 
 
 

Nintendo NX: My theory

Earlier this year the late Satoru Iwata announced they are releasing a new platform code-named NX. While details at this point are scarce there are a few interesting tidbits we do know. I would like to go over these first and then delve int...

 
 
 
 

In defense of: DLC

It's no secret that DLC carries a lot weight in today's gaming landscape. It's almost guaranteed that a AAA game with get post launch support by means of paid DLC. It's become odd to see a one off release without something being added. For ...

 
 
 
 

The Golden Era 1997-2001

Eventually what happens to us as we get older is that we start reminiscing about the past. We start looking back at the good times we had with our friends and thinking about what we had, and how we take that for granted. Now for me, I don't...

 
 
 
 

6th Generation thoughts

Before I get into my main topic I'd like to address where I've been as of late. While I've still been around to comment and share my opinions on stories, I can't be there as much as I used to be. Basically my work cracked down on me for the...

 
 
 
 

The trouble with the market.

Remember in the first Matrix movie when Neo and Morpheus are discussing the Matrix world? Morpheus says something to the effect of: you know something is wrong with the world, you've felt it for years, it's in the back of your mind, li...

 
 
 
 

Why I ♥ Destructoid

Like most of you here, I'm pretty obessed with gaming. It's something that I think a lot about. I do reviews, I think about what companies could do to fix their woes, listen to podcasts about gaming, and among my friends I am basically...

 
 
 
 

Why I love fighting games

I've heard gamers tell me they don't like fighting games. And I look at them with this face that says "They still make you?". (I say in jest, even the most hardcore among us have genre's games that we have a hard time appreciating.) Bu...

 
 
 
 

The trouble with sequels...

As much as we all love to see a new IP, there's something reassuring about picking up a sequel to one of your favorite games. There's a lot less mystery, and you generally have a pretty good idea what to expect. After all, who likes pu...

 
 
 
 

Video Games: stuff that's always annoyed me

They say little things bother little people. I don't know that I agree with that, but I do think there's more than a few things that bother me in gaming. Maybe I've just let things fester more than they should have, but I think some ar...

 
 
 
 

How long does a game need to be? #lengthgate

With all the talk about The Order 1886 being a short game, I couldn't help but want to chime in on my philosophy on how long a game should be. Now this isn't the same as my blog on what makes a game complete. Because I feel like a game...

 
 
 
 

If I could make my own console

Us console gamers don't exactly have the luxury to make our systems the way we want. Sure, you can upgrade the hard drive, or add some accessories, maybe even change out a faceplate, but that's about it when it comes to customization. ...

 
 
 
 

Opinion: Are games art?

If you went and asked the average gamer if they considered games "art" I think they would overwhelmingly say yes. They would point out examples like Journey, Limbo and Shadow of the Colossus and say that is the proof. If proded to go f...

 
 
 
 

I miss Sega...

While I've given quite a bit of love to Nintendo, and some towards Microsoft and Sony, I feel like there's another company that I haven't quite given some love to, and that's Sega. While they still exist in today's market, they are a s...

 
 
 
 

Playstation, and my A/V room

Ever since I've got my hands on my first amplifier back in 2000, I've been a bit of an A/V junkie. There is something cool about having a media center in my living room that makes everyone want to game at my house. Fact is, I've got th...

 
 
 
 

What is Nintendo planning?!?

Nintendo's been acting kinda funny lately. No, not their normal shenanigans like prentending the internet doesn't exist, and producing low quantities of high demand items. This is a lot more subtle, something you have to look a little ...

 
 
 
 

Complete games

It's the Christmas season, and with all the gift giving a lot of people are getting shiny new consoles. There really is nothing quite like getting a new console on Christmas day, the feel of opening up the box, that new manual smell, a...

 
 
 
 

Why I like the Xbox brand

Last month I wrote a blog on my first impressions of the Xbox One I had just purchased. I went over the positives and negatives, and just how I felt about the system in general. I was more than a little disapointed how long i...

 
 
 
 

So I bought an Xbox One...

So as you all know Microsoft temporarily cut the cost of the Xbox One down from $399 to $349 and bundled in a couple of Assassins Creed games. But better yet, black Friday sales pushed the console down to $329 and (depending on the sto...

 
 
 
 

Is this the last console generation?

Before I begin, I know I haven't been around much the last few days or so, vacation means less time in front of a PC and more time doing whatever. But I'll be back to my chatty opinionated self next week. In the mean time here's a blog...

 
 
 
 

What's the deal with racing games?

I've tried tons of racing games over the years, everything from Forza to Need for Speed, and I have to say that a lot of them just fail to appeal to me as a gamer. I want to talk about my issues with them and what can be done to resolv...

 
 
 
 

Top 10: Sexiest consoles

You know what I think is sexy? Gaming consoles. Maybe I'm just weird, but I can't help but get excited when I see a sexy looking piece of hardware. It just makes me connect with the system somehow, like I want to play games on that sys...

 
 
 
 

Giving Thanks: Gaming choices

So I couldn't just pick one topic be be thankful for, so I decided to address all the big things that make me happy about the current state of the industry. Last gen consoles So little story here, my uncle recently went though a divorc...

 
 
 


About sonic429one of us since 9:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Hey, I'm sonic429, just call me sonic. I've been gaming since the 8 bit days, my first system was the Atari 7800. I try to play as many different types of games as possible, but my favorite genres are platformers, adventure, and fighters. I grew up with Nintendo and Sega so they will always be special to me, but I also have love for Sony and Microsoft.

Being fair and balanced is always my goal when forming my opinions, and I'm a very opinionated gamer. So if you don't agree with me I have no problems hearing the other side of the argument provided you can back it up. That's the way we all grow in knowledge and gain maturity. But most of all I'm here to have fun and interact with the community.

Happy gaming.
 
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