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Silly gamers, Fable: The Journey is “core”

Its core.

Why? Well…it just is.

Hey I don’t question when marketing teams tell me what something is. Usually. Alright maybe I do.

Fable: The Journey is one of those games nobody wants to talk about. I think in a weird way many of us want to pretend like Fable is still a thing. But we probably need to realize at this point that while it is a thing, its not the thing we want it to be. Its something else. Fable: The Journey is nothing more than an on-rails shooter with magic powers and a Kinect interface. Yet the marketing team at Microsoft really wants us to believe that its something much more than that. That its core. Core right down to its core. So core you couldn’t believe its core.

But…its not.

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How Sony can get their Groove back, and Stop Being a Nintendo Copy-Cat

Dear readers, you may have just felt the Earth move a little. This was due to the immense eye roll that happened after I watched game footage of the new Super Smash Brothers Sony Battle Royale game. Honestly, I couldn’t even finish the video I was so frustrated with the blatant lack of creativity and copy-paste action that was happening.

I don’t play the whole “which company is better” game between Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, because that is stupid. I love each of them, they all get way too much of my money, and I firmly believe that they all have strengths and unique ideas that they contribute to the video game industry. However lately, it has felt like Sony has been dragging their feet.

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Valve may be attempting to make their own console

There is no universal law that there must be only a few console manufactures, that we must always have a Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft console.  Things change, drastically.  It used to be Nintendo, SEGA and Sony and long before that it was Coleco and Atari.  Perhaps we’re long overdue for a new contender in the market.

It looks like that’s where Valve may step in.

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Listen up gaming industry: We still need controllers

The writing does appear to be on the wall at this point.  The next wave of consoles is on its way and we will probably see what they all look like this year.  The Wii-U has already been unveiled.  Its concept is the controller.  But I still fear for where the industry is trying to take us.  Controllers, as we’ve always known them, the two-handed pieces of hardware with an array of inputs meant for ease of use and precision are still desperately needed for the next generations of games, but the industry would like to get rid of them.

Playing through the SSX demo on Xbox 360

With the landing of yesterday’s SSX demo it has been confirmed to me that yes, SSX is still ridiculously fun to play and listen to.  I’m already considering playing the 2 packaged demo courses over and over until the final product is released next week.  I sat down last night to record a little bit of the action and give you a sneak-peak into what to expect when the main title hits.

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Kingdoms of Amalur releases today!

Consider this hype train departed, I bought a ticket for it the other day and now its going to be a non-stop ride until I see the end.  Kingdoms of Amalur had a pretty impressive demo and with a little help from the press was able to muster up a bit of confidence in me to buy it.

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Skyrim Guides: How to power-level Sneak

I think power-leveling anything shouldn’t be quite this easy, but due to the way Skyrim does things it really is.  Hit the jump for my guide and notes!

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Blizzard is entering the console game, but how will it fare?

Today in old news I should have posted about a week ago: Diablo will be making its console debut with Diablo III in “early 2012” (the quotes are for the unlikeliness of that statement.

But wait a minute, this news has a little more depth behind it than you may find at first glance.

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Today in outrageous IGN rumors: Microsoft or Sony quitting consoles

IGN loves to feed into wild speculation and rumors, especially during the slow gaming news season of Janurary, but I feel like this is so ridiculous that I’m surprised it made it to the front page.

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Xbox’s “Party Mode” for Netflix removed with new update

I’ll be honest, I haven’t delved into the new Xbox update much at all.  Whenever I get on I join a party of friends and jump straight into whatever game to be played.  Its a shame to hear, however, that with the new update an old favorite of ours has been removed: the Netflix party mode.

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