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Could Indie Games Save the PS Vita?

The Playstation Vita is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best handheld consoles that ever existed. Its build quality, screen, controls and specs are completely unparalleled. It...

The Playstation Vita is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best handheld consoles that ever existed. Its build quality, screen, controls and specs are completely unparalleled. It has the ability to bring current-gen console-quality gaming to the mobile platform without even straining itself. So why does a console like this require saving?

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Ryse: Son Of Rome – A Promising Beginning

Good news, gamers! Gaming is about to get exciting once more. As soon as the Xbox One hits shelves, we’re in for a virtual avalanche consisting of several of the...

Good news, gamers! Gaming is about to get exciting once more. As soon as the Xbox One hits shelves, we’re in for a virtual avalanche consisting of several of the most exciting title releases in years. Needless to say, this will be a breath of fresh air for the gaming community at large.

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The War on Anonymous Hackers

According to Wall Street Journal, hackers stole the personal information and possibly accessed the credit card information of over 70 million PlayStation gamers in April of 2011, committing one of...

According to Wall Street Journal, hackers stole the personal information and possibly accessed the credit card information of over 70 million PlayStation gamers in April of 2011, committing one of the largest acts of data theft in history. In addition, hackers have compromised data in many game servers of companies, as well. Reuters reported that cyber-security firm Kaspersky Labs determined that a hacker group dubbed “Winnti” accessed software from the servers of over 30 game developers in a four-year infiltration campaign.

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Is PS4’s Cloud Storage Feature Fantastic or Flawed?

The much awaited day has come and gone—Sony spoke officially about the upcoming PlayStation system. Although the console was not on display at Sony’s conference in February, many of the...

The much awaited day has come and gone—Sony spoke officially about the upcoming PlayStation system. Although the console was not on display at Sony’s conference in February, many of the rumors regarding the price and technical specifications were addressed.

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Addressing the Issues for Women in Gaming – The Who, Why, How, What and Where.

  Although we in the Western World certainly appreciate a more equal standing between men and women compared with that of days gone by, it is still nonetheless important for...

 

Although we in the Western World certainly appreciate a more equal standing between men and women compared with that of days gone by, it is still nonetheless important for us to take the time to consider what more we can do. In terms of the gaming world the subject of women’s roles in both the industry and the games themselves has been a hot topic as of late; so to follow the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th we to take a look at our industry, some of the concern women face today in games, and the work that is being done to address it.

[Note: considering the potential for animosity on this subject, we feel it’s necessary to point out that a focus on ‘women in games’ is aimed at encouraging reflection on our industry and gaming culture; it is not meant as an attack on our beloved pastime or fellow gamers, and does not act to devalue other discussions on issues concerning the gaming industry or culture.]

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10 of the Best Collector’s Edition of 2012

With 2012 behind us, lets take a look back at the year and sift through the many fine (and some not so fine) Collector’s Editions that fought for our hard-earned...

With 2012 behind us, lets take a look back at the year and sift through the many fine (and some not so fine) Collector’s Editions that fought for our hard-earned dollar. Which games made the list? Read on to find out.

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Memory Lane: Atari Bankruptcy Similar to Celebrity Death

Whenever a cultural icon dies, Twitter and Facebook are sure to light up with anecdotal R.I.P. messages from fans. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Atari Inc. hasn’t drawn the...

Whenever a cultural icon dies, Twitter and Facebook are sure to light up with anecdotal R.I.P. messages from fans. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Atari Inc. hasn’t drawn the same kind of sympathy from Generation X that Whitney and Michael did. This is likely because Atari will live on, as the dual bankruptcy proceedings in New York and Paris (the latter filed by Atari SA, the French parent company) are meant only to separate the two entities. The American version of the company hopes it can pull off a Tupac Shakur and be resurrected from the grave making more money after death than it did in its living years.

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How Will You Experience Mobile Games in 2013?

It’s amazing how quickly technology evolves. Mobile gaming used to mean a magnetic checkers board used on a road trip. Then, after gaming consoles became popular, a portable gaming system...

It’s amazing how quickly technology evolves. Mobile gaming used to mean a magnetic checkers board used on a road trip. Then, after gaming consoles became popular, a portable gaming system like a Nintendo DS was the must-have item. No longer are dedicated devices required for quality gaming experiences on the go. From mobile phones to tablet computers, everyone can play their favorite game just about anytime and anywhere.

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More than #1ReasonWhy there aren’t more Women in Gaming

In recent times the gaming world has seen a great deal of discussion on the ‘issue’ of women in the industry. From the furore over a female’s plan to discuss...

In recent times the gaming world has seen a great deal of discussion on the ‘issue’ of women in the industry. From the furore over a female’s plan to discuss the representation of her gender, to the backlash and blame squared at a lady game-dev over comments five years old; the culture of our beloved pastime has not exactly been showing off its best side. The latest example of the dark underbelly of our gaming culture has come not from the trolls, but from the women of games themselves.

Women and men in the gaming and tech industries, as well as gamers from all walks of life, have taken to twitter with the #1ReasonWhy tag to share their own experiences and observations of why women are underrepresented in the field. The list is long and eye-opening, and from it another hashtag has spawned to support and mentor the ladies of gaming; and it all started with a simple question…

 

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4 Video Games on Every Gamers Holiday Wish List

It’s almost the holiday season, and for video game fans, that means lots of new games to look forward to. The video game conferences are over, the release dates have...

It’s almost the holiday season, and for video game fans, that means lots of new games to look forward to. The video game conferences are over, the release dates have been set, we’ve checked out all the game reviews online at GameFront.com— all that’s left to do is make the ultimate gamer’s wish list.

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