VGChartz gamrFeed – Digital Downloads Can Be a Barrier to Entry

To gamers, downloadable content in can be quite troublesome. While it’s hard to say for sure, the idea that content may be specifically ripped out of a title for resell later is a concern. That’s not to mention over-priced content, which becomes extremely evident with downloadable retail releases, even though you’re deducting many of the publisher’s costs. Stuff like on-disc DLC are heavy topics as well, but recently I found that the amount of DLC available has had an effect on my purchasing decisions.

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TSG Game Review – Spotto!

I love just stumbling across games. DSiWare holds plenty of Nintendo published titles that Nintendo lets slip by unadvertised. It’s unfortunate, but c’est la vie. So instead, I present to you Spotto!, a DSiWare game developed by Intelligent Systems.  While it doesn’t compare to the pricing and quality of similar app store titles, Spotto! does a decent job of bringing the pick-up play experience to the Nintendo DS.

Check out the review on TheSpeedGamers!

VGChartz gamrFeed – Before They Were Big: Rockstar North

Rockstar Games has a very fortunate and interesting past.  They seemed destined to do great things ever since the beginning, but even they had their hiccups on the way. While you may know Rockstar North for the Grand Theft Auto series, there’s so much more behind them, including one of the biggest franchises of the 90s.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Should Avatars and Miis Become Something More?

System wide avatars have become almost a platform standard this generation. Nintendo, who started the whole buzz, has their Miis, Microsoft their Avatars, and, to a much lesser extent, Sony and their PlayStation Home avatars. In Nintendo’s and Microsoft’s case, these characters not only represent system or account data but, on occasion, also appear in games like Mario Kart Wii, Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing and even some more traditional sports titles like both the NHL2k and Pro Evolution Soccer series on the Wii. But where they really get their time to shine in titles under the Wii and Kinect branding.

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Dark Souls Play Diary – Part 2

Raging about random deaths aside, if there’s one thing in Dark Souls I can say I enjoy, it is the battle system. I’ve seen Dark Souls labeled as a hack and slash title before and, to a certain extent, that is definitely true. But going in and flailing your arms about won’t get you anywhere. Watching your enemy is key to success.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Before They Were Big: Treyarch

Treyarch has been in a rather weird position since, until recently, they’ve been the “other developer” behind the Call of Duty series. But looking back at their history, they actually have a pretty surprising birth, specifically in a couple software titles they made. Years after that they were stuck in an unfortunate situation, but I think they hardly mind now considering they are behind the, so far, best selling Call of Duty title.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Do Bridge Titles Have a Future?

I love me some bridge titles, but notoriously these titles are far from AAA releases. That being said, they can still be fun. Disaster: Day of Crisis on the Wii remains one of my favorite games and one of my favorite uses of the Wii Remote, although the king of motion controls in my opinion is still No More Heroes.

You can check out the article over on VGChartz’ gamrFeed.