Gaming Confessions

Giving the Wii U a Chance.

by Tristan Belgrave. 0 Comments

When the Wii came out in 2006, Nintendo has been on a roll in terms of console sales and gameplay innovation. However, Nintendo was still behind the curve in many ways. Console sales dwindled, ports were rushed which led to a multitude of problems, decent games were hard to come by, lack of HDMI, lack of DVD playback, and the friend code system just made the console less desirable to the public. Within a few years, many Wii consoles around the U.S. were pretty much used as a drink coaster more than ... read more

HEADSHOT! The Return of Unreal Tournament

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Do you remember Unreal Tournament? I know I do. During my later High School years, it was the PC game of choice. I can't remember how many hours I have put into it. Playing Capture the Flag on Facing Worlds, Deathmatch on The Peak Monastery, it was just full of fun and chaos. I would literally play the day away because the game was so addicting and amazing.  As the series evolved, so did the dynamics. Unreal Tournament 2004 included vehicles and different weapons. I shyed away from the later ... read more

STILL HERE! Main Topic – Bait & Switch

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I'M BACK!!! I've been away from my Gaming Confessions Blog since November and now, I'm back after a LONG hiatus folks! So, I want to delve on a topic in which has been on my mind for a while. I'd like to call it the Bait & Switch. The classic definition of this is to deceive a person or an audience with either an object or idea which initially appears to be glamorous, exquisite or  of jaw-dropping quality with something of the opposite. For example, a Magician uses Bait and Switch tactics ... read more

Getting Lazy, eh Infinity Ward?

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There is no doubt that the video game franchise, Call of Duty, is THE most successful brand in the world. The most recent version of Call of Duty, Ghosts, produced more than $1,000,000,000 in sales within twenty-four hours. That beats Grand Theft Auto V's record by 25% in terms of revenue generated. The franchise is known for selling million of copies and even inspired some gaming companies to try to cater to the game's demographic and style in the hopes for more sales; while losing their identity ... read more

The Next Generation (Pros & Cons)

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It's now early November, the 3rd to be specific. Next week, the PlayStation 4 is released. A week later, the XBOX One will be released. It's been a crazy couple of months that have led up to this. If you haven't caught up with the news of the next gen consoles, you can brush up on the information below:   Sony PlayStation 4 MSRP - $399 Release Date - November 15th PS Plus subscription will net you game discounts, free games, automatic updating /patching & online multiplayer Not ... read more

The Collector’s Haven

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I consider myself to be an old-school gamer. Stop by my house and you'll find my NES, Dreamcast and Model 1 Genesis lying around along with my small collection that I still play from time to time. I've always had a passion of collecting older games for the NES, SNES & Genesis. Even back in high school, I placed posters all around the school in the hopes of me finding success. Now that I'm in my late 20's, I have more resources at my disposal to find those rare games I missed out on. As I ... read more

The Return of Keiji Inafune

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If you're a old-school gamer like myself, you may have heard of Keiji Inafune. Well if you haven't heard of him before, you've probably played his games. Mega Man, Onimusha, Lost Planet, Dead Rising...any of those ring a bell to you? Good. 🙂 Inafune-san started working at Capcom in the late 1980's with his massive hit, Mega Man (Rockman in Japan). With the franchise spawning numerous sequels and spin-offs, Mega Man became a well-known staple in Capcom's gaming library. However, Inafune left ... read more

Umm…Nintendo?

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The Nintendo 3DS is still selling like hotcakes and that's a good thing! So, at this point of the game, why re-invent the wheel? I don't know...ask Nintendo about their latest handheld: The Nintendo 2DS. It's a 3DS without the 3D. Umm....wut? I really thought this was some sort of a joke. Nintendo had a hard time selling the WiiU with over 3.65 million units sold so far; I don't see how this is going to help them. Note how it is a flat unit without it folding up and down like its predecessors. ... read more

Bold Move Sony…Or Is It?

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I'm not a fan of GameStop anymore. I haven't been for a few years now. Rarely will I go to Gamestop to make a gaming purchase. As a former employee, the pressure of making pre-orders to keep your job and very low pay makes it very undesirable to work there. My condolences go to those who work for the store, dealing with the customers and harsh corporate environment. Well, if you work there, then you get a discount on the merchandise...and apparently a PS4...? The Gamestop expo recently happened ... read more