Console gaming has become worse than PC gaming

ConsoleGamingI love console games. I was utterly enthralled when I first picked up the Atari 2600’s joystick and played Asteroid. I kept playing games ever since.

What’s not to love? Pop any game in and you know it’ll work. I can relax on the couch and enjoy a console game for hours on end without any problems.

I like PC gaming too. I started playing PC games during the 1990s during the heyday of Diablo II and Counter-Strike, but I noticed that PC gaming is quite bothersome. I had to deal with driver updates, hardware configurations, overall compatibility, and the cost of the PC itself.

Unlike a good gaming PC, which cost an arm and a leg, the video game console itself is more affordable. Console games may not be as pretty as PC games, but I can easily start playing without any hassle.

And then the current generation happened.

NBA Live 13 cancellation shows what’s wrong with sports sims


NBA Live 13You’ve probably heard by now that NBA Live 13 has been cancelled, making it the third year in a row without an NBA basketball sim from EA Sports. This means it’s the third year in a row that 2K Sports has no competition in the basketball sim subgenre; not that NBA Live was worth playing since 2006 anyway.

This also means that for the third straight year, EA is willing to keep working on a sports game that’s costing them a huge amount of money, not only in development costs but also costly licensing—and they have nothing to show for it.

Think about this for a moment.

Sleeping Dogs review (PS3)


Sleeping Dogs shouldn’t be here. The sandbox video game was canceled by Activision because the publisher felt it wasn’t good enough. And yet, it found its way into Square Enix’s welcoming arms and was eventually released. So which is it really? Is Sleeping Dogs really “not good enough” as Activision believed, or is it a sandbox game worth playing? We drive, kick and shoot our way to find out.

Dead Space 3 doesn’t seem like its scary old self

So you liked Dead Space and its sequel. Many people do. Present company included. But what about the upcoming Dead Space 3? Do you think it’ll be as creepy as the first two? Have a gander at some gameplay videos to get an idea.


Game Release Dates for 2012 That You Should Pay Attention To

Assassin's Creed 3If you’ve been paying attention to the calendar, October is fast approaching. And you know what that means: the last quarter deluge of highly anticipated console games are coming. Yes, it’s going to rain console games, so there’s a good chance your wallet is going to remain empty (or short) for the rest of the year.

To help you prepare for this year’s console games onslaught, here are the game release dates that we think you should pay attention to:

Sony to support the PS3 until 2015

Despite the next-generation buzz and the imminent arrival of the Wii U later this year, the PlayStation 3 isn’t going anywhere—at least this is what PlayStation VP of hardware John Koller told GameSpot during an interview. In fact, Koller said Sony will continue to support the console at least until 2015.