May 21, 2013

Top Reasons Why Pokemon Is Everything Wrong With Modern Gaming

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

So let’s talk Pokémon. There has been much made of the recent announcement of Pokemon X & Y ,  And I have to say that I’m really excited for the newest generation to come out and breathe new life into to this franchise. But this being said it got me thinking, never a good thing, about gaming in general and more importantly about how the modern games industry and how it relates to Pokémon.

That is when I realized that Pokémon is actually a microcosm of everything that wrong with modern gaming today, seriously, everything people complain about in modern gaming is not only present in Pokémon but are actually a fundamental part of the gameplay. Many of you are currently looking at me like I forgot which was up is, but follow me on this.
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The Next Xbox Is ‘Xbox One’

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Microsoft has revealed the next generation Xbox, now known as Xbox One, clearly Redmond means business because they are coming out with the bat swinging. Not only did we see the console, controller and dashboard within the first six minutes of the presentation but the console maker also featured the ability to watch television instantly.

Xbox One’s theme appears to be “instant”, giving the user the ability to switch between the dashboard, live television, movies and internet search with just a few words. The console’s user interface is rather familiar, looking strikingly similar to the Metro style featured in the Windows 8 and Xbox 360 experiences. According the PR spin they want to make sure that the Xbox is the hub for everything we do.. Hasn’t this always been the target of the Xbox brand?

Check out the first screenshots of the hardware, user interface and controller after the jump. We’ll bring you more as it develops.Read More


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