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Analysis: Nintendo wins 2014

bayonetta21Analysis: Nintendo wins 2014

What a bizarre year for video games. Was the first year of the next generation a success? Well, it was different.

Nintendo probably has the greatest story here. Back in March we wrote about their struggling profits and what a world without Nintendo may look like after unveiling their new console – the Wii U. BBC news had reported that Nintendo executives took pay cuts, in the 20-30% range, including president President Satoru Iwata who took a 50% pay cut after disappointing sales of the Wii U.

All of these projections implied a bleak future for one of the eldest video game company. So it feels refreshing to make an easy case that the Wii U had the best exclusive titles of 2014.
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Video Game Preview: What to Expect from E3 2014

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Video Game Preview: What to Expect from E3 2014

June 10th is when E3 2014 will begin. We will hear about new technology, and most importantly new next-gen games. E3 2013 seemed to be all about the new consoles (and rightfully so), but a lot of the new games were glossed over. Many games announced last year have been delayed such as “The Witcher 3,” “The Division,” and “Halo 5: Guardians” game.  So expect to hear more about all of these and less about distant future titles. (more…)

Preview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Dark-Souls-II-WyvernPreview: Predicting the Best Video Game of 2014

Next month’s E3 is going to reveal a lot and it’s going to be exciting to see what games will be testing the powers of the new-gen consoles. The year is almost halfway over and we’ve already seen some excellent games.

Keep in mind that this list co-ranks both the games released and the potential/expectations of upcoming titles. Also many games still haven’t announced their release dates and could be pushed to 2015.

For now here is our list for what could potentially be the top 10 video games of 2014 at the end of the year: (more…)

Top 20: Most Anticipated Video Games of 2014

Destiny-FeaturedTop 20: Most Anticipated Video Games of 2014

We have the new consoles, now it’s time to see what they can really do. Even though 2014’s slate doesn’t seem as impressive as last years, we still have a lot to look forward to. We are not including titles that have already been released to this point. This list was created February, 5 2014.

Here are the top 20 most anticipated video games of 2014:

Destiny (09/09/14)
Titanfall (03/11/14)
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (03/18/14)
Dark Souls 2 (03/11/14)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (TBA)
inFamous: Second Son (03/21/14)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (TBA)
Super Smash Bros. – Wii/3DS (TBA)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (TBA)
The Evil Within (TBA)

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