""Recycling material isn't anything new in video games. Game companies, whether it’s due to fan response or some sort of twisted narcissism, love to re-release their old wares on other consoles. In this list, we’ll check out five classic titles and see an example of both a proper port of the game and one that misses the mark for one reason or another.""
This is a serious condition that can happen to any video game console. Gamers everywhere want to know is this brought on by poor sales, bad hardware, or the lack of 3rd party support? What is the condition? It is called last generation syndrome. It is where the interest in a previous console wanes and the prices comes down right before the prices shoots back up to collector levels. Goozernation will attempt to diagnose the issue and provide some sort of explanation. Can this be prevented?
"UK videogames specialist retailer GAME recently revealed research conducted among 2,000 gamers into the best year in the industry’s history. Along with electing 1996 – the year of Tomb Raider’s debut and the launch of the Nintendo 64 console – as the best year for gaming, the poll offered opinions on the ‘best console of all time.’"
The 1990s was a great time to be a gamer. Recently several games have been given HD remakes but the gaming community wants more. Outside of a the big name titles from the 1990s there are lots of games from the PC, PSX, Saturn, SNES, and N64 that need some sort of remake.
"1996: the year football came home and Gazza thrilled at Wembley; the Spice Girls hit number one with Wannabe, Oasis played Knebworth; the nation was drinking alcopops, Take That and Charles and Diana went their separate ways and a buxom British icon called Lara Croft entered the homes, lads mags and imaginations of millions of Brits. Maybe that’s why 1996, the year the first ever Tomb Raider was released, has been voted the most memorable year for gaming by British gamers."
The debate rages on that there needs to be more re-releases of games on PSN/XBL. Some members of the Goozex community have put together a list of games that are in dire need of PSN/XBL releases and GoozerNation has narrowed this list, which includes a handful of arcades, NES, SNES, and PSX games. There seems to be a real demand for HD versions of Shenmue and Sunset Riders. Would these games sell well? Do they need achievements and trophies? What about couch and online co-op?
The news has been broke that EA is shelving Medal of Honor, and it will no longer be part of their yearly rotation. What a shame, the series had a lot of potential and it's one of the longest running franchises. What went wrong with the series? Is there anything EA could do to fix it? Will gamers ever see another MoH game?
Come the end of Feb. gamers will see what Sony has in store. Gamers should expect by the end of this year, there will be new consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. Has Sony learned anything this generation? Will they come out first? How will they dominate the video game console industry? Can they replicate their success from the era on PS1 and PS2? What happens if they fail?
"So what is PAX? In short, it is gaming nirvana! Picture three days of wall to wall video games, all available to be played in the dedicated Console Freeplay area. Want to kick back, relax and take a load off your feet? Why not do so in the Handheld Lounge, where people can congregate to play their 3DS’s, PS Vita’s or mobile device on one of the hundreds of bean bags that will be available for use!"