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What is Next Gen?

What is Next GenWhen fellow Nerd-Base writer Dave Chosid and I get into discussions about videogames, there is one topic that continuously comes up.  What is next gen?  Why upgrade?  Is it just better graphics, or is there more to it?  At first I didn’t have a good response for him because it seemed like he was right.  I didn’t see anything else other than slightly updated graphics.  As news continues to come out about both systems, I think I finally have a good idea as to what next gen is supposed to be.

This last generation was all about motion controls, and high definition.  The Xbox 360 kicked everything off with HD graphics right out the gate.  The original Xbox and the PS2 could do some games in HD, but it was few and far between.  The PS3 and the Wii launched about a year later.  The PS3 continued the trend with HD graphics, but the Wii went a different way with motion controls.  After the Wii’s great success Microsoft and Sony followed suit with the Kinect, and the PlayStation Move.

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Microsoft just sold me on buying a PS4

Xbox-Next-Gen-2013-Xbox-One-Reveal-041A few weeks ago Microsoft finally announced the successor to the Xbox 360.  The new console, the Xbox One, is slated for release later this year.  I’ve been a diehard Xbox fan since the original Xbox for a few reasons including the size of their controllers over Sony’s Dual Shock controllers.  That all being said, MS might be pushing me towards using Sony’s small controllers with their 24 hour connectivity checks.

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Nerd-Base Podcast 10 – The One That Didn’t Get Away

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It’s like a super group! A dream team! For the first time we have the whole regular podcast crew together on one extra long show!! Dave, Rishard, Brian, & Chris all laughing and talking over each other’s crazy, nerdlicious musings!! Okay, the show didn’t go long because we were Continue reading Nerd-Base Podcast 10 – The One That Didn’t Get Away

Wii U Review part 1

After getting my hands on Nintendo’s latest hardware at NYCC I wasn’t planning on buying it, but being the technophile that I am, the new shiny precious was calling.  For those not in the know, the Wii U is basically the Wii 2.  It’s backwards compatible with all of your Wii controllers, and games, but it adds a new touchscreen tablet, and HD graphics.  I’m pretty sure my Wii U will get way more use than my Wii has, which I’ve used on average once a year since launch 6 years ago.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition hands on at NYCC

Back in the day on the original PlayStation, I used to love fighting games.  Tekken 3 was one of my favorites.  Later I played Tekken Tag Tournament, and other subsequent Tekken games, but I never got into them as much as I did with Tekken 3.  My love, and skill with all fighting games has declined over time as they have gotten more and more complicated.  Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition makes playing these types of games fun again for me. Continue reading Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition hands on at NYCC

NYCC: Scribblenauts Unlimited hands on

When Scribblenauts first launched back in 2009 I was super excited by it.   So much so that I made a small video (Cthulhu Vs The Village People) with fellow Nerd-Base editor Dave Chosid showing off some of the off the wall retarded things you can do in the game.  Scribblenauts was a great idea, but after a few hours the game was boring because it wasn’t really a game.   Developers 5th Cell tried to follow-up with Super Scribblenauts turning it a bit more into a game, but it still fell a bit short for me.  I wasn’t really excited to get my hands on Scribblenauts Unlimited, but I should have been. Continue reading NYCC: Scribblenauts Unlimited hands on