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Xbox One Interview With Craig Flannagan: The Cloud and Kinect – “That Gives You Opportunity” Interviews 124

Interviews 124 During the hustle and bustle of E3 2013, I had the chance to sit down with Craig Flannagan, Microsoft Director of Marketing, to talk about some of the Xbox One‘s more unique features: The Cloud and the Kinect. THE CLOUD Being introduced to the new generation of console gaming is cloud computing. The Cloud, as […]

No Always-Online DRM Doesn’t Fix the Xbox One Editorials 138

Editorials 138 At this point, I think everyone is shaking their heads in confusion and frustration.  One minute, Don Mattrick is telling people to buy Xbox 360′s, the next he’s saying the Xbox One needs to be improved and they’re changing key policies to make it better. Frankly, whoever’s running the Xbox One ship at Microsoft is […]

Why the Xbox One Needs to be Online Editorials 212

Editorials 212 At this point, it’s pretty clear that Microsoft’s PR team for the Xbox One is doing damage control.  With nearly two months of overwhelmingly negative customer feedback at their front door, spokespeople doing nothing but confusing everyone about the Xbox One’s confusing DRM and used games policies, and competitors lapping up praise for not really […]

Battlefield 4 Interview With DICE GM and VP, Karl-Magnus Troedsson Interviews 46

Interviews 46 Despite a hectic week at E3 2013, MP1st had the very fortunate chance to speak with General Manager and Vice President of DICE, the studio currently at the helm the next iteration of the highly acclaimed Battlefield franchise. Karl-Magnus Troedsson, who could often be seen on the E3 show floor either demonstrating the newly re-introduced […]

Battlefield 4 – Carrying Stats and Unlocks From Current- to Next-Gen Consoles “Is Being Discussed” at DICE Interviews 106

Interviews 106 With the uncertainty of exact release dates for Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation of gaming consoles, many hardcore console gamers are forced to consider purchasing their favorite AAA blockbuster hits like Call of Duty or Battlefield twice this fall: once for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and then once again at a later date […]

Battlefield 4 Multiplayer – New Suppression System, Reversible Takedowns, “Field Upgrades,” and “Zoom-Peek” Interviews 61

Interviews 61 If you’ve been following the latest Battlefield 4 news, you’ll know that multiplayer is returning in a big way this October 29. Not only are developers DICE going to let you bring an entire skyscraper crashing to the ground, but the team has spent a lot of time polishing the “second-to-second” experience, as DICE General […]

Why I’d Buy a Wii U over the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One Editorials 44

Editorials 44 This holiday season is going to be pretty crazy.  Between all kinds of new electronics, smartphones, and software coming out, we have new consoles to buy.  As an avid gamer, what excites me most about gaming platforms is the unique experiences they can offer. Unfortunately, it seems like both Sony and Microsoft have forgone creating […]

E3 2013 – Battlefield 4 Multiplayer: First Impressions News 76

News 76 I’m a happy camper. Why? Because DICE is doing some really awesome things with Battlefield 4 multiplayer and I just got to play it on the E3 2013 show floor along with 65 other players on the PC. (Yes, that’s 65 players. I’ll explain later.) There are a lot of really exciting things I want […]

PlayStation or Xbox One: Which Console to Buy? Editorials 162

Editorials 162 There can be no doubt at this point that Sony is coming off as the good guy of E3.  Despite announcing that a paid PSN subscription will be required for online play/features, the PlayStation 4 is shaping up to be a great device if you’re a console gamer.  Given my discontent with the Xbox One, […]

The Xbox One: An Invasion of Privacy and Affront to Ownership? Editorials 148

Editorials 148 There can be no doubt, given the overwhelming flood of a backlash, that Microsoft has totally screwed up with the DRM software for the Xbox One.  Having to be connected to the internet every 24 hours just to play ANY games is, for the most part, absurd.  But why it’s absurd has had a myriad […]

Crysis 3: The Lost Island DLC Review Reviews 27

Reviews 27 To be 100% honest, I’m actually surprised I’m even able to review Crysis 3‘s first piece of downloadable multiplayer content in the first place, considering how hard it is to even find others who will play it with me. Crysis 3′s community is small – so small, that in the base game, the only viable […]

Halo 4 Weapon Tuning Update Impressions – A Step In The Right Direction Reviews 8

Reviews 8 After sinking my teeth into the June 3rd Halo 4 weapon tuning update for the past couple days, I finally put my controller down for a second to give my impressions thus far. While you can read the full list of changes here, let’s elaborate a bit on how all the changes affect the game itself. […]

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