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When Games Touch Us – Gran Turismo Honors Racing Great Ayrton Senna

I struggled for longer than usual trying to write this article, because I felt the topic warranted something more than just reporting that there was content coming for Gran Turismo. I feel like this should be about more than that. I think that everyone for whom gaming has been an integral part of their lives has been touched by gaming in a way that related to an emotional event in their lives outs...[Read More]

Destiny: Reports from the Hands-On Sessions

September 9th is a big day. If you are like me, you are starved for content regardless of which next-gen console you chose. It feels like a console generation war death march, these days since launch and continuing until E3. But the machine is starting to roll, with the first crackle of E3 thunder heard from the Sony camp. Bungie invited several news outlets (unfortunately, not us; Hey, Bungie, ca...[Read More]

WayBack Wednesday – Gamers Sphere RetroCast, Episode #1: Uncharted

Yeah, yeah…I know. Every gaming site has a RetroCast. We are working on a new title; it’s just that my marketing and branding muscles are already sore today. If you have suggestions, please offer ‘em up!!! This past week, three of the Gamers Sphere Editors agreed to embark on a joint playthrough/review of the original Uncharted for the PlayStation 3. Check out the video podcast and our individual ...[Read More]

Spring Fever Spotlight: Battle Academy – Releasing This Week on Steam

Next up on my list of possibles for my 1-week Spring Break window is developer Slitherine’s Battle Academy. Unlike Eterium, Battle Academy is a bit more proven, having already been released for iOS, as well as what appears to be some retail releases for x86 platforms as well. This is a turn-based strategy game, and so while it looks like the genealogy is reminiscent of Company of Heroes, it ...[Read More]

Dragon Fin Soup – Grimm Brothers Updates Status of Playstation Version [Video]

The PlayStation 4 needs games. Badly. Heck, the PlayStation Vita needs games, too, for that matter.  Grimm Brothers to the rescue. A small indie team of five developers, Grimm Brothers is working on porting their still-to-be-released PC game to all PlayStation platforms. While it will actually be the developers at BlitWorks who will be handling the port, the original content for Dragon Fin Soup (D...[Read More]

Beauty Of The Caribbean: Assassin’s Creed IV Screenshots

Assassin’s Creed Black Flag is one of the most beautiful video games I’ve ever seen and played. The colors and locales are so gorgeous, I almost can’t believe I’m looking at a television screen sometimes. Here are some screenshots I took in the PS4 version of Black Flag. Some pictures didn’t transition here as well as the original file on my PS4; some look better, som...[Read More]

Inside the Gamers Sphere #1 – Developer Interview with Gene Mocsy, Creator of 1954 Alcatraz

As you probably well know from our First Impressions article, we are playing through 1954 Alcatraz, a recently released adventure game from developer Irresponsible Games and published by Daedalic Entertainment, distributors of the Deponia and Divinity series, as well as recent installments of Sam and Max and Tales of Monkey Island. Gene Mocsy, the man behind Irresponsible Games, was kind enough to...[Read More]

Half-Life 2 City 17 in Unreal Engine

Did you ever wonder how would Half-Life games look on let’s say…Unreal Engine? Well, a member of the Polycount forums who goes by the name of “Logithx” is doing this, and it looks amazing.

How I feel about Amy Hennig’s departure from Naughty Dog

Two weeks ago, Sony revealed that Amy Hennig, a 10-year veteran at Naughty Dog, had left the company. This news came as a huge shock to everyone in the games industry. Hennig began her career in 1994 when she designed Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City for the Super Nintendo. She then went on to work on the Legacy of Kain series. She is most well known, however, for her work on two popular Na...[Read More]

Assassins Creed: The New Assassin (Episode 5)

Well surprise, surprise, it wasn’t long after our journey to Constantinople that your parents announced yet another trip for the following year, and a whole new time period to.  Was I worried?  Not at all.  Although our relationship had started to crack, I had faith in your parents ability and as all relationships go, a change can go a long way to revitalizing the love between partners or so...[Read More]

Why was Flappy Bird so popular?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard all about Dong Nguyen’s viral mobile game, Flappy Bird. You’ve probably also heard that he took it down after it became “too addictive.” But why is it exactly that a simple game like Flappy Bird became so popular? Critics like to gripe about games like Flappy Bird, saying that they aren&...[Read More]

Planetside 2: One Game To Rule Them All

BLUF (bottom line up front):  Planetside 2 DOMINATES so much…it’s not even funny.  This has everything you would want in a game. Have you ever played a game where all you had to do was login and you were instantly thrust into an endless war-zone?  The promise of victory and threat of defeat is at every turn.  The heightened sense of adrenaline is always there when your entire 48+ playe...[Read More]

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