Power Up Podcast #56 – Prime 4 Canceled & AC Odyssey Controversy

Welcome once again to another Culture of Gaming power Up Podcast. In this weeks show, Taylor discusses the recent Anthem Open Demo thoughts and what exactly was lacking from the game. Could this be a hard launch for Bioware and did they make a mistake with Anthem? Next Up, Andrew delves deep with the recent […]

Metroid Prime 4 Development Pulls a Complete Restart

Metroid Prime

In a 3-minute video posted on the Nintendo UK channel, development head Shinya Takahashi has sadly confirmed that Metroid Prime 4’s development is pulling a complete restart. This is due to the level of quality not meeting Nintendo’s extremely high standards. A Tough Decision for the Sake of Quality As Takahashi puts it: “The current […]

Culture of Gaming’s Top 25 First-Person Shooters of All Time

First-person shooter

Love ’em or hate ’em, first person shooters have pretty much redefined the video game medium. We would argue they changed it for the better. Ever since the early 90s, the FPS genre has captured our imaginations (and sadistic pleasure) with immersive narratives, addictive gun mechanics, and fantastic online play. There’s something so addictively satisfying about […]

What’s in a Name? An Analysis of Video Game Sequels and Reboots

A successful product warrants revisiting. As a businessman or businesswoman, what do you do when your toy, appliance, car, or smart phone nets you a boatload of profit? Leave it in the dust to die? Of course not! You capitalize on that success, creating sequels, tie-in products, merchandise and reboots to reap more rewards from […]

How Nintendo Handles Backlash From Fans

E3 always has fans flock to it after months of anticipation. Fans of every game, console, and publisher want to see their favorites shown off. When some fans don’t get what they want, they take to complaining on the internet. This seems no more apparent than in Nintendo’s case. Ever since Nintendo’s showcase, fans have […]