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4K Revolution: What’s Going on With Gaming and 4K?

It’s difficult to believe we used to all play games on crappy CRT displays with 640×480 resolutions and picture qualities that would now compel you to make a cross symbol with your two index fingers to ward off the evil in front of your eyes. In a world where High Definition is standard fare, something new peeked above the horizon

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9 Games We’re Excited About in 2014 (You Choose the 10th)

We’re now at the end of Q1 this year, but what else should gamers be excited about for 2014? Well, there are a lot of nerdgasm-inducing titles on soon arriving… Here’s the Ultimate Gamer’s top 10 list for the pending 2014 releases.   1. Destiny The development studio responsible for Halo is due to release its next masterpiece in the

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Where Are They Now? The Who’s Who Of Industry Developers

New games go through a certain life-cycle, starting off with the rumors. Rumors turn into news on pending releases and the hype train soon follows. There’s the epic personal excitement we all get and then finally, finally, we get to play the game. But what do the creators of these games do once they’re installed on our hard drives? Well,

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The Industry’s Best Concept Artists

Doing top list features on gaming is kind of fun, but some are trickier than others. So what about video game concept artists? Well, it’s especially tricky because so many of them are so goddamn amazing.  This is the list we boiled down as a top five that verge close to Godlike with their ability to portray worlds with digital

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The Best & Worst of Nintendo

Nintendo. You either love them, hate them, or just wish they’d release more games like Zelda and fewer games for preschoolers. Whatever your stance, it’s likely the makers of Mario also made a sizable contribution to your gaming childhood somewhere along the line. As awesome as some of those may have been, some of them just straight sucked. Here are

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4 Failed Predictions Of The 8th Gen Console War

Predictions are risky things. The millennium bug was going to implode our gaming rigs, 2012 was the end of the world, and Facebook stock shares were a hot buy… But predictions get a lot of attention, especially if they go against the grain of public opinion. The person predicting scores bragging rights if it comes true, and that only makes

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10 Questions about Valve and Their World Domination

Let’s face it, Valve is taking over the world. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing? Many have attempted world domination over the decades, and whether we’re talking iconic dictators or Pinky and The Brain, Valve is surely a better prospect as a domineering world super power than your average megalomaniac white mouse or crazy person with a gold-plated

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Most Disappointing Video Games Ever

The only thing more exciting than playing a good video game, is being excited about the next good videogame pending its release. We buy every magazine and search every blog in the hope of a quick glimpse at these new titles, desperate to find just one more screenshot we haven’t already seen. Few things in life hold greater anticipation than

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Top 9 Deaths In Gaming

Deaths in videogames can conjure up so many emotions. Sometimes they’re satisfying, other times cringe-worthy. Occasionally, they’re just about enough to have us sobbing like pre-teen girls watching Titanic for the first time (Ooooh, Leeoo!) Ahem… Here’s The Ultimate Gamer team’s list of the video game deaths with the biggest emotional response, be it good or bad. Just a kind

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10 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns in Gaming

Kickstarter has proved little short of a godsend to the gaming industry. As a community, we all know the things we’re excited about and would gladly pay our hard-earned cash for, but developers often have a hard time convincing the people who control the funds to make them. This platform has now raised well in excess of $100 million for

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