What Greg Miller Means to Me

Today I said goodbye to a friend, my best friend as he would put it. No, he didn’t die, but I feel like a part of me did! After 8 years and 381 episodes, Greg Miller said goodbye to Podcast Beyond. While that might not mean much to you, it means a lot to me.…

The Fall of First Person Shooters

I remember falling in love with First Person Shooters as a kid.  Goldeneye and Perfect Dark will always be considered some of the great games to me.  The first couple of Halos were also amazing to me from start to finish. That being said, I cannot bring myself to play modern FPS’s. FPS’s used to…

Gamers Beginning To Favor Digital Game Purchases

With the year coming to a close, we’re all being inundated with best-of-2014 lists that cover pretty much every topic out there. And as easy as it is to throw some shade at said lists, they tend to arrive with some useful information about what we’ve seen in the past 12 months. That’s especially true…

We Need To Calm Down With Game Releases

Remember when a game would come out, it would be awesome, and you couldn’t wait for the next one? Good news for you! You basically don’t have to anymore. So many franchises are getting a new game every year and, in my opinion, it’s destroying the value of those games. I miss the times where…

Kotaku Controversy: Gamers Are Now Dead?

Over the past couple of weeks, the Zoe Quinn story has escalated to point of being the gaming version of Watergate, as proven by the #Gamergate trend flying around twitter. Kotaku, being the geniuses that they are, seem to only make matters worse by pointing fingers and preforming all amounts of bigotry. For those of…

P.T. Scariest Teaser Ever!

I was not one of the first to play P.T., the now discovered teaser for the new upcoming Silent Hills game, I actually found out about it a day later from a friend. He said it was one of the scariest things he has played. I being a very big fan of the survival horror…

Top Ten Call of Duty Maps

With the recent release of the Advanced Warfare multiplayer gameplay trailer, I thought it was about time to roll out the ten greatest maps in Call of Duty history.  Hopefully the newest game will be choc full of great maps waiting to be explored, if not we still have the classics.  Obviously this list is…

A PC Only Future?

If you’re a gamer, you can’t read an article about a video game without some PC “master race” fanboy coming in and talking about how that game would look so much better on his or her PC. While they may be annoying to hear, they are right. Just about any game on a high end…

Beta Thoughts: The Crew

The Crew is a new racing game IP by Ubisoft. The game has a massive map spanning across all of the United States and its all free roam as well. It also has online support much like an MMO, where you will see plenty of other people driving around the game in real time. They…

Why Nintendo Isn’t Dead Yet

Awhile back, Nintendo reported their loss of $457 million over their last fiscal year. The Wii U is Nintendo’s biggest problem as it has only sold 6.17 million units over its lifespan.    (At the time of these reports) The 3DS has sold 43.33 million during the product’s lifetime, but fell short of Nintendo’s expectations. The…

Are the Old Games Really the Best Games?

I have recently caught myself replaying many of my old favorite games and shirking some of the newer released titles. Games such as Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Ocarina of Time (N64), and Scarface. I find myself enjoying playing these games far more than some of the newer titles with much more content…

After the Dust has Cleared

E3 2014 has come and E3 2014 has gone. This E3 was the year of games games games, after Microsoft and Sony both released next gen consoles gamers were left thirsty for games. So is this the E3 where gamers mouths will water and drop in amazement from the hard work of developers to nourish…

Video Game Clones

After the announcement of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, many people pointed out that the game looks very similar to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series.  Even former Ubisoft developer, Charles Randall, accused Monolith and Warner Bros. of stealing animations and code from Assassin’s Creed II. In an attempt to brush off the critique, the team at Monolith…

The Games We Want At E3

We here at Proven Gamer cannot wait until June 9th for E3.  So we decided to compile a list of the top 5 games we want to see at this year’s E3. Enjoy!   Tim Weber Fallout 4: I know it’s a stretch. A very big stretch, but this is by far my most anticipated…

What’s So Great About Minecraft?

This is a game that not many gamers can say that they can get into, due to its non linear style of play. In fact this game strives to inspire creativity and wonder to what one can do within this sandbox of a world. There is always something new to discover whether it be a…

How is the PS Vita these days?

It’s sad to watch a good piece of hardware die due to lack of support, and sadly at this point in time the PlayStation Vita is in this exact situation. Sony, however, has not given up on their precious little handheld just yet and they do have a few tricks up their sleeves to see…

The Loss of a Legend

I came into work this morning and sat down at my desk, coffee in hand, and decided to check on some gaming news. The first thing I see makes everything else seem way less important. Masato Masuda, has passed away. Now to be perfectly honest, 24 hours ago that name meant nothing to me, or…

Why MMOs Aren’t Compelling…To Me

With the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, I began to think about all of the MMO’s I’ve played over the years and the reasons why I still don’t play them.  I haven’t played T.E.S. Online, so I can’t comment on whether it is a good game or not, but it certainly looks entertaining.  More…

Top 5 Favorite Characters

I am a passionate lover of Video Games and recently I finally came to terms with a big question we all get asked eventually: “What are your top 5 favorite video game characters?” Well sit down, and I’ll tell you my top 5! 5. Commander Video: Do I really have to explain this one? Commander…