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I think for awhile now we've known that the AAA industry seems to have a heavy focus on a select few genres, and among that, making games that seem to be all too similar. We've found plenty of avenues to place the blame for this, but chief among them is the AAA marketing teams. Jim Sterling, review editor of The Escapist, had a chance to sit down with developers and other such folks within the AAA industry to talk about this very issue.

Unfortunately, he can't say who he talked to because they would lose their jobs, but he has a very saddening yet very pointed quote that explains practically every issue we see with AAA games. Head inside.

One of the mostly critically acclaimed games of last year was Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. The horror-survival shooter won many gamers over with its story of Joel and Ellie, beautiful graphics, gorgeous music, and fantastic atmosphere. It did have some issues with some questionable AI opponents; a story, while good, was predictable at a lot of points; and some level design feeling stale. With the recent news that the game is getting a PlayStation 4 remastered edition, well...let's just say that some gamers were a little sour about this news instead of being excited. Some people think this is just a ploy to get more cash, some think that the original release was meant for the PlayStation 4, and there are a handful of other complaints and issues people have with this news. But one thing that is certain now, thanks to Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells, is that that the PlayStation 4 version of the game has been in development since June of last year when the game was released.

Jump to see what Mr. Wells has to say!

Here is an odd bit of news today. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, the man who manages all 1st party content for the PlayStation brand (so, Sony's Miyamoto), has been banned twice on Nintendo's Miiverse community. The first was for promoting his twitter handle within his own profile (one of many rules people find a bit silly in the code of conduct) and for a Miiverse post (pictured inside) where he said "I Love PS", which was interpreted as promoting a commercial product. Head inside for more.

Nintendo has nailed down a few exclusive titles the last few years, such as the Monster Hunter series, Sonic, ZombiU, The Wonderful 101, and Bayonetta 2. We know when it comes to Star Wars everything Lucas Arts was working on was canceled, but one of those games apparently featured Darth Maul and was intended to be Nintendo exclusive (originally for the Wii and 3DS, later moved to Wii U). When I say intended to be, that is because when push came to shove in the very early stages Nintendo didn't offer enough financial support to ensure console exclusivity.

So, as it were, it was slated for the 360, PS3, and Wii U. The game had never seen the light of day... until now. Head inside.

Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu recently ran an article by the name of "The Truth on 2014′s Rumors." Among the topics discussed was none other than the ever-looming The Last Guardian, the third game from the developers who brought us Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, Team Ico. Famitsu contacted Sony to ask whether The Last Guardian is ever going to release, and the response they got was fairly standard with the addition of a vague time window for the game's reintroduction.

Sony once again confirmed that The Last Guardian is, in fact, still being developed and that they're waiting for the ideal time to bring it back into the spotlight. They did, however, also mention that, if all continues to go according to plan, new information and a release date could very well be revealed soon.

Borderlands, Gearbox Software's well received money making franchise, is one of the more unique shooter series out there. If you love customization, quirky and memorable characters, and a series that oozes personality, the two games and their multiple DLC expansions are worth checking out. The future of the series has the more story oriented Tales From the Borderlands coming from Telltale Games. Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox Software has gone on record that they are not making Borderlands 3. However, that might not be the case anymore. 2K Games and Gearbox have officially confirmed that a new Borderlands is in development!

Jump to read some of the info and see some pics!

Even though the horror gaming experience is thriving in the indie scene with games like Routine, Daylight, and Outlast, it is sort of a big deal when we get to see the bigger companies coming out with their own kind of horror gaming experience. For example, we have the upcoming horror survival game from the mind of Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within. For anyone that is living under a rock and doesn't know about this game, it's being made by his developer studio, Tango Gameworks, and is being published by Bethesda. The story revolves around Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners who go investigate a mass murder that took place in a mansion. After encountering the mysterious being who caused the massacre, Sebastian Casellanos is knocked out and is transported to this world where monsters and other terrifying beings wander the landscape.

Jump to check out the trailer!

Machine Games and Bethesda recently released a brand new trailer for the world to see for Wolfenstein: The New Order.The trailer is very similar to a previous one that was released last month. It shows off gameplay, story elements, the main bad guy, and Nazi soldiers wearing mech suits. You know, the usual elements that make a good trailer. The song that plays at the beginning and the end is done by Martha and the Vandellas and is called "Nowhere to Run". The game is set to release in on May 20th and will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. If you preorder the game, you will get access to the Doom Beta and you can spend $100 for the collector's edition that doesn't come with the game.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is one of the most popular JRPGs of our generation, and with good reason. Even with the incredible Vita exclusive HD enhancement, Persona 4: Golden, Atlus confirmed that the original PlayStation 2 version of the game will be coming to the PlayStation Store on April 8th for only a mere $10! This could possibly be an attempt to hype up gamers for Persona 5, which is set to release in 2015. Either way, this gives me the perfect excuse to play the game again.

If you're unfamiliar with what Persona 4 is, head inside for more information!

NIS, or Nippon Ichi Software, is an interesting company. This is the alternative company you look to for niche titles when Atlus isn’t doing anything else besides Persona-related games. They have released a lot of their games over here in the states, and a couple of their games have fan followings. Like I said however, they are pretty niche titles. Some people will enjoy the Disgaea’s high level of difficulty and weird quirky worlds, and some people won’t. I haven’t played too many of the games released by the company, but one of their more recent titles has caught my eye, The Witch and The Hundred Knight for the PlayStation 3. While an action-oriented dungeon crawler is nothing new, since we have seen a few of those kinds of games do well, it is definitely not the normal kind of game the Disgaea creators usually make. For an attempt at a different genre, this game isn’t that bad. It has some big pros, but like any game, it has its flaws. Let’s put on our swamp boots and pick up your +1 fire sword and read on about this little action RPG.