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The Pause Menu: PS4 in 2014 and Beyond

This weeks episode of The Pause Menu focuses on the PlayStation 4 and its upcoming lineup. The panel talks about its software, or lack-thereof, for the coming months and whether or not the Xbox One can close the gap this holiday season. The team also discusses the possibility of potential bundles, a future price cut,… Read more »


The Pause Menu: Do System Sellers Still Exist?

It looks like we have have a name for our weekly panel discussion: The Pause Menu. This week we take a look at the idea of games that are System Sellers. We look back at games from previous generations and talk about whether nowadays, one game can really sell a system. Make the jump to… Read more »


Weekly Panel Discussion: EA Access

This weeks panel discussion focuses on the recent announcement of EA Access, EA’s new monthly service that will allow gamers to play a backlog of old EA games, get early access on upcoming games, as well discounts through digital downloads. We talk about the service, along with predictions of how it will do, if other… Read more »


Weekly Panel Discussion: Problems with Kickstarter

This weeks panel discussion focuses on Kickstarter and the funding issues that have arisen over the last few years. Recently the developers of Mighty Number 9 asked for an additional $100,000, on top of the 4million that they have already received, just to add English Voice Acting. About a year back Tim Schafer’s crowd-funding game… Read more »


Weekly Panel Discussion: The Future of GameStop

What does the future hold for GameStop? With the steady transition to digital content, will they be able to survive long term during this generation of game consoles? Are they the modern day version of Blockbuster? Can they completely evolve to change their identity? All of these questions are discussed in this weeks panel discussion…. Read more »


Watch Dogs Midnight Release Launch Party

Late on Monday night I traveled out to GameStop in Round Lake Beach, IL with the folks from GamersGather to take part in the launch event for the recently released Watch Dogs. With a crowd of over 50 people, the launch party was a success complete with dozens of trollish interviews, a guy who poured… Read more »


Forward Compatible Podcast: Nintendo 3DS Talk

It took a couple years, but the entire team at Forward Compatible has now acquired a Nintendo 3DS and this weeks featured topic talks about our experiences with the console. We end up talking about the library of games, the brand new Nintendo 2DS, a possible 2DS Lite, and future games we are looking forward… Read more »


Forward Compatible Podcast #50: Disney Infinity

After a few months of getting everything sorted out, the Forward Compatible Podcast is back here at GenGAME and each weekly episode should be available early Monday morning from this point forward. In this weeks episode we cover several of the latest news topics and rumors, including pieces on Skype for Xbox Live, Monster Hunter… Read more »


Forward Compatible Podcast Episode #33

In this week’s podcast, the Forward Compatible team talks NHL 13, a recent update by Valve about their hardware, PlayStation Plus coming to the Vita, the PlayStation 3 4000 model, Nintendo’s investment in Unity, ARMA 3’s recent incident in Greece, and the retirement of Bioware founders. The team also answers this week’s questions, including our… Read more »


Forward Compatible Joins GenGAME: Podcast Episode 29

Forward Compatible was one of the sister websites of GenGAME on the Dungeon Gaming Network, but we’re now proud to announce that they’re joining the team here at GenGAME. Every Sunday, they put out the Forward Compatible Podcast, talking about the weeks latest news, latest rumors, and a particular discussion topic of the week. In… Read more »