The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we take Dragon's Dogma for a test flight, examine the future of professional gaming, hit the track for an F-Zero 3DS fan trailer, and more. Helmets on for safety, everyone.
Dragon's Dogma demo impression
By Jeff Brown
Jeff gives the new action-RPG from Capcom a spin via the recently released demo on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. He points out that the game will have a tough uphill battle, since original intellectual properties are a harder sell late in a console's life cycle. Will Dragon's Dogma buck the trend?
MLG: The next step for gaming?
By Nathaniel Dziomba
"I can’t decide whether to despise Major League Gaming for trying to turn my favorite hobby into a contest," Nathaniel writes, "or passionately support their cause to bring competitive gaming to the West." He considers whether increased exposure and popularity for gaming is a good thing. What do you think?
Let's Analyze: The future of handheld consoles
By Michael Kyle
Portable gaming machines have had a rough time lately, as the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita have both underperformed at retail. Michael tries to find the sources of their struggles.
What makes a role-playing game?
By Nathan Jedziniak
Ah, the age-old question of defining the RPG genre. Nathan takes a shot at answering this long-time conundrum, and he comes up with two key factors: immersion and depth. Read on and see if you agree.
F-Zero 3DX teaser trailer
By Jan Neves
Our man Jan brings back Nintendo's futuristic racing franchise in this fan-made fictional trailer. Makes me want to jump in the Blue Falcon and head to Mute City right now. Click through and check it out.