With the reveal of the Xbox One at E3, gamers had all-but declared Xbox’s competitor, the PlayStation 4, as the victor in this particular console war. One feature of the One that seemed particularly vexing to Xboxers was the need for Internet connectivity. But as of today, this issue has been put to bed.
Halo is a much-loved franchise that leapt from the computer screen to books, comic books, and even a successful web series, Forward Unto Dawn. But now it’s going to be a television series, one produced by multi-award-winning (and Forbes-listed billionaire), Steven Spielberg. It’s an excellent choice.
A PlayStation fangirl admits it: Today’s reveal of the Xbox One kind of blew the PlayStation 4 reveal out of the water. Even the name, Xbox One, rather than the casually monikered Xbox 720, is surprising and different. The PS4 reveal was centered on the games (and yes, the graphics capability of the PS4 seems superior). But the Xbox One focused on the integration of the Xbox with all of the media in your living room, making it “one” system. Obviously, a tech demo held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond is less proof and more proof of concept, but if the Xbox One is everything Microsoft claims, it looks like science fiction made reality.
Ever since Sony announced the PlayStation 4 in New York City on February 20, Xbox gamers have been waiting for a response from Microsoft, a return missile lobbed in the console wars. And waiting. And waiting. But now the waiting game won’t have to be played much longer. The upcoming Xbox will be announced on May 21, at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
When I hear the word “platformer,” I think Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario Bros. Sometimes I think about Jak and Daxter or Ratchet & Clank. But now I’m going to be thinking of Puppeteer, the upcoming PlayStation game that also happens to be one of the most visually arresting games I’ve ever seen. Every […]
I just came back from liveblogging the PlayStation 4 event, and boy, my fingers are tired. We saw some pretty spectacular clips of upcoming titles and learned a bit about the new console. But for all we learned about the next generation of Sony’s game console, we still have a few unanswered questions.
Tonight Sony will be holding an event here in New York City called “PlayStation 2013,” known to the rest of the world as “the reveal of the PlayStation 4.” I expect we’ll be learning everything there is to know about the new-gen console, and I expect it will be awesome.
Right now, all news we have about the PS4 is rumor, speculation, fannish hope, and a leaked photo of a controller that may or may not be a prototype. But one can logically conclude that Sony will be offering backward compatibility of PS3 titles on their PS4—and not just because the company purchased the cloud-streaming service, Gaikai, for $380 million in 2012 or a paywalled report in the Wall Street Journal. It’s because of Sony’s “Evolution of PlayStation” video series.