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Sony Won Day 0 of E3 2014

44d ago ... Microsoft's press conference definitely caught my attention. C'mon Halo 1-4 for 60 bucks... aaaaaaand beta access to Halo 5! Not to mention an anniversary drop of Halo 2, probably the most competitive FPS of its time, I couldn't have been the only 20 year old kicking and screaming (Will Ferrel?) That moment they showed us Halo fans what we've been longing for. I instantly decided to save up...

The Gaming War - Is It a Console War? No! Its the Free-to-Play Rip-Off!

47d ago ... First, I'd like to say, I have all three consoles and basically all AAA games as they come out! The console that I use everyday no matter what is the Xbox One! Why? Easy, my TV connects through it, and the voice controls with Kinect 2.0 work like a charm for me. It's not perfect but neither are we. Also, I'm no techie or graphic artist but I like the darker feel to some of the games on the X...

I Might Feel a Little Bad For Microsoft.

64d ago ... I think the late nights, and the occasional early morning, are starting to get to me, because I'm actually starting to feel a little bit bad for Microsoft. Note, when I say a little bad, I only actually mean, a tiny bit bad, and nothing more. Allow me to explain. As we all know, when the Xbox One was first announced, there was a list of things people didn't like about it, from DRM, to alwa...
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The XBOX One Just Lost Its ID Card ~ But is that a Bad Thing?

66d ago ... Microsoft has been doing 180s with the XBOX One practically from before the system was even released; so seeing their latest “reverse-maneuver” isn’t exactly surprising. While not a huge surprise – I have to give MS credit for doing this rather swiftly. It’s only been a little over 6 months from since the XBOX One first hit market. Therefore, this change can be considered a rather quick one....

Reminder: Console devs can and will rip you off

66d ago ... Firstly, slow clap for Microsoft separating Xbox One from Kinect, finally. Not a sarcastic clap, I'm talking honest, building-up slow clap from movies after somebody makes a big, heroic speech. Now, in no universe is this not a good thing. For Microsoft or gamers. The Kinect was not the future. I don't think we're going to like motion control until it's done in conjunction with a holo-deck....

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 2)

104d ago ... The Casual Conundrum Playstation and Microsoft were undoubtedly, along with the rest of the world, blown away by the success of Nintendo’s little motion machine. Naturally, they each developed their own peripherals that would satisfy the now booming motion market. Playstation announced and released what it called the Playstation Move. Like the Wii, the Playstation Move coordinated with the P...

Playstation 4 Awards

152d ago ... Awards for things that helped sell PS4's. Demo Of The Year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6uVF-G3INw Interview Of The Year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yC8FbgGnd0 Insider Of The Year http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/04/05/microsoft-creative-director-on-always-online-consoles-deal-with-it/ Employee Of The Year http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/66-M...

Xbox One is doing just fine

155d ago ... Lately, there's been a lot of negative news about the Xbox One. One point however, seems to imply that the Xbox One is selling poorly, especially in comparison to the PS4. There are knee-jerk reactions from some people, saying things like "MS needs a price drop immediately", or "MS should stop including Kinect with Xbox One". However, when you look at the actual numbers, things are looking v...

What is Innovation? And does it matter?

159d ago ... While some think the Wii U gamepad and Kinect 2.0 are excellent features to the consoles, some think that they should be optional, and follow in the footsteps of the PS4, which supports Off-TV play and motion control separately. I agree and disagree. It was the right move for Sony to let people get more Innovation out of there console at a different price, and simply let us pay a cheaper price...

Will "dem casuals" ever buy a console again?

162d ago ... A prevailing attitude in this day and age is that the casual ship has sailed. The Wii was a blip. Smartphones will rule the day. Why would they buy a console when they have a smartphone? Etcetera. But I don't think that's exactly true. I think dem casuals are still a huge, untapped market that is eager to jump back into console gaming. The problem is that the console manufacturers have eithe...

How Xbox Fanboys Are Apologists and How It's Bad For The Industry

206d ago ... Every system has fanboys. In fact, everything on planet earth that involves competition has it's own set of fanboys attached to it and in my opinion that's fine. But in a way, it almost seems natural for people to defend what they're passionate about. It might be a game console, a sports team, a car manufacter, a movie, phone or even a computer. But what's not natural is fanboys or fans constan...
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Xbox One & PS4 Summary - Key Features and Differences

223d ago ... The ‘next generation’ of video game consoles has come to life with the recent releases of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4). These consoles offer levels of processing power, graphical capability and unique features never before seen in home video game consoles. One of the key new features of the Xbox One is the inclusion of a ‘Kinect’ sensor with every console. This device...

Safe While Gaming: Xbox Privacy Statement Outlined, Cut 1

255d ago ... Microsoft just released an updated version of their Xbox privacy statement explaining not just how Xbox One‘s Kinect collects our user data but also about Xbox products and services. I will outline the stuff you need to know in a series of parts or cuts. Please use this information as a guideline when using Microsoft products and services for the first time or upgrading. It would be presumpt...

PS4 Trophy List

265d ago ... No DRM (Gold) - Play the PS4 offline in a submarine Thanks For The $60 (Bronze) - Buy and use the PS Camera for more than an hour, kids under 12 don't count Next Generation (Bronze) - Play a PS4 game that looks and performs better than the Xbox One version of the same game Playback?!?! (Bronze) - Use the PS4 to play a DVD, BR and a MP3 Trololol (Silver) Use the PS Camera and a heads...

Xbox One System Achievements

265d ago ... Light My World (20g) - Play a racing game with dynamic lighting This Is The Future (20g) - Use Kinect for a game within 60 days of first using it Snap, Crackle, Pop (20g) - Freeze the OS using the snap feature Glorious (50g) - Play a game in 1080p It's Not that Bad (50g) - Play 20 games in 720p or lower. Sparta!!!! (20g) - Play Ryse for more than an hour Back To The Future (20...

My Evening with the Xbox One

271d ago ... Xbox Tour So, thanks to the gadget show I was able to spend an evening with the Xbox One at the ‘Xbox on Tour’ Event, the games that were on demo were Ryse, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Zoo Tycoon, Battlefield 4 (watched extensively but didn’t play), Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3 and FIFA (didn’t play). Here is an account of the evenings gaming delights that were on offer, but first the…...

Xbox One Kinect launch languages sheds doubt on reduced list of launch countries

328d ago ... When MS revealed a few weeks ago that the Xbox One will launch in less countries some people had theories on why this would be the case. Some theories included problems with manufacturing and MS stated that it would be down to localization of the OS and Kinect voice commands. Now it was revealed that Kinect Voice Commands will be supported in the US and UK for English, Canada and France for...

Just Answer The Question! - A Rant About PR Responses

329d ago ... Today on the site I read an interview that GameCentral conducted with Phil Harrison at Gamescom. Read it here: http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/28/microsoft-phil-harrison-interview-absolutely-no-plans-at-all-for-xbox-one-without-kinect-3939852/ The interviewer did an excellent job and pulled absolutely no punches. That's something we RARELY see anymore because interviews are more about what PR...
akr

Microsoft's Summer School: How NOT to Introduce Your New Console

339d ago ... ...Well, it's that time of year again. The end of the grandest time of year for all young human beings - The Great Summer Vacation. During this time of fun, sun, and late-nights ~ Microsoft has decided to use most of this time to educate us. So what was there summer-school course? "How NOT to Announce Your New Console!" So, if you were naughty and didn't sit in on any of the classes - I'l...

Xbox One back peddling marks gamer victory

345d ago ... So it's official, Microsoft have yet again revised their policies in regards to their next gen console the Xbox One, this time by removing the feature that makes the Kinect 2 a mandatory requirement for using the Xbox One console, something a great many gamers had issue with. With Microsoft now having done sufficient enough back peddling to power most of Europe for a year (Ba dum tish) I'm now...
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Kinect

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Release Dates
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PC Release Dates
Xbox 360 Release Dates
US 04 November 2010
EU 10 November 2010
AU 18 November 2010
JP 20 November 2010
Xbox One Release Dates