This generation has seen a new battleground for the console wars: the online community offerings. Up to now, few would argue that the Xbox 360 has ruled the roost, with Xbox Live offering a brilliant and user-friendly place for gamers to congregate. But the battle lines are now being redrawn as the all-new Xbox Live attempts to go up against Home on the PS3.
The Tokyo Game Show has brought few surprises, but some interesting announcements nonetheless. In terms of the new online offerings from both companies, Sony confirmed that its long-awaited Playstation Home service exclusive to the PS3 will be here by the end of the year, while Microsoft announced details of its New Xbox Live 'Experience' - coming to a 360 near you on November 19th.