First Xbox One and Sony PS4 reviews appear in GQ Magazine

The first Xbox One review and Sony PS4 review has appeared courtesy of GQ magazine as the publication appears to have reviewed both in their 'The Lab' section giving both products a star rating.

Xbox One - 8/10
PS4 - 7/10

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xHeavYx2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

Wow, they praise the cloud processing, didn't know they had access to see how that works, but hey, what can you expect from this type of magazine

malokevi2999d ago ShowReplies(4)
hankmoody2999d ago

Isn't that like saying the PS4 is going to be amazing based on the treasure trove of exclusive games that we have yet to see?

Xsilver2999d ago

its called a track record :)

bigboirock2999d ago

have yet is your key words there this is for launch ps4 gets good exclusive at the end of its life

DeadManV2999d ago

We know for certrain about the treasure trove of games on PS4, not so much with cloud processing. Also the ps4 is perfectly capable of cloud processing is well.

HighResHero2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

Pretty much, among other things.

This "review" won't influence my decision AT ALL.

malokevi2999d ago


If it's called a track record, I guess we can just assume that PSN will be open season for hackers?

Double standard is double hilarity. I'll be getting both consoles, because they both have a lot to offer, in spite of what narrow minded depressing cynical fanboys such as yourself might say. And you sure tend to say a lot!

Xsilver2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

that happened once compared to how many good exclusives Sony has do you know what a track record is? but if that's your definition of a track record then i guess you will expect Red ring death part two-_-.

malokevi2999d ago


Track record :)

Besides, I said what I did ironically, not that I expect you to pick up on that. I don't care about track records, that would be YOU! I'm getting both consoles, so I win and you lose, haww haww!

GTgamer2999d ago

@Malokevi your a special kind of stupid tbh I'm guessing you didn't read that link you posted sad because its only talks about the small attacks on Sony network nothing compared to the one that happened that was aiming for people credit cards so a track record of small attacks smh every company gets attacked. actually Xsilver 3 years of the red ring of death is track record especially when they would create new models with the same problem.

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kickerz2999d ago

Wohhh. So many of you guys don't know what your talking it's like I'm listening in to a group of 10 yr olds arguing and bickering.
It's prolly just ones guys opinion I wouldn't get too worked up.You sound like a bunch of sore losers.

Conzul2999d ago

I don't agree with why the PS4 got a 7/10, but I'd give it that myself now just because I'm so pissed that PS4 will block us from playing OUR OWN MP3s in any form.

WTF Sony? This is Microsoft's house, why are YOU trying to move in??!!

showtimefolks2999d ago


atleast with sony we know we will get the gaming support we need, MS will turn on us the gamers the moment they see that casuals are again more important than us. For the last 3-4 years just watch MS's E3 conference and its all about family entertainment/casuals/kinect that they focused on

also how soon before they bring back the DRM? you trust MS than that's fine its your money but they have to earn my business this time around. EA/MS a perfect match made in the depths of greediness hell

if someone says sony will deliever than that's a fact because they have for past 3 generations but if someone says MS will than that's an opinion because they haven't for past 2 generations. They gave up on original xbox, than they gave up on core gamers 4-5 years into xbox360 life cycle when sony delivered so much more in last few years

gears,halo--sequels after sequels

3-4-52999d ago

At least games have worked in the past.

Show me examples of the cloud running millions of games on millions of next gen consoles.

Games in the past....have worked...on all consoles...

So therefore, it's based on past history...decades of past history.

KwietStorm_BLM2999d ago

That's not different than people saying PS4 is useless and has no games, based on a handful of launch titles.

NeloAnjelo2999d ago

You mean as proven with every PS console? Yeah I guess CAN say that!

UltimateMaster2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

Before I would say anything about Microsoft's Cloud, I would definitely like to see something first hand. Words like "this is the future" and "it's a revolution" is something I'll decide myself when I see it in action.
I remember how those words were used for the first kinect and how they are rehashed them for the new one.

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ThatCanadianGuy5142999d ago

The "treasure trove of exclusive games" have a proven track record over 3 generations.

Cloud hype that can't run COD or BF4 past 720p is, and should be, a laughable joke.

Wizziokid2999d ago

Well said we know Sony's first parties are working on stuff and we know given history they are probably going to be amazing experiences.

GarrusVakarian2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

Well said, nothing better to make your decision from than history. And history tells us that Sony is indisputably "better" when it comes to 1st party exclusives.

In a couple of years when all the big 1st party Sony devs have announced their titles and shown gameplay i will sit back with my hands behind my head and chuckle to myself.

-Foxtrot2999d ago

My favorite line

" GQ criticised the fact that the PS4 will suffer from a lack of 'killer games' on launch. "

So thats why it deserved a lower score....REALLY

When Sony have proved their First party line up is always great. I mean they act like the PS4 has no games when it does...

Death2999d ago

This only applies if you are a fan of Sony exclusives. Naughty Dog has done an incredible job on the PS3 this gen. The Last of Us was one of the best games of 2013 and last I seen had sales around 4 million. That means approx 5% of PS3 owners bought the game. So the people that claim Sony still cranks out games and supports the platform, only 5% are actually taking advantage of it. So what is this track record you are so proud of proving? I am an Xbox fanboy and oddly part of this 5%.

stuna12999d ago

The new tagline should be "Power of Advertising in the Clouds"!

So far no one knows the true capabilities of Microsoft cloud service! Even if we go by what the few developers who have spoken out about it, all it amounts to is heresay. This generation is turning into nothing but a bunch of cryptic, deceptive, mis-directive, subliminal marketing schemes! Where in all honestly all parties could be considered being deceptive in some way or form. In a way it makes me wish we could go back to a point in time where the internet wasn't the best vehicle to spread information/mis-information.

horndog2999d ago

You should be glad cloud isn't running. It already looks bad enough that x1 is on par with your 50% more power bs console. 50% more powerfull, hah!!! Joke of this gen

UnHoly_One2999d ago

You guys realize that game preference is an opinion, right?

You say "Sony is indisputably "better" when it comes to 1st party exclusives".

I say BULL. lol

Sony has some great games, but they are not "indisputably better".

YOU like them better, and that's fine.

I like Xbox games, controllers, and Xbox Live better, but it's not indisputable, it's my opinion.

H0RSE2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )


"Cloud hype that can't run COD or BF4 past 720p is, and should be, a laughable joke."

That might be because 1) DICE isn't using the cloud...

Just because MS has Azure, doesn't mean it is mandatory that all devs use is optional - a service there for those who want it.

And 2) the advantages that come from the cloud have to do more added features/functionality than improved graphics/processing power. Titanfall and Forza are good examples of this.

ThatCanadianGuy5142999d ago


so DICE doesn't use it, eh? I wonder why.What are titanfall and Forza doing with cloud that is so impossible to do with current server tech and hardware?

Killer instinct
Crimson dragon
Power golf

Why are all these games sub 1080P then? Nobody using cloud hype? Not even 1st party devs? Whats going on here?

Surely it hasn't been PR BS all along has it?

Death2999d ago


You new to console gaming? Which system plateaued before launch? Gaikai isn't real since it's not available, right? I find it very hard to believe that you fail to understand new technology takes time to roll out given Sony's history with the PS3. Completely different console today from launch. How many firmware updates did we get before the system ran as fluidly as it does today? You were able to wait patiently through many updates, but can't believe that the benefits of Azure aren't realized at launch?

Honestly, it sounds like you just don't want "cloud" based processing to work on the Xbox since it could increase the systems performance.

gamer20132999d ago

Ignorant comment. Both CoD and Bf4 developers decided to go with their own server solutions instead of using Microsoft's Azure for whatever reasons.

Apparently MS is far behind Sony with their driver tools so when they eventually catch up I would imagine resolutions will be the same on both systems with petty differences between both. Obviously Sony's exclusives with have the edge but the overall minor differences won't matter. Only silly immature fanboys who keep score will take notice sensible people won't care.

B-radical2999d ago

Stop crying its just some stupid magazines opinion.

People on this site need to grow a pair

andibandit2999d ago

Death pretty much owned you

ArmrdChaos2999d ago

What is laughable is how this thread has taken on the appearance of a Sony support group. Is this article it going to stop anyone from obtaining the console they want....uh no. Oh...but the burns. Maybe if you wouldn't allow a company to define who you are as a person you would waste less time on this crap.

ThatCanadianGuy5142999d ago


What are you even talking about? First off, without question, What Gaikai is doing is leaps and bounds ahead of what Azure is.Just because it isn't here yet doesn't mean anything, it's already been proven to work.been shown off in a series of demos and videos and actually has a guiness world record for the "most widespread cloud gaming network" Azure is all talk so far with nothing to back it up.Which is my point entirely.Azure certainly isn't anything new.

It's literally nothing but a server farm.It's been done for decades, and MMO's have been using the exact same setups for as long as i can remember.Server side clients to crunch minimal backround data.And that works great, for MMO's with hundreds of players on screen and resource heavy scenarios.

The practical use of it the way MS is touting, is ridiculous.Oh, we have the magic cloud to make a ghost of your car in forza! Something the hardware itself can easily do anyways.

"Honestly, it sounds like you just don't want "cloud" based processing to work on the Xbox since it could increase the systems performance."

No, i'm tired of MS fans acting like online connection to server,number crunching is somehow going to boost the GPU of the hardware or make up for slow bottlenecked ram.It's pure stupidity and it's all i ever hear from you guys.

With ZERO proof to back it up.

Yetter2998d ago

Looks like your 'next-gen' PS4 can't run BF4 at 1080p either so I'd slow your role fanboy. These are launch titles people and we should be treating them as such. Devs had literally just gotten their hands on these brand new dev tools.

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Mike134nl2999d ago

Cloud processing is a great idea and plus for xb1, do we know how if it will work as advertised not yet. Will the ps4 use cloud processing next to gaikai maybe in the future it really isn't a bad idea but a plus when previewing it now maybe it will become a minus if it doesn't work.

Mikelarry2999d ago

yeah but the fact that they havent used it on either console and awarding a mark to one console is just journalism at its worst. also the ps4 uses cloud tech but did they mention that noooo.

H0RSE2999d ago


Sony's cloud software is not as sophisticated as MS's Azure, and simply does not offer as much flexibility/features, or even coverage, at least not yet. Their main purpose for acquiring the tech was for streaming. This is one of the reasons why Titanfall is on X1 and not PS4:

"The cloud services aren’t limited to Xbox One games either, and Respawn uses them for the Windows PC and Xbox 360 versions of Titanfall as well. Respawn approached both Sony and Microsoft about this problem, and Microsoft was the one to implement a solution"

Mike134nl2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

Its also a cost and issue Microsoft is able to offer it for cheap/free to developers. Allowing all developers to use dedicated servers and other 'cloud functionality'
In case of titan-fall different code will be used on the different platforms pc xbox.

On the software side of the cloud Microsoft is doing several things to ease things for developers and insure correct scaling of number of servers needed for each game on demand.

Cloud functionality of sony (gaikai) might actually be more advanced than MS, but less diverse and not cost efficient enough for Sony to offer free cloud support to developers.

myopicraiderfan2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

You're a little off on what the cloud actually is. All one has to do is put a server on the web that feeds an application through the internet and that is the cloud. A good cloud though, is robust and redundant with nodes in multiple locations to reduce latency.

In this case EA, Activision, Sony, Microsoft and basically all major content producers have a cloud. Their clouds are going to be numerous servers and storage in multiple locations running virtual server software serving up applications. The advantage that Microsoft has over everyone except maybe Amazon and Google is that they already have the infrastructure in place since they lease cloud computing for services other than video games. Sony already has a "cloud" that runs PSN, but for a new launch of a game they have to install additional hardware if the capacity isn't there. That is additional costs of hardware, maintenance, power, and bandwidth that are likely only paid for by the video games division.

Services such as MP hosting and match making, Gaikai, netflix streaming, psn, and live run on the cloud, but they aren't the cloud.

The reason Activision and EA aren't likely utilizing Sony or Microsoft's cloud is likely money. Yes, Microsoft offers Azure for free, but the large publishers likely get a check from Sony and Microsoft as their MP games are the content which fuels subscriptions. So the trade off is likely Microsoft will host it and it won't cost you anything, but also you will not earn revenue either.

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SilentNegotiator2999d ago

Give one device a point more than the other, get a billion clicks.

insomnium22999d ago

Give the worse console a point more and get 2 billion clicks.

JamieL2999d ago

I personally love seeing the zealots squirm like the slugs they are. This is the part where the real world starts slapping you big mouthed, unreasonable, Close minded, corporation loving, heard following, blind to what’s really important in life, forever ego stroking each other, change resistant, delusional, game hating "gamers" in the mouth. Why? I don't know, maybe for hating on anything without their favorite company logo on the package. This is what you get for being irrational dicks. And if you start steaming when you read this comment, you are who I’m talking to. Stop worshipping a corporation, it’s as dumb, pointless, and as self-destructive as smoking cigarettes. Take a break from the games and N4G and do a little research on what these great CORPORATIONS will do for profit, and how they spend that profit to buy Washington. If you do look into it and still LOVE Sony or MS the same way, you’ll deserve what you get when they run shit even more than they already do, and that loving Sony hand tightens around your neck, remeber how much they "love" gamers then. Of course I don’t mean MS or Sony are evil on purpose, it's the system we're in, but I am trying to tell you, use some of this energy and time you spend in here actually looking into who’s really running shit, and I don’t mean catch Fox News either. I’m telling you this is what they want us doing. They want us DISTRACTED with all this little unimportant bull$hit. Stop making Sony games your “CAUSE”, and just let gaming be a hobby again.

Real_gamer2999d ago

If ps4 had higher score the magazine would have been the best magazine ever typica Sony fan boys

dragon822999d ago

Typical Xbox fanboys use the "If it was the other way around it would be the greatest thing ever" line anytime PS fans don't agree with something.

C-Thunder2999d ago

Nope, they'd still been wrong, it's much further ahead than 1 point.

JackISbacK2999d ago

yeah i'ts an review and it looks like MS had allowed them to use their cloud functinality ,we must also keep in mind that in those reviews have also cosidered the prices and maked a factor of giving score and we all know xbox one is more expensive but is still having better score then ps4 is realy amazing ,and we know ps4s price may also have been considered to be give a review is having pros ,and xbox one is more expensive and is having a disadvantage of price ,but is still a best position so it means that they have made an amazing machine with amazing featurees with its core purpose that is gameplay.

serratos272999d ago

They praised the XB1 for being a "complete media device" they don't mention gameplay.

ThatCanadianGuy5142999d ago


That was by far the most pathetic attempt to spin anything i've ever seen on this site.And that is saying a lot.


You mean BF4?
You mean the 720p, struggling framerate, Jagg fest that looks like counterstrike?

I don't know man.If it kind of looked as good as the PS4 version, (running at 900p *500k pixel difference) Then maybe i could agree.

But it doesn't.It looks and runs way worse.And you know it.

Sure, you could wave the opinion flag and declare everything even but anyone with common sense just has to look at the AMOUNT of AAA exclusives for each console and it's pretty clear who's kicking who's ass.

H0RSE2999d ago


"You mean BF4?
You mean the 720p, struggling framerate, Jagg fest that looks like counterstrike?"

- "struggling framerate?" As you can can see in this vid, the framerate for both games is practically the same, keeping a constant 60fps a good amount of time, yet dipping below 60fps at times on both platforms.

Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but where I come from, words actually have meanings, and "struggling" does not describe the framerate for the X1. The X1 is not "struggling" anymore than the PS4 is.

Godz Kastro2999d ago


I think Death put you in your place. Just saying...

LonChaneyTV2999d ago

Not going to defend Cloud processing but it's definitely something we know little about.

I suspect Titanfalll will be the frankenstein experiment to fully utilize Could computing as the years unfold. who knows, the game might not even be the same as we know it in 2015.

Yetter2998d ago

Titanfall is just using it for dedicated servers (mind you if it doesn't work out it is going to be trouble for MS) As far as actually off loading physics or lighting etc... I'd say HALO is the most likely to take advantage of that as MS is willing to throw as much money as necessary at a project to prove their point.

brometheos2999d ago

Cloud processing is great. Its why Xbox can run battlefield, cod, and loads of other games at 1080p right?

Neonridr2999d ago

the PS4 can't run BF4 at 1080p either, don't make yourself look foolish..

WitWolfy2999d ago


Your missing the point, Sony never claimed of mystical servers in land far far away that could magically make games look better when used. Where MS did.. that's the irony of this situation.

Got to love that PR BS.

VaporCell2999d ago

"GQ criticized the fact that the PS4 will suffer from a lack of 'killer games' on launch."

That's why Killzone: Shadow Fall has more pre-orders than any other xbone exclusive

Godz Kastro2999d ago

I and I'm sure many other future X1 owners have not preordered any games as I'm digitally downloading everything. You can't just go by preorder number at this point bub.

T22999d ago

Dude its GQ ....
"brah! Which games thingy goes better with my Ed Hardy shirt and fedora ?
" that black one with green bro"
" will it play call of duty ?"
"hells ya"
"i give it 8/10, shoulda come in pinstripes"

supes_242999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

I don't get the whole " launch lineup = better console" arguement. Out of my 360 and PS3, the PS3 is what made me decide to go with PS4 this gen. The quality of games the make are unmatched. I have had much more fun with my PS3 in the last two years than my 360. At first the 360 got all my attention, then came Uncharted and wowed me from that point on. Launch lineup doesn't work on me, it's a gimmick and some people fall for it. I know who will have the better first party games, and with so much power under that hood, imagine how the first party games will look!

dragon822999d ago

@Godz Kastro

The exact same thing can be said about the PS4. Half of future PS4 owners could be buying KZ:SF digitally on top of the great preorder numbers.

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Yetter2998d ago

As a future XB1 owner, I plan to buy everything digitally in the future. You guys are living in the past... pre-ordering games like they're going to sell out or something. smh

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VoodooRob2999d ago

How does your wife not divorce you already ? I click on one article and your trolling again like a 13yr old. Give it a rest already buddy and do your customer service supervisor job at Amazon and make sure I get my ps4 and klipsch subwoofer.

xHeavYx2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

You say I act like a 13 year old, yet you talk about my wife and can't use "you" and "you're" properly. Who is the 13 year old?

cyclindk2999d ago (Edited 2999d ago )

In his defense, he may in fact be a member of the Your-You're movement, it's a small and little known single member organization that has been quietly gaining support over the last few years in the upper midwest eastern quarter of New Jersey and the South African Northweastern (yes, north...weast) townships.

There aim is simple, grammar, their here to fuq shi! up (I am a member of the Their-There movement, not quite as prestigious as Your-You're, but we do alright, with the ladies that is).

B-radical2999d ago

Pretty low scores for both tbh

AngelicIceDiamond2999d ago

Its just one review chill everybody, dang.