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News: Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Console maker ain't getting complacent

Everything’s looking rosy in the PlayStation Nation right now. Sony’s next-gen system is running away with the console crown, already surpassing 10 million units, with many more to come this Christmas, we suspect. Moreover, the lineup looks good, with a strong mix of first-party and third-party titles on...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...

Rumour: Minecraft Maker May Be Purchased by Microsoft for $2 Billion

Minecraft Maker May Be Purchased by Microsoft for $2 Billion

Good job they finished the PS4 version

Minecraft has already proven that it’s a pixelated license to print money, and Microsoft apparently wants the lucrative brand under its umbrella. A report on the Wall Street Journal states that the Redmond-based firm is in talks to purchase Mojang, the organisation behind the bricklaying game. According to...

News: Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tomb Raider Deal

Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tomb Raider Deal

"We don't have an action adventure game of that quality"

Back when Microsoft ambiguously announced that it had secured Xbox exclusive rights to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we speculated that it may have been looking for a direct competitor to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The specifics of the deal are still shaky almost seven days later, but it...

News: Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, Very Well' to Xbox One

Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, Very Well' to Xbox One

Greatness awaits

As with the PlayStation 3 before it, there’s an accelerating sentiment around the web that the PlayStation 4 lacks games. Despite new releases deploying on a weekly basis, many armchair analysts have opted to criticise the console’s first year – primarily its lack of first-party content. Many argue that Microsoft – with...

News: Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter Head-to-Head

Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter Head-to-Head

Hashtag haymaker

Sony may be winning the hardware sales war with the PlayStation 4, but it couldn’t overcome Nintendo in the great Twitter battle of E3 2014. According to social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon, a whopping 47 per cent of related tweets posted during last week’s convention referenced the Wii U maker, with its...

Talking Point: How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

How Did the Three Major Manufacturers Fare at E3 2014?

Compare and contrast

E3 2014 is over, and we’re breaking the fabric of time and space in order to celebrate. In this inaugural cross-platform, cross-network, cross-website extravaganza, the editors of Nintendo Life, Pure Xbox, and, er, Push Square have put aside their boxing gloves, and joined forces to bring you this industry wide look at all...

Talking Point: Will Sony Have Enough PS4 Material to Topple Microsoft's Game Heavy Show?

Will Sony Have Enough PS4 Material to Topple Microsoft's Game Heavy Show?

Games, games, games

Microsoft’s heavily hyped E3 media briefing this year was always going to be about redemption for the put upon platform holder. With new gaffer Phil Spencer attempting to turn around the organisation’s image, the press conference was filled with phrases aimed directly at fans. “Thank you” was a statement that seemed...

E3 2014: PlayStation and Xbox Executives Slay the Web with a Simple Embrace

PlayStation and Xbox Executives Slay the Web with a Simple Embrace

This isn't how it's supposed to be

We thought that this industry was all about a war of words and exclusive games – not hugs and kisses prior to the biggest gaming convention of the year. Alas, it seems that new Xbox boss Phil Spencer and former PlayStation president Jack Tretton are eager to prove that the console war only exists on the Internet,...

News: Microsoft: PS4 Is Outperforming Xbox One Because PS3 Didn't Satisfy Consumers

Microsoft: PS4 Is Outperforming Xbox One Because PS3 Didn't Satisfy Consumers

Oh, right

Sony is certainly no stranger to silly statements, with its hubris heading into the previous generation providing plenty of memes which still do the rounds today. However, it would appear that Microsoft learned nothing from the Japanese giant’s biggest blunders, as the firm is still making some wince inducing statements regarding the...

Talking Point: Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Crash course

Insomniac Games announced its soda-based sandbox excursion Sunset Overdrive to an explosion of goodwill this week. The colourful Xbox One exclusive harks back to the Dreamcast era, boasting oversaturated skylines and some decidedly SEGA gameplay mechanics. Sporting a system that sees your firepower increase as you combo tricks, it...

News: Pachter: Sony Would Probably Like to Get Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity

Pachter: Sony Would Probably Like to Get Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity

Switching sides

There are rumblings that changes may be afoot in the Call of Duty content clash. While the series has been historically aligned with the Xbox brand, rumours earlier in the year indicated that Sony may be willing to stump up the cash in order to ensure that the property is associated with the PlayStation 4. And speaking on the...

News: UK PS4 Stock Shortages Allow Xbox One to Pull Ahead Over Previous Four Weeks

UK PS4 Stock Shortages Allow Xbox One to Pull Ahead Over Previous Four Weeks

System wars

While you can find a PlayStation 4 if you look here in the UK, the console is far from being readily available. The system has been sold out at most major online retailers since the start of March, and that’s been reflected in the software sales, which have taken a tumble over the past few weeks. In fact, it seems like the lack of...

News: Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody

Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody

See what you did there

Microsoft’s holding a gun to the heads of indie developers, forcing them to deploy their wares on the Xbox One at the same time as other systems or forget releasing them on the format at all. This means that smaller studios without the bandwidth to produce multiple versions of their titles at once may be forced to launch on...