But may not be representative of all face-offs moving forwards
It’s time to whip out your framerate tickers and your favourite image zooming tool: the Xbox One X is around the corner and that means the industry at large is getting ready to split hairs. To be fair, this first comparison featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider puts in an impressive...
Put 'em on voice mail
Anyone bored of this one yet? We know we’re supposed to be as outraged at Sony’s cross-console play obstruction as day one DLC and DRM, but – it’s just not going to happen, is it? Hounded about the prospect at Gamescom 2017 – as all PlayStation and Microsoft executives will be from now until the end of time – Xbox...
"It's a competitor to Xbox One S"
If you hadn’t noticed, Microsoft’s marketing with Xbox One X revolves around techno babble that only a select few understand. In fact, even back when Project Scorpio was revealed last year, it’s been flaunting specifications, and it’s made damn sure you know that they’re stronger than the PlayStation 4...
Microsoft's surmounted the power gap but forgotten the software
Xbox fans waited a year for last night’s press conference. That’s not a slight, but it needs to be put into context: there’s been no PlayStation Experience equivalent over the past 12 months from the folks in Redmond; the company certainly didn’t hold any media briefings at the...
Microsoft announced the new instalment in the Xbox One hardware family today: the Xbox One X. It wasn’t – as many fans had projected onto it – a new-generation console; instead it’s a mid-gen upgrade similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro, capable of boosting existing Xbox One software to a higher resolution and including bells and...
Join us for the third-party blockbusters
We’re not an Xbox website, but we all know that Microsoft’s big E3 2017 showcase will be host to a plethora of titles you’ll be playing on the PlayStation 4, so we’d be remiss not to put the Green Giant’s press conference live. We’re anticipating full reveals of ANTHEM as well as Assassin’s...
It may need it
Proof once again that the console sparring only takes place on message boards: PlayStation has wished Microsoft luck ahead of its E3 2017 press conference. The platform holder sent the following message to its Redmond competitor: “E3 is always an exciting time, good luck out there!” Well, shucks – isn’t that nice? The guys...
Company won't be losing any sleep
Sony’s been busy conducting interviews with some of the biggest publications in the industry, and it’s inevitably been asked about Project Scorpio – the upcoming PS4 Pro-esque upgrade for the Xbox One, which is scheduled to release later this year. And it’s admitted that, while it’s eager to see what...
PlayStation Plus +
Microsoft made an interesting announcement today: Xbox Game Pass. The service, which is similar in principle to EA Access, will see you paying $9.99 per month in order to access a rotating selection of 100 games. You'll be able to download this software to your console and play it in its entirety for the duration that it remains...
Here we go
Nothing like a good bit of drama, eh? A good bit of banter with the NeoGAF boys, something to rile people up on an otherwise quiet Wednesday night. In a post on the aforementioned forum, Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios, jumps into the fray to spew the virtues of the upcoming Xbox Scorpio project. The developer, best known for Xbox...
Microsoft jumped feet first into the iterative hardware space at E3 2016, announcing Project Scorpio for… Well, the end of 2017! Sony, on the other hand, opted to keep the PlayStation 4K closer to its chest, confirming that it is working on an upgraded console, but refusing to share specifics until the platform is officially announced...
Well, not many of 'em
Microsoft melted the web with its Quantum Break announcements yesterday. Unfortunately for Remedy, the forthcoming time-shifting affair got nudged to the side, as platform politics ruled the day. For those of you that missed it, the Redmond firm confirmed that the release would be coming to the PC day-and-date with the Xbox...
The console wars may be awash with warriors angrily biting their thumbs, but the word star-cross'd springs to mind when observing the latest social media fad. This tragic tale of two adoring PlayStation and Xbox representatives actually did the Twitter rounds a couple of years ago, but it's made a comeback overnight – even prompting...
Sony's way out in the lead
Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales recently, suggesting that its Monthly Active Users metric is more important than its flagship format's install base. Fortunately, an EA investor report and a bit of math has enabled us to, for the first time in a long while, see how the Redmond firm's box is performing in...
Xbox focusing on first-party, apparently
If there's one thing that Xbox chief Phil Spencer likes to do it's chat about the competition – although, to be fair, he was asked on this occasion. In a fairly wide-ranging interview with GameSpot, the ex-Microsoft Game Studios head insinuated that Sony's buying up plenty of third-party exclusives for...
Was the Redmond firm able to capitalise on Sony's no-show?
Sony's got the biggest presence on the Gamescom 2015 showfloor, but unlike in previous years it's not holding a press conference. We already knew this, of course, as the company announced that it would be skipping the show all the way back in May. This is because, according to the...
In a friendly game of Disney Infinity 3.0
Can you hear that? It's the sound of Hell freezing over. At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, PlayStation wish fulfiller Adam Boyes and Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb hooked up for a head-to-head in Disney Infinity 3.0's all-new Sumo Digital developed kart racing mode. Neither of them looked especially...
Microsoft focuses on the faithful
There were a couple of key themes during Microsoft's big E3 2015 media briefing today: a refocused emphasis on games under the leadership of Phil Spencer; an obsession with this holiday season's exclusives; and, perhaps most importantly, a desire to offer something fresh but familiar for the Xbox faithful. The...
We smell trouble
Better hunker down, because a new storm's brewing in the ongoing — and non-existent — console war. You may already know this all too well, but Sony has a marketing deal with Activision and Bungie regarding imminent sci-fi shooter, Destiny. This essentially means that every advert for the title you see, whether it's on a...
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