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9:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Xbox One supports the things we just learned PS4 doesn't

Recently, this giant PlayStation 4 FAQ went up, shedding some light on some of the console's capabilities. Of course, what people were looking out for were any disappointments, which included a lack of MP3 and audio CD playba...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 10.27.2013

Xbox One will outsell PS4 at launch, says analyst

The Xbox One will enjoy higher launch window sales than the PlayStation 4, opines Colin Sebastian of Baird Research. "While many forecasts still give an edge to Sony/PS4 in North America sales, we continue to expect similar o...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 10.24.2013

Console wars: EA 'not tilting Microsoft’s way'

Titanfall isn't coming to PS3 or PS4. EA Sports has partnered with Xbox One. Yes, EA seems to be hedging its bets a bit. Not so says EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. Speaking to Edge, Gibeau said, "We’re not tilting Mi...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 10.06.2013

Sony executive praises Microsoft's Xbox One reversal

Sony came out of E3 this year smelling like roses. Microsoft, on the other hand, obviously felt like it had some serious work to do. The company quickly dropped its widely criticized DRM policies, region locks, and later anno...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 10.04.2013

Analysts: PS4 will outsell Xbox One this holiday season

The PlayStation 4 is likely to outsell the Xbox One this holiday season, opines the International Data Corporation. A new report from the technology research firm suggests price among a variety of other factors will play a pr...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 09.19.2013

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt

I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fa...

Steven Hansen





3:00 AM on 09.04.2013

Console war over: PS4 only supports four controllers

Yesterday, we learned that the Xbox One would support eight controllers simultaneously, a jump from the 360's four controller support. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that the PS4 would only support four control...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 08.08.2013

PS Plus won't be required to stream/record videos on PS4

Yesterday we learned that the Xbox One will require a Xbox Live Gold account in order for you to stream or record videos of the games you play. That's pretty lame. So what about the PlayStation 4? Will you need a PlayStation ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 08.08.2013

Never, ever buy a videogame console at launch

Comedy music man brentalfloss and animator Sean DePew last teamed up for the wonderfully sweet "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi" music video. Their latest collaboration is a kickass parody of Schoolhouse Rock!, which if you neve...

Tony Ponce



PS4 and Xbox One specs compared using equivalent PCs photo
PS4 and Xbox One specs compared using equivalent PCs
by Tony Ponce

On paper, Sony's PlayStation 4 has 50% more rendering power than Microsoft's Xbox One. How will that translate to real-world performance? How will multiplatform games be affected? The people must know, and they must know now!

Ever the instigator, Digital Foundry has decided to temporarily sate gamers' technolust by creating a set of completely hypothetical spec comparisons. Using PCs with equivalent guts to the two upcoming consoles, DF ran a few games, such as Tomb Raider and Crysis 3, to see how well the machines could maintain a high frame rate. Some numbers are tossed around, big words are used, and an early hypothesis is drawn.

My opinion? It looks like we'll have another PS3 / Xbox 360 situation on our hands -- the PlayStation performance boost is not as drastic and some have made it out to be. I predict multiplatform games will be more or less identical, but that won't stop certain gamers from splitting hairs and claiming unequivocal superiority. I'll never understand those people.

Check the Eurogamer link below for two more video comparisons.

In Theory: Can Xbox One multi-platform games compete with PlayStation 4? [Eurogamer]

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6:30 PM on 07.30.2013

Game Debate to the Death! Only Wii or PS3 or Xbox 360?!

First, a reminder that the debate format has changed to a PollDaddy voting system, followed by a massive thank you for making the previous poll not only the largest Game Debate of all time, but also one of the most involved p...

Tom Fronczak

4:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One

You heard the man, Microsoft. You must increase your porn capacity if you wish to succeed. PS4 vs Xbox One: Drunk Edition [YouTube via NeoGAF]

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 07.22.2013

I recommend World War Blue, the console wars manga

WHAT!? Manga!? On my Destructoid homepage!? What is this, Japanator!? Checking the shelves at Barnes & Noble this weekend, I happened upon a manga I had never heard called World War Blue. It caught my interest, so I flipp...

Tony Ponce

9:30 AM on 07.11.2013

Julie Larson-Green becomes Microsoft's new Xbox boss

Microsoft has today confirmed that Julie Larson-Green will be replacing Don Mattrick, overseeing the entirety of the company's hardware development and supply. She'll be heading up all entertainment, including games, music, a...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 07.05.2013

Pachter asks 'Why would anyone buy a Wii U?'

Industry analyst Michael "Panther's Desire" Pachter has something critical to say of Nintendo, because it is a weekday. This time, the sensual magnet was chatting to ABC News, suggesting the Wii U has very little to offer and...

Jim Sterling



Jimquisition: Why PC Gaming Gets Away With It photo
Jimquisition: Why PC Gaming Gets Away With It
by Jim Sterling

The Xbox One no longer enforces restrictions on used games, but the debate over console DRM is not over. One lingering question is this -- why are consoles criticized, but PC gets away with it?

One would assume the plentiful answers are obvious, but your old pal Sterling was so inundated with arguments dragging PC gaming into the discussion, he just had to answer. Enjoy this selection of reasons why PC gaming is allowed to abandon the used market, and consoles aren't.

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