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Sony on Xbox One

Sony executive praises Microsoft's Xbox One reversal


New direction shows dedication to making Xbox One successful
Oct 06
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... read
PS4 vs. Xbox One

Analysts: PS4 will outsell Xbox One this holiday season


Price will be a key factor says IDC
Oct 04
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... read
Vita/Monster Hunter sales

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt


Missed Monster sales
Sep 19
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... read
PS4 controllers

Console war over: PS4 only supports four controllers


PS4 controllers
Sep 04
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... read

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


Console wars!
Aug 08
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 ... read
brentalfloss

Never, ever buy a videogame console at launch


Schoolhouse Rock! for the gaming age
Aug 08
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... read
Digital Foundry charts a course through dangerous waters
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... read feature

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


If you could have only used one?
Jul 30
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... read
PS4 vs. Xbox One

Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One


THIS SOLVES EVERYTHING
Jul 22
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] read
World War Blue

I recommend World War Blue, the console wars manga


It's like Hyperdimension Neptunia, minus the jailbait
Jul 22
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... read

Julie Larson-Green becomes Microsoft's new Xbox boss


Don Mattrick gets replaced
Jul 11
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... read

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


Nintendo is 'in a world of trouble'
Jul 05
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... read
Jimquisition happens every Monday!
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... read feature

Warner Bros. believes in Wii U despite 'slow start'


Also plans to "listen to people" regarding console DRM
Jun 18
Nintendo's Wii U hasn't been doing great. One of its stronger third party supporters, however, isn't going to give up so soon. Warner Bros. still believes in the console, and claims it simply didn't hit the ground running. "H... read

Game Debate to the Death! If you only get one E3 console?


Internet access once every 24 hours required to vote ;)
Jun 13
First, a reminder that the debate format has changed to a PollDaddy voting system, followed by a massive thank you for making last week's Half-Life debate the largest Game Debate Destructoid has ever had since I started this ... read

Xbox One preorders beating PS4 on Amazon UK by 2.3%


However ... preorders aren't everything
Jun 10
Despite massive negative attention from press and consumer alike, Microsoft's DRM-delivery machine (known to some as the Xbox One) is enjoying healthy preorders on Amazon UK, beating even the PlayStation 4. It's only a slight... read
Gamers react to Microsoft's robbery of consumer rights
Microsoft finally clarified much of its policy on used games and online restrictions with the Xbox One, and the news is grim for those who actually believe in consumer rights. With its new system, Microsoft will take the fina... read feature

Pachter: Wii U may be stuck with only first-party games


And here ... we ... go ...
Jun 04
Industry analyst Michael "Soup Calves" Pachter is speaking about Nintendo again, and we know how much you all love that. This time, the fearless soothsayer warns Nintendo could be stuck with nothing but its own games on the W... read

MS says gamers will buy everything, including Xbox One


What was it Skywalker said about confidence?
May 28
Angry about the Xbox One? Put off by Microsoft's increasingly anti-consumer attitude? Company man Phil Spencer isn't worried. In fact, he's confident you'll buy anything it puts out, because that's what gamers do.  "We b... read

Gamers make it clear to Sony they want a DRM-free PS4


#PS4noDRM
May 27
While Microsoft continues to flop around following the revelation of its Xbox One user restrictions, gamers have sensed an opportunity to suggest Sony steal some free PR points, campaigning for a DRM-free PlayStation 4. ... read

Microsoft predicts over a billion next-gen consoles sold


High expectations aren't just for Square Enix!
May 24
Supremely high expectations have been a large part of this generation, and it appears the next one will continue the tradition. Microsoft is convinced the combined might of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will see over one bil... read

EA: PS4/Xbox One 'a generation ahead' of gaming PCs


Choo choo! Hype train a-comin'!
May 23
The hype train is at full speed now the Xbox One and PS4 are both public knowledge, and Electronic Arts is riding first class. According to EA CTO Rajat Teneja, Sony and Microsoft have systems so magically powerful, they're f... read
Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this special, singularly-focused edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore as we discuss our reactions to the Xbox One reveal. From the frustrations of having to figure out what to now call the ... read feature

Bonus Jimquisition gives Microsoft a telling off
The Xbox One was revealed this weak to thunderous applause. Oh wait, did we say applause? We meant, farts. Thunderous farts. Speaking of farts, here's a man who loves the smell of his, tearing Microsoft's unified entertainment philosophy to shreds and arguing how the Xbox One is basically a system for nobody but the privileged and demented. read feature

AKA The Nextbox Durango Infinity 720
Hey! Today Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, the Xbox One. So, we talked about some of the news that came out of that announcement. That's uh, all we talked about, because it's pretty big news. read feature

Molyneux: Xbox 360 won this gen, now must beat Apple


22 Cans founder says wacky things
May 21
We all know Peter Molyneux lives in a gumdrop world of magic and make-believe, but perhaps none of us realized he was so far gone as to live in a world where Nintendo and Sony apparently don't exist. According to the 22 Cans ... read
We answer The Question
Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21.  What are your hopes, dreams and expectations? read feature

Console vs. PC

Console vs. PC: The line has been drawn!


Egoraptor channels Ren & Stimpy
May 03
Which is better!? WHICH IS BETTER!? C'mon! Make a decision! So here we've got another Flash cartoon by famed grump Egoraptor. The "console vs. PC" argument is by no means a new one, but that's not the real highlight of this ... read

'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'


And other pearls of wisdom from the Battlelog community
Apr 26
It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!  The otherwis... read
We answer The Question
Tepid sales of Wii U hardware and the slow drip of content being released for it have led some to suggest that perhaps it would be best if Nintendo just got out of the business of making game systems for the living room. Wit... read feature

Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest edition of Office Chat, Dale North, Jordan Devore, and I discuss a waning interest in console gaming, but still want Nintendo to try. Plus, brief thoughts on newly announced Batman titles and Electronic Arts is the worst company in America, but only if the most important thing to you is how convenient and easy it is to play games. read feature

Director spews bullshit about DRM-locked system
[Update: Microsoft has since apologized for Orth's statements. Deal with it.] Rumors that the Next Xbox will be restricted by the same always-online requirement that has crippled several major PC releases of late has not exac... read feature







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