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8:30 AM on 05.27.2013

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

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. ...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 05.24.2013

Microsoft predicts over a billion next-gen consoles sold

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...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 05.23.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling



One Xbox to rule them all - Office Chat photo
One Xbox to rule them all - Office Chat
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 original Xbox console, to disappointing news that the massive library of existing Xbox Live Arcade games will have no home in the One, skepticism runs rampant.

It's not all bad news. The "snap" feature has earned some marks from us at least, but it appears that Microsoft is going to have to put out one hell of an E3 showing to win over these hearts and minds.

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Jimquisition: Xbox One out of Ten  photo
Jimquisition: Xbox One out of Ten
by Jim Sterling

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.

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The DTOID Show's Xbox One Roundup photo
The DTOID Show's Xbox One Roundup
by Max Scoville

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.

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9:30 AM on 05.21.2013

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

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 ...

Jim Sterling



What do you expect from the next Xbox reveal? photo
What do you expect from the next Xbox reveal?
by Conrad Zimmerman

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?

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8:00 PM on 05.03.2013

Console vs. PC: The line has been drawn!

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 ...

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11:45 AM on 04.26.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling



Should Nintendo stop making home consoles? photo
Should Nintendo stop making home consoles?
by Conrad Zimmerman

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. With their handheld business strong and their library of memorable properties, could they be better served as a company by backing out of the highly competitive home console market?

Should Nintendo stop making home consoles? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments!

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Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds photo
Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds
by Conrad Zimmerman

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.

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Microsoft man on always-online consoles: 'Deal with it' photo
Microsoft man on always-online consoles: 'Deal with it'
by Jim Sterling

[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 exactly been met with applause from prospective customers. One man, however -- Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth -- doesn't see why anybody could have an issue with a DRM Box. 

"Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an 'always on' console," Orth proclaimed on Twitter"Every device now is 'always on'. That's the world we live in. #dealwithit."

He followed his churlish contempt with some sarcastic false equivalence, glossing over the many stated problems with a potential always-on console to focus on a simplified -- utterly foolish -- set of comparisons.

"Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not purchase a vacuum cleaner. The mobile reception in the area I live in is spotty and unreliable. I will not buy a mobile phone."

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11:30 AM on 04.04.2013

Epic: PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC

Epic Games' Mark Rein does not view the PlayStation 4 as a mere console, oh no. Echoing similar sentiments to Avalanche Studios, Rein believes the PS4 is a gaming PC with a memory advantage over less dedicated computers. In f...

Jim Sterling



Xbox 360, PS3, 'barely more powerful than mobile phones' photo
Xbox 360, PS3, 'barely more powerful than mobile phones'
by Jim Sterling

Nvidia's Senior vice president of content and technology, Tony Tamasi, expects the next crop of mobile devices to outperform current generation consoles, claiming the Xbox 360 and PS3 can barely hold an edge over today's Tegra 4 powered devices.

"The PS3 and Xbox 360 are barely more powerful than mobile devices," he told Bit-tech. "The next click of mobile phones will outperform [them]."

Of course, there are a number of factors to consider before we get too excited/infuriated. The current crop of consoles are on the way out, with the 360 and PS3 now over five years old and due to be replaced by more powerful machines. One must also consider the fact that, while mobile devices can theoretically be more powerful, one doesn't know if manufacturers would care to make the investment. Just because something can be done, that doesn't mean it will be -- or even should be.

In any case, it's scary to see how fast this technology's been developing. I'm still blown away by the idea of a Game Boy, let alone the fact I've got what is, essentially, a slab of glass that magically plays Infinity Blade and incredible amounts of exotic pornography. Decadence, we know it.

Next generation mobile processors will outperform PS3 and Xbox 360 [Bit-tech]

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10:30 AM on 03.25.2013

American McGee gives PlayStation 4 a 'meh' verdict

Alice creator American McGee is not stoked about Sony's PlayStation 4 unveiling, explaining the lack of innovation in the controller department as the big reason for his apathy. The PS4's conventional DualShock 4 design has e...

Jim Sterling