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This isn't clickbait. This isn't some article cashing in on hypothetical fan art of an Xbox turning into Megatron or a post about those awesome Mega Drive/PlayStation Transformers. This is my life, you fools. I've spent time ...
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced the company's own sort of Ouya/Amazon Fire TV, the "world's first 4K Android TV console," the Tegra X1-powered Nvidia Shield. Not to be confused with Nvidia's recent Nvidia Shield. It i...
To make sure everyone knew that the PlayStation 4 was in charge of this console generation (so far), Sony humbly announced that the console has sold more than 20.2 million units worldwide as of March 1. It's still too early t...
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailer help support Destructoid. So November 2 came and went (along with daylight saving time) and the Xbox One's official holiday price cut by $50 is now...


The idea of the console war -- that the big console makers are locked in this all-or-nothing struggle for hearts and minds -- has gotten sillier as I've gotten older. Still, Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has told Game Informe...
E3 is a week away! We're going into the first E3 where all three major console players are fully established, so we expect a good fight this year. Or at least a lot of noise. Through the work of Mediaworks' and Unique Magazin...
Konami has announced that it will be releasing a title update for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on May 1. The patch will unlock the up-to-now platform exclusive missions "Deja Vu" and "Jamais Vu" (available only in t...
Author Blake Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation will be available in the US this May, but the story doesn't end there. Sony Pictures is adapting the book into a feature-length movie...
Remember when we were wondering if Sony could hit its 5M sales projection by March? Well, it's done it sooner. Sony has reported over 5.3 million PS4s have been sold as of February 8, which doesn't even count all those Valent...
At the start of this year, China lifted its ban on videogame consoles, allowing them to be sold on the mainland with government approval and provided they're made in Shanghai. Those restrictions could slow Sony, Nintendo, and...
It's rather predictable that in the weeks following the launches of new consoles, the companies responsible would want to tout their machines as being the best and the brightest. Sony's already chimed in and said that the Pla...
After the news earlier today that market research group DFC Intelligence was dubbing the launch of the PlayStation 4 the biggest ever for a console, a statement from Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton confirmed it, backed up...
Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don...
The Xbox One led Black Friday sales at major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and RadioShack, according to Info Scout. Xbox One accounted for 31% of console sales. Surprisingly, the 360 came in second...
Now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are finally here and the dust has settled, the Destructoid team is curious to know what everyone thinks of their shiny new consoles. Did you get them both? What do you think of each sys...
The console wars are back in full swing. Two new challengers enter the ring this month, but only one will leave. Sony and Microsoft are brandishing daggers. They're charging headlong at one another. It's kill or be killed.&nb...
The PlayStation 4 will outpace Xbox One over the next four years, predicts IHS head videogames researcher Piers Harding-Rolls.   The seer foretells the machines will leave the starting gates neck and neck this holiday se...
The Canadian director for Xbox Marketing, Craig Flannagan, told GamesIndustry International some very interesting things about Microsoft's hope for its shiny new console, the Xbox One. Flannagan sounds pretty confident that t...
A real hot-button topic in the games industry right now revolves around some major multiplatform titles running at higher resolutions on PlayStation 4 than on Xbox One. It's a legitimate concern, as it raises the issue of exa...
It was good of Infinity Ward to finally come out and confirm that, yes, Call of Duty: Ghosts runs at 720p natively on Xbox One and is upscaled to 1080p. Resolution matters to certain people -- some much more than others -- an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...