So it’s recently come to my attention that Xbox One will support eight controllers at the same time compared to the Playstation 4 which will only support four at this time. Depending on which system you all plan to get, if at all, this news is either good, bad, or meh.
By the Dark Side, I mean the dreaded iPhone nation. I have made the transition from Android to iOS. Now, iSheep, do not revel in this ‘defeat,’ for I’m still Android at heart. Partly why I’m actually documenting this reality is because of my heavy bias.
Let us remember https://justwroteablog.com/2012/09/15/time-to-catch-up-apple/ , an article I posted much earlier in the days of JWAB.
Read that prior to the rest of this post, that way you get the full experience of my experience.
I don’t know, but it seems like Microsoft is giving gamers a big ‘screw you’ with their DRM, always needing to check in, Kinect required XBone. A recent comment from one of their officials, Don Matrick was interviewed prior to E3, and he said that gamer’s can stick to the XB360 if they don’t have an internet connection.
I’ve stayed away from this subject really, only because I wanted to see what was what during E3, and maybe they may shed some more light. But, it just looks like they are sticking with their DRM policies, and well, after Sony‘s stance on the subject, and this comment, it looks like Microsoft is sinking quite fast.
- PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and DRM (theverge.com)
- Microsoft Has Lost the Console War Before It Started (lowdownblog.com)
- PAR Article: How to win at E3: Sony savages Microsoft on pricing, DRM, used games, and then adds insult to injury (penny-arcade.com)
- Aside from the hardware, Steam is identical to Xbone (seanmalstrom.wordpress.com)
- Email: The Difference Between Steam and Xbone (seanmalstrom.wordpress.com)
With all the hoopla regarding XBox One’s DRM, Sony released a short instructional video demonstrating how one person can share a game to another person on the Playstation 4. Very informative.
Microsoft announced it’s next console at a press event earlier today. I’ve been sort of following it through out the day, grabbing little tid bits here and there . From what I gather, it looks like it will be more than a gaming machine, it will be an all in one media type hub. It’s pretty much made to look to sit right next to your cable box and make it not so stand off-ish. I am not too crazy on the looks, but at the same time I don’t mind it. It’s made to be one with your home entertainment center, and it wont stick out like a sore thumb. Microsoft also announced a new Kinect to go along with the XB1, and you cannot have an XB1 without a Kinect since it sort of needs it.
Don’t like the fact that you are tied to the Kinect, but I guess you can view it as having a Wii Motion Sensor but beefed up. It’s another thing that will break, and in my mind, can be avoided, but somehow, you need a Kinect for the XB1 to work.
The controller looks about the same as the old XB360’s. Some changes of course, but overall, like the PS4, it retains that shape we all are used to already.
Hardware specs wise, it seems to be on par with the PS4. Both are running AMD chips on x86 architecture, both will have 8 GB of RAM (though PS4 will use GDDR5 as opposed to DDR3 on the XB1), DX 11.1 graphics capabilities, 500 GB of storage and a bevy of wireless signals, and USB 3 ports. It will be able to support 4k also. No real details on what the hardware can do as of yet.
They did show off some trailers, which look pretty impressive, but for some reason it didn’t have the same ‘oomph’ that the PS4 ones did. But this was a fairly short event, so I’ll hold my reservations on that for now.
To be honest, I’m not as wowed with this. It may very well blow my socks off later on, but as of now, I am putting my money on Ps4 first. The tied to Kinect feature was a bit of a let down for me, but other than that, it looks like it’s going to be a powerhouse of a unit. It’s up to the developers to really tie all what it can offer together.
I am excited to see what can be done with this and the PS4. Hardware specs wise, both seem to be going at it neck and neck, and it will be exciting to see what sort of edge each machine can offer to the gamers. Not all that media stuff, but on the games itself. I couldn’t care less if it can handle Netflix and what not, but I want to see what it will be able to offer to us, the gamers, on the gaming side of things. I need to do some more reading on this, and digest all the info that’s been outed. Update’s to follow.
- Tomorrow the next generation of Xbox begins; here is what to expect (wpcentral.com)
- Xbox One vs. Playstation 4: Spec Showdown (digitaltrends.com)
- Xbox Thre… One (danneh150.wordpress.com)
- Xbox One vs Sony PS4 (trustedreviews.com)
- Next Gen Xbox Revealed (sarkasticswamiblog.wordpress.com)