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Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console finally hits stores

Date: Fri, 15. November 2013 00:10:11
Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 gaming console is finally here.The US$399.99 PS4 started shipping Friday in the U.S. and Canada and will be released in various other countries through December and in Japan in February. This is Sony's first new gaming console since 2006, when it started shipping the PlayStation 3.The console's launch comes just a week ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One, which will ship on Nov. 22 for $499.99. Microsoft and Sony have been in a see-saw battle for dominance in the game-console market, with Nintendo being the third major competitor. The consoles also face indirect competition from mobile devices and gaming handhelds such as Nvidia's Shield.Sony's PlayStation 4 is faster than its predecessor, and also is able to render more realistic graphics for a better gaming experience, according to Sony. It also provides a better streaming experience for online gaming and is better equipped for social networking. Users will be able to post game images and stream live gameplay video on social networking sites through the console and the "Share" button on the new DualShock 4 wireless controller.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Dell's Alienware Steam Machine takes aim at Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Date: Mon, 6. January 2014 21:15:10
Dell wants to compete with the Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, introducing a fully loaded gaming PC with the Linux-based, SteamOS operating system.The Alienware Steam Machine, has a rectangular shape and will be based on upgradeable PC hardware, which is better than traditional game console hardware that cannot be modified or upgraded, said Bryan DeZayas, marketing director at Dell?s Alienware gaming PC division.The Steam Machine is based on the concept game console design from Valve, the world?s largest independent game distributor. Dell?s console will ship in the latter half on this year and be competitive on price with gaming consoles, DeZayas said. Microsoft?s Xbox One is priced at $499, while Sony?s PlayStation 4 is $399.?We?ll be delivering higher performance than what consoles have today.? DeZayas said. ?We?re taking it to the next level from a size perspective.?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Spec Sheet: comparing the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U

Date: Fri, 22. November 2013 21:00:02
The new generation of game consoles is finally here in its entirety. Nintendo's Wii U is less powerful than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in just about every way. Like its predecessor, the Wii U is trying to make the story all about a next-gen gaming experience, though it's only just starting to show what that could look like. The spec question gets a lot more complicated when looking between the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft

Date: Sat, 18. May 2013 11:17:07
By Malathi Nayak and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces some big competition from the PlayStation 4 by Sony Corp and the Wii U by Nintendo Co Ltd in a shifting market. ...

2013 in Review: The year in gaming

Date: Tue, 31. December 2013 11:00:00
New gaming consoles form Microsoft and Sony dominated the news in 2013, but the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 weren?t the only notable news items in the gaming world over the past 12 months. In this video report, we?ll sum up the year in gaming, with a focus on these two major console releases, along with a look at the Nvidia Shield and Nintendo?s struggling Wii U.

New consoles could send game sales soaring to $93 billion this year

Date: Tue, 29. October 2013 21:15:43
By this time next month, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be sitting on store shelves all across the world? provided they both don?t sell out in their respective launch weeks. Gartner reports that the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, as well as the Wii U from Nintendo, will be a major force pushing the video game marketplace to $93 billion in 2013, an 18% jump over last year?s $79 billion. While console sales will inevitably slow in the coming years, mobile gaming is expected to see incredible growth until at least 2015. ?As mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) continue to grow, the mobile game category will show the biggest growth due to the entertainment value provided by games compared with

PlayStation 4, Xbox One preorders on Amazon topped 2,500 per minute during E3

Date: Fri, 21. June 2013 16:55:32
The gaming industry is in a downward spiral. The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall are seen as the only things that could stimulate the market. The good news, though, is that Amazon has revealed that both consoles are in extremely high demand so far. The company on Friday announced that Sony and Microsoft?s systems gave its gaming store its biggest preorder week of all time. At its peak, Amazon saw preorders of more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute during last week?s Electronic Entertainment Expo. ?E3 week pre-orders of [Xbox One and PlayStation 4] consoles brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000%, compared to consoles ordered during E3 week last year,?

12 PC gaming gems hidden among the consoles at E3

Date: Tue, 11. June 2013 06:30:00
All eyes were on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during Monday?s ?Day Zero? pre-E3 event, the annual gauntlet of press conferences by gaming?s giants. And the spotlight was well deserved: The launch of a new generation of consoles only happens once or twice per decade, as opposed to the slow, constant iteration of PC hardware. Here?s the thing, though. While EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Microsoft were busy talking up the fact that the torrent of announced games was headed for next-gen console hardware, many of the titles showed off today are actually destined to land on PCs, too. Why wouldn?t they? With the Xbox One and PS4?s shift to x86 processors , making games cross-platform should be a breeze. Without further ado, here's a list of today?s promiscuous gems slated for eventual PC deployment.

Gamers plan campaign to end DRM on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Date: Mon, 3. June 2013 16:50:08
Microsoft and Sony?s used game policies for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 remain unclear. Both companies have confirmed that their respective consoles can play used games, however they would not go into further detail. An earlier rumor suggested that Sony would incorporate some form of digital rights management (DRM) for pre-owned games, while a second report claimed that Microsoft would only allow select retailers to resell games. Gamers are becoming increasingly frustrated with both companies for not addressing the issue at hand. PlayStation enthusiasts recently set up a social media campaign to voice their concerns, and while the movement received widespread media coverage and attention from Sony executives, no questions were answered. The gamers, who originated from popular gaming

The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

Date: Fri, 14. June 2013 15:30:15
NEW YORK (AP) ? Microsoft and Sony offered new details this week on the game consoles they will start selling before the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will join Nintendo's Wii U, which came out last year, in vying for shoppers' attention and dollars at a time many people are turning to phones and tablets for gaming.

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