Microsoft just revealed its next generation console: Xbox One. The #xboxreveal conference focused mostly on the entertainment and media capabilities of the console and not as much on what you’d expect: games. The conference left gamers hungry for more. However, along with Sony’s earlier PlayStation 4 reveal, this conference made it clear to us now that future consoles will not be gaming outlets but powerful all-in-one connected media hubs. Games will be mixed in with live television, Web applications, Media streaming and social sharing.
The Xbox One was described as “simple, instant and complete”.
Xbox wants to be the leader in a world of cloud connected multi-device users by being the only device for all of your entertainment consumption. Short of intellectual properties not available on the platform, it will be a non-stop shop for movies, music, games and even live Television. It will even feature a guide that includes ...
The trailer for the WB Games Montreal developed title Batman: Arkham Origins has just hit the Internet. Along with it came confirmation that Deathstroke will be a playable character in the game. Folks who pre-order the game for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC will get exclusive early access to play with the Deathstroke pack. Deathstoke will have his own unique weapons and special moves and will be playable in all challenge maps throughout the game and have two additional maps specially designed for him.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC on October 25th, 2013.
Mere hours before the Xbox event that is happening tomorrow, PlayStation has launched a teaser trailer for the PS4 console.
The video consists of a blurred image of what we assume is the console, along with close up shots of pieces of the console and the new DualShock controller.
The end of the video shows the PlayStation logo and the date of the PlayStation conference at E3, June 10th 6PM PST.
Stay tuned for more info!
Ubisoft just released a brand new Gameplay Trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, set to hit stores on October 29th. Check it out:
It looks like your typical AC game with historical sceneries and plenty of stabbing people to death with a whole lot more of pirate goodness. Also released last week was this teaser setting the stage for AC IV's story:
“Did we consider it? No, we didn’t consider it," said Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida to Game Informer while addressing the rumours that the PS4 would require an always on internet connection.
Sony is clearly catering to core gamers who voiced their discontent with products requiring an uninterrupted internet connection to work. We all remember the Sim City launch day fiasco where gamers couldn't play the game due to the validation servers crash. This cost EA its last shred of respect the gaming community had for the company. This kind of situation could happen again if Microsoft does make its upcoming console 'always on'. Except this time, underestimating the validation server capacity wouldn't only prevent gamers from playing a game, it would prevent us from playing all our Xbox games.
'Always on' is an important topic to Canadian gamers like ourselves since broadband services are much more expensive and restrictive ...