PS4 Sales Vs Xbox One Sales

PS4 sales double Xbox One as console war heats up

By on April 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

PS4 sales double Xbox One as console war heats up

We’re now well past the initial launch phase of the next-generation video game console “war” that began last November when Sony and Microsoft each launched their new console offerings. Sales of both systems exploded out of the gate, but the PlayStation 4 soon pulled ahead and now the Xbox One trails by an increasing margin. At last count, Sony sold more than 6 million units through the beginning of March, while Microsoft’s last official sales figure was 3 million Xbox One units sold in 2013. Now, according to the latest sales estimates, Sony’s PS4 may in fact be widening its lead over the Xbox One. More →

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Xbox One Head Phil Spencer

Xbox has a new boss, and he wants to ‘do what’s right for fans’

By on March 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Xbox has a new boss, and he wants to ‘do what’s right for fans’

It’s been nearly a year since the anyone held the title Head of Xbox, but Microsoft is finally ready to announce the next chief. Phil Spencer, former VP of Microsoft Game Studios, has been appointed head of the division, filling a spot left open by Don Mattrick, who left last July to head Zynga. Spencer has been the de facto face of the Xbox One for some time now, answering dozens of questions from curious fans on Twitter week after week, and his first message to Xbox owners as head of the division is in line with outward facing strategy. More →

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In-Game Advertisement Survey

Gamers would rather deal with in-game advertisements than pay up front

By on March 31, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Gamers would rather deal with in-game advertisements than pay up front

Gamers are frugal. If you’ve kept up with mobile gaming at all over the past several years, you’re already well aware of the rise of freemium games — they’re free up front, but require a small monetary investment, usually in the form of in-app purchases, for a reasonable rate of progression. The freemium market came to a head with the release of Candy Crush Saga about a year and a half ago, converting millions of non-gamers to obsessed puzzle fiends. In light of the shifting market, WildTangent has teamed up with research and analytics firm IHS Technology to examine the new trend of bucking one-time fees. More →

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Xbox Co-founder Ask Me Anything

Xbox co-founder discusses PS4′s early lead and virtual reality gaming

By on March 31, 2014 at 12:08 PM.

Xbox co-founder discusses PS4′s early lead and virtual reality gaming

Ed Fries, co-founder of the Xbox project and former Microsoft VP, left the company more than 10 years ago to pursue other interests, but last week he re-entered the world of console gaming to discuss the new generation. In an “Ask me Anything” on Yabbly, Fries answered a wide variety of questions concerning the game industry, from his thoughts on Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR to what he would have done differently if he could relaunch the original Xbox. More →

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PlayStation Plus Free Games April

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

By on March 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

Sony has announced the April Instant Game Collection lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. As with every update since the launch of the PlayStation 4, only one game will be featured for the new generation console, but it’s one that PS4 owners should be excited to get their hands on. Mercenary Kings is the latest 2D send-up from Tribute Games, the team that brought Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. Mercenary Kings pays homage to the 2D shooters of old with challenging enemies and customizable weaponry. More →

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Best Video Game Trailers

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

By on March 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 23rd. More →

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Brony Dating Simulation Kickstarter

Video: The most terrifying Kickstarter project ever will make you want to burn down the Internet [updated]

By on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

Video: The most terrifying Kickstarter project ever will make you want to burn down the Internet [updated]

The Internet is certainly a miraculous creation but there are times when we see truly horrific things that it’s enabled that make us wish we could burn the Internet down and salt over its ashes. Case in point: A new Kickstarter project called Dark Skyes that aims to be the world’s first brony dating simulation game. More →

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Sony Project Morpheus GDC

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

If you didn’t attend the Game Developers Conference this year, you missed out on the unveiling of Sony’s latest foray into virtual reality with Project Morpheus. But if you can’t stand missing out on the momentous occasion, the whole presentation is now online for your viewing pleasure. Sony President Shu Yoshida introduced Project Morpheus on stage last week over the course of an hour-long presentation where he explained the technology that powers the prototype device and gave developers a first look at what will be possible with the headset in the future. Along with the main event, Sony has also uploaded official hands-on videos showing the device in action. Check out both videos below.

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Facebook Oculus Rift User Interface and Brand

Facebook denies that it plans to rebrand Oculus Rift with its own logo

By on March 26, 2014 at 6:17 PM.

Facebook denies that it plans to rebrand Oculus Rift with its own logo

Facebook on Tuesday made a surprising announcement, revealing that it purchased the Oculus Rift virtual reality startup in a $2 billion deal, although it’s not yet clear what the company plans to do with Oculus Rift in the future. According to a report from The New York Times though, a person familiar with the deal said the company “eventually plans to redesign the Oculus hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo.”

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Every PS4 Game Announced

Here’s the ultimate list of every PS4 game coming out in 2014

By on March 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM.

Here’s the ultimate list of every PS4 game coming out in 2014

Let’s say you’ve already beaten Infamous: Second Son, you’re anxiously awaiting the next big release, but you have no idea when anything is coming out. Well, the fine folks at the PlayStation Blog have done us all a favor and put together a list of every single PlayStation 4 game that has been announced for 2014 so far. The list is broken into games that have already released, games coming out in the coming seasons and the games that haven’t been given firm release dates yet.

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Minecraft Oculus Rift Canceled

Notch says Facebook creeps him out, cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift

By on March 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Notch says Facebook creeps him out, cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift

Not a lot of people are happy about Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift, but Notch might be the most upset of us all. In a blog post Tuesday night after the news broke, Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang, announced the cancellation of his team’s efforts to bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift.

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Xbox One Reputation Notifications

Xbox One reputation notifications will punish cheaters and jerks

By on March 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

Xbox One reputation notifications will punish cheaters and jerks

Tired of foul language, idling players and trolls in your online Xbox One games? Starting this month, you can finally do something about it. Xbox Live’s Michael Dunn has taken to the Xbox Wire to announce reputation notifications for the new console, warning players as their reputation begins to drop. In the current system, a green reputation means “Good,” yellow means “needs work” and red means “avoid me.”

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