Apple unveiled a brand new Apple TV during the iPhone 6s event, a major refresh in years that’s expected to offer users a new take on entertainment in the living room. The device will stream digital content from a variety of sources, with Siri and universal search support. It will also let users install App Store apps and games. In fact, some people say that the Apple TV will compete directly against gaming consoles for gamers’ attention.
A revamped Apple TV device is going to be one of the new products Apple unveils on stage during its enormous media event on Wednesday. While many believe the major hardware revision and software revision are mostly related to Apple’s plans for taking over the living room, with a cable-like streaming subscription of its own, a new report says Apple is making a play for winning the living room when it comes to gaming.
The new Apple TV will have the more advanced hardware to take on traditional consoles including Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but Apple might be eying a particular subset of the gaming community. More →
Here you are with your brand new next-generation PlayStation 4 console, and you’re still plugging your DualShock 4 controllers into a cable to charge them like it’s 2003. Wake up, gamers — it’s 2015 and there’s a better way to do things… More →
Microsoft had a heck of an E3 this year. From the first announcement to the last demonstration, the company’s E3 press conference was a fan-favorite in 2015. And the company’s Minecraft demo on HoloLens was absolutely mind-blowing. It was a much-needed win for Microsoft, which has been lagging behind Sony since their current-generation video game consoles first launched ahead of the holidays in 2013.
The first announcement Microsoft made during its E3 event was Xbox One backwards compatibility, which will allow Xbox One owners to play many of their old Xbox 360 games on their new consoles. PS4 owners have been wondering whether or not the same feature would be added to the PlayStation 4, and now they finally have their answer. More →
HBO Now may be an Apple exclusive for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on a variety of devices that don’t happen to be iPhones, iPads or Apple TVs. In fact, it looks like you can enjoy the new streaming service on Android devices, the Xbox One, PS4, Wii and Roku, CNET has discovered. More →
More and more studies are looking into the potentially hazardous side effects of screen use on youngsters, from young children — who shouldn’t be given a tablet or smartphone for distraction purposes — to teenagers, who might develop certain sleeping disorders from too much smartphone, tablet, TV or console access.
A new study published in the BMJ Open journal now reveals that scientists have found out that the more hours teenagers spend looking at a device during the day, the less they sleep, and the longer it takes them to fall asleep. More →
Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming initiative is moving closer to launch, as the company is ready to allow any PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada to try it starting today. The company on Wednesday announced on its PlayStation blog that while the open beta is available only to PS4 buyers for now, a beta option will be coming to PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV and select 2014 Sony TVs. More →
It may not come as much of a surprise that the head of Microsoft’s Xbox business thinks you should buy an Xbox One over a PlayStation 4. What might come as something of a surprise to some people, however, is his reasoning. E3 2014 is in full swing and both Microsoft and Sony have shown us what we can expect from their latest video game consoles throughout 2014 and into early 2015. During the show, GamingBolt caught up with Microsoft’s Phil Spencer to discuss Microsoft’s Xbox One. More →
The annual E3 conference isn’t really a competition… but if it were, Sony would have just won. Microsoft and Sony each pulled out all the stops on Monday at E3 2014 and did their best to prove that this new console generation will be the best in history. Each company did a tremendous job, showing off exciting exclusive titles and revealing hotly anticipated non-exclusive games as well. Gamers in both camps will have plenty to be excited about in 2014 and 2015 but according to one industry watcher, E3 2014 painted the same picture we’ve seen since the PS4 and Xbox One were first unveiled: Sony is winning. More →
Sony is still winning the PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One sales battle according to market research firm NPD Group, which says that the PS4 has outsold Microsoft’s new console in April for the fourth month in a row. Microsoft sold 110,000 Xbox One units and 76,000 Xbox 360 units last month, a performance that wasn’t strong enough to beat PS4 sales. More →
Minecraft fans who play the game on an Xbox 360 or PS3 console will be able to safely upgrade to the Xbox One or PS4 without losing any progress of their games. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 game versions won’t be compatible with the new machines, the game saves will be transferable to Microsoft’s and Sony’s last-gen consoles. More →