PlayStation vs. Xbox E3 2016

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

June 15th at 12:59 PM

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

Every year, Sony and Microsoft attempt to top one another at E3. Every year, the gaming public inevitably begins arguing about who “won” the show, despite the fact that this is an inherently ridiculous exercise. E3 is the biggest marketing push in the industry — if you tuned in for both press conferences, they both won.

But as ridiculous as it may be, it’s still incredibly fun to pick a winner so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Feel free to disagree wholeheartedly.

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Sony E3 2016 Best Reveals

The 9 most exciting announcements from Sony’s E3 2016 event

June 14th at 9:16 AM

The 9 most exciting announcements from Sony’s E3 2016 event

When Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4K wouldn’t be present at E3 2016, it was hard to imagine how the company’s press conference would compete with that of Microsoft, which featured not one, but two new hardware announcements. As it turns out, if you pack enough incredible looking games into your event, fans stop worrying about whether or not they’ll be able to play them in 4K.

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E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule

A guide to E3 2016 announcements: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

June 10th at 10:55 AM

A guide to E3 2016 announcements: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

After all of the leaks, announcements and live streams that took place this week, it’s hard to imagine that the video game studios have anything left for E3 2016.

I kid, of course, because starting this Sunday, gamers around the world are going to sit down in front of their TVs and computers in order to watch press conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda and more.

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Sony Xperia X Release Date

Four new Sony smartphones are coming to the US this summer

May 31st at 8:02 AM

Four new Sony smartphones are coming to the US this summer

Sony’s smartphone division has had a tough time keeping up with big-name market leaders like Samsung and Apple, and emerging Chinese Android phone vendors haven’t helped the company at all. Sony continues to press on though, and its latest line of smartphones is perhaps one of its most impressive yet. The Xperia X lineup was unwrapped recently abroad, but on Tuesday Sony announced US pricing and preliminary launch details for four upcoming news smartphones, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. More →

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PS4 Sales 2016

Things aren’t looking good for the Xbox One as PS4 sales top 40 million

May 26th at 9:25 AM

Things aren’t looking good for the Xbox One as PS4 sales top 40 million

This console generation is unlike any that has come before it. Last cycle’s Xbox 360 from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 from Sony were neck and neck throughout the years, and lifetime sales ended up within a couple million units of each other by all counts. Then you had the Nintendo Wii, which blew them both away and topped 100 million units. But this time around it’s a completely different story. Nintendo’s Wii U is a complete disaster that’s already on its way out, and PS4 sales have nearly doubled Xbox One sales thanks in large part to a price gap and huge PR missteps early on.

Now, Sony has announced new sales numbers for its popular PlayStation 4 console and things aren’t looking good at all for Microsoft. More →

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Sony E3 2016 Schedule

Sony’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

May 17th at 2:02 PM

Sony’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Although a public announcement has yet to be made, Sony sent out invitations for its E3 2016 press conference on Monday, confirming that the venue would be switching from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to the Shrine Auditorium.

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Uncharted 4 Review

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

May 5th at 9:30 AM

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

This isn’t how I wanted to begin this review, but I think it’s important to get it out of the way as quickly as possible: the Uncharted series has never done much for me.

I’ve been in awe of the visuals and appreciated the storytelling chops of the writers, but the action on screen was so often at odds with the plot that I could never really find a foothold into the world that Naughty Dog had created.

Although it has its fair share of contradictions as well, Uncharted 4 is the first game in the series that has really hooked me, and now I’m finally starting to see what I imagine everyone else saw when Uncharted hit the PS3 in 2007.

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Will Sony Make a PS5

Sony executive hints that there might never be a PlayStation 5

April 21st at 3:33 PM

Sony executive hints that there might never be a PlayStation 5

We’re only a few years into the latest generation of gaming consoles, but that hasn’t stopped gamers from speculating about future hardware. Even as the PS4 and Xbox One continue to fly off store shelves, analysts and consumers alike have begun to assume that these could be the last standalone home consoles.

Adding fuel to the fire, one Sony executive seemed to imply to a developer not only that the PlayStation 5 wasn’t in production, but that there might not be a PS5 at all.

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PS4K Specs Price Release Date

New report details PS4K specs, price and potential for exclusive games

April 19th at 9:15 PM

New report details PS4K specs, price and potential for exclusive games

About a month ago, rumors of an upgraded PlayStation 4 console began to spread across the internet. The new model, dubbed PS4.5 or PS4K by fans, is expected to support 4K resolution, but little else had been revealed until Giant Bomb was able to confirm several huge details with multiple sources this week.

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PS4 Update 3.50 Hidden Features

All the secret features you missed in the new PS4 system update

April 8th at 12:38 PM

All the secret features you missed in the new PS4 system update

Earlier this week, Sony unleashed system software update 3.50 for the PlayStation 4. The addition of Remote Play for PC was certainly the highlight of the update, but given a few days to tinker with their consoles, gamers have found several other new features that weren’t announced before the update went live. More →

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