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PS4 and Xbox One: It won’t be long before graphics actually look next-gen

PS4 and Xbox One: It won’t be long before graphics actually look next-gen

The PS4 and Xbox One have some sharp-looking games, but those launch titles aren’t setting the world on fire. Sure, the new Killzone and Dead Rising look better than previous entries, but not enough to justify the price of a new console for many gamers. Thankfully, better-looking games are just over the horizon. One of the benefits of having a ...

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PS4 sells 4.2 million units in 2013, beating the Xbox One comfortably

PS4 sells 4.2 million units in 2013, beating the Xbox One comfortably

At CES 2014, Sony has announced that the PS4 has sold 4.2 million units as of December 28, 2013. Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it had sold 3 million Xbox Ones as of the end of 2013. It would appear that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by some margin, but the bigger picture is actually a lot more complex ...

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A disc-free, hard-drive-only Xbox One could be on the cards

A disc-free, hard-drive-only Xbox One could be on the cards

The months leading up to the Xbox One launch were fraught with indecision and poor choices. We were originally supposed to get an always-online console with very minimal disc support. As late as the summer of 2013, Microsoft was still toying with the idea of releasing an Xbox One model completely lacking an optical drive. That would have been a ...

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What add-ons will we see released for the PS4 and Xbox One?

What add-ons will we see released for the PS4 and Xbox One?

Video game consoles almost always receive numerous hardware add-ons. From the Robotic Operating Buddy for the NES to the Kinect for the Xbox 360, additional peripheral devices are par for the course. The PS4 and Xbox One will certainly receive at least one mid-cycle add-on each, so what can we expect the hot new thing to be a few years ...

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What will the PS4 and Xbox One redesigns look like?

What will the PS4 and Xbox One redesigns look like?

The PS4 and Xbox One are fresh off the assembly line, and they’re both incredibly popular this holiday shopping season. That feeling of novelty and excitement doesn’t last long, though. After a while, sales will start to dip. Consoles will get discounted, and then the whole world starts to wonder when a redesign is coming out. Hardware revisions for game ...

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PS4, Xbox One power consumption analysis points to Sony advantage and future efficiency gains

PS4, Xbox One power consumption analysis points to Sony advantage and future efficiency gains

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council put the PS4 and Xbox One under the power efficiency microscope and came back with less than glowing things to say about the new devices. According to the organization, both consoles draw more power than they should, despite heavy investment in power-saving technologies. The long-term impact? ”Over five years, the Xbox One’s 250 ...

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Xbox One’s 500GB hard drive makes only 362GB available to users

Xbox One’s 500GB hard drive makes only 362GB available to users

Gamers hoping to upgrade to an all-digital lifestyle were met with disappointment when the Xbox One and PS4 were revealed to only have a hard drive storage capacity of 500GB. Soon after release, the PS4 was revealed to reserve 92GB of that space, making the effective available space of the HDD 408GB. The Xbox One hides how much HDD space ...

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