Only a few things are inevitable: death, taxes, and the fact that you just get used to a gaming console, building up a nice collection of games for it, and they introduce the next generation console. If you own a Nintendo Wii U, or are a general Nintendo enthusiast, then this is going to be your year because there are reports today that the company will unveil its new system later this year, and that they will make it available in stores just in time for the 2016 holiday season. (more…)
Next Gen Consoles
Yesterday we were all blown away by the amazing reveal of Microsoft‘s next-gen console, Xbox One. No, wait, sorry, that’s what I imagined would happen, while in fact we were unbelievably underwhelmed. If you haven’t already, do read Jason Tabrys’ breakdown of the Xbox One reveal and how it single-handedly dashed all our hopes and dreams the next generation of consoles weren’t going to suck. Sony, the ball’s in your court.
Hey, speaking of courts and balls and other sport-related things, what was with all the sports talk at this presentation? And television? Who even watches live TV anymore? Has Microsoft not been introduced to DVRs? On-Demand? Streaming? VideoGamerTV hilariously abridges the Xbox One reveal down to its core components: TV, sports, and the Call of Duty dog. Give it a watch,
DOOOOGGGGSSS! If the Xbox One doesn’t come pre-packaged with the equipment needed to mo-cap your own dog using the Kinect 2.0, I’m setting it on fire.
Unless you’re a video game recluse you’ve by now heard Sony has officially announced the PS4. While Nintendo’s Wii U has already been available for months, it’s the PS4’s release this holiday season that really signals the beginning of the next generation of gaming consoles. Sorry, Wii U, but serious gamers just don’t care. Shit, serious gamers use PCs, so they don’t give a fuck about all this next-gen talk anyway.
The ball is now in Microsoft‘s court, what will they be offering up to counter the substantial updates of the PS4? It’s been rumored we’d learn about Microsoft’s next-gen console by GDC, the Game Developers Conference on March 25th, but maybe we’ll see something even earlier. Eventcore, an event organizing company Microsoft has worked with in the past, just registered the domain XboxEvent.com. Visiting the site will get you nowhere, but the fact it’s been registered at all is raising some questions. And honestly, I don’t think anyone believed Microsoft would stay quiet about the Xbox 720 or whatever it is for long.
What do you guys think? Will Microsoft be announcing their next-gen console soon in order to steal a little of Sony’s thunder?
Source: Geek Tyrant