When the current generation of consoles launched in 2013 we all knew that they were destined to become the center of our living room entertainment systems. The least they could have done was come with a decent remote. Finally, nearly five years after the fact, I’ve stumbled on an excellent, affordable solution. It’s the AAA-battery operated, app-enabled Cloud Remote for PlayStation 4. The officially licensed, $29.99 item is currently up for pre-order on Amazon. It’s not the first media remote that Performance Digital Products has made for the PS4, nor is it their most sophisticated. But it is, quite possibly, the simplest and most intuitive remote on the market. To set it up, all I had to do was put it into pairing mode and tell my PS4 I wanted to connect. After that, it was included in the list of all the other Bluetooth devices that I have connected to my console. By using the directional pad and the same, familiar iconography that appears on the DualShock 4, I was … [Read more...] about Every modern console should include a simple media remote
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It’s that time of the gaming generation again, where rumors and reports about the next-gen consoles arise. A recent report suggests that Microsoft will be launching not one, but two next-gen Xbox consoles. The report also suggests that the two systems will be a traditional console and a streaming device. The report comes from Thurrott reporter Brad Sams, who has revealed accurate details on Microsoft’s hardware in the past. Thurrott has also previously revealed details on codename Scarlett, the current title for the next-gen Xbox. Sam’s latest report indicates that codename Scarlett isn’t just the next-gen Xbox console but rather a whole family of devices. One of the new devices coming from Microsoft will be a traditional console, much like the Xbox One. The report doesn’t detail the specs of the upcoming console, and all we know is that it will be more powerful than the current Xbox consoles on the market today. The second device is reportedly called … [Read more...] about Microsoft to Release Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles – Report
Of course, there are more than enough updates and DLC to go around every week on Xbox One, but this week's headlines are also dominated by some interesting industry news. Xbox Live is another hotspot this week regarding Games with Gold and backwards compatibility with both 360 and the OG Xbox.EA has come forward with its opinion on microtransactions and when they will return to Star Wars Battlefront II. Paragon is shutting down later this spring, and Epic Games is offering full refunds. There aren't a ton of updates on Xbox exclusive titles this week, but PUBG fans have a new update to start playing with. Overwatch is keeping things hot with character nerfs, and the Lunar New Year event is expected to start soon. Forthcoming ReleasesAssassin's Creed Origins' New Game Plus Mode Is ComingFar Cry 5's DLC Sounds Crazy; Far Cry 3 Included In Season PassXCOM 2 Collection Launches On PC, Coming To PS4 And Xbox One SoonRed Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Updated On PS4 And Xbox OneUpdates … [Read more...] about Xbox News Roundup Packed With Updates, DLC, And Hot Takes
With three major Xbox One consoles out on the market, it's easy to be a little confused as to the different specs and features of each model. We're going to clear that situation up in this article and break down which of Microsoft's systems is right for you. Make sure you also check out our review of the original Xbox One, our Xbox One S review, and our Xbox One X review. To see how all the modern consoles compare, check out our in-depth system spec chart.Xbox One SpecsXbox OneXbox One SXbox One XCPU1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU1.75GHz 8-core AMD custom CPU2.3GHz 8-core AMD custom CPUGPUIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 853MHz with 1.31 teraflops of performanceIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 914MHzIntegrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performanceRAM8GB DDR38GB DDR312GB GDDR5Storage500GB (5,400rpm) hard drive, supports external hard drive storage500GB, 1TB, 2TB (5,400rpm) hard drive options, supports external hard drive storage1TB hard driveDimensions13.1x10.8x3.1 … [Read more...] about Xbox One Vs Xbox One S Vs Xbox One X: What Are The Differences And Which Xbox Console Should You Buy?
Today, Microsoft announced that going forward its Xbox Game Pass subscription service will include new first-party games from Microsoft Game Studios day and date with their retail release. This means that paying as low as $9.99 a month, or the price of a full game ($59.99) every semester, Xbox One users will be able not only to enjoy a large number of older (but still definitely valuable) games like Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4, but also brand new titles like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay II, the upcoming new Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and more. Of course, that access will be limited until each game gets rotated out of the lineup, and then you need to purchase them at a 20% discount if you want them forever, but many play new titles only close to their release, so that isn’t such a restrictive caveat. This is without a doubt a massive value proposition from Microsoft. Basically, customers interested in Microsoft’s biggest games can … [Read more...] about Xbox Game Pass Adding New Microsoft Games Is a Massive Value Proposition; Likely Good for Everyone