By Jennifer Tan AKA Mrs Fett
The Console Wars have BEGUN! Its day one of the widely anticipated E3 conference in Los Angeles, CA, and Sony is sparing no punches in this boxing match! Lets get straight to the comparisons shall we?
Both consoles will feature built in Blu-Ray/DVD players, and Game DVR. For those of you who don’t know what a Game DVR is, its a capture card used to stream live gameplay to channels such as Twitch.tv, and youtube.
Sony’s Playstation 4 will harness an 8GB GDDR5 RAM, while Microsoft’s Xbox One, will use an 8GB DDR3 RAM. Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, will be running on AMD’s CPU – the x86 octa-core processor. The PS4 will use the x86-64 “Jaguar” CPU, and the Xbox One will run on a modified eight-core processor. Xbox One has a 500GB Hard Drive, while the PS4 is still TBD, leaving me with the assumption its expandable, or the same, and they just like suspense…
Neither companies made drastic changes to their controllers. Sony beefed their DualShock 4 controller, and added a touchpad, and easier gripping. Microsoft lost the clunky battery pack, but other than that, why fix what isn’t broken?
Lets talk Motion! The Kinect 2.0 will feature a 1080p motion sensor, with 2GB of dps, and Sony’s new Eye, will come with two 1280x800px cameras.
The Xbox One, will have a price tag of $499.99, and the Playstation 4 will be $399.99, and both will be available for the holiday season.
Microsoft exclusive titles include: Ryse, Forza 5, Halo, Killer Instinct, Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3, and Crimson Dragon spark the biggest notes.
Sony’s exclusive titles include: Killzone: Shadow Fall (SO EXCITED), Drive Club, inFAMOUS Second Son and Knack. We also saw Kingdom Hearts 3 getting a next-gen facelift, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV, Transistor, and an exclusive from Ready at Dawn titles The Order:1886.
NOW TO THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS!!! Sharing games! Does Microsoft not know, that “Sharing, really is caring”!? Because Sony does! No fees involved with sticking a random disc in your new console, no need to hoard your games or be selective because you can’t trade them in anymore! Sony listened to their fans, as we stood in protest to this atrocity of a standard in gaming. And they did it in the most hilarious way. With memes! well played Sony… Well played!