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Did Xbox One Release Turn You Into Playstation 4 Fan?
Dualschock 4 and Xbox One Controllers
What Happened At The Xbox One Reveal?
Today, we'll unroll the bad news on you first. So what went oh so terribly wrong at the public revealing of the Xbox One by Microsoft on Tuesday, May 21, 2013?
I am really not sure what to call the worst and best negative features so we'll order these up completely randomly.
The first big disappointment was that each game you purchase will be tied to your very own Microsoft Live account. Great for security in case your hard copy gets stolen right? Wrong. This means no more trading games with friends after you get tired of them. You will now have to pay a fee to Microsoft to a previously used game off of its first account if you want to play it on your Xbox One. What a bummer, huh? Now there's no point in buying a used game, as the price to get it activated for your account will likely be higher than the price of just buying the game new!
So what else did we find out about the Xbox One? A very disturbing that has turned away many people is that the Kinect is mandatory for Xbox One use. So we're getting a free Kinect with our new Xbox One what's so wrong about that? It is always on, and since your Xbox One is required to be connected to the internet to play games(oh yes, there's another big disappointment), that means your Xbox One Kinect is always watching, always listening, and always connected to your *hopefully secured internet connection.
The Xbox One will also not come with support for backwards compatibility, so if you love your Xbox 360 games, don't plan on selling your 360 to help purchase the One. Either you keep it to play your now old games on, or you are forced to sell everything since the games now will have no use with the 360 console to play them on.
Since we have yet to hear anything about monthly Xbox Live subscriptions, we can probably expect that Microsoft is going to stick with the same pricing as the Xbox 360.
A poll done by IGN with over 60,000 results shows that more than three out of four Xbox fans are disappointed by the public unveiling of the Xbox One on May 21.
Let's hope that by E3, Microsoft will work out some of the flaws that will turn many people clear away from even thinking about purchasing an Xbox One.
Even though we don't know a whole lot about the Playstation 4 yet, we will examine the little that we do know next.
Sony's Playstation 4: What Do We Know?
From some online message boards I have read during the last few days, many former Xbox fans seem to be turning to the Playstation 4 to fix many of the mistakes Microsoft made at the showing of the Xbox One. I find this impressive on Sony's part, considering we really don't know a whole lot about the Playstation 4 yet. We are about to examine some of the features that have been confirmed though, along with some strong possibilities.
One of the most talked about features right now, is in regards to the new Dualshock 4 controller. it will feature a share button in which you can instantly share streaming video and other media with other online players and social media websites. It also features a newly integrated touch pad which will somehow be incorporated into game play for enhanced interaction. Aside from an obviously new design, the controller with always have a mono speaker and headset jack, so that Bluetooth connectivity will not be the only option like it was with the Playstation 3.
Playstation will also have it's own app for phones and tablets so that you can chat with friends, watch streaming game play videos, and share strategies and tricks from wherever you are.
Next will be a hardware comparison from what we do know about both the Xbox One and Playstation 4
Xbox One VS. Playstation 4 Specs
We know that both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 will have eight-core processors, more specifically they will both be 1.6GHz AMD Jaguars.
The GPU however, will be more powerful on the Playstation 4. The Xbox raking in 768 cores and the Playstation towering over that with 1152. As a result, the Xbox One can push out 1.23 terraflops while the Playstation 4 is carrying out an impressive 1.84 terraflops.
Another major victory for the Playstation 4 is in the system memory. The Xbox One is packing 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 where the Playstation 4 will have 8GB 5500MHz GDDR5. The system memory bandwidth of the Xbox One comes in at 68.3 GB per second, where the Playstation 4 has a whopping 176.0 GB/s.
As for as hardware goes, the Playstation 4 will definitely reign over the Xbox One. Microsoft's chance here is in the software features they are known for producing, along with the integration of home entertainment, where Sony stuck primarily with raw gaming power.
Have you made you choice of which system you will go with? I myself have been a Playstation fan the entire time, and my mind was made up long before I even knew the Platstation 4 was in development.