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Well you can say that the consoles wars have began – well technically. The OUYA has released and I must say it has taken the public by storm with Amazon being sold out and also GameStop sold out too, along with other retailers.
With this new console only being $99 dollars, it’s a steal and you should definitely buy it. Are you asking why should you buy it? Now that’s a good question!
E3 2013 was a great one on a whole. They usually are, but this one was very special for a particular company that in the console gaming market was recently considered unable to fix its own problems.
So after a slightly longer gap than initially planned, I bring you Part 2 of the conference review special. This time we look at what the two third party conferences brought to the next-gen table.
While E3 is still blazing along with so much news our ethernet cables are catching fire, the important parts were yesterday and I look to dig into the main events that were the Press Conferences.
In part one, I give you my impressions of Microsoft’s conference with part two covering with EA & Ubisoft’s, and finally part three dedicated to Sony. Read more below to hear about Microsoft’s conference.
So the Xbox One was announced about a week ago on Tuesday, May 21st with a very mediocre unveil, some would say it was an absolute, unorganized mess. Then right after the conference came the even bigger news that I’m sure everyone heard about already, this only made matters worse. Now every website you go, any gaming-related place where you can type in a comment, you’ll find people that are furious, even more interesting is how Microsoft decided to deal with the outrage, and here’s a hint, they are still dealing with it terribly to this very minute, it almost feels like at this point they may just be trying to tell gamers to just … deal with it.
In this article, I’ll quickly cover the reveal and give my quick opinions on it along with showing how much of a waste of time management it was, then I’ll quickly cover the news that came afterwards. Lastly though, I’ll cover just how interesting and how massive this consumer outrage actually is, along with how Microsoft is handling all of it (hint: badly). I’m sure most of you reading this have experienced this consumer outrage first-hand in some way, shape, or form over the past week, but you may have not been able to grasp the true scale of it, that’s what I intend to also show you here.
So yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled the Xbox One. But how well did Microsoft do? Did they tick the right boxes or did they surrender their next-gen market share to Sony? I look to dive in and give you all my impressions on the Xbox One.
For the first time in 5 years, Sony Corp. turned a net profit. 43b Yen/$432m/£280m to specific.
While this is nowhere near the heights of Sony 10 years ago, they are clearly moving in the right direction. With Kaz at the helm, Sony has released a strong contender in the mobile space: the Xperia Z. There is also the impending release of the PS4 later this year. It remains to be seen where Sony move forward in the Photography and Television industries but Sony have made a good start.
It is important to remember Sony have recently sold off significant buildings, generating $2.5 billion. If that’s taken into account, Sony would very much still be in the red. Thoughts?
Happy counting, My-kal | Twitter: Mykal_uk / PSN: My-kal_UK
There’s a problem with co-op in the gaming industry, we barely see it in use, more importantly, we barely see it ever used in a way that’s actually fun or impressive. This generation we have seen games every now and then implement a co-op in their game, most of the time it has simply been a game where someone can join in your campaign and be your shooting buddy and not really give you much of an advantage in any way, or you will see a game have “tacked-on” co-op that doesn’t relate in any way to the story. The issue is that co-op sucks now, and somebody needs to revive it, because it’s something that could be so incredible.
There are two games this generation in which I truly appreciated co-op, the first one is Rainbow Six Vegas (Also including Vegas 2 into this, they’re both basically one in the same). This was the first game I have personally ever played where co-op was so much fun to me, where it actually seemed to matter. How awesome it was to look under the door with a snake cam, target people in other rooms and then strategies with your co-op friends how you would breech a room, and what doors you would use, or if you would burst through the window with a rappel! Every corner had different possibilities and it was fun! For quite some time, no game’s co-op has ever touched me like the Rainbow Six Vegas series did, that was until Battlefield 3 released…
Okay, first of all I would like to apologize for the guest speaker himself! Unfortunately, due to unforeseen events (which I’m sure you can understand we’re out of my control), Tony Mott couldn’t make the lecture, he was replaced by the next best thing:
The Features Editor, Jason Killingsworth.
With the bad news out the way (although that’s a little disrespectful!), both questions got answered, so lets dig in.