It was the battle of the boxes at the 2013 E3 expo (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Microsoft kicked off with the introduction to their new Xbox One and Sony kicked back with PlayStation 4. Sony stole the show by announcing there will be no used game restrictions or 24-hour check-in requirements with the PS4.
Nintendo introduced new games for their Wii U and 3DS. Microsoft announced that there will be 13 games exclusively for the Xbox One. EA broke the news on 11 new-generation games for both the Xbox One and PS4.
The PC market was not left in the dungeons. PC World reports 12 PC gaming gems, including Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall and new editions for Assassin’s Creed 4 and Watch Dogs. GameSpot also covers these new titles and others. E3 Insider has details and trailers on games such as Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Forza 5, Mario Karts and others.
Expect more famous TV and movie actors and sports stars in the new games as they chase their slice of the $78 billion international video gaming cake. Game technology is at a point where (disturbingly) realism is the driving factor when it comes to killing the enemy on screen. [Your child may be training as a future drone pilot!]
For the consoles you need, obviously, a game controller (gamepad) such as the Dualshock 4 (pictured) – unless you only play by voice control or body motion detection devices such as Kinect, Move, Wii MotionPlus or the brilliant Leap Motion. For PC games, you just need the best mouse in the house.
Xbox One vs Playstation 4
The Xbox One and PS4 will only be launched toward the end of 2013 but the question already is: “Which one is the best?” CNet compares Xbox One vs Playstation 4, as does Woody, the famous game reviewer:
Cross-posted from nRave