Consoles

Sony has published the price of its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and confirmed its final specifications and launch timeframe on Tuesday. The company intends to start selling the unit in October for $399, which is slightly later than expected. While the product will be considerably more affordable than competing headsets from Oculus VR and HTC - though the sticker price does not include the required camera - its technical specs are somewhat behind its rivals. Specifications of VR Headsets Sony PlayStation VR HTC Vive Oculus Rift Display 5.7" OLED 2x OLED 2x OLED Resolution 1920x1080 960x1080 per eye 2160x1200 1080x1200 per eye 2160x1200 1080x1200 per eye Refresh Rate 90 Hz, 120 Hz 90 Hz 90 Hz Sensors three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer over 70 sensors MEMS gyroscope, accelerometer 6 degrees of freedom tracking 3-axis rotational tracking 3-axis positional tracking Position Tracking PlayStation Camera Laser Vive Base Stations Constellation system based on infrared sensors The...

Xbox One Gets Windows 10 Underpinnings With New Xbox One Experience

Today the New Xbox One Experience began rolling out, and with it comes a big change in not only the look and feel of the Xbox One’s Dashboard, but...

33 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2015

The Seagate Game Drive For Xbox: Do You Need A Green Drive?

When Seagate first announced the Game Drive for Xbox, they chose Gamescon as a venue to launch the new product. With the prolific Xbox branding, this is not a...

41 by Brett Howse on 10/8/2015

Razer Launches New Wildcat Xbox One Controller And New Version Of The Nabu Smartband

Today at PAX Razer announced a refresh of the Nabu smartband which they first announced at CES in 2014. They also announced that they will be selling the Razer...

11 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2015

Seagate Announces 2TB Game Drive for Xbox At Gamescom 2015

Today Seagate is announcing a new product aimed squarely at the console market, and specifically at the Xbox brand. Seagate partnered with Microsoft to create the Xbox branded Game...

28 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 In November

Just a couple of days ago, Windows 10 was launched for the PC and the rollout is underway. But that is just a single aspect of Windows 10, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One To Get TV DVR Capabilities

Those that never got to experience Windows Media Center as the hub of a home entertainment system likely wonder why there is such a vocal group of people who...

19 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

Xbox At E3: New Controller, Game Emulation, And Plenty Of Exclusives

Today is the first official day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, and the Xbox team was on-stage to deliver plenty of news surrounding Xbox. It...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

Microsoft Launches Updated Xbox One, Controller, and PC Adapter

News comes from Redmond today that Microsoft will be offering a new model of Xbox One. It will ship with a larger 1 TB hard drive, which is double...

33 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2015

Xbox Game Streaming Demonstrated At Build

Today I got a chance to try the new game streaming ability of Xbox One at a breakout session. For those that are unaware, Xbox Game Streaming will allow...

17 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Console Becomes SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA updated their SHIELD website today with a bit more information on the SHIELD Console. And while an earlier $299 device listing ended up being erroneous – NVIDIA accidentally...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/23/2015

Microsoft Adds Over-the-Air Tuner Support To Xbox

Back in the day, if you wanted to watch broadcast television on your Xbox 360, all you had to do was build an entire other computer, complete with TV...

33 by Brett Howse on 4/8/2015

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Console: Tegra X1 Android TV Box Shipping In May

Today NVIDIA has announced their latest addition to the SHIELD product family, the SHIELD Console. Launching in May at $199, the SHIELD Console is a combination microconsole and Android...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

PlayStation Plus September 2014 Games Preview

September is only a few days away, which means it is only a few days before the next round of games become available at no cost to PlayStation Plus...

6 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2014

Xbox Games With Gold September 2014 Preview

It is the end of August already, which means two things. School is back, and Xbox Games with Gold has released the upcoming games for September. On the Xbox...

13 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2014

PlayStation Plus August 2014 Games Preview

August will soon be here, with one of the perks being a new list of games available to PlayStation Plus members. Like last month, Sony is offering up six...

12 by Brett Howse on 7/30/2014

Xbox Games With Gold August 2014 Preview

The latest round of upcoming games for the Games with Gold program have been announced today, and unlike last month, there are no carryover games on the list. As...

6 by Brett Howse on 7/28/2014

Xbox Games With Gold July 2014 Preview

Today Xbox released the list of upcoming games for Xbox Live members under their Games With Gold program. In an odd move, one of the Xbox One games carries...

4 by Brett Howse on 6/26/2014

PlayStation Plus July 2014 Games Preview

Summer is upon us now, and with that comes new free games for PlayStation Plus members. Sony has now moved to a two game per system per month model...

2 by Brett Howse on 6/26/2014

Microsoft Unbundles Kinect, $399 Xbox One Model Available Starting June 9th

In an interesting reversal of what happened last generation, Microsoft's Xbox One launched at a $100 price premium to Sony's PlayStation 4. Despite Sony building the higher performing console...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2014

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