Both Sony and Microsoft have boasted that they sold over 1 million of their respected next-gen consoles in the first 24 hours of being on store shelves.
That number is surely going to skyrocket with Christmas fast approaching. Many of us have marked down one or the other on our wish list. Some of my friends are sticking with Microsoft and going Xbox One while others are going PlayStation 4 and its more powerful graphics card. I’m curious what new console are YOU favouring? Sony’s graphics intensive PlayStation 4 or Microsoft’s social friendly Xbox One?
While I got to play a handful of Xbox One games recently, I can’t help but want to see the PlayStation 4 in all its all-powerful graphics on my T.V. On the other hand, the Xbox One still improves on the 360 graphics and cloud gaming means saved data at my friends’ houses. It’s a tough choice!
I’d love to see what you’re thinking. Which system are you going to get (or did get)? Leave a comment telling why!
Xbox One Store in Toronto
It’s really fun when I get invited to these events. With all due respect to Nintendo, getting to play the Xbox One was truly a highlight to my blogging career — is it really a career when I get invited to these things? I dunno.
I got to play Skylanders SWAP Force, Peggle 2, Zoo Tycoon and Crimson Dragon during my hour and a half visit to the new Xbox One Store in Toronto. Of course there were other fan favourites like Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dead Rising 3 — which the friendliest zombie-loving Xbox Rep recommended to me — that I didn’t get a chance to check out due to time constraints.
First, however, is the console.
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It’s fun seeing some of the fan made art for video games. Take a look at Reddit user vriskas3rket’s sketchs of Mega Gengar and Greninja; just mind blowing skills.
I tried out Mega Gengar for a little while in Pokemon Y, but he never really felt useful. He does seem very badass if he looked like the picture though. I still have my Greninja traveling with me; his speed is amazing. I have to agree with some of the commenters on vriskas3rket’s depiction of Froakie’s final evolution; it makes him seem more of a Poison-type than Water.
Off to do my first attempt at breeding epic IV Pokemon! Any tips or tricks would be very welcome!
Oops! Big mistake over at Valve!
JIRA, Valve’s bug tracking software, was accidentally left open for everyone on the internet to see;
just take a look at this cached Google page. Valve fan forum, ValveTime, has apparently seen the full list of projects (and some other funny groups; apparently Valve has a sense of humour) and, lo and behold, Half-Life 3 is on it.
Take this for what you will, ValveTime does caution fans that some of the projects on the list have already been cancelled. However, fueling the Half-Life 3 rumor is one employee included in the project, artist Paul Pepera, who left Bungie in March 2013 to join Valve.
You can see some of the list over at ValveTime, but be ready for some disappointment. Firstly I cannot expand the images to see them bigger and, secondly, they also have this to say about Half-Life 3:
…we can estimate games further in the development pipeline have multiple mailing lists, suggesting Left 4 Dead 3 is potentially in active development. Unfortunately, Half-life 3 only had one group suggesting it’s either inactive or in developmental infancy.
Anyway, don’t get too excited and take this all with a grain of salt until Valve officially announces Half-Life 3.
UPDATE: Looks like I got trolled! Although JIRA is not accessible anymore, people on Reddit have confirmed the “mistake” was nothing but a trolling attempt. Suspicious that JIRA isn’t online anymore, but apparently the bug tracker is for users that have Steam running on a Linux box hooked up to their TV and the internet is allowed to see it.
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More gaming to come with Jimmy Fallon!
Late Night host Jimmy Fallon checks out the PS4 earlier this year
E3 2013 has come to an end and many are feeling down. No more awesome new video games. Now, now wipe away those tears, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will give you your fix. Funny man Fallon is doing another video game week starting on Monday, June 17:
- Monday, June 17 – “Forza Motorsport 5” on Microsoft’s Xbox One
- Tuesday, June 18 – “Knack” on Sony PlayStation 4
- Wednesday, June 19 – Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs,”
- Thursday, June 20 – Activision’s “Call of Duty: Ghosts”
- Friday, June 21 – “Game & Wario” and “Super Mario 3D World” on Nintendo Wii U.
Although I’m not a fan of racing games (or cars for that matter), I’ll be sure to tune in on Monday for Fallon’s reaction to the Xbox One. We’ll get to see a playable demo of Watch Dogs on Wednesday, which is super awesome, and hopefully get Fallon making fun of the new Call of Duty on Thursday.
Even though E3 is done, new video game news is not quite over yet!
Fallon is making his gaming week even more interesting. As the press release says:
“Late Night” wants to connect directly with the fans at home. Fallon is asking fans to submit a video of themselves and their moms going head-to-head in a gaming session. The videos can be uploaded to YouTube with the title “Gaming With My Mom” and “Late Night” will select the best moments to premiere on the show the week ofJune 17. For more information on submitting a video, please visit www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/gamingwithmymom.
My mom is a great gamer on the Wii. She’s beat a great deal of levels on Super Mario Bros. Wii and can beat me at Wii Sports. Probably nothing nearly as funny as the videos Fallon will receive. How does your mom game?
Image courtesy of Gear Live