It's Hard to Make a Game When Nintendo Doesn't Use Xbox Live, Says Dev

An unidentified developer of a third-party game that launched with the Wii U—and man, that shouldn't be too hard to narrow down—has written for Eurogamer a thorough post-mortem of his studio's experience developing for the console. It touches familiar themes of the console's struggles, but in a more detailed, firsthand … » 1/12/14 2:00pm 1/12/14 2:00pm

TIME Looks at the History of Consoles—Including the 5th-Gen 'S--tshow'

The launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year rounds out the eighth console generation, as good a time as any to look back on the seven preceding it, in this three part video series by TIME. Some familiar faces offer their insights on the overcrowded "shitshow" that was the fifth console generation. » 12/30/13 7:00pm 12/30/13 7:00pm

Report: PS4 Is ‘50% Faster’ Than Xbox One [UPDATE]

With about two months to go before the release of the Xbox One and PS4, there’s been a lot of buzz about the performance capabilities of both next-gen consoles. A new article over at Edge has sources apparently familiar with developing for both consoles saying that Sony’s upcoming hardware is more powerful. But the… » 9/13/13 12:45pm 9/13/13 12:45pm

How Sony Plans To Win The Entertainment War

It's no secret that companies affiliated with video games want to extend the reach of their consoles. It's not a bad idea either. Be a gamer's one stop shop for all of their media needs and they'll never leave their console's side. They'll use your handhelds and mobile applications and whatever the hell else you invent … » 9/10/13 5:02pm 9/10/13 5:02pm

The Xbox One Vs. PS4 Headset War Begins

Last week, after Microsoft's DRM reversal put it on more equal footing with the PlayStation 4, we took a fresh look at the differences between the two, but we missed one incredibly important feature — headsets. The PlayStation 4 comes with a mono headset. The Xbox One comes with none. » 6/25/13 5:30pm 6/25/13 5:30pm