Consoles

Earlier today Nintendo took the wraps off of their next generation console, Switch. Formerly known by the codename NX, the Switch is the successor to both Nintendo’s portable DS and set top Wii console lines, utilizing a portable, tablet-like unit that can be docked to behave like a set top console. Today’s announcement, in the form of a 3 minute trailer, is meant to tease the console ahead of its full launch in March of 2017. While I’ll skip the commentary on the console’s unusual design – dedicated gaming sites can offer better context – I wanted to dive into the hardware in the Switch. Given that this was a teaser, I was not expecting a reveal of any of the hardware specifications of the...

Xiaomi Mi Box Now Available in U.S.: Android TV 6.0 with 4Kp60 Output for $69

Xiaomi has officially started to sell its Google Android TV 6.0-based set-top-boxes in the U.S. The Xiaomi Mi Box STB boasts with a rather powerful SoC, an HDMI 2.0a...

72 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2016

Roku Unveils 2016 Streaming Media Players with 4Kp60 and HDR Support

Roku this week introduced a new family of five streaming media players for various needs and customers. The new affordable players support 1080p HD video streaming and some of...

34 by Anton Shilov on 9/30/2016

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Analyzing Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Hardware Reveal: What Lies Beneath

A few months ago near the start of E3, Sony made an interesting revelation: that they would be releasing a higher performing PlayStation 4 console. A console intended to...

205 by Ryan Smith on 9/8/2016

Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017: 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs, Backwards Compatible with Xbox. Zen or Jaguar?!

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps.The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight cores, >6 TFLOPs, 320 GB/s...

99 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Cortana Coming to Xbox Live

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Announces Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation...

58 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

Sony to Start Selling PlayStation VR in October for $399

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...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

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

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