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Next Gen Consoles

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2013 by getbent57

PlayStation4The big E3 press conferences took place yesterday, June 10, 2013.  So we now know what Xbox One will cost and what the PlayStation 4 looks like as well as the price.  The Xbox One will cost $500 on sale in November 2013.  The PlayStation 4 will be $400 on sale this “holiday season”.   So my guess in November some time as well.  Just in time for black Friday in the states.  That $100 differences I think will make a lot of people think twice before for buy an Xbox.  Then there is the the whole DRM thing Xbox has going on.  When you buy a game it is stored on the hard drive.  The XBox one must be connected to the internet for the game to work.  After that the Xbox must connect to the internet every 24 hours to verify that that your games are only on that one systems.  These has a lot of people up in arms.  It makes selling you games harder.  All so lending you games to a friend will be a pain as well.  On the other hand Sony says they will be doing none of that.  They even poked a bit of fun at Microsoft in this little video > here.   One thing that will be different for PlayStation this gen is you will have to have a PlayStation Plus to play online (could be wrong about that).    Over all it very interesting E3 so far and it is only getting started.  Then there are the games.  The ones they showed of at all the press conferences look amazing.  Check out all the gaming websites the week and you will see all kinds of awesome stuff.  Oh, all most forgot Gamespot.com has put together a nice video explaining the two big consoles what we know so far.  You can check it out > here.   They do a much better job than I do explaining things.