Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 17-06-2012
Tags: Blu-ray Disc, Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Virtual reality, Xbox, Xbox 720
Gizmodo reports that the details of the upcoming Xbox 720 console have been leaked in the form of a leaked Microsoft presentation document dating back to 2010. Some pretty nice features are included such as Blue-Ray support, Kinnect 2, PVR functionality, full HD with 3D, Virtual reality via added glasses peripheral, and the new smartglass system. All for around $299! My opinion here is that this “leak” was on purpose and is there to take some of the wind out of Nintendo’s sails. Will it? Hard to say. But, Microsoft is clearly trying to make the Xbox become the only entertainment box you need in your living-room. Yes this leak dates back awhile, and things like Blue-Ray support and VR goggles might get dropped. Surely though, Sony and Nintendo are now on notice. Unfortunately for Nintendo, R&D time is over for their new Wii U. They better put out some amazing games. And now the ball is in Sony’s court to wow us with their plan for a new Playstation product.
Full article from Gizmodo here: Gizmodo Xbox 720.
Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 06-06-2012
Tags: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Video game console, Wii, Wii Nintendo, Wii U, Xbox
It’s time for another Nintendo console which means it is time for the predictions of Nintendo’s downfall to come out of the woodwork. Every console since the Super Nintendo has been predicted to be it’s last. It was during the N64 era that it spurned 3rd party developers and lost its leading market share in the console market and it hasn’t gained it back since. Here we are, almost sixteen years after N64′s release and Nintendo is still chugging along. No matter what anyone thinks about the Wii U, chances are it will be successful. I don’t mean successful as in being the market leader in consoles but rather make Nintendo a profit and keep them around for years to come because that is what they have been good at for almost the past twenty years.