“There are three types of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Jason would no doubt agree, as he appears to have some reservations regarding Microsoft’s announcement of a million units shifted at launch.
I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a moment: Sony and Microsoft each claim to have shifted a million consoles in the first 24 hours of the new generation. Jason’s assertion is that, in calling various retailers (and possibly a bit of confirmation bias), Microsoft’s claim to have sold a million units doesn’t hold up. Fair…if we were comparing apples to apples.
But let’s look a little bit closer. Continue reading
Normally this is something I’d toss up on G+, but given the level of what I think just happened, I think this deserves posting on the primary GNiE site.
Everything was going so well for Sony. Their competitors had flubbed a crucial conference performance in addition to promising a product with lesser performance at a higher financial cost; Sony’s own console was in full factory production while the competitor was still finalizing their hardware; pre-sales were lining up in record breaking numbers; and some of the more vocal critics of the company under Howard Stringer were warming to the new management. Then, as launch date got closer, cracks started to show. Full Disclosure, I did ask Sony if I could get access to a Playstation 4 before launch in order to have a Day Zero review ready. I’ve yet to see a response from Sony, and well, this review might be why they weren’t keen to let me have a crack at the console before launch day.
Right. Let’s get this started.
For those who have been following me on G+ I’ve been trying to keep tabs on the Xbox One’s market performance, or rather lack there-of. In short, the Xbox One has been a near limitless source of entertainment to fans of Roland Emmerich films. Case in point, out of 38 of my posts referencing the #XboxOne hashtag, 15 reference the #Xbone hashtag. Continue reading
The review is going to be a little later than I had planned, because I won’t lay hands on my hard copy until tomorrow. I need to make some comparisons between that and the digital version I’ve been playing the last two weeks before I can offer an effective recommendation.
That said, if you’re planning on acquiring the game, head on over to Prima’s website and register. They’re giving away free e-copies of their 300 page Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness guide. I’m not really sure why, although I’ve heard rumblings of a delay on the printed copy. Either way, free is free, right? Go get it.
Well, let’s get this started. Almost a year after Nintendo launched their new console I managed to get some hands on time that wasn’t measured in minutes. Continue reading
There’s no real way to get around this one. While AMD and EA were talking about a the questionable benefits of new graphics API; Nvidia stepped up to the line with a series of howitzer blasts. To be perfectly frank, this posting took so long not because of what happened, but because I’m still trying to wrap my head around the events. Just to set the stage for the first event, let me quote a bit from my G+ posting. Continue reading
Over the past week there were a few major announcements in the gaming world. I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the long term implications, but for now I’ll just start with what could be the least important event. Continue reading
The next time you sign into Xbox Live on your Xbox 360, you will be prompted to download a dashboard update that will retire any existing Microsoft Points you have, and convert them into an “equal or greater” amount of your local currency. For more information on how that works, click here.
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