PS4 leads Xbox One by at least 40% in global sales: Has Sony already won this console generation? October 25, 2014 at 12:02 pmAll available data suggests the Xbox One is getting badly beaten by the PS4 in total sales — has Sony established an unbeatable advantage?
Assassin’s Creed Unity’s crazy minimum PC specs: $500 GPU, $200 CPU, 50GB storage October 24, 2014 at 2:52 pmUbisoft has announced the minimum requirements for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Unity — and, well, they’re a little bit puzzling to say the least. At a bare minimum, the new Assassin’s Creed game will require an Nvidia GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970. The recommended specs take that up to a Core i7-3770 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a top-of-the-line GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290X. The minimum PC specs are about twice the processing power present in the Xbox One. What on earth is going on?
Analyzing the iMac 5K Retina display: How do you squeeze 5K out of a last-gen GPU? (updated) October 24, 2014 at 1:32 pmApple’s new 5K iMac is something of a puzzle – as is the resolution the display runs at. How’s Apple pulling this one off?
AMD slashes APU prices: Are they finally better value than a dual-core Intel Core i3? October 22, 2014 at 7:20 amAMD has just slashed prices on its APUs by 15-25% across the board — dramatically improving the price/performance argument for its processors.
PS4 system software update 2.0 brings music playback and better voice commands October 17, 2014 at 4:23 pmSony’s upcoming 2.0 firmware update for the PS4 is bound to be a doozy. Not only will it add support for multiplayer game streaming with Share Play, but Sony has just announced a handful of surprisingly solid features slated for this Fall. From music playback to better social features to improved voice commands, PlayStation enthusiasts are in store for some significant new features in this release codenamed “Masamune.”
Turn your PS4 into a laptop for $1100 October 15, 2014 at 4:45 pmIf you’re sick and tired of playing your PS4 in the living room, the solution is finally here.
The best SSDs of 2014: A buyers guide October 15, 2014 at 11:49 amCurious about buying an SSD? Already own one, but looking to upgrade? Our buyer’s guide has you covered, with the various aspects of modern drives — and our recommendations on top products.
Assassin’s Creed Unity locked to 900p @ 30 fps, due to Xbox One and PS4’s weak CPU October 8, 2014 at 2:28 pmUbisoft is releasing Assassin’s Creed Unity on the Xbox One and PS4 later this year, but it might not be the next-gen experience you’ve been hoping for. A Ubisoft representative caused an internet uproar earlier this week when he explained that the game is currently limited to 900p at 30 fps on both consoles, leading many to believe that the PS4 edition is being intentionally hobbled for the sake of platform parity.
Xbox One is selling in China, but can emerging markets help Microsoft compete with the PS4? October 6, 2014 at 5:28 pmAfter the end of a 14-year game console ban by the Chinese government, the Xbox One was finally introduced to that market in an official capacity late last month. On the first day of the console’s release, it sold a very respectable 100,000 units, and it’s anticipated that the Xbox One will continue to sell well over the next year. Will this early lead for Microsoft translate to domination in the growing Chinese market, or will Nintendo and Sony outpace the house that Halo built?