This year at E3 2014, Xbox head Phil Spencer started the show with the following: "today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games." This presentation was to be a big change of attention for Microsoft, showing not only that the Xbox One was dedicated to games, but that Microsoft was dedicated to Xbox, not least of all with the singular vision of Phil Spencer.
The much awaited, and perhaps long delayed, version of Rockstar's record-breaking game is finally heading to town. After enjoying a successful run on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will soon be available on the current generation Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the PC.
China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.
The Order 1886 is a game made to take part in the second wave of "next-generation" consoles: Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - exclusive to the latter, in this case. Today we’ve been treated to a PlayStation 4-specific bit of gameplay courtesy of Sony and the creators of the game Ready at Dawn. Straight from the PlayStation 4 version of The Order 1886, gameplay shows us a sort of steampunk-inspired landscape in which the player is invited to team up with users aiming to take on enemies from a 3rd-person perspective.
The upcoming E3 event next month will encompass a variety of conferences, including one from Sony, the details of which have reportedly been leaked in great detail to the folks at DualShockers. There are game details galore, and a claim that price drops for the PlayStation 3 and Vita will supposedly be revealed at the event.
There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.