The Ouya Chupacabra update has arrived, and with it comes a variety of new features, including one that has been requested by many: audio passthrough for XBMC, bringing support for AC3, DTS, and AAC. After updating, users will need to download the latest version of XBMC for the new functionality.
Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold in excess of 7 million consoles around the world, having hit the milestone on April 6, a short ten days ago. The company also saw favorable numbers with software sales, and has praised its gamers for "unprecedented support".
The anticipated Xbox One April update is rolling out to gamers tonight, bringing with it a host of improvements, new features, and the correction of some minor issues gamers may have experienced. With the release should also come the expansion of its early tester numbers, which was previously announced.
Xbox One gamers have known for months that the reputation system from the Xbox 360 would be redesigned for the next-gen console gamers. Today on Xbox Wire, Xbox Live's Program Manager Micheal Dunn gave a preview of what the notifications will look like, making it easy to see what others think of you.
Microsoft has detailed what gamers can expect from the April Xbox One update set to arrive in the near future, the brunt of which revolves around improvements to already established features and functionality. Among the improvements will also be an expansion of the early tester numbers.
Some unofficial numbers on Sony's PlayStation 4 sales in Japan have surfaced by way of the Japanese website Famitsu, which says in excess of 320,000 of the next-generation consoles sold in the first two days of its availability in the nation. If accurate, the console has vastly outnumbered the number of PS3 sales that took place in the same two-day span.
Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox One, bringing the console down to £399.99 in the UK as of the end of this month. The new price leaves the Xbox One just £50 more than the PlayStation 4 in the UK, and will be timed alongside the launch of hotly-anticipated game Titanfall which saw a wildly popular beta earlier this month.
The sheer amount of excitement surrounding Titanfall is enough to annoy any old-school, crotchety gamer like me who has watched the mighty fall and the seemingly insignificant rise. Titanfall supporters would have us believe that it's the next big franchise that will change the way we game for the next decade. And without a doubt, it'll perform well on store shelves at first. But whether the game will have the longevity to be a top-end title and franchise for the foreseeable future remains in doubt.
I don't say all of this because I don't think Titanfall could be a great game or that I have something against blockbuster titles. I've just come to realize over the last couple of years that the days of AAA blockbuster console games truly revolutionizing the way we play games might be dead.
The latest Xbox One accessory has been revealed, Microsoft's Xbox One Media Remote, better integrating the console into the living room as an multimedia system not just one for gaming. Set to go on sale in March across all markets Xbox One is available, the remote has backlit buttons which automatically light up when you pick it up.