One of the more interesting video games to launch recently is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. The game launched on both of the next generation consoles- the PS4 and the Xbox One. Some sales numbers for the UK have surfaced and the numbers show that the game has been much more popular on the PS4 than on Microsoft's latest console.
When one chooses which next-generation console to purchase, one oft-cited factor is the price: the Xbox One is going to run you an extra $100 over the PS4. Microsoft seems to be targeting that particular issue with its new trade-in promotion, which offers gamers $100 in store credit towards an Xbox One in exchange for their old Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
If the devil is in the details, then Infinity Ward has summoned more than their fair share of demons in the creation of the Fog map for the first DLC for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This expansion goes by the name Onslaught, and in the gameplay map called "Fog", players are invited to dip into an environment that's the video game embodiment the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods. Not that it looks the same - it quite different visually - but the same idea is there: here we've got every woods-based horror movie all bound into one.
Another source has stepped forward with information about an Xbox One model that may very well be appearing later this year with a price that's ever-so-slightly less expensive than the current singular model. This release would suggest that Microsoft has some wiggle-room when it comes to delivering a fully immersive experience with the console by taking out a few less-than-necessary components.
While we're all about watching the technology universe to deliver you news here at SlashGear essentially round-the-clock, we certainly don't expect you the reader to have eyes-peeled all day and night. That's why we're delivering you the most important - or most far-reaching - news bits from over the past 12 hours or so here, in one easy-to-digest capsule. Today's journey begins with a bit of a Yahoo mishap.
With the Xbox One having just been released a matter of weeks ago, it's not especially easy to picture not one, but two new versions of the console appearing before the end of the year. But according to leakster "ntkrnl", that's very, very possible here in 2014. What we're seeing here is news - leaked news, mind you, of the (relatively confirmed) anonymous kind, so keep your salt handy.
One massive amount of insider knowledge on the Xbox One - and Halo specifically - has been dropped over the past several hours, some of it involving hardware, some of it coming in on the software side of things. What we're going to do here is break it all down as simple as possible, and what you're going to need to do is take it all with a grain of salt. The source does appear legitimate, but there's always the chance of a break in the chain of trust.
Bethesda's oft-leaked and much-anticipated upcoming Elder Scrolls Online will be kinder to PlayStation 4 than Xbox One gamers, at least as far as subscription requirements are concerned. Today in a PlayStation blog post, ZeniMax Online Studios put concerns at ease, saying a PlayStation Plus subscription won't be required to play. Xbox One gamers aren't so lucky, however, according to a statement from Bethesda.