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Xbox One vs PS4: the ultimate showdown

Xbox One vs PS4: the ultimate showdown

Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) has sold more than 10m units to consumers since its launch in November last year, while Microsoft’s Xbox One has struggled to muster 5m sales to retailers during the same time. Is Microsoft still being unfairly punished for

Xbox One gets South Africa launch date

Xbox One gets South Africa launch date

Microsoft will launch its much anticipated next-generation videogame and entertainment console, the Xbox One, in South Africa in September, distributor Westcon-Comztek has announced. The launch comes almost a year after Sony introduced its next-generation

E3 leaves Microsoft punch-drunk

E3 leaves Microsoft punch-drunk

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Microsoft’s arrogance didn’t yet compare to the hubris of Sony with the PlayStation 2 circa 2006 and that the Xbox One reveal in May wasn’t its giant enemy crab moment. Nope, it wasn’t, but after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week in Los Angeles, the company’s Xbox division

Dog days for the console market

Dog days for the console market

The most memorable image from Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One was an animated German Shepherd with Kevlar armour and a high polygon count. Motion-captured from a retired Navy Seal dog to serve as a player companion in this year’s iteration of Call of Duty, the pooch is an apt mascot for the console. The dog

Microsoft goes all-in with Xbox One

Microsoft goes all-in with Xbox One

Microsoft on Tuesday night joined the next generation console battle with the announcement of its Xbox One that critics are billing as an all-in-one entertainment device rather than simply a gaming console. While Microsoft gave the world a fairly detailed look at the features and capabilities

Next up: the mother of all tech wars

Next up: the mother of all tech wars

Signs of the traditional gaming industry’s decline are everywhere. They’re in the financial results of the giants of games publishing such as Electronic Arts, which saw revenues drop nearly 8% year-on-year in its latest quarter, and of THQ, which was this forced into bankruptcy early this year. They’re in the