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The List of Xbox Series X Launch Games Isn’t As Good As You Hoped

With just a month to go before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launch, Microsoft has finally announced its list of day-one launch games along with cross-gen releases. The full list also include games that support Smart Delivery – games that will be upgraded for free to next-gen hardware – and what games will be available on Xbox Games Pass. It should be noted that this list doesn’t include any brand-new first-party Xbox Games, but it does mark the arrival of Gears Tactics to console after its PC release earlier in 2020. Console exclusives like Tetris Effect: Connected and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but these games are available on current-gen platforms – they just won’t be available on the PlayStation 5 until mid-2021. In addition, you can count on all the games currently available on Xbox Games Pass unless Microsoft adds or...

The PS5 Is Backward Compatible For Almost All PS4 Games

Sony has finally spilled the beans on backward compatibility, and we have some good news. In a blog post, Sony has confirmed that all PlayStation 4 games, with the exception of 11 games will be playable on the PS5. That’s 11 unplayable games out of more than 4,000, so we’re going to go ahead and write this one off as a win. Of all the games that aren’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, the only one that you’ll probably even recognize is Hitman Go: Definite Edition. The rest are, well, not important anyway. PS4 Games Not Backward Compatible on PS5 DWVRAfro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume OneTT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2Just Deal With It!Shadow Complex RemasteredRobinson: The JourneyWe SingHitman Go: Definite EditionShadwenJoe's Diner Just to make sure that you’re aware, when Sony updates the PlayStation Store for the PS5, these 11...

New Price Leak Paints The PS5 As The More Expensive Console

Now that Microsoft has announced pricing for the Xbox Series X and digital-only Xbox Series S, the world is waiting for Sony’s answer. From the look of things, you might want to prepare for disappointment as a new leak paints the Sony PS5 as the more expensive console, and considerably so at that. According to the leaked image posted on Twitter (shown below) the PS5 will be priced at €499.90, which comes to $594 or £460 at current exchange rates. The PS5 digital edition is listed at €399.90, which converts to $475 or £369. #PS5€399/€499(El Corte Inglés ~ One of the biggest spanish retailers) pic.twitter.com/B6o3aJhAqG— AllGamesDelta (@AllGamesDelta_) September 13, 2020 If these prices are, in fact, accurate, that means you’ll have to pony up an extra $100 for the more powerful PS5 or $176 of the digital-only PS5 – something that would give the Series X...

Xbox Series S vs. Xbox Series X – Making the Right Choice

Following a leak, Microsoft finally confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S and its price point of just $299. Just days after that happened, we learned that the smaller SSD (1TB in the Series X vs. 512GB in the Series S) is what makes a $299 next-gen console possible. With that in mind, however, there’s a lot more that sets the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S apart, so let’s take a deep look into the specifications and why you should go with one console over the other. Xbox Series S – Dulled Down For the Sake of Affordability The Xbox Series S is still more powerful than even the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 5 as we know it now. However, its hardware is no match for the Xbox Series X. As you already know, the 512 GB SSD is said to be...

Xbox Series S Has a Smaller Hard Drive For Affordability

Microsoft confirming the Xbox Series S and a price tag of $299 might have been a damaging blow to the PlayStation 5, at least in terms of players still on the fence about what console to go for this holiday season. That smaller console with a significantly smaller price tag ($299 vs. $499), however, means you have to trade off built-in storage space, the high-end GPU, and just a bit of system memory. That 512 GB hard drive was probably the biggest blow, given the size of games for current-gen systems, but now we know why – according to Microsoft, reducing the size of the HD was the primary factor in shaving cost. This confirmation comes via a leaked Xbox press briefing, where Liz Hamren – Head of Platform Engineering and Hardware – went into depth on the subject: “When we move to SSD technology we...

Possibility of An Updated Nintendo Switch Gains Momentum

Despite the fact that Nintendo believes the Switch has plenty of life left in it and isn’t worried one bit about the Xbox Series X or PS5, rumors have been swirling about a new Switch console being in the works. The first rumor involved the potential for a dual-screen switch, which would have been quite awkward, while the most recent rumor suggested that a new Switch with “upgraded interactivity” was in development. That rumor suggest that a Switch Pro of sorts, with 4K capability, was in development, and now a new report from Bloomberg seems to be backing that up in a major way. That report says that Nintendo has asked its assembly partners to “increase production” to 30 million units with the sole purpose of meeting extreme demand. That’s not surprising, honestly, since the Switch was hard to come by in the early days...

Xbox Series X Pricing, Pre-Orders, Launch Date, and Subscription

Following a surprise reveal of the smaller and cheaper Xbox Series S, Microsoft has gone all out and revealed that the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 with a price of $499. Pre-orders will kick off within a couple of weeks, and you can even buy it via Microsoft’s subscription model. Xbox Series X Launch Date and Pre-Ordering The Xbox Series X officially launches on November 10, 2020 and pre-orders will kick off on Tuesday September 22, 2020. This is the same launch and pre-order dates given for those of you in the United Kingdom, so it should be the same for all of Europe as well. Xbox Series X Pricing In the United States, the Xbox Series X has an MSRP of $499 while those of you in the U.K. will have to pay £449. Pricing outside of these two markets, however, will vary as...

Microsoft Has Confirmed The Compact Xbox Series S

Following in quick succession after a rather enticing leak, Microsoft hasn’t only confirmed that the Xbox Series S exists but also that it’ll have a retail price of just $299 in the United States, €299.99 in Europe, and £249.99 in the U.K. As you can see from the image above, the Xbox Series S looks very similar to the current Xbox One S, including the single USB port and the “X” power button. The image also confirms that it can sit either vertically or horizontally as you’d expect. Apparently, the Xbox Series S is so small that you can fit it inside the new Xbox Series X. Obviously, the Series S doesn’t have a disc drive, but will it be as “next-gen capable” as the larger Xbox Series X? What Makes the Xbox Series S Different From the Series X? https://www.facebook.com/xbox/photos/a.91876221022/10158450524706023/ Outside of the obvious difference in size,...

PS5 Pre-Orders Could Start This Week, But Don’t Count On It

Less than two weeks ago, Sony launched a dedicated PS5 pre-order registration page, which wasn’t for pre-ordering but to put your name into a pool to be considered worthy of pre-ordering the PS5 and a limited number of each accessory. Now, a new rumor suggests that pre-orders could open as soon as September 9th, 2020, but is there any truth to the rumor or is it just vaporware? The rumor that the PS5 will move into pre-order status on September 9th comes courtest of @IronManPS5 on Twitter. And, that’s part of the reason why this rumor isn’t all that believable. He has accurately leaked (or predicted) some things in the past, but he’s also made a fair number of mistakes as well. With the pro-order opening date being just two days away from now, you’d think Sony would have confirmed the date, but there’s still...

New Pre-Order Registration Hints At Limited PS5 Supply

Despite on-going rumors that the Sony PS5 was experiencing performance issues and may be delayed, Sony has recently confirmed that the PS5 wouldn’t be delayed into 2021. However, another rumor claims that the PS5 may be in short supply, so much so that Sony will have to limit day-one stock to avoid such a delay. Now, Sony has opened registrations for pre-orders which will give you the chance to be selected as one of the lucky folks that will get to pre-ordered a PlayStation 5. If you needed more evidence that the console would be in short supply, this news ranks right up there. If you want to register to pre-order, you’ll need to head over to Sony’s newly launched registration webpage. From there, you can input your PlayStation Network member id into the system. From there, your number will be put into a pool...

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