PS4 gives Xbox One the finger, Nintendo sends everyone to the naughty step
2nd Nov 2013 | 14:14
And why gas companies should be afraid. Very afraid.
Here's the deal: Call of Duty: Ghosts will output 1080p graphics on the PS4 natively but on the Xbox One that's being upscaled from a native resolution of 720p. The Sony fans have just been handed the biggest ammunition clip since the whole always-online debacle.
But do the differences really matter? It depends how meticulous you are about these sorts of things. Right now it's a small variation, but this could potentially play out to be something bigger in the long term. Here's a handy explainer that should make things clearer.
But there are other differences to take into account too. For example, Xbox One is doing more to harness the power of cloud processing from the off (just check out Forza 5's Drivatar).
We also reckon the Xbox One lineup is looking stronger at the moment, and seems all the sweeter now that Titanfall will be a One exclusive. But hey, maybe that's just us.
Shattering the stream dream
But the PS4 didn't get off completely clean. We also found out that Sony's dog in the console fight will not support MP3, CDs or DNLA steaming. It feels a bit of a backwards step and no doubt Sony's plan to get us all subscribing to Sony's Music Unlimited.
Seeing an opportunity for revenge, the Xbox One seized the opportunity to point out that it will support audio CD playback and will be DNLA-compatible.
We spent two days training up a party of level 20 Metapods and regretted nothing.
This is why we can't have nice things
Ok, who's been sending pictures of Mario doing obscene things to goombas? Nintendo caught you passing your notes around the back of the classroom and you're in trouble.
Apparently people have been sending "offensive material" over the 3DS Swapnote application and Nintendo has responded by shutting it down. Or at least suspending it for a while.
Look, Nintendo, people draw penises on stuff. It's just what we do because it's hilarious. We're not going to apologise for it and we certainly don't need to point out that we can find a whole lot worse on the 3DS web browser. You know, that thing that lets us look at THE INTERNET.
Gran Theft Auto
Gaming can be such a cathartic endeavour. Just ask GAMERGRAN87, who went on a foul-mouthed killing spree on GTA 5 so she could show British Gas exactly what she thought of its 20% price hike.
"You want central heating mate? You've got it," she spits, covering a dead guy with gasoline and setting him alight. We also like the bit where she so eloquently calls someone a "Gas B**tard".
Proteus, that game-that-isn't-really-a-game-or-is-it-we're-not-sure is now available on PS3 and PS Vita.
The indie title has been available on Steam since the start of the year but it arrives on the consoles with a bunch of new features – and we couldn't recommend it more. Well worth your time, this one.
And with that, here are some cheeky links to the other great content around Future this week.
Ahar, shiver me timbers, it's our Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review
Get ready to deploy soldier, DICE's shooter is finally here, but is it worth the wait? Find out in our Battlefield 4 review
It's confirmed: Titanfall will not be coming to the PS4
The next iteration in Ubisoft's annual series is here. Get our verdict in our full Assassin's Creed 4 review
Official Nintendo Magazine
It's fright night! Check out the Top 10 scariest moments in Nintendo history
Become a poke master with our amazing Best new Pokemon in pokemon X and Y feature
Official PlayStation Magazine
Read our Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag PS4 review & see gameplay in action
Prepare for the PS4 launch with our essential release guide.