I’ve been doing a ton of testing with Remote Play on the PS4, using my Vita, and the results are pretty positive, but not perfect. In my testing, I had a 5 Mbs upload with Time Warner which is causing any issues that you see in my videos. On games that aren’t visually intense it’s not too bad, but on NBA 2K14 it definitely hampers things.
Another issue with Remote Play, are the actual controls. The Vita just isn’t good as a controller, and it’s a shame, because Remote Play is a great feature that’s hampered by awkward controls. The Vita doesn’t have an L3, R3 that have been standard in most controllers for a decade since the PS2. The back touch screen means that you have to hold the controller awkwardly or risk activating something you didn’t mean to. Perhaps I just need to get used to the Vita, but it feels like I have to get used to using a poor design.
Yesterday the Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s President of Interactive Entertainment Business, released a statement about how much consumer feedback matters to them. In the statement Microsoft pulled a complete 180 on all of their previously announced draconian policies. They will no longer have a 24 hour online connectivity, and games can be traded, sold, and rented as they have been for the past 30 years. As soon as I read the announcement, I pre-ordered my Day One Edition of the Xbox One console from Amazon. Now the bigger question I have to face is what I do about my PS4 pre-order.
A few weeks ago Microsoft finally announced the successor to the Xbox 360. The new console, the Xbox One, is slated for release later this year. I’ve been a diehard Xbox fan since the original Xbox for a few reasons including the size of their controllers over Sony’s Dual Shock controllers. That all being said, MS might be pushing me towards using Sony’s small controllers with their 24 hour connectivity checks.
Everyone knows what a computer monitor is at this point. You’re probably looking at one right now as you read this. If you have ever looked into buying a monitor you will have noticed a great difference in price between them all. In this article I’m going to explore why some monitors are far more expensive than others, and if you are actually getting what you pay for. Continue reading