When fellow Nerd-Base writer Dave Chosid and I get into discussions about videogames, there is one topic that continuously comes up. What is next gen? Why upgrade? Is it just better graphics, or is there more to it? At first I didn’t have a good response for him because it seemed like he was right. I didn’t see anything else other than slightly updated graphics. As news continues to come out about both systems, I think I finally have a good idea as to what next gen is supposed to be.
This last generation was all about motion controls, and high definition. The Xbox 360 kicked everything off with HD graphics right out the gate. The original Xbox and the PS2 could do some games in HD, but it was few and far between. The PS3 and the Wii launched about a year later. The PS3 continued the trend with HD graphics, but the Wii went a different way with motion controls. After the Wii’s great success Microsoft and Sony followed suit with the Kinect, and the PlayStation Move.
We recorded two episodes of the podcast this week, our E3 coverage, and one chronically the final planning stage and execution of our first big contest!! check ’em out! Continue reading
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.
It’s like a super group! A dream team! For the first time we have the whole regular podcast crew together on one extra long show!! Dave, Rishard, Brian, & Chris all laughing and talking over each other’s crazy, nerdlicious musings!! Okay, the show didn’t go long because we were Continue reading
After getting my hands on Nintendo’s latest hardware at NYCC I wasn’t planning on buying it, but being the technophile that I am, the new shiny precious was calling. For those not in the know, the Wii U is basically the Wii 2. It’s backwards compatible with all of your Wii controllers, and games, but it adds a new touchscreen tablet, and HD graphics. I’m pretty sure my Wii U will get way more use than my Wii has, which I’ve used on average once a year since launch 6 years ago.