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Sharing video comparison

I was a little disappointed in the video quality of the shared video for both the Xbox One and the PS4.  They both work well enough, but I wish they used a higher bitrate for capturing.  As  comparison I used Avermedia’s Live Game Portable device to do a video comparison.  The Xbox One and PS4 video’s are going to be on the left, and the LGP will be on the right.

If you have a hard time seeing the difference with youtube, you may want to download the video with keepvid.com and look at it locally for a better comparison.

*UPDATE* Xbox One game sales

Before the PS4 launched last week, Target and Amazon stepped up and had a Buy 2 Get 1 free sale on their games.  For Target it was on all games in stock, not just PS4 games, while Amazon was strictly doing it for the PS4.  Now that the Xbox One launch is around the corner (11/22), many of us were hoping for a similar deal.  Unfortunately the best deals available don’t even come close to the Amazon/Target deal, even if you include Black Friday.  In order to help keep a few dollars in your pocket I scoured the internet to find the best dales for your Xbox One.
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What is Next Gen?

What is Next GenWhen 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.

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Backing the wrong horse?

After making my post “Cancelling my PS4 pre-order” I started thinking about a few other aspects that made wonder if I’m backing the wrong horse in the console hardware race.  Recently, rumors were flying around that Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Xbox One would only run at 720p because the Xbox One can’t handle it. However the PS4 version runs at a full 1080p.  The developers of the game have made several statements saying that the game is going to look great on the Xbox One but they are refusing to deny the rumor that it doesn’t run at 1080p.  Meanwhile Sony has come out and made several statements saying that it does run at 1080p on the PS4, and hinted that the Xbox One version will not.   Microsoft has only made statements literally saying “You don’t need to know.”  Forbes is also reporting a similar rumored difference with Battlefield 4.

*UPDATE*

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