Tag Archive: Sony


Kinect in TVs?

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology looks set to appear in next generation TVs. Microsoft are keen to push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible, even those without and Xbox 360 gaming system. Will we be seeing TVs where you swing you arm to turn on/off a TV? Or will it involve the newer voice command that the Kinect has? Microsoft is already in the stage of licensing the technology to major manufacturers like Sony. We might see the PS3 with the Kinects’ technology.

Xbox or PS3

For quite a while now the ultimate gamers question has been ‘Xbox or PS3?’. I am a Xbox guy and have been for almost a year. I used to play on a PS2 and it was a good console, but how things have improved. Price – the Xbox is cheaper, however you are missing out on the blu-ray capability of the PS3. Feel – I really like the Xbox controller, it fits snugly in your hand and I would say, is a better choice for the more competitive gamer. PS3, I feel is for the ‘luxurious’ gamer (so to speak) for it has better graphics and not to mention the beautiful curvy black console (better looking than the Xbox). Games – there isn’t much between them, normally the games are released at the same time for both of them. Xbox live tends to get the map packs and additions to games first, PS3 network a week or two later.

In summary both are great consoles and I wouldn’t say no to either! But because I don’t need the blu-ray and I really do like the Xbox controller, I tend to swing towards Microsoft’s Xbox. You may be calling me bias right now but it is just my opinion. What are you? Xbox? or PS3? leave your answer in the comments:

Playstaion Vita

I don’t normally do Sony blogs but, good news! The release date for the greatly anticipated Playstation Vita has been confirmed as the 22nd February 2012 for North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. This is gaming platform is going to rival the generally rejected Nintendo 3DS, even though the Vita isn’t 3D! The console will be available as: a Wi-Fi only model (£229.99) or a combined Wi-Fi and 3G model (£279.99).

Playstation Vita

The new Playstation Vita is the follow-up from the ‘PSP’ which was a big hit, selling 70 million units worldwide. The New console has a five-inch OLED touch screen, a rear touch pad, rear and front cameras and two analogue control sticks. All games will be available to download from the internet, but some will be sold as a ‘slot-in-card’ sold in shops.

An impressive range of titles has already been reveled for the console including variations of Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and Little Big Planet. About 80 titles are already in production for the console.

The console has 4 social networking capabilities, a video chat, Facebook and Twitter access, and a close proximity data sharing service named ‘Near’ which allows Vita owners to communicate and automatically swap data. There will also be a compatibility with the PS3 to play games and communicate.