Chaz Westbrooks

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Here are all the Xbox One voice, gesture commands (updated)

Microsoft posted a guide to Xbox One voice commands, including how to navigate menus, control volume and multitask, on its Tumblr.<p>The image, which you can view on Tumblr, features more than 30 commands. In addition to basic functions, like turning the Xbox One on and off, users can issue voice …

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

Early demand for Xbox One rivals that of PlayStation 4

Arrival of Xbox One pits Microsoft and Sony head-to-head for heart -- and pocketbook -- of video game lovers.<p>Now, it's officially a console war.<p>Microsoft's $499 Xbox One, which hits stores at midnight, is expected to sell as briskly as the Sony PlayStation 4, which sold more than 1 million in the …

SmartGlass for Xbox One arrives on Android and iOS

An early taste of Microsoft's next-gen gaming experience arrived today for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 users in the form of the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and now Android and iOS faithful can get their fill as well. There's not much you can do with the second screen app as the hardware it'll play …

Sony: “Heavy traffic” causing online problems surrounding PS4 launch [Updated]

Company adds that the hardware failure rate is below 0.4 percent.<p><b>Further update (November 16):</b> PSN was taken down early yesterday evening, sending …

What Does PS4's Blinking Red Power Light Mean?

The "red line of death" isn't quite as intense as it sounds.<p>Some IGN users and a few other folks online are reporting problems with their PlayStation …

PS4 review roundup: Critics love the console, lament the games | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Joey Chiu, 24, center, is the first to purchase the new Sony PlayStation 4 game console at the midnight launch event Thursday in New York. He poses with Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, left, and Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, at the …

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Social Media Making It Hard To Gauge Scope Of PS4's Technical Difficulties

The PS4 has some problems at launch, that much is clear. Both gaming outlets and fans alike have reported problems with the system ranging from wonky HDMI ports to pulsing lights to crashing PSN and so on and so forth.<p>But the problem? With apologies to the reliable Wii U, this is the first major …

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch

After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of death" syndrome, in which the console's light bar flashes blue but never outputs a video signal or boots …