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Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".<p>However, some testing from <i>AnandTech</i> suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's …

Nextgen

How Sony entrusted the design of the PlayStation 4 to an American consultant

In the creation of the PlayStation 4, Sony took the unprecedented step of entrusting its crown jewel to a game developer who is a consultant, not a full-time employee of the company.<p>Mark Cerny is a seasoned developer with decades of experience producing blockbuster Sony games such as the Crash …

Sony PlayStation 4 Launch Edition Already Sold Out At Amazon

Gamers are speaking with their wallets following E3 2013, a show that was dominated by Sony PlayStation 4 in the next gen battle. Amazon has already sold out of the $400 PlayStation 4 launch edition of the next gen console, which will be available on day one of Sony’s launch. Sony is still selling …

Xbox One and PlayStation 4: the best new games showcased at E3

Nowhere swaggers quite like Los Angeles: threatening, provocative, "show me what you got", the city leers lasciviously over a backdrop of Morrison's …

A Look Back On Symbian On The Eve Of Its Demise

This summer the veteran Symbian platform, which started life back when handhelds weren’t phones but PDAs, will quietly pass into development history. Or at least its primary supporter over the years — Nokia — will cease producing any new handsets running the OS (or so says the FT). Unsurprisingly …

Despite A Strong E3 For PlayStation 4, Analysts Expect Microsoft And Sony To Have A Close Race

Sony has emerged as the early winner in the next generation console race, thanks to its open system and the ability for PlayStation 4 to play used games and allow gamers the freedom to play offline games without always-on Internet connections. The $100 price point also is an incentive for gamers to …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom official: specs, features, pricing and release date

Samsung on Wednesday announced the latest member of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, confirming recent rumors and leaks in the process.<p>The most recent Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaks were right after all, we’re indeed looking at a bulkier phone that’s similar in part to the Galaxy S4 Mini and …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Sony hits Xbox One where it hurts: price, 'always-on' Internet

It's customary for fans and press to declare a "winner" at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, even though there's generally no real prize other than bragging rights at stake. That said, it's hard to imagine Sony's victory over Microsoft on Monday being more total and complete.<p>The Japanese …

Microsoft reveals updated Xbox 360 design based on Xbox One, available today

At last month's Xbox One unveiling, Microsoft teased that it would be making some major Xbox 360-related announcements at E3. As it turns out, one of those is yet another hardware revision of the console, revealed moments ago on stage. It's based on the Xbox One's design, and is available …

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.<p>This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Crytek's CryEngine 3 supports PlayStation 4, surprises no one

Crytek has a reputation for pushing the limits of hardware with CryEngine -- witness the will-it-run-<i>Crysis</i> jokes -- so it's only logical that the company would leap on new consoles with enthusiasm. Sure enough, the company has followed up talk of Xbox One support in CryEngine 3 with word that its …

Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your living room, the Xbox One will offer more than just upgraded graphics and a new controller. And for good or ill (ill, for now), …

Living Rooms

59% of Parents Don't Worry If Their Kids Stare At Screens All Day

We first heard about it from The New York Times.<p>While the study appears to contradict the perception of murmuring parents worried their children could become too attached to tablets and smartphones, it also sheds some surprising light on where those same parents turn for advice in raising their …