Another week, another console. For those of you who prefer Microsoft’s home console over Sony’s, or those of you who bought both consoles, here is a roundup on the Xbox One side of things.
Just like last week, the Mirror did a live-capping of the day. Also like last week for the PS4, CNet made a handy list of things you should know about the Xbox One and you should definitely check it out, but I’ll give a quick rundown of the important bits:
In terms of sales figures, it’s been reported that more than a million Xbox One units have been sold in the US in under 24 hours.
And of course there are the usual issues with launch consoles. There are reports of some disc drives having issues, such as grinding sounds when they insert a disc. Another issue that has some gamers bothered is that you must be signed in for achievements to unlock. What that means is, if you’re playing offline and happen to fulfill the requirements of an achievement, it will only show up once you sign in online.
Hopefully within the year, all these launch problems will be taken care of in both consoles, and we’ll be given some new features and some exciting looks at games to come.
The day has finally come. Every few years, gamers everywhere get that wonderful feeling of opening up a box containing part of the new generation of consoles. Today, people are getting their Sony PlayStation 4.
The launch of the console received the attention from plenty of sites, with The Mirror live-capping the events of the day, with one familiar achievement-hunter being labeled a “super-excited fan” by them at 7:06 am.
For all you lucky gamers out there who have the console… and for some unexplained are reading this rather than unpacking and playing the damn thing, CNet has a handy list of things that owners should know, but I’ll give you a quick rundown:
In other news, if anyone was wondering who the first person to get a PS4 was, wonder no more. The lucky guy’s name is Joey Chiu, and his reaction is… something.
Sadly, with every new console launch comes console issues, and the PS4 isn’t free of those. There are already problems for people trying to connect to the PlayStation Network because apparently people don’t understand that when millions of people try signing on at once, things get a bit tricky. Sony has asked for patience until then. There has also been a report of a small percent units being faulty, as reported by Polygon. I think everyone should remember that these problems are all something that should be expected with the launch of a new console, and I’m sure Sony will be taking care of them.
Finally, the most exciting thing at a time like this is, of course, the future of the console’s game selection. A new advertisement for the PS4 has plenty of easter eggs hinting at some familiar Sony PlayStation staples such as Parappa the Rapper, Final Fantasy VII, and the king of the original PlayStation, Crash Bandicoot, among many others.
So if any of you lucky DotD’ers got your hands on a PlayStation 4, Congrats! Why are you reading this? I’ll be getting mine eventually… hopefully on sale and with a few games bundled… and in time for METAL GEAR SOLID V: OH GOD I CAN’T WAIT.
I realize I might be late to the FANDEMONIUM surrounding AWEme’s Tony Swatton, aka “MAN AT ARMS”, but I’m on the bandwagon NOW.
On the AWEme’s Youtube channel you can expect to find things like Amazing Geek-Inspired 3-D Chalk Art and other various nerdy videos, but it’s their “MAN AT ARMS” series that really gets your blood pumping…. Because every Monday they post a video of Tony, a master swordsmith and propmaster, forging iconic weapons from video games, movies, and TV shows.
The videos/episodes are SUPER cool and are about 5 to 10 minutes-ish long. Totally worth it.
*Note: DotD has done a Man at Arms post before but I wanted to do a “meatier” NitK post… hope that’s cool*
master swordsmith and renowned propmaster
Here’s something that should entertain and aggravate you for at least 10 minutes.
Sporcle, a website that says they offer “mentally stimulating diversions,” is now offering this fun little game which infuriated me after the 9 minute allotment. The game presents you with a word cloud of a piece of literature. Using that word cloud, you must figure out what that piece of literature is – there are 25.
I scored 19/25 my first run through and, even after cheating through the last round, only 24/25 (thanks Google).
You wanna play the game? Let me know how it goes. I’ll just be sitting here sulking.
And a word to the wise…you may get stuck on Sporcle for a while.