Games consoles http://www.stuff.tv/my/games-consoles/all en-MY Xbox 360 game emulation is coming to the Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At some point, anyway. But the fact that it&#039;s in the pipeline is still a reason for celebratory cake </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="Can you spot the 360 in there?" alt="Xbox 360 game emulation is coming to the Xbox One " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one-main.JPG?1396923656" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many a gamer cried out in tearful rage at the lack of backwards compatibility for both the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">PS4</a>, but now it looks like Microsoft will bring last-gen gaming to the table. Eventually.&nbsp;</p> <p>The news comes straight from the mouth of Microsoft&#39;s Partner Development Lead Frank Savage who confirmed that plans for Xbox 360 emulation are on the way.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news#comments Console games Games consoles Gaming Microsoft Xbox One Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:06:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435024 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more http://www.stuff.tv/my/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The retail giant has just announced a do-it-all box that could be set to take over your living room. Chromecast, Apple TV et al - take note </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-main.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours, Amazon&#39;s set-top box has been revealed at last. And at first glance it&#39;s a feature-packed entertainment monster.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s one of the most powerful set-top boxes around, despite its little-black-box appearance. A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics chip and 2GB of RAM make it, according to Amazon, three times more powerful than rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV. It&#39;s basically a high-end tablet, minus the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s just jump straight to the main course. All that power means that, yes, the Fire TV can play games, and there&#39;s a dedicated US$40 controller to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Aimed at people who&#39;d prefer to play mobile games on the big screen, the Fire TV has thousands of existing games to choose from, with big names like Minecraft and Asphalt 8 among the A-list titles.</p> <p>Amazon Game Studios also introduced its first game, Sev Zero, a first-person alien shooter with tower defence elements.</p> <p>The controller itself has all the usual buttons and sticks, along with media playback controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="671" height="503" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-controller.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="392" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/EnchantingIcyBaboon" width="482"></iframe></p> <p>The Fire TV also has another impressive accessory - a bundled remote - which has a built-in microphone for voice search.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means no more pecking way at individual letters painfully slowly like on the Roku or Apple TV. Simply say the name of an actor, show or movie, and you&#39;ll be presented with the search results instantly. Bliss.</p> <p>There are tonnes of services to choose from too. Amazon Prime Video is naturally one of them, but so is its rival Netflix, along with Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube and more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One feature we&#39;re looking forward to testing out ourselves is called ASAP. It learns and predicts what content you like and caches it in the background when idle, meaning instant playback without any buffering.&nbsp;</p> <p>IMDB integration is also on the cards in the form of an &#39;X-Ray&#39; feature, allowing you to read up about on-screen actors during movies on your Fire HDX tablet.</p> <p>Other extras include Music in the form of Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and music purchased from Amazon itself. You can bring up lyrics of songs you&#39;re listening to with X-Ray as well, which is handy for spontaneous karaoke nights, if you&#39;re into that sort of thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-pandora.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FreeTime, the Kindle Fire HDX feature which limits children&#39;s gaming and video-watching activities also returns, making sure that little Timmy doesn&#39;t get too distracted by blasting aliens instead of finishing off his homework.</p> <p>FreeTime mode also serves up a simpler child-friendly interface with whole host of free children&#39;s content from Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and more. FreeTime mode needs a password if you want to revert to the standard interface, for extra peace of mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="421" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kids.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire TV will be shipping in the US from today, for US$99. We&#39;ve contacted Amazon with regards to pricing and release dates outside of the States and were told that &quot;Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we&#39;re not able to speculate on future plans&quot;.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted, as always.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t pin your hopes on Malaysia availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Till now, even the most basic Amazon Kindle e-book readers and Fire tablets have not made its way into Asia Pacific, let alone Malaysia. Our advice? Don&#39;t expect it here anytime soon.</p> <p>There are alternatives to have the Fire TV shipped outside of the States. And if you&#39;re using a VPN service, you should be able to access Amazon&#39;s services provided you have a valid credit card or Amazon gift card.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon launches Fire TV box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news#comments Amazon Games consoles TV Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:34:58 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434765 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft looks set to join the smart glasses party with Kinect Shades for Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch out OculusRift and Project Morpheus - there could be a new headset in town </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="818" height="613" title="Sam Fisher called. He wants his specs back" alt="Microsoft looks set to join the smart glasses party with Kinect Shades for Xbox " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-ar-glasses.jpg?1396316094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is reportedly working on its very own headset to rival the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/oculus-rift/review" target="_blank">Oculus Rift</a> and Sony&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-project-morpheus-vr-headset-hands-review-round/feature" target="_blank">Project Morpheus</a>.</p> <p>Unlike its rivals however, Microsoft&#39;s offering is expected to make use of augmented reality as opposed to full-blown virtual reality.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:07:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434611 at http://www.stuff.tv GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far http://www.stuff.tv/my/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 19/03/14: Everything we&#039;ve got to look forward to from San Francisco&#039;s Game Developers Conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="683" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gdc-main_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in 1988, 27 designers crammed into a single living room for the first ever Computer Game Developers Conference.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fast forward 26 years and the yearly San Francisco Game Developers Conference is attended by tens of thousands of developers from around the world, and it&#39;s the biggest date in the gaming calendar next to E3.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valve - Steam machines incoming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Valve already showed off all 13 of its Steam Machines at CES earlier this year, and there&#39;s definitely plenty to be excited about.&nbsp;</p> <p>From its twin trackball-like controller to beastly machines packed with 4K pixel-pushing power, the Xbox One and PS4 have got plenty of reasons to be nervous.</p> <p>We expect to see more information on Valve&#39;s console-killing army at GDC, and we&#39;re hoping Valve will also show off its virtual reality headset, which received rave reviews behind closed doors at the Steam Dev Days conference earlier this year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/steam-box/valve-steam-machine/review" target="_blank">Valve Steam Machine - price, specs, release date - everything you nee to know</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/valve-s-vr-headset-even-better-oculus-rift/news" target="_blank">Valve&rsquo;s VR headset &ldquo;even better than Oculus Rift</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="975" height="731" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Valve-Steam-Machine_2.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam-controller_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony - PS4 joins the VR party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Valve isn&#39;t the only company working on a VR headset. Sony is expected to reveal a VR headset of its very own at GDC, and although very little is known about it, developers who have already tried it have described it as being even better than the Oculus Rift.</p> <p>It&#39;s likely that the headset will only be compatible with the PS4, but we&#39;ll have to wait till next week to see what Sony brings to the virtual gaming table.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>UPDATE 19/03/14:</strong>&nbsp;Sony has officially announced Project Morpheus, a VR headset with a 1080p screen, 90-degree field-of-view, and both 360-degree and positional head-tracking (via the PlayStation Camera). It has built-in stereo audio too. It&#39;s still in the prototype stage, although Sony says it&#39;s been working on it for three years already.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-s-vr-headset-project-morpheus-makes-its-debut/news" target="_blank">Sony&rsquo;s VR Project Morpheus headset makes its debut, and it looks amazing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="692" height="519" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-headset_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oculus Rift - Price and release date. Pretty please? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A second developer edition of the Oculus Rift VR headset has made its debut at GDC. The Rift Development Kit 2 packs in all the good stuff from the Crystal Cove prototype we played with back in January: lower latency and positional head tracking, which cuts down motion blur, judder and the potential for motion sickness. Check the video above for more detail. It can be pre-ordered for US$350 (RM1150) now, with orders shipping in July.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/gdc-2014/us350-oculus-rift-20-revealed-high-res-display-and-motion-tracking/news" target="_blank">Better than ever: Oculus Rift 2.0 revealed with high-res display and motion tracking</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/oculus-rift/review" target="_blank">Oculus Rift preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oculus-rift-crystal-cove-01_1.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon - Wait, what? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep. Amazon. The online retail giant snapped up Killer Instinct Developer Double Helix earlier this year, which strongly suggests the company has the gaming market in its sights.</p> <p>Rumours of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon-planning-android-gaming-console/news" target="_blank">Android-based console </a>have also been flying around, and it&#39;s likely to provide users with a similar experience to the Kindle Fire series of tablets, bringing games, Amazon apps, music and movie streaming service to people&#39;s living rooms.</p> <p><strong>Update 15/03/14:&nbsp;</strong>A picture of a controller&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-03/amazon-streamer-feature-bluetooth-gaming-controller/" target="_blank">leaked</a>&nbsp;from an &#39;overseas regulatory agent&#39; (similar to the US&#39; FCC) shows of a console controller with clear Amazon branding.</p> <p>If real, it all-but-confirms Amazon&#39;s plans to invade our living rooms with a console of it&#39;s very own, bringing the fight straight to the doorstep of Apple TV and other streaming boxes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon-planning-android-gaming-console/news" target="_blank">Amazon might be working on a Kindle console, but its real target is Apple TV</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news" target="_blank">Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-gaming_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Microsoft is unlikely to show off any hardware, it is expected to reveal improvements to SmartGlass in addition to expanding on its plans for multi-screen gaming, which games like The Division make use of to great effect.</p> <p>Microsoft is also expected to reveal DirectX 12 - the newest version of its Graphics platform.</p> <p>What this means for Xbox One and PC gamers has yet to be seen, but it can only be good news.</p> <p>Finally, Xbox Live looks set to get some love with an expansion. Though specific details are thin on the ground, we wouldn&#39;t mind a clan system being introduced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02571_0.JPG?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GDC 2014: the biggest gaming news so far </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Load up your day with the latest gaming news from San Francisco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gdc-main_0_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature#comments Apps and Games Console games Games consoles Gaming GDC 2014 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:23:34 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433709 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon set-top box: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering game-streaming? http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours suggest it’ll be a dongle compatible with games streamed from the cloud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Amazon&#039;s Jeff Bezos" alt="Amazon&#039;s Jeff Bezos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jeff-bezos-kindles_0.jpg?1395105902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve been hearing for some time that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news">Amazon is itching to unleash its own take on the Apple TV on the world</a>, but now it&rsquo;s emerged that the retailer&rsquo;s video streaming box might have more in common with the Google Chromecast &ndash; at least in terms of looks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More OnLive than OnLive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But more interesting still are the rumours from the same sources claiming the dongle will offer game-streaming capabilities &ndash; much like the original OnLive service. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking about the same OnLive service that totally failed as a business and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-onlive-returns-new-form-ee-supercharging-londoners-4g-and-transformers-4-gets">had to pivot to an entirely different form of functionality</a> in order to survive.</p> <p>Amazon&rsquo;s box, say the sources, will offer &ldquo;top tier&rdquo; titles streamed from remote servers (i.e. not from a box in your house) and rendered at 30fps. That&rsquo;s pretty much what OnLive offered before succumbing to the costs of running the huge quantities of servers required. Amazon, of course, has plenty more money and could absorb a greater cost while getting its game streaming service established.</p> <p>While such a system would likely cost Amazon a lot of cash, it could be a valuable loss leader as it&rsquo;d be something no other set-top box (such as the Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast) can offer. So we can definitely believe that it&rsquo;s a possibility. We&rsquo;ll be keeping our eyes and ear peeled for more rumblings on this in the near future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/17/amazon-set-top-box-game-streaming/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OnLive" alt="OnLive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onlive_1.jpg?1395136435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news#comments Amazon Games consoles Streaming Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:25:02 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1433851 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony PlayStation Vita Slim http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-vita/sony-playstation-vita-pch-2000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Vita&#039;s gone all trim for 2014, but is that enough to convince gamers on the fence to take the plunge? [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC03074_1.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The PlayStation Vita is not a big seller, which is a shame, because it&#39;s pretty darn brilliant.</p> <p>The fact that it&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review" target="_blank">plays beautifully with PS4</a>&nbsp;has breathed a bit of new life into the handheld, though, and keen to not let that go to waste, Sony has given it a svelte makeover.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM859.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lighter, more ergonomic design </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen is actually more natural </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Remote Play is great </div> <div class="field-item even"> Now has some built-in storage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1GB still isn&#039;t enough </div> <div class="field-item even"> Feels less premium than original </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smaller and lighter, but it’s the curves that matter most </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Comparing new and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">old Vitas</a>&nbsp;side by side doesn&rsquo;t entirely go the Slim&rsquo;s way - it just doesn&rsquo;t look or feel quite as premium as the previous model, with more plastic under the fingers and a visible edge around the screen where it sits in the chassis, unlike the seamless, smooth fascia of before. The silver highlights have gone, as have the hundreds of tiny PlayStation symbols that adorned the rear touchpad, which is marked by boring dots on the Slim.</p> <p>There&#39;s certainly less in the way of fine detailing here then, but in terms of ergonomics it&#39;s a winner - while it doesn&rsquo;t look significantly smaller face-on, the 3.6mm cut to the depth is immediately obvious. But it&rsquo;s the new, curvier shape that contributes most to making this a more pleasant console to hold, while the soft-touch material that now runs right around the back makes it far easier to maintain grip during a long, sweaty session of&nbsp;<em>Motorstorm RC</em>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/10-best-games-destroying-your-social-life/feature" target="_blank">The 10 Best Games for Destroying Your Social Life</a></strong></p> <p>The analogue sticks, d-pad and symbol buttons are all identical to before, but the PS, Select and Start buttons are all now a little bigger and circular, and that makes them a little easier to find with a finger while your eyes remain fixed to the screen.</p> <p>All-in-all it&#39;s obvious that a number of changes have been made to keep costs down, but thanfully the changes also largely benefit the player. But can the same be said about the screen?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3292059807001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3292059807001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03059_1.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="280" height="210" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03058_1.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OLED to LCD FTW? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the most exciting features of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">original Vita</a>&nbsp;was its use of fancy OLED tech for the display, and yet the new Slim has gone with old-fashioned LCD. Sony seems to be suggesting that LCD has moved on a lot in the last couple of years, but to us it seems very much like a cost-cutting move.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/lg-55ea9800-curved-oled-tv/review" target="_blank">LG 55EA9800 55in Curved OLED TV review</a></strong></p> <p>And yet, having lived with it for a while now, we actually prefer the Slim&#39;s screen.</p> <p>The original Vita&#39;s OLED certainly has deeper blacks, and that has a sharpening effect on edges, but the Slim&#39;s LCD digs up more detail in darkness, revealing objects and textures in dark scenes that the old Vita misses. It&#39;s more subtle in its colour reproduction, too. The OLED is very bright, but it&#39;s also a little overly vivid and has a balance that&#39;s too warm to be considered truly natural. The Slim, on the other hand, has smoother gradients between shades and a purer white balance.</p> <p>The resolution remains the same at 960x544, so its little wonder that there&#39;s practically no difference in sharpness between the two, which means it all comes down to contrast and colour.&nbsp;How much you notice or care will depend a little on what you do with your Vita. Those addicted to the likes of&nbsp;<em>Tearaway</em>&nbsp;might miss the OLED&#39;s extra punch, but for us the more pastel-like presentation of the LCD is just as appealing, and it makes for a more realistic reproduction of movies, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03078_1.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1GB of storage should not be something to shout about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first Vita came without any built-in storage so if you wanted to download anything (which we hear is quite the craze these days) you had to buy expensive, proprietary memory cards. That&rsquo;s now changed. Sort of.</p> <p>The Vita Slim comes with 1GB of internal storage, which is an undisputable improvement. But with many games (including the likes of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ps3/fifa-14/review" target="_blank">FIFA 14</a>) coming in at over 3GB it&rsquo;s still not enough. If a cheap smartphone such as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a>&nbsp;can cram in 8GB of space, why can&rsquo;t a handheld console that is increasingly pushing digital downloads of its games?</p> <p>Adding a 16GB card currently costs below RM169. And it doesn&rsquo;t actually &ldquo;add&rdquo; to the storage as inserting a memory card makes the built-in storage unavailable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03088_0.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goodbye proprietary charging cable, hello micro-USB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re a Vita player you already know how frustrating it is to run out of juice and discover you&rsquo;ve not got the stupid proprietary cable with you. Well, with the Slim that frustration should be short-lived, as the power connector on the bottom of the device is standard micro-USB, and who can&rsquo;t lay their hands on one of those in a hurry?</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t go assuming you can keep playing as you charge, though - as with the standard model the Slim uses more power than it can draw from standard USB 2.0 sockets, so if you want to game and charge at the same time you&rsquo;re going to want to keep the bundled wall charger handy. The battery life has been upped by about an hour, though, which means you&#39;ll now get 4-6hrs of constant play between charges, and by then you should really be giving your eyes and fingers a rest and getting outside anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03080_0_0.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The death of the mystery connection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the top edge of the old Vita were two flaps concealing two slots - one for game cards and one mystery expansion slot, intended for peripherals that never materialised.</p> <p>And now they never will, because the Vita Slim doesn&rsquo;t have that extra slot at all. What a shame. Or maybe not - it could have been for rubbish things.</p> <p>In terms of wireless connections it&rsquo;s a little disappointing to see that there&rsquo;s no 3G or 4G support. 4G plus Remote Play could equal PS4 gaming in even more places than it currently does.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03085_0_1.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The great stuff stays the same </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what if you&#39;ve never used a Vita? What does it actually do?</p> <p>Well first and foremost it&#39;s a games machine, and while the games available are rarely referred to as blockbusters, there are some absolute crackers now available. The aforementioned&nbsp;<em>Tearaway</em>&nbsp;is an absolute must-play - little wonder when you consider it comes from the studio that created&nbsp;<em>LittleBigPlanet</em>&nbsp;(which is also out on Vita, by the way). Indie title&nbsp;<em>OlliOlli</em>&nbsp;is the best skating game since Tony Hawk last &quot;made&quot; a good one, and if you&#39;ve never played the brutal and brilliant&nbsp;<em>Hotline Miami</em>, the Vita is the place to try it. There&#39;s also now a pretty huge catalogue of old PS1 and PS2 games ready and waiting to be revisited on the road.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Games in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p>Then there&#39;s Remote Play, which lets you take complete control of your PS4, including playing your PS4 games on the Vita. If you&#39;re not too far from your PS4 the connection is direct and practically seamless. A little further away but still in your house and the connection will go through your router, but as long as it&#39;s a half decent one only minimal lag is introduced - as long as you&#39;re not playing competitive Call of Duty it&#39;s absolutely fine.</p> <p>Best of all, you can control your PS4 from anywhere else in the world, too - as long as you&#39;ve got wi-fi internet access. Performance varies wildy depending on connection quality, but we have played Assassin&#39;s Creed 4 from a coffee shop and it was completely awesome.</p> <p>Aside from that there&#39;s a whole bunch of apps that you&#39;re probably not going to use much, such as Google Maps, email and a camera (the sensors really aren&#39;t good enough to bother too much with). Frequent flyers will undoubtedly make use of the video section of the PS Store, though, which has an ever expanding catalogue of movies and TV shows your flight-shortening pleasure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w0oxBviRGlU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="280" height="210" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03071_0_0.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite a slight cheapening of materials, the Vita Slim is undeniably an improvement over the outgoing original. It&#39;s&nbsp;comfier to hold, it lasts longer, it no longer relies on proprietary cables and the screen is, to our eyes, a surprise improvement. There are plenty of great games available for the Vita now, too.</p> <p>But Sony could have gone further. 8GB of internal storage should be a minimum, and a 4G option for those really committed to PS4 Remote Play makes a great deal of sense to us.</p> <p>If the cheaper construction was accompanied by a cheaper price we could see the Vita flying off the shelves and into the houses of PS4 players eager to link up the two consoles, but it&#39;ll be a bit of a surprise if that happens at an unchanged RM859.</p> <p>​The original Vita was great, the Vita Slim is better, but it&#39;s not quite the absolute must-buy it could have been if Sony had pushed the boat out just that little bit further.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03076_0.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s an improvement in almost every way, but the new Vita Slim could have been even better</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PS Vita Slim review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;An improvement in almost every way&quot; - but can it win gamers over? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03074_0.JPG?1394852441" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-vita/sony-playstation-vita-pch-2000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-vita/sony-playstation-vita-pch-2000/review#comments Games consoles PCH-2000 PlayStation Vita Slim Sony Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00:45 +0000 Nigel Yap 1426920 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – your PS4 is crying out for one of these http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-vita-slim/video-playstation-vita-slim-review-match-made-ps4-heaven/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s PS4 game-streaming handheld is thinner and lighter since we last saw it – but has it made the right compromises? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – a match made in PS4 heaven" alt="Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – a match made in PS4 heaven" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-05%20at%2012.37.23.png?1394083762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3292059807001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3292059807001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-vita-slim/video-playstation-vita-slim-review-match-made-ps4-heaven/video#comments Games consoles Gaming PlayStation Vita Slim Sony Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:44:39 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433308 at http://www.stuff.tv The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-one-fightback-starts-11-february-bug-fixing-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft has an early Valentine&#039;s Day present for its early adopting gamers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update" alt="The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one-update.jpg?1391652311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It might be down again the PS4, but it ain&#39;t beaten. Microsoft has revealed that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a> will be receiving a system update on 11 February which should address some niggles that gamers have had with the console.</p> <p>The update will offer stability and behind-the-scenes improvements for developers, as well as tweaks to Kinect&#39;s voice recognition so that commands become more fluid and responsive over time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-one-fightback-starts-11-february-bug-fixing-update/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-one-fightback-starts-11-february-bug-fixing-update/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:20:29 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432087 at http://www.stuff.tv White Xbox One and budget Blu-ray-less variant coming later this year http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-blu-ray-less-variant-coming-later-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft&#039;s next-gen console could go download-only to reduce the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One" alt="Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/white-xbox-one_0.jpg?1391427550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft employees who worked at the Interactive Entertainment division got their hands on a special&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/want-white-xbox-one-then-youd-better-work-microsoft/news" target="_blank">white&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a>&nbsp;&ndash; but they&#39;re about to get a little less exclusive.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we&#39;d advise taking these rumours with the usual pinch of salt, The Verge has independently verified one of the poster&#39;s claims &ndash; that a major update to the Xbox One dashboard is coming in March.</p> <p>So, would you buy a digital-only version of the Xbox One? Or are you still married to physical discs for the time being? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Xbox One review</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=760013" target="_blank">NeoGAF</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/29/5359540/xbox-one-dashboard-update-white-console-release-date" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Titanfall Xbox One" alt="Titanfall Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/titanfall-xbox-one.jpg?1391427550" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White Xbox One incoming </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-blu-ray-less-variant-coming-later-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-blu-ray-less-variant-coming-later-year/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:23:48 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1431873 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games, the biggest space battle in history and genuine Jurassic Park raptor cage for sale http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/fully-charged-ps4-getting-ps1-and-ps2-games-biggest-space-battle-history-and-genuine-j <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The morning’s biggest tech stories packed onto a single page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games" alt="Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ps4-1_0.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PS1 and PS2 games “coming to PS4” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We already know that PS3 games will be playable on the PlayStation 4 via Sony&rsquo;s upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news" target="_blank">PlayStation Now</a> streaming tech &ndash; but it seems the company isn&rsquo;t stopping there. According to Eurogamer, Sony is reaching back further into its past to bring PS1 and PS2 games to its new console &ndash; and it won&rsquo;t be using PS Now to do it.</p> <p>The games will instead run locally under emulation &ndash; and may even have new native HD graphics rather than the rather disappointing blurry upscaled HD used by the PS3 when running older games. If it turns out to be true, we can&rsquo;t wait to see how good the likes of Metal Gear Solid 3 turn out.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-ps1-ps2-games-heading-to-ps4" target="_blank">Eurogamer</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to buy a piece of movie history? Or maybe just need something in which to keep your pet dinosaur? Then it&rsquo;s your lucky day, because the original velociraptor cage from the opening scene of Jurassic Park is currently <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/JURASSIC-PARK-Velociraptor-Cage-Crate-1993-Original-Screen-Used-Movie-Prop-/390756055657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&amp;amp;hash=item5afae03a69" target="_blank">being auctioned off on eBay</a>.</p> <p>At the time of writing the current high bid is a shade under US$100,000 (RM333,800), but you have until 4th February to put in your own. Oh, and you&rsquo;ll also need to arrange for the thing to be shipped from Los Angeles &ndash; the seller has specified that the auction winner needs to pick it up themselves&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay" alt="Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ebay-raptor-cage.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rap Genius, the website which gives detailed, and often hilarious, explanations of hip hop lyrics, has launched its own iOS app &ndash; and a very clever one it is too.</p> <p>Genius features the same content as the site (and we should point out that Rap Genius no longer limits itself to hip hop &ndash; it also offers breakdowns of poems, historical documents, news and other genres of music), but in a smart twist it&rsquo;s also able to instantly bring up the explanation of whatever song you&rsquo;re currently listening to in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad&rsquo;s native music player, or use the device&rsquo;s microphone to listen to and recognise a song playing (much like Shazam), then give you the lowdown on it.</p> <p>The app is free, and you can download it <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/genius-by-rap-genius-search/id709482991?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/28/rap-genius-app/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them" alt="Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rap-genius-app.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £120,000 of damage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Long-running space opera MMO Eve Online saw its biggest ever battle this week, with over 2,200 players participating. By the time the laser beams had stopped flying, something in the region of US$200,000 (RM667,600) worth of virtual spaceships had been destroyed. Over 75 &ldquo;titan&rdquo; capital ships were lost, with the largest being worth $5500 (RM18,400) in real money. Titans take weeks to build in the game.</p> <p>The battle (an awesome hi-res screenshot of which you can view <a href="http://i.4cdn.org/v/src/1390882712488.jpg" target="_blank">here</a>) was sparked when one player couldn&rsquo;t pay the in-game rent on an important solar system, meaning the area went up for grabs. Two large rival factions decided they would take control of it, and the result was hours of carnage &ndash; and quite possibly the largest battle in MMO history.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-28-its-a-good-day-to-be-an-eve-player" target="_blank">Eurogamer</a>]</strong><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £120,000 of damage" alt="MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £12" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eve-online-battle.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/fully-charged-ps4-getting-ps1-and-ps2-games-biggest-space-battle-history-and-genuine-j#comments Games consoles PlayStation 4 Sony Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:06:25 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431834 at http://www.stuff.tv Huawei jumps onto the Android gaming bandwagon with their Tron mini-console http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ces-2014/huawei-jumps-android-gaming-bandwagon-their-tron-mini-console/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OUYA ought to watch out, this mini-console has the Chinese snapping at its heels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Tron%20Huawei%201.jpg?1389380527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re still a bit iffy about the whole Android gaming console concept but (check out our review of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">OUYA</a>) but apparently Huawei thinks it&rsquo;s an area worth looking at judging from their Tron mini-console they&rsquo;ve showed off at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The OUYA Competitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on a skinned version of Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.3, the Tron mini-console consists of a cylindrical hub and a Bluetooth controller that looks like it took a couple of design pointers from the Xbox 360 team. Despite the movie inspired name though, we don&rsquo;t see anything from the design that looks anything Tron-like. It would have been nice if there were some flashing blue neon lighting on it.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s kitted out with some decent specs too. Powered by the Tegra 4 chipset, the Tron has 2GB of RAM and will come in 16 and 32GB configurations. Don&rsquo;t worry about saving space on it though, you&rsquo;ll be able to buff up that small amount of space up to 64GB via a microSD slot located at the base of the console. There are also the usual suspects like Ethernet support, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and WiFI. 4K video playback isn&rsquo;t going to be an issue either as it does come with support for it.</p> <p>Huawei hasn&rsquo;t mentioned anything about pricing yet but it shouldn&rsquo;t cost more than the US$99 price tag of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">OUYA</a>. For now it&rsquo;s going to be a China only release in the second quarter of this year but Huawei did mention that they do have plans for market expansion. Let&rsquo;s just hope that the Android gaming console concept doesn&rsquo;t die out first before they push it out.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/09/huawei-tron-android-gaming/" target="_blank">Engadget</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0pVErNcT52A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ces-2014/huawei-jumps-android-gaming-bandwagon-their-tron-mini-console/news#comments Android Android games CES 2014 Games consoles Huawei Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:09:28 +0000 Nigel Yap 1431076 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s never been a more ambitious games console, but the Xbox One doesn&#039;t yet live up to its enormous potential [UPDATE: now with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="Xbox One review" alt="Xbox One review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC02571_0.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the Xbox 360 and PS3 basically matched each other for sales with a frankly bonkers 80m each, there&rsquo;s a feeling that the Xbox really won the last generation console battle, especially among hardcore gamers.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kinect is amazing in many ways </div> <div class="field-item even"> Solid selection of exclusives at launch </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Multi-tasking and picture-in-picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flagship features fall just short of their potential </div> <div class="field-item even"> A big big and inelegant </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Some big titles still 720p </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s packing plenty of power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not everyone will love the design of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review">PS4</a>, but at least it looks like it has been designed, rather than simply shoved into the case of a VCR from the &lsquo;90s. Exaggeration? Ok, but the One is a big angular box of a machine that no one&rsquo;s going to appreciate for aesthetic reasons.</p> <p>The extra height (about 3cm) and width (6cm) is all the more disappointing when you consider that the One still comes with a chunky external power brick, whereas the PS4&rsquo;s is built-in. Microsoft says it&rsquo;s all about enhancing reliability by increasing air flow and keeping everything cool, but while we&rsquo;ve had no technical issues or heat problems with our Xbox One, our PS4 has been problem-free, too &ndash; only when thousands of gamers put millions of hours of gaming in will we find out if one is more reliable than the other.</p> <p>Noise is something we can test now, and the Xbox One is generally a very quiet console. When idling we measured a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review">PS4-matching</a>&nbsp;42dB from 14cm in front of the console &ndash; that was just 2dB over the ambient room noise &ndash; and downloading and playing games or movies from the Xbox Store causes no increase in console noise. Popping a disc in automatically initiates installation, which increased noise to 49-50dB in our tests. Slightly disappointingly the disc drive continues to spin even after installation, and even if you&rsquo;re not playing that particular game, but it does quieten to around 45dB, which is pretty much unnoticeable when combined with game or movie sound.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2899591698001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2899591698001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xbox One versus PS4" alt="Xbox One versus PS4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02530_1.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One versus PS4" alt="Xbox One versus PS4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02534_1.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One connections" alt="Xbox One connections" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02583_1.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One power brick" alt="Xbox One power brick" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02587_0.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not standing tall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planning on standing your Xbox One up? Microsoft&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.gamespot.com/tgs/microsoft-on-xbox-one-vertical-orientation-do-it-at-your-own-risk-6414731/">revealed</a>&nbsp;at the Tokyo Game Show&nbsp;that the Xbox One is designed to be placed horizontally.&nbsp;&quot;We don&#39;t support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk,&quot; says Albert Panello, Xbox senior director of product management and planning. &quot;It wouldn&#39;t be a cooling problem, we just didn&#39;t design the drive for vertical,&quot; he adds. &quot;Because it&#39;s a slot loading drive, we just didn&#39;t design it for both&quot;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The controller: if it ain’t broke… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xbox 360 pad, loved so much that even hardcore PC gamers have been known to plug it into their rigs, is no more. But fear not,&nbsp;the One pad that replaces it is very similar.</p> <p>In terms of size and weight it&rsquo;s almost identical, but there are some small ergonomic points of difference, including a move of the Xbox Home button to an extended section at the top, a recessed d-pad, smaller thumb-rests on the analogue sticks and a battery compartment that doesn&rsquo;t protrude from the back as it did before.</p> <p>There are niggles &ndash; to us those thumb pads seem too small, the d-pad feels rather cheap and clicky, and inserting AA batteries into a controller feels decidedly last-gen (is a bundled Play &amp; Charge kit too much to ask?) &ndash; but the overwhelming sensation is that this is largely the pad you know and love.</p> <p>There are some improvements, too. The triggers and shoulder buttons are curved more comfortably, and Microsoft has upped the ante in terms of vibration &ndash; there&rsquo;s even haptic feedback in the triggers themselves.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s always been a hefty dose of subjectivity to the discussion over whether the Xbox or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review">PlayStation controller</a>&nbsp;is &ldquo;best&rdquo;, and this generation it&rsquo;s a closer fight than ever. Sony has closed the gap in terms of ergonomics and accuracy, while also adding a touchpad to a tech recipe that already included a motion sensor, and on paper it certainly seems the more advanced pad. But there&rsquo;s a very compelling argument that you&rsquo;ll get more out of the enhanced vibration of the Xbox One pad. For now we&rsquo;re just going to say that both are excellent, and we&rsquo;re going to have to wait to see how the new features are utilised by developers in the future.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One control pad" alt="Xbox One control pad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02540_0.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One controller battery compartment" alt="Xbox One controller battery compartment" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02548_1.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One controller" alt="Xbox One controller" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02543_0.JPG?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It won’t be as restrictive or Orwellian as feared </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Microsoft originally laid out the plan for the Xbox One, it said that users would not be able to borrow games from friends, or purchase second-hand titles, without likely paying a fee for the privilege &ndash; and that the console would require an Internet connection, to check once every 24 hours and make sure that you had all the required permissions and licences.</p> <p>The company also said that the Kinect camera would need to be connected at all times, and that it would always be listening to you &ndash; y&rsquo;know, in order to switch the console on when you ask. A concept that seemed a whole lot scarier after it emerged that Microsoft was one of the first Internet companies to cooperate with the NSA&rsquo;s PRISM snooping programme.</p> <p>After the public and press expressed concerns and a fair bit of outrage over these plans, Microsoft eventually performed a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-one-microsoft-officially-backtracks-drm/news">u-turn on the DRM</a> and more recently has confirmed that, if the idea of an always-connected camera concerns you, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/kinect/microsoft-tells-stuff-why-kinect-isnt-evil-telescreen/feature">you can unplug it</a> when you&rsquo;re not using it (and then going on to explain that it isn&rsquo;t an Orwellian creep-machine).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’ll support 4K – for video at least </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft has said that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/sony-ps4-vs-xbox-one-4k-war-begins/feature">4K video has a place on the Xbox One</a>, for both video and gaming &ndash; but has been decidedly coy about exactly how it will be implemented.</p> <p>Our gut tells us that 4K streaming for movies will come first, with Blu-ray to follow in the future (it hasn&rsquo;t even been finalised as a standard, so we understand why Microsoft is keeping quiet on this for now) and, perhaps, 4K gaming in a few years time. The sheer amount of processing power required to render games in 4K at a decent frame rate is the elephant in the room (something we explore in more depth here), so Microsoft is likely still looking for ways in which it can make Ultra HD gaming work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s an entertainment powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More so than any other console in history, the Xbox One will be geared towards more traditional forms of entertainment: TV, movies and music.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-launches-xbox-music-service/news">Xbox Music</a> is a Spotify-style all-you-can-eat streaming service, there&rsquo;ll be TV and movies on-demand (including an exclusive Halo TV series) and, perhaps best of all, the ability to run an existing cable or satellite service through the system, using it to switch channels (via Kinect if you wish), set reminders and run apps (fantasy football, for instance) that integrate with your favourite shows.</p> <p>Trouble is, this is for US users, and there&rsquo;s no real guarantee beyond a few &ldquo;we&rsquo;re looking it&rdquo; statements from the likes of Sky, Freeview, Virgin Media etc. that anything major will happen outside of the US. Xbox execs have said that functionality will start small over here and expand over time, but details are sketchy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Halo TV show" alt="Halo TV show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-halo-show.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It offers an evolved controller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xbox 360&rsquo;s standard gamepad controller is by far the best of the current generation, so Microsoft didn&rsquo;t need to change any fundamentals for the Xbox One&rsquo;s version. There are, however, over 40 innovations, according to Microsoft. The overall design and button placement is almost identical, but the much-maligned D-pad has been overhauled to improve accuracy, the analogue thumb sticks now offer greater precision, the controllers now feature coloured LEDs allowing them to be recognised by Kinect, and the battery compartment has been made integral to the controller body.</p> <p>Most interesting of all, perhaps, is that the triggers each now offer their own independent force feedback vibration. That means gunfire, driving and jolts should be more realistic than ever.</p> <p>Each Xbox One console can support up to eight wireless controllers at the same time &ndash; but as yet, no eight-player offline games have been announced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One controller" alt="Xbox One controller" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-controller.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 
It’ll probably still have the best online service in Xbox Live </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This time, Microsoft and Sony are on more of a level playing field when it comes to online gaming, as with the PS4, Sony will no longer be offering PSN matchmaking etc. for free. With Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft has long been king of online gaming and that seems set to continue, thanks to 300,000 servers, Skype video calling and the ability to transfer its already-established gaming community straight over from the Xbox 360, thanks to the ability to share a single account across both consoles and transfer across Gamerscore, friends lists and the like.</p> <p><a href="http://blog.twitch.tv/2013/06/twitch-announces-xbox-one-integration/">Twitch TV</a> has announced that it&#39;ll be available on the One, allowing you to live broadcast your sessions online.</p> <p>Microsoft is also making much of the Xbox One tapping into <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/why-microsofts-phil-harrison-was-actually-really-happy-reaction-xbox-one/news">the power of cloud computing</a> in order to allow games to evolve and improve over time. This is an intriguing prospect, even if the company hasn&rsquo;t really sold us on how precisely how much it&#39;ll change things.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Twitch TV on Xbox One" alt="Twitch TV on Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitch-tv.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It has a killer launch line-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Xbox One will have a tantalising selection of tasty gaming morsels to sink your teeth into when it launches. Gamers can look forward to blade-swinging looting in Assassin&#39;s Creed IV: Black Flag, undead-smashing shenanigans in Dead Rising 3 and epic battles in Ryse: Son of Rome.</p> <p>Forza 5 should get the heart of any racer fan pumping on all cylinders While Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts will serve up glorious explosioney bullet-spraying action for FPS lovers.</p> <p>There&#39;s something for everyone and we can&#39;t wait to dive in...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_1mfIg1I3zE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Assassin&#039;s Creed IV" alt="Assassin&#039;s Creed IV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/assassins-creed-iv.jpg?1396315965" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ryse: Son of Rome" alt="Ryse: Son of Rome" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ryse-son-of-rome.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Dead Rising 3" alt="Dead Rising 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dead-rising-3.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’ll be out 22nd November </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft has settled on a release date of 22nd November, stealing a week&rsquo;s march on the Sony PlayStation 4. The Xbox One is, however, somewhat pricier than the US$399 (RM1,300) PS4 at US$499 (RM1,626).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One box" alt="Xbox One box" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-box.jpg?1396315964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:27:08 +0000 Nigel Yap 1426754 at http://www.stuff.tv Don't wait, get the PS4 now http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/dont-wait-get-ps4-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Melvin Tang believes you should not listen to his colleague&#039;s crazy advice to hold off on that purchase. He&#039;s waited long enough for the PS4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Don&#039;t wait, get the PS4 now" alt="Don&#039;t wait, get the PS4 now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony%20PlayStation%204_0.jpg?1393917572" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever rushed home to watch the latest episode of your favourite TV series, or gotten the newest iThing as soon as your contract was up, you&rsquo;ll know exactly why you should get a PS4 on launch day.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s that fulfilment of anticipation that we as humans crave to satisfy, and any true gamer will undoubtedly have been lamenting the past four years (out of the past eight or so since the Xbox 360) without a new next-generation console to sink our teeth into.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You&#039;ll just be missing out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After all, who wants to feel left out when all his/her friends are talking about all the latest games they&rsquo;ve been staying up all night with on their new PS4? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/getting-playstation-4-wait-till-blockbuster-games-are-here/feature" target="_blank">Tein Hee might bang his drum about waiting</a> for the second version of the PS4 to come out for the improvements blah, blah, blah, but that would equate to at least two years of waiting before that happens, judging by past history with the PS3 Slim. Also, it seems he hasn&rsquo;t heard of something called firmware patches.</p> <p dir="ltr">In that two years of waiting, he would have missed out on tons of console-exclusive content that he wouldn&rsquo;t find on the PC, or even the Xbox One when it finally gets to Singapore. That&rsquo;s an eternity when it comes to games. <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/11/14/uncharted-on-ps4-the-last-of-us-left-behind-dlc-revealed/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+(PlayStation.Blog)" target="_blank">Unchartered</a> has just been announced for the PS4. There&#39;s no release date yet, but I&#39;m betting it won&#39;t be too far away.</p> <p dir="ltr">Were you to really wait and only pick up a copy of the game with a second-release PS4, would you enjoy it as much?&nbsp;Nobody would be talking about it, you&rsquo;d probably have come across an infinite amount of spoilers by then, and for all you know, the sequel would already be out. If that appeals to you, then go ahead and wait, though I hope you don&rsquo;t share that same philosophy when it comes to dating.</p> <p>Although it might <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/sony-playstation-4-arrives-malaysia-20th-dec-priced-rm1799/news" target="_blank">cost an eyebrow-raising RM1799</a>&nbsp;- which is more expensive than in the United States of America and Hong Kong - when it&#39;s&nbsp;launched on 20th December, I feel the extended Asia warranty and playing experience should more than make up for it,&nbsp;especially given how long I&rsquo;ve waited for a new console to get excited about. With Christmas right around the corner, it&rsquo;d make a perfect present. For me (man, I hope my wife reads this).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Killzone: Shadow Fall" alt="Killzone: Shadow Fall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Killzone%20Shadowfall.jpg?1393917572" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/dont-wait-get-ps4-now/feature#comments Games consoles Opinion PlayStation 4 Sony Stuff Says Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1429794 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Microsoft Xbox One – the games machine that wants to be so much more http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/video-review-microsoft-xbox-one-games-machine-wants-be-so-much-more/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You&#039;ve read the review, now check out the Xbox 360&#039;s do-it-all successor in action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video review: Microsoft Xbox One – is this the next-gen console to buy this Christmas" alt="Video review: Microsoft Xbox One – is this the next-gen console to buy this Chri" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox.png?1387189256" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2899591698001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2899591698001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox One video review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/video-review-microsoft-xbox-one-games-machine-wants-be-so-much-more/video#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:48:36 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1429870 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: Oculus Rift HD and Eve: Valkyrie – a match made in gaming heaven http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/hands-video-review-oculus-rift-hd-and-eve-valkyrie-match-made-gaming-heaven/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may not need the Oculus Rift to play EVE: Valkyrie, but this high-tech VR headgear certainly makes the entire experience a damn sight more exciting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: Oculus Rift HD and Eve: Valkyrie – a match made in gaming heaven " alt="Hands-on video review: Oculus Rift HD and Eve: Valkyrie – a match made in gaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-11-27%20at%2010.37.33.png?1385604504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2865051706001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2865051706001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oculus Rift HD hands-on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We immerse ourselves in Eve: Valkyrie </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/hands-video-review-oculus-rift-hd-and-eve-valkyrie-match-made-gaming-heaven/video#comments Games consoles Oculus Rift Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:00:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1429527 at http://www.stuff.tv