It's that time of year again, when all sense deserts us and we try to distil 12 months of gaming into one list of 25 spectacular titles.
The next-generation console wars are stalemated so far.
The Xbox One has come under a lot of flack for costing $100 more than Sony's competing PS4 console.
This is surely just me, I think. I'm looking at the Friends page of the Xbox One interface, trying to work out who is online. But the mass of square icons indicating all of my Xbox-owning pals doesn't immediately provide that information – it's just a mass of profile pics and data.
Sony is having a good week.
The console war is on and it seems, in the UK at least, first blood has gone to Sony.
Twenty years have passed since the original PlayStation games console arrived, utterly disrupting and revolutionising the industry. Sony had a simple plan: build a powerful console that would inspire gamers and developers. The company has done just this – again – with the PlayStation 4.
In a cavernous hangar way out in the industrial wilds of Acton, South London, where the ground is strewn with junkyard shrapnel and the sky is October grey, a film crew hopes to condense PlayStation’s 20-year history into an advertisement.
Xbox One owners using “excessive profanity” while playing games, uploading recordings of their gameplay using the share function, could see themselves banned from Xbox Live.
Microsoft sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries.