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So PlayStation Now works. Like really. Like what the heck are you sure there isn’t a PlayStation tucked away behind this TV and hidden somehow behind this Vita works. It’s incredible because it doesn’t feel incredible, if that makes any sense. You can play streaming games without any game console, and that’s pretty damn impressive.
According to online porn rental service SugarDVD, three times as many PS4 users as Xbox One users signed up for the site’s console app. The data was taken from the month of December, and as Buzzfeed points out, while there were 3.4 million PS4s sold in comparison to the 2.4 million Xbox Ones, that still doesn’t explain such a huge disparity in the groups’ predilections for porn.
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Nobody buys a gaming console for music. Yes, modern consoles increasingly run all kinds of non-game apps — especially the entertainment kind — as the manufacturers of just about every type of consumer electronics aim to be the primary interface between people and their favourites 1s and 0s.
Tell me if this sounds right to you: Dick Smith is holding 300 units of the most pre-ordered console of all time to ransom tonight. It won’t let people just walk in and buy them, nor will it sell them to people who have had theirs on order for months. Instead, Dick Smith will essentially raffle them off to garner faux consumer interest in their Facebook page and midnight launch “event”. Mark at Kotaku has the full report on this shaky conduct. [Kotaku]
Most pieces of technology — like smartphones, TVs, and even computers — are replaced by new models every six or 12 months. Game consoles, on the other hand, are meant to last for at least five years. Which means that every generation is a true milestone of UI, gaming and industrial design. So what does the latest crop tell us about the state of the console?
The PlayStation family has a lot of stylish members — and one very upright, ashen patriarch that started it all. Let’s take a look at how their aesthetics evolved.