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HD Report | April 30, 2017

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Is Microsoft The Most Consumer Friendly Game Company?

April 16, 2017 | 12

Many people attribute the PlayStation 4’s early lead in the console sales race to the fact that Microsoft botched the reveal of the Xbox One.

The original Xbox One was expensive, dependent on the controversial Kinect, and built around … Read More

What is a Realistic Sales Figure for Project Scorpio?

April 8, 2017 | 2

Everyone has been buzzing about Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console this week. While there is still so much about the console we don’t know, Scorpio’s recently revealed do at least tell us that Microsoft is preparing to unleash a console … Read More

Project Scorpio Can’t Be A Game Changer Without More Games

April 7, 2017 | 1

While we’re still waiting for the full reveal of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio – as well as its official name and price – Microsoft has finally revealed the hardware powering what they have long claimed will be “the most powerful console … Read More

Why Is Replacing Video Game Console Parts So Difficult?

April 1, 2017 |

Recently, I felt like my computer was running a bit slow whenever I had multiple applications open. So, I decided to purchase an extra 8GB of RAM. I paid about $60, received the part in a couple of days, … Read More

Would Games Be Cheaper If All Games Were Digital?

March 29, 2017 |

Imagine, for a moment, that all physical game stores suddenly ceased to exist.

It’s a fantastical scenario, but not quite as crazy as you might believe. With GameStop and UK games retailer GAME reporting record low sales – and … Read More

Did Microsoft Invest in the Wrong Exclusives?

March 23, 2017 | 1

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Microsoft is not in financial trouble. Microsoft is very richer. They are richer than you, richer than me, and richer than several fine countries in the world. It’s hard … Read More

Could Project Scorpio Be A $700 Console?

March 16, 2017 | 7

Project Scorpio is shaping up to be the most expensive video game console we’ve seen in over 20 years.

How expensive? That’s a fascinating question that only got more interesting this week when it was leaked that Project Scorpio may … Read More

Project Scorpio Will Reportedly Feature 4K Streaming and Recording

March 13, 2017 |

Microsoft is touting Project Scorpio as a true 4K gaming system, but so far, that statement has only meant that it will be able to render games in native 4K with no upscaling required. However, recent rumors suggest that Scorpio’s … Read More

Should Microsoft and Sony Invest in Portable Consoles?

March 11, 2017 |

What is the last handheld gaming device you owned? Statistically, the most popular answer to that question would be either the Nintendo DS or something even older. Since the release of the Nintendo DS, the portable gaming industry has changed. … Read More

Game Pass is the Best Reason to Own an Xbox

February 28, 2017 |

When it comes to technological advances, being first doesn’t always mean that much. Look at the Oculus Rift. That device’s Kickstarter campaign basically reinvigorated the entire idea of virtual reality gaming and created a template for how the concept … Read More

Who Has the Most to Prove at E3 2017?

February 16, 2017 |

As companies like Microsoft and Bethesda announce their E3 2017 presentation dates, it’s becoming clear that the biggest gaming event in the world is going to be bigger this year than it’s ever been.

In fact, it’s hard to think … Read More

Microsoft Can’t Save Xbox by Themselves

February 7, 2017 | 8

Recently, an Xbox fan took to Twitter to ask Head of Xbox Phil Spencer whether or not Microsoft is going to make any good exclusives for Xbox One. Spencer’s response to the question was professional and encouraging.

“I feel very … Read More

Kinect for Project Scorpio: Asset or Liablity?

January 27, 2017 |

Once upon a time, Microsoft dreamed of a world in which every entertainment center featured a Kinect. Actually, they wanted the Kinect to be the star of your home entertainment experience. They thought everyone would happily abandon their remotes and … Read More

How Project Scorpio Will Fix Console Gaming’s Greatest Flaw

January 25, 2017 |

Despite what your local Gamestop will tell you when you try to trade used titles in, your old video games are actually very valuable. While you can’t expect to get much money in exchange for them, they’re still valuable … Read More

It’s Time To Abandon Video Game Discs

January 2, 2017 |

It’s hard to believe that the year 2017 is almost upon us. It’s even harder to believe that we are almost in the year 2017, and the video game industry is still dependent upon physical discs.

As the film, … Read More

“Free” is the Future of Video Game Marketing

December 24, 2016 |

Earlier this year, Cacpom shocked the world by releasing a releasing a free demo of Resident Evil 7.

That sounds like an odd statement, doesn’t it? After all, video game demos have been a part of the industry for … Read More

Xbox One’s Best Year Wasn’t Good Enough

December 21, 2016 | 5

There has never been a better time to own an Xbox One.

Between the launch of the Xbox One S (the best piece of gaming hardware released this year), an E3 presentation that finally found a nice balance between … Read More

Sony Shows That They’re Still All About The Games

December 9, 2016 |

In years gone by, Sony’s annual PlayStation Experience event was little more than a way for the studio to celebrate everything PlayStation with the console’s biggest fans. This year, the event was a declaration of war.

Perhaps someone at … Read More

4K Console Gamers Deserve Exclusive Games

November 26, 2016 |

When Microsoft and Sony unveiled their futuristic, ultra-powerful, 4K consoles, they focused on a lot of technical information. They talked about HDR, RAM, gigahertz, refresh rates, and a lot of other things that were previously only important to people … Read More

2016 In Gaming: It Was A Good Year For…

November 21, 2016 |

With 2016 winding down and all eyes looking towards the games that will (hopefully) be released in 2017, it’s time to take a look at what kind of year it’s been for gamers. Today, we begin with the positives.

Yes, … Read More