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HD Report | August 16, 2017

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Which Game Subscription Service is Best?

August 4, 2017 |

I recently spent a month with the three most popular game subscription services available. Are any of them worth it? Here are my thoughts:

PlayStation Now

What It Is

A $99 a year subscription service that allows you to access … Read More

Does Console Gaming Have a Frame Rate Problem?

August 1, 2017 | 1

More powerful gaming consoles have historically been a good thing. That might seem like an incredibly obvious statement, but it’s worth pointing out that many of most revolutionary games of all-time earned that status because they were released on … Read More

Will Next Gen Consoles Cross the $499 Mark?

July 22, 2017 | 3

It’s hard not to look at the Xbox One X and feel a little bit of sticker shock. Yes, Microsoft told us that the console will be a premium product for a premium price, but they also waited until … Read More

Does the PlayStation 5 Need to be Backward Compatible?

July 14, 2017 | 1

Recently, an analyst for Wedbush Securities made headlines by stating that his research suggests that Sony will release the PlayStation 5 sometime in 2019.

While most of his predictions were fairly standard (the PlayStation 5 will be more powerful, will … Read More

A Lack of 4K Media is Holding Back 4K Consoles

July 10, 2017 |

Those who have joined the desperate search to find a Nintendo Switch at retail price have probably noticed that most retail stores around you are unfortunately still sold out of Nintendo’s increasingly popular device.

However, you may have also … Read More

PlayStation Now hits milestone 500 titles with PS4 games

July 6, 2017 |

Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription gaming service has been around for a few years now, and today the company announced a milestone of 500 titles available to customers. The library count got a little help though, with the addition of 20 PS4 … Read More

Is the Nintendo Switch Slowing Down the 4K Revolution?

June 26, 2017 |

Microsoft and Sony keep saying that the Xbox One X and the PlayStation Pro are not for the average consumer. They’re powerhouse 4K capable console meant to appeal to those who demand a high level of performance from their … Read More

Is PlayLink Sony’s Secret Weapon?

June 24, 2017 |

By the end of Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, many walked away feeling like they had missed something. A couple of surprises notwithstanding, Sony’s conference featured quite a few titles that we had seen before which still aren’t scheduled … Read More

Is the Sony/Destiny Relationship Bad For Gaming?

May 20, 2017 | 13

Once upon a time, video game exclusives were a simple concept. Either a game was available for more than one console or it wasn’t. It was hardly a perfect concept but at least everyone knew the score.

Now…well, now … Read More

A Lack of Exclusives Is Hurting 4K Gaming Consoles

May 14, 2017 |

Some time ago, I had the privilege of playing the PlayStation Pro at an industry event under conditions which you could easily describe as ideal.

The Pro itself was in pristine condition and hooked up to a top of … Read More

Should Sony Already Be Thinking About the PlayStation 5?

April 29, 2017 |

Sony has won this generation’s console war.

Usually, such a statement would be an exaggeration, but this one is simply a fact. Sony has revealed that they have shipped 60 million PlayStation 4’s since the system’s launch in 2013. … Read More

Is Microsoft The Most Consumer Friendly Game Company?

April 16, 2017 | 14

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

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

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

Why the PlayStation 4 is Having its Best Year Ever

February 26, 2017 | 2

With few exceptions, the first few months of a year are typically pretty slow for the video game industry. The most gamers can usually hope to receive in January and February are some delayed titles leftover from the holiday … 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

VR Gaming is Still too Expensive to Succeed

February 10, 2017 |

There are many people who don’t like virtual reality gaming for many valid reasons.

Some people simply don’t get it. Whatever it is that virtual reality has to offer just doesn’t click with them. Others just aren’t that impressed … Read More

For Now, Sony Has Nothing To Fear

January 27, 2017 | 1

Over the last few months, the future of console gaming has begun to take shape.

Nintendo says the future of console gaming is the Nintendo Switch; a device that’s ability to double as a home console and powerful portable gaming … Read More