XBOX360 VS PS3

Xbox 360 and PS3 occupied a great division among the gamers. Both of these are tremendous in technical progress. They will provide you high regulation gaming experiences. PS3 is not graphically superior as like as XBOX 360. The XBOX 360 has ensured the graphical consistency with high technology. Basically XBOX 360 is better than PS3. It is also important that, XBOX 360 and PS3 depend on the demand of the gamers.

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Pricing comparison: Xbox 360 will cost $279 with the low – end model. On the other and PS3 is not available like this. Mainstream model Xbox 360 will cost $ 349 and PS3 40 BGwill cost $399. Both of these have a high – end model; Xbox 360 Elite demands the cost of $ 449 and PS3 80 BG demands $499.

Microprocessor: Xbox 360 made up with 3.2 GHz PowerPC with 3 dual-threaded processor and PS3 made up with 3.2 GHz Cell processor with 7 single-threaded synergistic processing units’ cores, which is not comparable to Xbox 360 processor cores.

Graphics Processor:Xbox 360 comes up with ATI-based custom processor and PS3 with NVIDIA-based RSX graphics processor. Xbox 360 consisted with 500 MHz clock speed and PS3 consisted with 550 MHz clock speed. Xbox has up to 512 MB GDDR3 system RAM and PS3 256 MB GDDR3 RAM. Xbox 360 has GBps to system RAM; 256 GBps to eDRAM and PS3 consisted with 22.4 GBps.

Audio: Xbox 360 has Dolby pro-logic II with analog sound output. Xbox 360 consisted with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital sound output and the PS3 has 5.1 channels Dolby sound output with 7.1 channel LPCM.

Video: Xbox 360 made up with 16:9 widescreen 720p, 1080i and 1080p native video resolutions. On the other hand, PS3 made up with 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p native video resolutions.

System Memory: Xbox 360 built with 512 MB GDDR3 RAM and PS3 built with 256 MB XDR RAM main system RAM. Memory bandwidth is 22.4 GBps in Xbox 360 and 25.6 GBpa in PS3.

Storage: Xbox 360 made up with 12X dual-layer DVD; HD DVD drive and PS3 made up with Blu- Ray. Xbox 360 supports Xbox DVD, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/ RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, PM3 CD, and JPEG photo CD. PS3 supports BD, BD-ROM, Blu-ray Disc, CD, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW and DualDisc etc.

Networking: Xbox 360 has 1 port 100 MBs Ethernet networking system. The PS3 has 1 port 1 Gbps Ethernet networking system. PS3 has Bluetooth and Bluetooth controller interface. Xbox 360 offers a pervasive online experience through Xbos live silver. PS3 offers playstation network with micropayment system.

Multimedia Features: Xbox 360 and PS3 both have full media center extender 2.0 experiences. There are live and recorded TV supports in both Xbox 360 and PS3. Supports streaming videos from PCs are also available. Both support portable media players including iPod and Sony PSP. You can share displays content from your portable storage with the help of them. You also can play DVD movies on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Controllers: There is no motion sensor in Xbox 360, but motion sensor is available on PS3. Both support USB keyboard. Rumble functionality is available on Xbox 360, but there is no rumble functionality in the PS3

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was established by Treyarch; this was also published by Activision on the 13th day of November last year; available for Xbox360, Microsoft Windows and PSP3. In addition, Black Ops 2 is regarded as the ninth game in the Call of Duty and is in fact the progression of the 2010 famous game known as the Call of Duty: Black Ops. For players out there to know, this type of game started at around 16,000 shops globally around 12 midnight on the 13th day of November 2012.

It is essential to note that Black Ops 2 is deemed as the premier game in the very well-known Call of Duty to present combat technology and it is also the very first one to promote dichotomous story lines directed by player option. This provides a type 3-Dimensional display choice. Meanwhile, the Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified which is a synonymous game was out in the market synchronously through PlayStation Vita. The game was able to earn more than five hundred million dollars in just one day of its first sale surpassing 2011’s famous game which is entitled Modern Warfare 3. For this reason, the game became one of the most famous and most compelling launches over time. As a matter of fact, it was able to continuously auction copies that sum up to 7.5 million in America on that same year which actually made it the most considerable yielding type of entertainment of that period.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is credited as the premier in the sequence to promote the valuable aspects of nonlinear gameplay; most remarkably diversified endings. Players need to understand that the solo-player attempt displays two joined storylines; the setting contains the first part which shows the period in 1986-1989 as the last years of the pristine Cold War; on the other hand, the next part shows the year 2025 as the next Cold War. The characters of this game composed of Alex Mason who goes back as the central character in the first Cold War division and another important character is the game’s main enemy Raul Menendez who is described as a Nicaraguan narcotic terrorist and also the commander of Cordis Die known as the self-ruling movement acclaimed as the top-notch of sufferers of financial disparity.

On the other hand, the 2025 division of the game gives prominence to Alex Mason’s son named David who also acts a protagonist. Additionally, Raul Menendez is conspiring against China and US wherein his main motive is to see US to start a fresh Cold War against China. This is so because he wants a revenge of his very own adversities.  Furthermore, in this period, wars are characterized by unmanned machines used for transportation, robotics and other forms of cutting edge technology as well as cyber warfare.

This game also features that in the year 2025, David Mason and his companion named Harper together with US Special Forces Operatives disembark at the Vault which is known as a much secured site to the old Frank Woods who is believed to have the very significant information regarding Raul Menendez’s whereabouts. Frank Woods admits that Raul Menendez has currently paid him a visit and he shows the chain which Menendez had left behind.  In the course of the story, Woods depicts many concealed missions ventured during his military career.

 

25 Xbox Arcade Games

Ever since Xbox 360 was launched in November 2005, more than 600 games are being offered on Xbox Live arcade. Out of those 600, we have shortlisted the top 25, which you cannot afford to miss out.

 

1. Banjo-Tooie/Banjo-Kazooie – There was a time once, when only Nintendo 64 could compete with Super Mario 64. Although many new games have evolved now, but these two are still very playable and popular.

 

2. Beyond Good & Evil – The HD version is one of the most exciting adventures till date.

 

3. Castle Crashers – The animation makes it one of the few must-haves on X360.

 

4. Symphony of the Night – It remains one of the greatest games in the history of Castlevania series over the last 27 years.

 

5. Case Zero / Case West – Case Zero and Case West are simply brilliant extensions of Dead Rising 2.

 

6. Retro Evolved 2 – Retro Evolved was released as an XBLA version to the original Geometry Wars. It became so popular, that they had to release its sequel Retro Evolved 2

 

7. Ikaruga – Its a very interesting shooting game giving you very interesting options such as changing the color of the ship to improve the camouflage.

 

8. Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light – I’m sure you’ll find The Guardian of light quite exciting with lots of puzzles and gunplay.

 

9. Limbo – It’s a beautiful game with striking silhouette visuals.

 

10. Marvel vs Capcom 2 – It’s all about crazy shit flying all over the place. It’s a fighting game in which you can involve yourself a lot by putting in very little efforts.

 

11. Mega Man – Mega Man series is sure to challenge your skills with intriguing obstacles, which could be really difficult to overcome.

 

12. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – its live arcade version has sold more than 6 million copies. You can create virtually endless number of environments.

 

13. The Secret of Monkey Island – The hand-drawn visuals with enhanced soundtrack make it a treat to play.

 

14. NBA Jam – Its a hugely addictive basketball game. The likes of Obama and Clinton will leave you in splits of laughter.

 

15. NiGHTS into Dreams – The Xbox version turned out to be a weak version of its wii counterpart, but is sure to leave you nostalgic.

 

16. Pac-Man – The Championship Edition is surely more exciting than the boring original version.

 

17. Perfect Dark – it is considered to be a perfect sequel to GoldenEye, wherein Joanna Dark has replaced the suave James Bond.

 

18. Still Alive – Still Alive is the most exciting way to play the original portal puzzle game.

 

19. Puzzle Quest – The puzzles on Puzzle Quest are quite addictive. It is one of the biggest surprises of the generation.

 

20. Rez – The HD remake of this 2001 classic is ditto as its original, except that the graphics have been highly improved.

 

21. Rock Band Blitz – The Blitz splits the song into 5 different variations. You can try the different permutations and combinations of the song to see the different effects.

 

22. Sam & Max Series – The Sam & Max save the world packs together all the six episodes in one compact package. A fun game for point and click fans.

 

23. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Based on the film with the same name, it is more similar to the comic book on which the film was based.

 

24. Sega Vintage Collections – Of all the games in the compilation, The Streets of Rage collection is by far the best of all.

 

25. Sensible World of Soccer – When FIFA was still in its nascent stages, Sensible Soccer was immensely popular. The game packed with 1500 teams and 27,000 players offers all the thrills of the real soccer on the field.

Xbox One Games – games will be checked for validation on a regular basis

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The common associated sources claimed that a regular validity checking of the Xbox One Game via online will be required though there will be no reactivation fee for using the game. Definite sources claimed to Polygon that in spite of having an obligatory internet connection to the console, the company is coming up with a plan of providing special release codes that could be offered to some selected group of people.  As an example, the group can be those soldiers active in the war areas.

The decision of which sort of system to be utilized in the Xbox 360 for games and the validation process is still open in some sort of internal zone. The company may reveal the decision with details this week. The reliable sources claimed that the executives of Microsoft are involved in a discussion regarding the reactions of the confusing messages related to the games and internet demands and planned to reveal the details of the console prior to E3.

Officers of Microsoft have given contradictory answers of the asked queries regarding the game and internet requirement issues. An officer of Microsoft Q&A mentioned that it is not necessary that the Xbox One Game needs to be connected with the internet all the time, but of course it should be connected to an Internet connection. Upon discussion with Kotaku, Phil Harrison of Microsoft mentioned that the console will require internet validation per day.

After some time, executives of Microsoft mentioned that was a possible situation. The sources of polygon claimed that Microsoft executives have come up with a decision that some sort of validity check would be needed on a regular basis but yet to decide on the time period in between the cheeks.

During the installation process, the Xbox One Game will involuntarily verify the game via a built-in encryption code along with the game disc. That particular verification compact with the game disc will then be verified periodically via the internet. If the game is sold or even installed and played to some other system, the validation would be no more in the previous machine until and unless the game CD has again brought back and used for revalidation procedure.

The reliable sources also claimed that they have no such plan to charge some extra from the game players for selling or reactivating a used game. Today in the morning, Larry Hryb mentioned something in his blog regarding the used games, but remained silent on fees. In his post, he mentioned from the official statement that “The capability of selling and racing games is crucial for the gamers as well as the Xbox. The Xbox One Game has been configured to sustain the selling and reusing process of games. Reports that are provided regarding trading and reusing strategies are inappropriate and incomplete. In the recent future, some more information will be revealed concerning this.” We have tried to reach towards Microsoft for additional comment and officers directed us towards the statements expressed by Hyrb.

 

Get yourself transformed into one of the “Watch Dogs”!

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The French computer and the publisher as well as developer of video games has declared the appearance of the famous “Watch Dogs” game on all entertaining, or gameshows such as the Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3, in preferably the month of November. Moreover, it is also said that the publishing company has decided to launch a different title for the new featuring PlayStation, keeping in account the exclusive adventure games arena it provides to the youngsters. However, the Xbox is already being introduced by the company as the proximate device to soothe the bubbling gamers. With the upcoming enthusiast of the game to be revealed in 2013 holidays, several editions are also being unveiled alongside; and the total number has reached to a four so far.

One of these editions is outstanding among all; that is, it also includes a representative statuette of the game’s main characters, along with quality steel-book and distinct sound track that all the more enhances the fun of the game. As a premium, it is also providing one with additional digital content as an individual mission game such as Palace Park and Breakthrough Pack. The other three editions left brings about their personal extras; for instance, a whole collector box of the protagonist, and single-player missions with additional hour games.

The Dedsec Edition of the game is said to be the better one, or the one with the maximum premiums that contributes the biggest in making the device a realistic arena. The next, Vigilante Edition gives the main character, Aidan’s, complete dressing closet meaning the cape and boots with the mask to go along with, while Uplay Exclusive Edition gives the excitement of an already stored, additional player missions. The Special Edition, being the last, arrives with the ‘Breakthrough Pack’ that is quite a game of rescuing several CEOs held for a ransom by the criminals.

Prior trailers hadn’t yet announced the releasing date of the awesome device waiting to fell upon our hands, but the latest trailer has surprisingly announced the unveiling of the exciting game, Watch Dogs, along with a slight inkling of something more to enrich the experience of the play. The teaser is also reported to have stated that, a ‘something’ is about to come to soothe down the gurgling youngsters and the coming generation. Is that what we think it is? Perhaps yes. Accordingly, with the teaser not budging to tell something more about the itching strapline, we must prepare ourselves mentally for the arrival of a something very exhilarating, much likely to be the brand-new Xbox or the newest version of PlayStation 4!

Therefore, Watch Dogs, as the name so apparently suggest, is a game to get you in a grip to hunt down the enemies and follow the trail as dogs. It is anew, exhilarating, and certainly enterprising! And the best thing is, the company for video publishing and developing has distinctly announced the accessibility of “Watch Dogs” on Xbox 360, prior PlayStation 3, Wii U as well as on a mere personal computer. Don’t you feel awfully giddy?

Halo 4

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It was surely quite a big surprise that the game Halo by Microsoft’s Xbox was being adapted into a Television series by Steven Spielberg the renowned Sci-fi director. Although his TV series have not been as popular as his films, still his name itself is enough to draw the eyeballs and push up the TRP’s of the program.

Although it is quite impossible to create the same effect in the games as in TV serials or films, still adapting the film or TV serial characters in the games, lends them the authenticity that they cannot manage on their own.

Recently Halo’s Forward unto Dawn which started as a series of small episodes of 15 minutes each has been compiled into a full length movie for Blu-ray and DVD release. It is sure to give us a pointer, as to how the things turn out when game and film mix with each other.

With a budget of $10 million, it is one of the costliest web series that has ever been made. With Spielberg budgeting each episode of his into millions, this amount of 10 million may be peanuts, and you cannot expect too many fireworks in it.

Budget alone is not the only criteria which could affect the success of Halo. The characters in the film too need to portray themselves in a different manner.

The story revolves around a group of cadets being trained to be the elite soldiers in UNSC, when suddenly the enemy appears on the scene and there is chaos all over. Finally the young cadets come face to face with the Chief setting off the chain of events that lead to the opening of Halo 4.

Although so much money has been pumped into the film, it fails to create the impact on the people, who have experienced Halo in the game form. The hard core fans of the game are sure to be disappointed by the sketchy portrayal of the characters and the script as compared to the original game.

The intention behind the making of Forward unto Dawn was quite honest, but it fell flat mainly due to the loose script and low budget. Microsoft however went ahead with the film simply due to the allure of a full length live action movie.

As compared to Halo, wherein you imagine of colorful aliens running around, huge alien vistas, gangs of weird creatures, sleek vehicles banging into each other during the course of a battle, you will be quite disappointed to find none of it in Forward Unto Dawn. It’s really surprising how come Microsoft agreed to produce and invest so much money in the film.

The main purpose behind the making of Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn could be to broaden the audience beyond the gamers. But while watching the film, you get a feeling as if you are watching a video game. This particularly could be the main deterrent behind the non-gamers becoming the fans. The action may be exciting, but the other flaws in the film reduce the impact.

Be sure to check out the offical Halo 4 site.