Console launches are strange these days. Conjecture and speculation run rampant from dingy basements and crowded bars to the highest halls of media. Opinions are hurled about recklessly by everyone from the most well-informed expert to the most wildly ignorant blowhard. Often the accuracy of both is roughly comparable. Until a console actually releases into the passionately energetic hands of the consumer, it’s often hard to separate truth from rumor and propaganda.
Here at Pixelated Geek, we know how much you care about your gaming. We also know how much you care about your dollar. So over the next month, we’ll be giving you detailed information on the ins-and-outs of the next-generation of gaming consoles, without any of the nonsense, bias, or personal motivation that you’ll find in a lot of alternative sources.
Despite what you may have heard down at your local game store, or on your social media site of choice, the showdown between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox ONE is far from decided. There’s no question that Microsoft has taken some serious body-blows very early on, due largely to some very poor communication and unpopular – either revolutionary or selfish, depending on who you ask – policies.
But it’s hard to call the winner of a dogfight before it starts. Both companies are delivering a compelling product with a strong launch line-up to a hungry fan-base with a combination of devoted fans and a large percentage of undecided parties. It’s an atmosphere that could make for a very interesting holiday, especially with so many of the vital details – product scarcity, unforeseen hardware issues, hype vs. truth – still up in the air.
The intention of this article is to create a hub that will present the fairest, most honest, and most pertinently detailed analysis of the most important details, strengths, and weaknesses of the two opposing consoles. We’ll be updating this article over the course of the next month, and would greatly appreciate any points or feedback you feel motivated to present.