Afc Editorial Replies-Why Sony Ended Up Kicking Microsoft’s Can At E3!!!!

June 13, 2013

PS4 Godzilla

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well it looks like the console wars are about to heat up again. Microsoft and Sony will be going head to head with there new consoles which will be released on November 30th (Xbox 1) and December 31st (PS4) respectively.

So what is the big deal with the two, well the main thing is how you can share games between the two systems. On one end, Sony and the PS4 will allow you to share games with your friends with the physical disc and you can even play used games from your PS3, PS Vita and PlayStation Network without any disruptions what so ever. Microsoft on the other hand has you locked with a DRM system in which you buy the game and have it digitally stored on the hard drive so if you want to play games with your friends, you will need to take the Xbox 1 with you and have the Kinect connected in order to play. A major inconvenience in my opinion, I want to play my games anywhere I want without being bogged down carrying my system.

Thus what is the moral of the story, SONY wins and Microsoft bites the dust. I feel that Sony is doing the right thing by allowing you to play all your games from all of your PlayStation devices without any hassle, and Microsoft, well I just don’t know what to say.

I won’t dive into this any further since all the major news outlets have pretty much covered the basics, but come this holiday season, I predict that Sony will be the big winner with the PS4. HANDS DOWN. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga  out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

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Afc Editorial Replies: Xbox 720-Upgrade or Save Your Money?

April 14, 2013

xbox720-1

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well it has been eight years since the Xbox 360 was released here in the U.S. Now the next generation of the Xbox Gaming Console will be coming later on this year. So the question is, should you trade in your old 360 for the 720 or just save your money and get a PS4? Well here is the skinny of what is to come (supposedly) with the new Xbox.

1) Graphics– The new Xbox is going to have less graphics power than the PS4 in which might not be a good thing for hard core gamers. The CPU will have a 1.6 Ghz processing speed in which will be the same as the PS4 but the 8gb’s of memory may be a tough sell for hard core gamers.

2) Blu-Ray: There are also rumors that the new Xbox will contain a Blu-Ray drive but it may not include one at all. Now keep in mind that when the 360 was released back in 2005, they adopted the HD-DVD standard and you all how how well that turned out. So including a Blu-Ray drive might be a smart move for Microsoft to do to compete with Sony which had Blu-Ray in the PS3 from the get go.

And now the downer that might just turn people away,

3) No Support For Used Games: Now this rumor has been going on since the rumors of the 720 have been going around. For those of you who don’t know, if you decide to go sell your used games at your local GameStop for new games, you will not be able to play them with the new system. I feel that this is going to be the hardest sell for those who want to upgrade but they don’t want to shell out 50 to 60 bucks for new games in which might just make the loyal Xbox faithful switch over to the PS4 and hurt the used game industry as a whole.

Now keep in mind that I only covered a few pieces of information about the new Xbox, but these are mostly rumors so these things may or may not appear in the final product when it is released for the 2013 holiday shopping season. So stay with AFC for more info on the Xbox 720 as it develops. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Gaming-Sonic CD Now Available On Xbox Live Arcade!!!!

December 17, 2011

Sonic Cd

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well for those of you who are fans of Sonic The Hedgehog, have I got news for you. On Wednesday Microsoft had released the popular Sega CD game in the Xbox Live Arcade. The game is exactly like the original game with updated graphics and all the great stuff you remember.

The game was originally released for the Sega CD back in 1993. The game was given strong praise from popular gaming magazines such as GamePro and Electronic Gaming Monthly  with 5 out of 5 ratings and best game of 1993. However, the momentum did not last long however when the Sony PlayStation debuted a year later in 1994.

If you want to see video of the gameplay for the Xbox Live Arcade edition of the game, see it below:

Source:IGN on YouTube!!!!

As always stay with AFC for the latest developments on this story and look for a full review of the game on AFC Gaming Zone in the coming weeks. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


Breaking News In Gaming-Next Gen PSP System To Be Released At The End Of This Year!!!!!

January 28, 2011

psp-1.80-firmware-remote-play

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Here is an interesting story for those of you who are huge fan boys and girls of Sony’s PSP!!!!! Sony has recently announced during it annual PlayStation meeting in Tokyo Japan that the company has plans to release the next generation of the portable gaming system codenamed (Next Generation Portable-NGP) for this coming holiday season.

The new console is planned to have an 966 by 544 five inch screen, built in wi-fi and 3g wireless capabilities, gps, dull analog controllers, front and rear cameras and touch screen capabilities. Sony also mentioned that the new console will be using memory cards for the games instead of physical disks like the PSP.

Currently there is no information as to how much the new system is going to cost or when it will be actually released. For more information on the specs for the device, check out Anime News Network’s article by clicking on the link at the end of this post. And as always, stay with Anime Full Circle for the latest on this developing story. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

Anime News Network Coverage Of NGP

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-01-27/sony-announces-psp-successor-codenamed-ngp


Breaking News In Gaming-Sony Debuts New Remote Device For PS3

March 12, 2010

Facepalm

Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now I know what you are probably thinking, how the heck is this picture related to this post. Well read on and you will see what I mean.

Just recently, Sony announced that they will be releasing a new remote type device for the Playstation 3. The new device know as the Playstation Move looks relatively similar to the Wii remote for the Nintendo Wii, however Sony claims that the move will allow players to be immersed into the actual game play itself with the remotes incredible precision. The Move will be available as a stand alone package, a starter kit with remote and eye camera and as part of a new PS3 bundle. The Following pictures show the Playstation move and Wii remotes side by side.

Ps Move  wii-remote-nunchuk

Now I don’t know about you guys, but I just have one thing to say about this. Sony, WHAT THE F*@& were you guys thinking when you were developing this device. Granted I know that you are just trying to get a share of Nintendo’s success, but making a knockoff of the Wii remote? ANTA BAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!! But before I get too much involved into this, stay tuned to Anime Full Circle for the latest developments on the story. And until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.