The next-gen console lineup was completed this week with the arrival of the PS4, we've been busy ever since and you can look forward to our reviews from next week. Elsewhere, the first Steam Box broke cover and the console wars could get a bit tasty if it sticks to its proposed $499 price tag. The Xbox One has been enjoying strong sales, in fact it's almost sold as many units in a week as the Wii U has in 12 months.
Our very own Lounge Commander, Jon, emerged this week to bring us an in-depth hardware review for the Xbox One console and the controller. From the launch lineup so far he's also reviewed the likes of Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct and Crimson Dragon. Our other verdicts this week include retro PS4 shooter Resogun and the zombie-packed action RPG, How to Survive.
In the features, we've got loads of playthrough videos for you including NBA 2k14 on PS4, Dark Souls II, Knack, Resogun and the PS4's remote play and voice command features. We even have a comparison video of Assassin's Creed IV on current and next-gen consoles -we'll have a PS4 review for that one soon too. Matt took time to ease his singed retinas to bring you a survival guide for Resogun on PS4. Carl rounded up the latest details for the ever-tasty looking WildStar and Chris put together a Top 5 Zelda games list. Not forgetting the Xbox One, Jon put together a guide for some of the Xbox One's lesser known features and also penned a feature on microtransactions going forwards. Ok, that's all folks, time for some quality time our new consoles. Enjoy the links below.
- Xbox One Storms The UK Games Charts, Though Familiar Faces Reap The Benefits: Forza at #5.
- Please Understand: Xbox One Set To Overtake Wii U's Lifetime UK Sales In Less Than A Week: Ouya that's gotta hurt.
- White Steam Machine Prototype Blinds Us With Majesty (Also Literally Blinds Us): The nuclear sandwich unveiled.
- First Steam Machine Priced At $499, Fires Warning Shot Over Next-Gen Consoles: Would have sold tonnes a year ago.
- PS4: Here Are All The UK Launch Titles, Apps & PSN Prices!: New generation. Same pricing bullshit.
- Watch The UK PlayStation 4 Launch Live Here!: Did you tune in for the live footage of a queue or was the US one enough?
- PS4 Game Discs Have Huge Mandatory Installs: That hard-drive is going to be full in no time.
- [UPDATE] Sony Suspends Voucher Redemption to Ease PS4 Server Strain: A busy launch causes problems on PSN.
- Xbox One Controller Review | A Stunning Little Black Number For Any Occasion: A classic that gets even better.
- Killer Instinct Review | Ferociously Good Fun (But Where's The Rest Of It?): Is Jon comparing the game to a midget stripper?
- Resogun Review | Beautiful Yet Brief: Damaging retinas as we speak.
- Crimson Dragon Xbox One Review | Nasty Business: Ruined by microtransactions. Not cool.
- Xbox One Review | Lounge Commander: Jon's in-depth hardware review covers all bases.
- Ryse: Son Of Rome Review | My Kind Of Stupid: Sounds like a fun rental, but there's nowhere to rent games now. Sad.
- How to Survive Review - Bring Duct Tape: 'Another five mins' turned into bleary eyes at 3:42am.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Resogun PS4 Gameplay - First Impressions: PS Plus peeps get this free.
- Xbox One's Microtransactions Are Doubly Dangerous, But Killer Instinct Shows The Way: We better get used to seeing them I suppose.
- Next-Gen vs. Current-Gen: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Comparison: Bluer skies and better beards.
- PlayStation 4 User Interface and Voice Commands Walkthrough: Got a camera already? Check this out.
- WildStar Class Drop Wrap-Up | Week 3 – (Re)Introducing The Spellslinger: Enter the Space Cowboy.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | Things You Might Not Know About Xbox One, But Probably Should: Make sure you're getting the most from your Xbox One.
- Resogun Survival Guide | Tips and Tricks for Housemarque's Stellar SHMUP: Don't get shot. Don't worry, Matt's advice is more helpful than mine.
- Opening Scenes | Knack Gameplay - First 20 Mins:Knack might actually be pretty good. Well, ok at least.
- PlayStation 4 Remote Play Walkthrough | How To Play PS4 On Vita: Great for avoiding X Factor.
- Top Five Zelda Games | The Best of Link's Adventures: Chris looks at the best from Nintendo's other mascot.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Dark Souls II Beta Part 4 - Meet The Dual Swordsman: Great, two swords for our face.
- PS4 Launch Guide | Where To Buy And Coverage So Far: Joining in at the last minute?
- Dealspwn Playthrough | NBA 2K14 PS4 Gameplay - Improvements On The Court: More than a pretty face?
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Dark Souls II Beta Part 5 - Into The Cave + Meet The Sorcerer: This beta's a bit huge.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | NBA 2K14 PS4 Gameplay - Character Creation, Agents and Rivals: See the off-the-court action.
- Game Buzz | Episode 56 - Steam Box and Owl-Face: Is the Steam Box a threat to consoles? The team discusses.
- Game Buzz Extra | Next-Gen Is Here!!: Matt stealth records a podcast. #BeMoreNinja.