Console Wars: Playstation 4 vs. Xbox One

The PS4 was released in North America last Friday, a European release follows on the 29th, while the Playstation’s main competitor, the Xbox One was released worldwide today. The PS4 was released with record breaking sales, crossing the 1 million mark within a few days, while the Xbox was also greeted with similar encouragement. There are limited launch games available at the moment, with many more titles coming soon to follow in 2014, such as; Watch Dogs, Driveclub (a PS4 exclusive), The Crew etc. Both consoles have received a generally positive response from the professionals and gamers at home, however the full potential is yet to be realised as we need the full array of titles to determine the better console. The PS4 is aimed at a more hardcore gamer’s audience, while the Xbox One is aimed to be a more all-in-one entertainment system. What is certain for now is that next generation gaming is here… well, nearly!

Star Wars Episode VII

So recently, Disney bought the rights of Star Wars from George Lucas, and their plans to restart the franchise with a brand new film planned to be released in 2015… Now the die-hard fans are split down the middle, with reactions ranging from happiness at the release of a new film, “Yay, can’t wait! It’s gonna be awesome”… Yeah, a bit too excited there. Other reactions are enraged that their beloved franchise is being exploited and used to reel in the cash, “can’t believe Disney have the nerve to do this, it’s unbelievable”, well you better believe it honey, cos it’s happening… in 2015. I don’t know about you but I’m puzzled about Disney’s motives here, are they doing this to please the people? or just exploiting a beloved franchise just to reel in the money?… yeah, it’s probably the latter option… Anyways enough negativity, I’ll still be watching it, grew up watching all the films so why not? How bad can it be? Did I just jinx it? Is the whole idea of ‘reboots’ a bit pastiche now?