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How many rams are in the PlayStation 4? Does it take 1.21 gigawatts to power an Xbox One? Some people just don't understand the technological specs of a console. I'm one of those people. Honestly, I don't care if you're powered by the cloud or you have a ton of memory to improve your hardware. As long as I can play some fun games, I'm happy. For once, Microsoft agrees with me.

"The problem is that Sony decided to go out and publish a bunch of numbers, which are in some ways meaningless. Because this isn't like 1990, when it was 16-bit versus 32-bit. As a matter of fact, they actually go out and they talk about how proud they are about their off-the-shelf parts. Our guys'll say, we touched every single component in the box and everything there is tweaked for optimum performance. For me, I'd rather not even have the conversation, because it's not going to matter. The box is going to be awesome. The games are going to be awesome. I heard this exact same argument last generation and it's a pointless argument, because people are debating things which they don't know about. They're not [head silicon engineer] Nick Baker or [corporate vice president of IEB hardware Todd Holmdahl], and I'm not [lead PS4 architect] Mark Cerny, so why are we having this discussion?" - Albert Penello, Xbox Product Planning Head

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It's been almost five years since Mirror's Edge first released. Finally, a long-awaited sequel is in sight, one that EA Labels president Frank Gibeau says was not possible prior to the advent of next-gen tech. In a conversation with IGN, Gibeau had this to say:

"I think the time is right now because we’ve got a creative idea. We have a great story planned. With all the gen 4 technology, we can re-create that magic of running across rooftops and experiencing a city from a different point of view through the character of Faith.

"Performance, animation, all those technologies that are now in gen 4, that extra computing power is going to be able to take Mirror’s Edge to the next level. We’ve always been thinking about it, but a bunch of things came together – the right story, the right leadership team, and the right capabilities from this new hardware – that got us to commit and go for it."

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In an interview with GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot discussed his stance on the next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Speaking up about the $500 price point on the Xbox One and the $400 PlayStation 4 retail price, Guillemot has called the upcoming consoles "good deals."

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It's been a slightly heated debate between the next-gen controllers of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Everyone seems to agree that the Xbox One controller is the way to go while the PlayStation 4's is a no-no, but Battlefield 4's Lead Gameplay Designer, Alan Kertz, took to Twitter and has said that when compared to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 controllers it comes out on top.

I love how the Sony fan boys are defending an old shitty controller. The PS4 controller is my preference for Gen4. You'll love it too. It's better shape, size, features, texture, triggers, sticks. Everything. The PS3 DS3 (DualShock 3) had shit triggers. After PS4 people will say "why the fuck did we use R1 and L1?"

As expected, Alan sounds like your typical fanboy who's too in over his head for his own good, but the new controller does indeed look like it will be a rather comfy fit for your eager, trigger-ready fingers. Too bad he never stated if it's better than the Xbox One's controller. Now if only the grips didn't look like black unmentionable male appendages I would feel comfortable holding it.

Although it hasn't passed the Wii's sales quite yet, the Xbox 360 is on track to beat out Nintendo's motion-controlled console sales in the UK any day now. The 360 will win the top spot at 8.4 million units sold in the region. The Wii's reign has finally come to an end.

However, this doesn't mean the Xbox 360 is the UK's best selling console of all time. That title goes to the PlayStation 2, which has sold over 10 million units since it launched in the year 2000.

With the Wii being phased out this is no surprise. This also could show promising signs for the launch of the Xbox One. Preorders of the console have been lagging considerably behind the PlayStation 4, but those numbers were released before Microsoft backtracked on DRM and used game policies. New figures have yet to be seen.

What do you think of the Xbox 360 taking the crown? Sound off in the comments.

Microsoft's near five hundred US dollar price point for the Xbox One was one of the major news points of the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year. However, that's not exactly a good thing. Five hundred dollars is a lot of money to the average consumer, and the direct competition, the PlayStation 4, is one hundred dollars less. Can the Xbox One really be worth the price of admission? Activision says Microsoft has to prove it.

"It's up to them to win the value argument. If you do a focus group of a gazillion people and you show them two prices for two competitive products, 100 percent always prefer the lower price. I think from a first impression standpoint the win goes to Sony, at least as it relates to pricing. Microsoft is going to have to win the hearts and minds and convince people that the higher price point is worth it, and that it provides really meaningful capabilities that will be meaningful to consumers. And it's a long game, so I am sure that's what they intend on trying to do." - Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision

I agree with Mr. Hirshberg. Microsoft has a lot to prove with the Xbox One price point. The next generation of video games is going to be quite the show. Bring the popcorn.

You may have heard of Skylanders. Every damn kid on the face of the earth wants the game and loves it. And, honestly, what's a child not to love? Toys come to life in a video game. That's a pretty cool idea. Activision Blizzard has capitalized on the franchise, turning Skylanders into a blockbuster hit. However, new games are on the way trying to replicate the success. Disney Infinity also scans plastic figures into a virtual world, but with iconic Disney characters. Should Activision be worried? Could Skylanders be beaten at its own game?

"Skylanders seems to represent an area of the industry that's seeing less representation these days. Other than some Nintendo games and Disney's Infinity, the kids market isn't getting a lot of attention. There aren't as many games being created for that demographic. Do you think that's something that helps Skylanders stand out?

It's funny the way you articulated the question, because you just described all the reasons why people used to say we shouldn't get into the kids market. It literally used to be 'people are getting out of the kids market, and the Wii is faltering, so why are you guys getting into the kids market?' when I would defend our decision to make Skylanders. Now you are reversing it and saying it's an unfair advantage. I think Skylanders is successful not because it is a kids game without a lot of competition, because to your point, a lot of kids games - no matter how thin the competition - haven't succeeded of late. Skylanders is successful because it's a really magical idea and it's brilliantly executed. We have created a really compelling new genre that brings toys and games together, and a new play pattern for kids that brings interactive play and analog play together in a really fresh way. The games continue to innovate and... we are going to have to deliver really compelling ideas each and every year."

This quote comes from an interview between GamesIndustry and Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Blizzard. I agree with Hirshberg. Skylanders has grown into something special and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. With Skylanders Swap Force launching this autumn, the franchise's fire will burn on for a while.

What do you think about Skylanders? Dumb? Genius? Sound off in the comments.

You may know Conan O'Brien. The famous late night talk show host has been well known for his Clueless Gamer reviews, in which he plays upcoming video games with no guidance or previous knowledge. In other words, he has no idea what he's doing.

Conan went to the Electronic Entertainment Expo. As good as a job I like to think the Gamnesia staff did covering E3, Conan beats every news site out there. Watch Mr. O'Brien take on the PlayStation 4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and Mario Kart 8. We even get to see him and a Bayonetta cosplayer, and watch a winner be declared.

Watch the hilarious video after the jump!

Microsoft's E3 press conference had a very impressive teaser. A cloaked figure moving across the desert is ambushed. The hood is removed to reveal... Master Chief. The crowd's applause roared over the audio. But... what did we really see at E3?

The reveal of Halo for Xbox One has many fans worried. Halo 2's tenth anniversary is next year, and many players want to celebrate with a remake. Did Microsoft's E3 showing kill those chances?

"There was no ambiguity in not putting a number after the game. For me, what we showed wasn’t the game. Nobody should be confused on that. I didn’t really want to try to show something that was clearly a thought piece by the studio around where Master Chief is in his journey, and then drop the name after it and be somewhat disingenuous about that being the game." -Phil Spencer, Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios

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Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4 is the upcoming next-generation and current-generation entry in the Battlefield series. The first-person shooter comes out for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on October 29th in North America, November 1st in Europe, and Halloween in Australia.

Battlefield 4 runs on the Frostbite 3 engine, an impressive advanced technology that will be the foundation of dozens of games over the next generation. The Battlefield YouTube channel has uploaded a video showcasing the engine to the world. We get to see the weather effects working in conjunction, with waves and wind corresponding accordingly.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is the heir to the throne of one of the oldest first person shooter franchises in all of gaming, but it's been past its prime for quite some time. Even so, something about it and its developer, Machine Games, makes Bethesda see a lot of potential in the project. In an interview with IGN, Bethesda's Pete Hines gave some insight into just why that is:

“Ultimately, part of it is just the intent and the notion that Machine Games has. We think what this represented, and what it still represents, is cool. We think there’s a better way to do it for this audience. We’re not doing Wolfenstein because we think, ‘oh, everybody thinks of Wolfenstein when they think first-person shooters.’ We’re not that naive. But we do think there’s something to this world.” -- Pete Hines

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You saw that right. Microsoft is not including a headset with their upcoming console, the Xbox One. The Xbox 360 set the tradition of bundling headsets with consoles, but it is confirmed that the Xbox One will not take up the mantle. Apparently, Microsoft is using Kinect to explain the lack of headsets. Microsoft said that Kinect has "highly sensitive multi-array microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences," which apparently eliminates the need for a pre-packaged headset with the console.

Naturally, though, the Microsoft Xbox One headset can be bought separately from the console itself. To me, this seems like more of a money-making move from Microsoft than anything else, but, to be fair, Sony does not bundle headsets with its hardware, although in the coming generation a mono earpiece and mic will be packaged with the PlayStation 4.

The Xbox One will be released in November, at a price point of $499.99.

Microsoft recently announced a plan for Xbox Live Gold members similar to that of PlayStation Plus. The program has been dubbed 'Games with Gold,' and it has started. If you are an Xbox Live Gold member and currently own an Xbox 360, you can download Fable III for free right now. Once you have the game you can keep it forever. There are no strings attached.

“As our way of saying thanks, we’re giving all active Gold members two bonus Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year. Each specially selected, fan-favourite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what.”- Official Statement from Microsoft

Fans can get their hands on Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed 2 next month through Games with Gold. New titles will be available for free on the 1st and 16th of every month until the end of the year. Grab your downloads now before they're gone!

The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III was revealed at Sony's E3 press conference this year. No release window was given during the announcement trailer, so the game is likely in the early stages of development. With the current state of the project, the game could go in many different directions. One of those ideas is online multiplayer.

According to Japanese publication Famitsu magazine, the development team of the title is "looking into" online features. Could that mean co-op, competitive multiplayer, a mode that lets save files interact with one another? With a new generation comes new development methods, and online multiplayer may be one of those new gameplay mechanics.

Do you want online multiplayer in your Kingdom Hearts? Sound off in the comments.

The Xbox One is one hundred dollars more expensive than the PlayStation 4. That's an issue for Microsoft. Although many of the suits over at the company may believe the console is at a reasonable price, many consumers are already turning to the PS4 for a cheaper alternative. Can the Xbox One do well at a higher price point?

One economist believes the answer is no. Rafi Mohammed, author of "The Art of Pricing," states that a console's aim is to get into consumer's hands. The real money comes from games.

"It's still $100 premium, and they're including a Kinect electronic console which is a benefit over the PlayStation 4. What they really should be doing to get consoles in consumers' hands is to decrease the price and make the Kinect accessory, which not everyone uses. Make that optional. An 'a la carte' purchase." - Rafi Mohammed, Author of "The Art of Pricing"

The entire interview by Bloomberg TV can be found after the jump.

What do you think? Is the Xbox One too expensive? Should Kinect be optional? Sound off in the comments.