Ep. 127 – E3 and WWDC 2013 Wrap-Up

Another E3 has come and gone, and with it, a new console war is ushered in. Couple that with WWDC 2013 taking place in the same week, and you have a Widget packed full of heated discussion.

Tech/Hardware News

WWDC

E3 News:

Microsoft

  • Xbox One $499 price point… Ouch!

  • Xbox Live Gold will follow PS Plus and give away 2 free games a month beginning in July with Halo 3 and Ass Creed 2.

  • Xbox Live coverage will be limited when One launches

  • Twitch TV streaming built into the console.

  • Microsoft Spacebucks begone.

  • Exclusive games: TitanFall, Project Spark, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Fantasia, Halo 5, Crimson Dragon, MineCraft, Quantum Break, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Kinect Sports Rivals & World of Tanks for the 360.

  • Xbox 360 redesign

  • Quoting machine:

Sony

  • PS4 $399 price point… Game over?

  • PS4 hardware shown

  • No restrictions on trade-ins, lending, or reselling disc-based games. Trolls Xbox with swap video and starts the Greatness Awaits campaign which reminds me of the old SAPS days.

  • No online requirement, activation or check-ins for disc-based games for first party games. Third party can do it.

  • 500 GB HD is upgradeable.

  • Current Playstation Plus will carry over and include PS4 at launch.

  • Playstation Plus now required for online multiplayer. Not required for other online services such as Netflix, etc.

  • Also, publishers can opt in or out of PS Plus requirement for free to play games.

  •  Cloud service coming for playing PS3 games on PS4.

  • Camera will be $60 optional add-on.

  • Exclusive game: The Order 1886, Drive Club, Infamous: Second Son, Knack, Killzone

Nintendo – “PLAY THE GAME

  • Mario Kart 8

  • Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

  • New Smash Bros. w/Megaman and OMFG, the Wii Fit Trainer!!!!

  • Super Mario 3D World

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Other News

3 thoughts on “Ep. 127 – E3 and WWDC 2013 Wrap-Up”

  1. I hope you guys are playing Last of Us. Normally I’m a Steam Sales whore, and pay as little as possible for games. So my PS3 (bought just for GT5) has been neglected. But I took a gamble with this and am completely blown away.

    I’ve been gaming since Pong on a black & white TV, but nothing’s impressed me this much before. It’s not perfect, but it’s as close as anyone’s come in my lifetime to a truly “grown up” game.

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