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Top 5 Gaming Items You Didn't Think You Would Be Thankful For
Here at Gaming Blend we have a top 5 list of things gamers probably didn't even think that they should be thankful for, even when the items are especially important and deserve a great amount of thankfulness.
Xbox One Offline System Patch Now Available
Microsoft has finally made the offline diagnostic tools and mandatory update patch available for Xbox One owners. This patch was originally released just ahead of the Xbox One's inaugural launch last Friday, but the company quickly pulled the patch for undisclosed reasons.
Xbox One RAM Crash Troubleshooting Guide
Many gamers have been running into major issues with playing games on the Xbox One, including starting a game only to have it crash less than a minute into play. What could be causing such an issue? Well, it's due to the RAM not being properly flushed.
PS4 Beats Xbox One In Install Time Comparisons
The new generation install times. The PS4's install times are noticeable but stealthy, even more so than the PS3's long and sometimes 1995-PC-with-a-slow-2X-CD-ROM-drive slow load times. The Xbox One, however, seems to take forever.
First Steam Machine Priced At $499; Xbox One Is In Trouble
Previously, we wrote about the Steam Machines beating the pants off the PS4 and Xbox One in the specs and pricing department, but it was all theoretical. Now we have actual confirmation from OEM provider iBuyPower, who has announced that their first Steam Machine will be available for only $499.
Xbox One Costs $471 To Make, Kinect Totals $75
The Xbox One has been stripped down and torn apart, just like it's console rival the PlayStation 4. The system was taken apart and torn down by the good folks over at the research firm IHS. The firm revealed the individual pricing of each part of the Xbox One, including the one device that everyone believes boosts up the price of Microsoft's console.
Free Xbox One Games Handed Out As Compensation For Hardware Failure
Microsoft has been getting lit up lately with complaints about hardware failure from just about every corner of the consumer market. What complaints are being filed? The Cookie Monster noise of Death with the disc drive, the Green Screen of Death and the Day-One Update of Doom. To compensate for this tragedy, Microsoft is sending out complementary games for those with Xbox One issues.
Call Of Duty: Ghosts Doing Very Well On Xbox One And PS4
Amidst all of the “next gen console launch” hullabaloo, a little known video game series has managed to rise to success on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360, surprising the world with some pretty staggering sales figures and stats. It’s called Call of Duty: Ghosts, and it’s taking the gaming world by storm.
Xbox One Launch Titles Destroy PS4 Launch Titles On Metacritic
What happened? Seriously? Man, critics need help these days. One of the most disappointing moments in gaming history rests here in the confinement of this very article: the revelation that Microsoft's Xbox One actually managed to beat out Sony's PS4 when it comes to launch titles on Metacritic.
Xbox One Users Get Banned For Swearing Via Skype, Upload Studio
Well that didn't take long. A lot of gamers were worried about Microsoft peeping in on their game time with Hal 2000 – oops, I mean Kinect 2.0. Well, some of those worries gained veracity when bans started popping up for people swearing in videos made in the Upload Studio.
How Do Gamers Feel About The Xbox One, PS4?
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are now officially available. The Xbox One launched last weekend on the 22nd of November, while the PlayStation 4 launched the week before on November 15th. The system s both cost a pretty penny and the hardware discrepancy between their specifications has caused some bit of controversy, but what do gamers think about all this?
Project CARS: Track Days Trailer Showcases A True Next-Gen Racer
While Sony and Microsoft fanboys squabble over scraps from sub-par outings, barely-there 1080p and not-quite-60fps titles, PC gamers get to bask in the greatness of unrestricted hardware limitations, and independent games that can break boundaries and push the limits of interactive entertainment ingenuity.
Gran Turismo 6 Vs Forza Motorsport 5: Next-Gen Graphics Leap Is Obvious
Next-gen is here... it's now the new generation of hardcore console gaming (and some casual gaming, too, if you're into that sort of thing). While the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have seemingly stumbled out of the gate like a drunk and disorderly Amanda Bynes, the reality is that there is a remarkable difference in the graphical leap from seventh gen to eighth gen, even if some games don't seem like it.
EA Promises NBA Live 14 Improvements Following Poor Reviews
NBA Live 14's debut on Xbox One and PS4 has fallen short of EA's expectations. The b-ball game's currently sitting at a 46 Metacritic rating, making it one of the worst reviewed launch games for the new consoles. EA hopes they can right the ship, though.
Xbox One Green Screen Of Death Unofficial Troubleshooting Guide
All right, well this is news to me, but apparently the Xbox One is suffering from the Green Screen of Death, labeled the GSOD... not to be confused with the Grinding Sound of Death, the other GSOD. Silly as these names seem, there are many people trapped on Microsoft's customer support's phone line attempting to troubleshoot and fix their Xbox One. Well, an unofficial troubleshooting guide for the GSOD has gone live.