While its not quite the same as the Mac versus IBM wars back in the 80's and 90's there is still a definite feeling that you are either an XBox person or a Playstation or Nintendo person when it comes to gaming. And with two of those companies about to launch new gaming systems onto the market in time for Christmas it might be the right time to do some serious research on both Sony and Microsoft's new product before shelling out hundreds of dollars on a new console. The XBox One Corner is an all encompassing magazine style app that presents the case for Microsoft's soon come gaming console and features all the news on everything XBox One.
With both Sony's Playstation 4 and Microsoft's XBox One both logged in for a November release date there was always going to be a lot of interest in what both consoles were offering this time around. On face value, PS4 appeared to be the clear winner when unveiled at E3 recently but purely because it's price was about a hundred bucks cheaper than the XBox One. But hang on there for a second. What does Microsoft's baby have to offer to warrant the significant price difference? Well for a start, XB1 integrates your TV directly into the system making it an all-round entertainment package. It also adds a social element by letting you see what your friends are watching and playing. It features a great little feature that lets you record your favorite gaming moments so you can revel in the glory time and time again. As much as anything else, though, it will be the games that are going to really propel XBOne into people's hearts with 15 games ready to go including a new version of Halo. There's also the addition of the massively popular Kinect feature - previously only available as an additional buy - and not only does it give you a camera with 1080p but you can also Skype with your friends through it. Using the Snap feature you can even effortlessly multitask and watch TV, play XBOne games and Skype with your buddies. Then there is the massively popular XBox Live, now with cloud based storage, and of course, the Blu-Ray player. There is also the addition of voice control - which could well see you playing your XBOne with no hand controls. All these features make the XBox One a force to be reckoned with and will please their millions of fans worldwide and Xbox One Corner will quickly become a great resource for Xbox One information. It includes all the news on the best XB One games, news, accessories as well as customer forums to give you the best possible information on what you get for your $499.
XBox One Corner is a nicely designed and easy to navigate magazine-style app that delivers all the guff on everything XBox One while you wait till November for the console to get it's worldwide release. In the past, gamers have loved the XBox and XBox360 consoles and there doesn't seem to be a lot of evidence to suggest that the same thing wont happen this Christmas. XBox One Corner features well written and well rounded articles on everything from new games to tips and hints as well as more technical information about how to get the best out of your system. So while you are waiting around for it's release, you might want to have a good look at this app and work out whether t's worth the extra hundred bucks that many say it is. Only November will tell.