An Eye On Next-Gen Backward Compatibility

Backward compatibility with consoles is a feature that many players want, but its implementation often doesn’t live up to the hype. With the next-generation, this trend looks to be bucked, with both Sony and Microsoft placing a firm focus on backward compatible games. Despite these improvements, however, total backward compatibility like that seen from the PS1 to PS2 appears impossible. So, for what reasons is this technology in its current state, and what true potential might the ninth-gen unlock? Continue reading “An Eye On Next-Gen Backward Compatibility”

Seven things we learned about Playstation Now

Sony’s Playstation division recently announced new pricing schemes for their Playstation Now streaming/subscription service, as well as announcing the addition of new (rotating) content starting with the likes of GTA 5, God of War, Uncharted 4 and Infamous: Second Son. They also invited us to an event to outline more details about the history and direction of the service, and we came away with some interesting facts: Continue reading “Seven things we learned about Playstation Now”

Venom Arcade (Fight) Stick review (multi)

Through re-releases of classics as well as through brand new (indie) titles, there are plenty of arcade-inspired titles to play out there these days. The problem is that, if you’re a fan of that classic kind of experience, these games are spread across a multitude of systems. The Venom Arcade Stick doesn’t just fix that problem, it also gives you access to genuine arcade-style controls as an alternative to the modern day gamepad. Continue reading “Venom Arcade (Fight) Stick review (multi)”