Is PlayStation 5 Or Xbox Series X Right For You?

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Is PlayStation 5 Or Xbox Series X Right For You?

With both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S hitting next week, it’s time to decide which new-gen console is right for you. After spending weeks with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, we feel good about the starting point for this generation and its ability to elevate our gaming experience. However, a few differentiating factors could make one or the other a better fit for your situation.

As you read in our PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S reviews, both consoles are physically large and offer substantial performance boosts over their predecessors, slashing load times while adding processing power, audio improvements, and features like ray tracing. With a strong emphasis on getting the player into the game as fast as possible, the two consoles accomplish this in different ways. Xbox Series X/S’s Quick Resume feature lets you suspend several games and bounce between them, picking right up where you left off. This means if you’re the kind of person to play through multiple games in parallel, Xbox’s approach could save you a ton of time. Meanwhile, PlayStation 5 uses Activity Cards, which often let you load directly into the mode or lobby you want to enter, skipping the menu song and dance, and allowing for rapid switching of activities within a given game.

How Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performs On PS4

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How Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performs On PS4

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the most exciting and best-looking games on Sony’s new PlayStation 5 hardware, so if you’ve already secured yourself a new console, you should be excited to jump into this open-world thrill ride. However, what if you only have a PlayStation 4? How does Insomniac’s superhero adventure run on Sony’s last-gen hardware? Should you wait to play the game until after you upgrade your console or just dive in now on PS4? Those are the questions I set out to answer by playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales on a launch version of the PlayStation 4. 

First of all, I won’t dive too much into what I think about Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a game. Overall, I had a ton of fun and really enjoyed cleaning up Manhattan as Miles. Insomniac established an incredibly solid open-world formula with its 2018 game and has smartly built off its systems with Miles’ game. I love the addition of Miles’ venom abilities, which are both fun to use and a nice way to disable bigger foes during combat. If you like stealth games, as I do, then you’ll probably also dig Miles’ camouflage skill, which lets him turn temporarily invisible to easily escape heated battles. For a more detailed breakdown of Insomniac’s systems, please read Andrew Reiner’s full review.

The PlayStation 5 Review

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The PlayStation 5 Review

The new generation is upon us, and Sony has come out swinging with an incredibly powerful new console to stake its claim on the gaming landscape. The PlayStation 5 offers up blazing speed and some remarkable audio and visual technology. The new console also brings the most exciting innovation in controllers in many years with the excellent DualSense. While not everything is perfect, our weeks with the PlayStation 5 have revealed a worthwhile successor to the legacy of the brand, and an experience that has the potential to change the game for both developers and players.

Most mainstream entertainment tech opts for a low-profile presentation, with subdued lines and shapes meant to blend into the background. That’s even been true for earlier iterations of the PlayStation consoles. The PS5 breaks that mold, with sleek, curved forms, and overpowering presence – less a tech box, and more a billionaire’s yacht.

Dragon Age 4 Theory: Solas, Red Lyrium, And Blight Ambitions

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Dragon Age 4 Theory: Solas, Red Lyrium, And Blight Ambitions

Back in August, BioWare revealed a lengthy 'behind-the-scenes' look at Dragon Age 4 that both told so much and so little at the same time. True to BioWare's nature, we won't actually know how much was hidden in plain sight until after launch, as was the case for previous entries in the franchise, but that hasn't stopped fans from diving deep into everything we've learned thus far. Hi, it's me. I'm fans. 

I've done literally nothing to hide my love for BioWare since starting here at Game Informer, and with over 20 playthroughs of the Dragon Age franchise and numerous re-readings of the books and associating comics, that love isn't going away anytime soon. That much time spent in Thedas has given me a lot of up-close-and-personal time with the Dragon Age lore and I can't quite absolve the nagging theory that is always in the back of my head revolving around a certain egg-headed elf. 

Obviously, there will be spoilers for Dragon Age Inquisition below. Last chance to back away slowly and pretend this never happened. It's not you, it's me; I understand. 

Dragon Age 4 Theory: Solas, Red Lyrium, And Blight Ambitions

about X hours ago from
Dragon Age 4 Theory: Solas, Red Lyrium, And Blight Ambitions

Back in August, BioWare revealed a lengthy 'behind-the-scenes' look at Dragon Age 4 that both told so much and so little at the same time. True to BioWare's nature, we won't actually know how much was hidden in plain sight until after launch, as was the case for previous entries in the franchise, but that hasn't stopped fans from diving deep into everything we've learned thus far. Hi, it's me. I'm fans. 

I've done literally nothing to hide my love for BioWare since starting here at Game Informer, and with over 20 playthroughs of the Dragon Age franchise and numerous re-readings of the books and associating comics, that love isn't going away anytime soon. That much time spent in Thedas has given me a lot of up-close-and-personal time with the Dragon Age lore and I can't quite absolve the nagging theory that is always in the back of my head revolving around a certain egg-headed elf. 

Obviously, there will be spoilers for Dragon Age Inquisition below. Last chance to back away slowly and pretend this never happened. It's not you, it's me; I understand. 

As We Head Into Next-Gen, Where Are These Current-Gen Games?

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As We Head Into Next-Gen, Where Are These Current-Gen Games?

In case you haven’t heard, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S launch is just around the corner. Day-one software may not be the most robust, but early adopters can still tear into games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Not so fast, though. Before we dive into dessert, we still have some tasty looking entrees left on the plate in the form of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games that still haven’t released.

These games not only have yet to launch but have also been floating in development purgatory. I’m talking about projects we either haven’t heard from in years or have simply been delayed repeatedly with no clear end goal. Before we kick off next-gen in earnest, here’s a reminder of some easy-to-forget projects still waiting in the wings for your current consoles.

Among Us And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collide In New Fan Video

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Among Us And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collide In New Fan Video

If you're a regular Game Informer reader, you've probably noticed that we are big fans of Among Us crossovers. From Star Wars to The Sims, these sus little jelly bean astronauts have been busy invading other games with the latest being Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Unlike some of the other crossovers we've featured, this isn't a mod. Instead, it's a small little fan edit that cracked me up way more than it probably should have. I'm in the US, it's a stressful time, let me have this laugh. 

Shared over on Reddit by u/Maybe_its_Maybeline, one islander went out voyaging for sticks only to be confronted by — dramatic gasp — a red imposter. For those that aren't super familiar with Among Us, the game is incredibly simple. Of three maps, a group of up to ten must complete daily tasks in order to win the round. The only problem is that there is at least one imposter within the team's midst. The indie title that has suddenly gotten a new lease on life due to booming popularity last month is unapologetically simple and the deceptive premise makes it a genuine joy to play and to watch as well. 

Among Us And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collide In New Fan Video

about X hours ago from
Among Us And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collide In New Fan Video

If you're a regular Game Informer reader, you've probably noticed that we are big fans of Among Us crossovers. From Star Wars to The Sims, these sus little jelly bean astronauts have been busy invading other games with the latest being Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Unlike some of the other crossovers we've featured, this isn't a mod. Instead, it's a small little fan edit that cracked me up way more than it probably should have. I'm in the US, it's a stressful time, let me have this laugh. 

Shared over on Reddit by u/Maybe_its_Maybeline, one islander went out voyaging for sticks only to be confronted by — dramatic gasp — a red imposter. For those that aren't super familiar with Among Us, the game is incredibly simple. Of three maps, a group of up to ten must complete daily tasks in order to win the round. The only problem is that there is at least one imposter within the team's midst. The indie title that has suddenly gotten a new lease on life due to booming popularity last month is unapologetically simple and the deceptive premise makes it a genuine joy to play and to watch as well. 

Next-Gen Games I Can’t Wait To Play

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Next-Gen Games I Can’t Wait To Play

The next generation of gaming is almost here with the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5. New platforms mean new adventures and stories to treasure forever. While every new generation has had something special to offer, there are a few titles I'm most excited about when thinking about diving into next gen. 

From pretending I have more coordination than I actually do with a solid shooter to taking to Thedas once more within a new BioWare tale, here are the games I'm looking forward to the most in the coming years. 

The Xbox Series X/S Review

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The Xbox Series X/S Review

Following a transformative generation where Xbox recovered from a rocky start to deliver a successful, consumer-friendly approach, the gaming team at Microsoft is back with two consoles that do everything the Xbox One currently does, but better. Blazing fast load times, superb compatibility, and a ton of power combine with various quality-of-life adjustments to improve upon the Xbox One experience in noticeable ways. While an iterative approach may not give you the “wow” factor you expect when you power on your new console for the first time, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S undeniably provide you the best way to enjoy your library of Xbox games.