You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
It's only appropriate that we should release our gaming buyer's guide during Gamescom 2013, where Sony and Microsoft are hashing it out for a spot in your freshman college dorm. But what if the big name consoles don't appeal to you? Are you looking for a cheaper alternative, or perhaps a PC gaming machine? Head on up to find a platform that's right for you.
We heard all about the Xbox One's 23 launch titles yesterday, and now it's PlayStation's turn to gush. There are a lot of similarities between Sony's lineup and Microsoft's, with the latter claiming that it will release an ambitious 33 games between the PS4's November 15th launch and December 31st. Curious to hear what's on the table? Click the link above for a full list of games, and their makers.
Consoles don't ever really come back from the dead, they just usually become niche. But the PlayStation Vita, Sony's redheaded portable stepchild, is currently having its Lazarus moment more than a year after release; a solid second chance at relevance. It's a resurrection owed entirely to the indie community. Read on for more.
Up to this point we haven't really seen much of the Xbox One's user interface. How can you buy a console without such important details? Unfortunately the One's dashboard isn't quite ready to be captured by our cameras due to its pre-release nature, but fret not, because we're going to tell you everything you need to know through the power of words. Click above for all the details.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Weight 6.17 lb
- Released 2013-11-15
Sony PlayStation Vita PCH-2000
Microsoft Xbox One