Gaming consoles are expensive, so the choice you make is important and a bit of an investment! Gamers should do their research before purchasing one. Lucky for you, we did it for you! Whether this is your first or 20th console, read on for the benefits and drawbacks of the three most popular gaming consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The PlayStation 4 was released in November 2013. It has sold far more consoles than its two competitors. The standard console (PlayStation 4 Slim) sells for $299.99. The more expensive console (PlayStation 4 Pro) sells for $399.99. Both the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro have one terabyte of storage. Compared to the PlayStation 4 Slim, the PlayStation 4 Pro has higher resolution (4K–check if your TV is 4K before buying) and faster loading times, so the gameplay is far more realistic. It is, however, more expensive and heavier than the PlayStation 4 Slim. If you are a serious gamer who is willing to pay up for a more powerful console, the PlayStation 4 Pro is the way to go. If you are buying a console for children, an infrequent gamer, prefer a lighter console, or on a budget, the PlayStation 4 Slim is the console for you. The PlayStation 4 has far more game exclusives (meaning they are only available on PlayStation) than the Xbox One, including hits The Last Guardian, Days Gone, and Infamous Second Son. The PlayStation 4 has virtual reality goggles, which immerse you in the game more than a normal controller. The Xbox One and Nintendo Switch do not have virtual reality.
The Xbox One was released in November 2013 just like the PlayStation 4. The standard console (Xbox One S) sells for $299.99 but comes with a large selection of bundled games. The more expensive console (Xbox One X) sells for $499.99 and also has included games. Both the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X have one terabyte of storage. The Xbox One X’s resolution is 4K, but it has far more RAM (storage) and faster loading times than the PlayStation 4 Pro which earns its title as the most powerful gaming console on the market. It is also the only console to have a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player. The Xbox One X is the most expensive console money can buy. As with the PlayStation 4 Slim versus the PlayStation 4 Pro, people who regularly game and want a life-like experience, should pay up for the more expensive model. The Xbox One S is still a great option and more budget friendly. If you want to play your old Xbox 360 games, Xbox One is far more backward compatible than PlayStation 4. On the Xbox One, you are able to play games with gamers not using the Xbox One (such as an iPhone, computer, virtual reality goggles, or Nintendo Switch). If you own many games and movies and need more storage than the terabyte, there are more USB ports on the console than the PlayStation 4, thus more external storage opportunities.
The Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017 making it the newest of the three consoles. The standard console sells for $299.99. It comes in two color styles: solid gray and neon blue and red. But the controllers, called Joycons, can actually be purchased separately in a multitude of color schemes! It has 32 gigabytes of storage, which is far less than the other two consoles. Unlike the first two consoles, it is portable and does not require a television, making it is very versatile. There are two ways to use the Nintendo Switch: either hold it in your hands or dock it at your television. The resolution is nowhere near the PlayStation or Xbox’s resolution. There is no disc port, instead, the games are on a cartridge. You can’t stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, either.
At the end of the day, all of these consoles are excellent choices. It really depends on your personal preference when making a purchase. If you still can’t decide which console to buy, both PlayStation and Xbox are likely to release the next generation of consoles in 2020. Thus, holding out to buy a console isn’t the worst idea. A generation of consoles usually lasts for 6 to 8 years so these new consoles will last you many years of gaming. The new Nintendo Switch may drop in the second half of 2019. In the case of buying a console, delaying the big decisions is a smart way to go!
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The fourth of July is easily one of the most exciting holidays of the year, and everyone likes to enjoy the sunny weather by celebrating outside with plenty of food, friends, and fireworks! But just like with any holiday, it can be a bit stressful – especially if you plan on throwing your own celebration rather than attending one this year.
If you want to throw an Independence Day bash that is kid-friendly and parent-approved, you still have plenty of time to organize a successful party. Your friends at Game Truck Richmond have compiled five expert tips for throwing the best July 4th party this year!
1. Organization is Key
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to arrange the best Independence Day party for your guests. Make sure you keep a checklist so that everything you plan can be easily checked off.
Don’t forget to create a guest list to project how much food you need to prepare and how to arrange the party layout. And remember to set your budget ahead of time so that you don’t get carried away!
2. Check the Weather
Regardless of whether you plan your Independence Day bash to be inside or outside, it’s essential to check the weather. Thunderstorms can quickly ruin an outdoor party, so plan to have a backup option! Make sure an indoor space is ready if needed.
Let’s cut to the chase here – a party lacking food can turn from good to bad in seconds.
Make sure when preparing for your guests that you make (or order) food that is easy to eat; otherwise, your party goers will want to wander around and eat on the go. Burgers, hot dogs, fruit kabobs, cookies or brownies are all simple foods that are incredibly delicious for both kids and adults.
Thinking of party games for kids can be a difficult task because you want to ensure that kids of all ages are having fun. Fun and age-friendly games such as laser tag, water tag, and bubble soccer are simple and will keep the kids entertained for hours. But if you want to get bonus points for party planning, book Gametruck Richmond and ensure that your guests stay entertained for hours!
It can’t be a Fourth of July party without fireworks, can it? If your state allows it, you can purchase and set off fireworks from the comfort of your home. If this isn’t the case, you can plan the party accordingly so that your guests can walk or drive to a nearby fireworks show!
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Gaming gives you a load of real-life experiences from its gripping visuals, to the feel of the merchandise, to more natural gaming experiences, and faster recharge time. And to do that, innovations in gaming accessories have been made to make your gaming experience the best one. Here are three great gaming accessories to have to maximize your experience.
Much like DualShock 3, the DualShock 4 has tilt controls, vibrates, has a built-in rechargeable battery and doesn’t contain any fewer buttons. The R2 trigger buttons are curved inward unlike its older version, and along with its shape and size, this makes it much easier to hold and built to cater almost all hand sizes. DualShock 4 sets itself apart from other controllers by its additional features, which but you won’t find in other controllers. The first addition is its touchpad above the analog sticks. The new multi-touch and clickable touchpad on the face of the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller opens up worlds of new gameplay possibilities for both newcomers and veteran gamers. The DualShock 4 has a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack, putting several new audio options in the player’s hands. This brilliant feature allows you to listen to listen to all in-game audio without bothering anybody or having to pay for headphones or a long wire connecting to the TV for your headphones.
Controllers are great, but if you feel you’re not getting the best out of your racing games, then investing in a racing wheel for gaming may be the best option for you. If you want a good item for a racing car game, Logitech G920 Dual-motor Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel with Responsive Pedals for Xbox One is the wheel for you. It works with XBox One and PC. It has Dual-Motor Force Feedback meaning that when driving it gives vibrations back giving you a ‘real’ driving experience. The wheel feels nice in your hands and turning is relatively precise with its 900-degree rotation. The Logitech G920 has easy access game controls, responsive pedal unit, and mounts securely.
Now if you got the best controller for PS4, you’re going to need an excellent charger to go along with that. And if you love playing video games a lot, and spend a majority of your time playing, you know that playing video games does something horrible to your controllers. It murders your batteries, burns it, drains it, etc. So the PS4 controller charger by YTEAM is a great charger to use because it’s rather small and lightweight and straightforward to use. It comes with two parts, with the charging dock itself and the stand. The clear plastic holders help guide the controllers efficiently into the charger plug. It comes with the USB cable, the one you use for the PS4 controller. So just plug it into the PS4 cable, and it charges very fast.
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