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L-3 Nozzlenose Details

The L-3 Nozzlenose is a splatter shot in Splatoon 2. Its damage is pretty low but its fire rate and range is pretty decent. Its sub is curling bomb which gives the weapon that range you need to kill enemies. The special is baller, which lets you get in close and inksplode enemies. The only down side of the weapon is that you have to keep hitting the fire button for the weapon to keep firing. All in all, this weapon is great and I hope you consider adding it to your arsenal.

PS4 V PC Graphics Comparison

In our previous PS4 v PC Graphics article we considered the graphics performance of the Sony PlayStation 4 against a personal computer using systems that were comparable in cost. In this second article we look at the comparison based on outright performance alone.

Outright Performance – PS4 v PC Graphics

Looking at the debate free of cost restraints, a different picture emerges. The elimination of budgetary factors leaves us free us consider the very latest graphics cards and in this instance the games console has several reasons why it cannot compete with high end PC graphics.

The first is the upgradeability of PC’s. The graphics card in a high end PC is removable and upgradeable, allowing the computer user to take advantage of new developments in technology whilst not needing to change the entire unit.

Due to the fixed specification nature of consoles, Sony would need to settle on a specification and stick to it. This is compounded by the long development times of a games console – the chosen graphics hardware is often outdated by the time the console is released for sale.

The likes of AMD and NVIDIA spend well over 1 billion US dollars each year on research and development in graphics. This leads to continual development of graphics hardware and because of the upgradeable nature of computers consumers can keep pace with these developments. Graphics cards such the Radeon R9 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 series are the high-performance examples of graphics cards on the market. A consumer would expect to pay an amount at least equal to the cost of an entire PS4 for such cards.

Power is another reason why a console doesn’t use the most powerful GPU’s available. Games consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation will have a maximum power draw of around 300W, whilst high end gaming computers can have power supplies reaching 1000W. This sort of power generates a lot of heat and to dissipate this heat requires a large case to house the power supply and manage airflow. To add to this, noisy fans would need to be used and the resulting combination of size, heat and noise would be unacceptable in the home environment in which the PlayStation 4 is likely to be used. The gaming PC is often a specialist item of hardware used within a more dedicated location, such as a games room or bedroom, where such issues are more acceptable. Also, the electricity used to power a PS4 isn’t free and with rising energy prices consumers are becoming more and more conscious of what an item of consumer electronics costs to run. A 1000W console simply wouldn’t sell in enough numbers to warrants its development budget.

The final factor is cost. Powerful processors, large power supplies and big casings with the large heatsinks and fans required to deal with the heat generated by a powerful gaming PC all cost money. Building and releasing a console to these specifications would result in a retail price far too high to generate the sales required for it to be an acceptable business model. High end gaming computers probably sell in much smaller numbers but the higher price of the hardware, particularly the graphics cards, allows for this niche sector of the market to continue.

In conclusion, the Sony PS4 and gaming PC’s operating in two different areas of the marketplace. The technology used in PC graphics is state of the art, at the limits of current semiconductor technology. The form factor, upgradeability, power supplies and consumers demands for simply the best technology available allow this. That is why it is not possible to have a console that can outperform a PC.

Top end gaming PCs already have a clear performance advantage over the PS4, with games such as Battlefield 4 being able to run at a higher resolution and with higher quality textures on PC than on the console. This gulf will only get wider when you consider that we are in the early years of the current generation games console. It may be five to six years before we see the emergence of the PS5 and Xbox One successor and by that time PC graphic cards will have evolved by a huge amount.

Thanks to the combination a powerful CPU, well developed graphics processor and high quality GDDR5 RAM, the Sony PlayStation 4 is an excellent gaming machine. It also has low power consumption, a small foot print and a designer casing meaning it wouldn’t look out of place complimenting your home entertainment system. For a comprehensive look at the technical specifications of the console please feel free to check out our PS4 website as per the above link. We also have an excellent PlayStation v Xbox One comparison article to help you decide which of the current high end games consoles you should buy.

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Madden 18 MUT DRAFT

MUT DRAFTS is a game mode in madden 18; in this game mode you have 20 rounds to draft a team 1 player each round. The solo draft will be worth 5 tickets which is a lot but I believe you get better rewards. The ranked draft also cost 5 tickets it’s harder but you get better rewards. For the solo draft it is offline if you don’t get any wins you get 0 coins and 2 gold player packs. If you win 1 game you get 2,500 coins 2 gold player packs. Two wins will get you 5,000 coins and 2 gold player packs. Three wins rewards you with 7,500 coins 2 gold player packs. Four wins will give the most rewards with 10,000 coins and 1 gold premium player pack. The most challenging part is that you have to do it without losing any games.  Now I’m going to talk about the ranked draft on this mode you are playing online because it’s more competitive you get more rewards. If you don’t win any games you get 0 coins and 2 gold player packs. If you win 1 game you get 2,500 coins and 2 gold player packs. Two wins will reward you with 10,000 coins and 1 gold premium player pack. Three wins will get you 20,000 coins 1 gold premium player pack. For the most rewards in MUT draft if you win 4 games you will be rewarded 20,000 coins and 1 elite player pack. The packs and coins go to your ultimate team so if you win MUT drafts your MUT team should have a good start to your ultimate team.

PS4 V Xbox One – Hardware Comparison

A question that prospective console purchasers will ask many times over the next few years is which is the better console, the Sony PlayStation 4 or the Microsoft Xbox One? In this article we take a look at the technical details of each console and compare them against each other.

PS4 v Xbox One – CPU

At the heart of any gaming console is its processor. It is responsible for the raw power of the unit, whilst also linking all of the other components such RAM, hard disk drive, graphics chip and optical drive together.

The PS4 and Xbox One use very similar CPUs, both using the Jaguar architecture made by AMD and consisting of two quad-core modules giving a total of 8-core units.

The Xbox One runs at 1.75GHz, although it was original specified as 1.6GHz but increased before launch by Microsoft engineers. The PlayStation’s processor speed has not been officially released by Sony, although it is said by industry experts to be running at 1.6GHz. Although this is slower than the Xbox, it is a relatively small difference that it is unlikely to provide the Xbox with any noticeable real-world advantage. There is also an indication that the Sony product has a boost feature where the CPU speed can be momentarily increased when CPU intensive demand occurs, although this has not been confirmed by the manufacturer.

A benefit of both consoles using very similar architecture is that producing games for each system doesn’t have to be approached from two difference technical perspectives. A title written for the PS4 is free to be ported across to the Xbox One without any major re-engineering. This principle also applies to PC versions of games because the CPU used is a PC derived x86 architecture whilst the graphics processing is also PC based.

Both consoles use an Accelerated Processing Unit (or APU) setup. This system has both the CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) contained on one chip. These new-generation consoles use AMD’s third generation lower power APU architecture.

Xbox One v PS4 – Graphics Processing

Both consoles use an AMD GPU based on the Radeon HD 7000 series of personnel computer graphics cards. Despite this there are differences between the two. On paper the PS4 graphics processor is 40 per cent more powerful with 1,152 shader processors allowing a throughput of 1.84 teraflops compared to the 768 shader processors of the Xbox One giving it a throughput of 1.31 teraflops. In an attempt to counteract this deficit Microsoft decided to increase their GPU speed pre-launch from the standard 800MHz used by the HD 7000 chip to 853MHz. It is unlikely that this small increase in clock speed would offer a noticeable improvement with the extra processing power of the PS4 allowing it to perform more tasks simultaneously, in theory allowing more impressive visual effects.

Xbox One v PlayStation 4 – RAM

The Sony console also edges the Xbox on Random Access Memory (RAM) specification, with the PlayStation4 using GDDR5 RAM, whilst the One has more conventional DDR3 memory. Both units have 8GB of RAM.

The GDDR5 RAM is designed for use in intensive applications such as graphics cards because it has a much higher bandwidth of up to 100GB/sec more than the DDR3. To counter this deficit the Xbox One also has a 32MB eSRAM frame buffer to help bridge the gap between the two RAM types.


With a more powerful GPU and faster memory it would appear that the PS4 marginally out does the Xbox for pure graphics power. Despite these advantages the Microsoft product comes back with a slightly faster processor (by around 10 per cent) and the addition of an eSRAM buffer to free the load on the Xbox One’s main memory.

Taking all of these factors into account, it is difficult to proclaim one console clearly better than the other. The question as to which is the best console would, in reality, depend on the consumer’s personal preference on matters such as the feel of the controller, software features and exclusive games. Thanks for reading.

With eight core processors, a dedicated graphics chips and a huge 8GB of memory, the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony offer the hardware to put the previous generation PS3 and Xbox 360 to shame. The retail prices of these consoles are also likely to make a comparable gaming PC appear very expensive. Visit our PS4 v Xbox One page for more information on the battle between the two consoles. We also list the full specifications and technical details of the machine, both of which come with a 500GB hard drive, wireless connectivity and Blu-ray drive. Check out for all you need to know.

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Microsoft Xbox ONE Vs Sony PS4


The most important question in the gaming world is; which has better graphics? However, it is very difficult to answer. We are saying difficult because if you compare graphics of the current Xbox 360 with the PS3, it will vary from game-to-game, and generally the difference is not that great. It’s all down to the way games are made.

The one way to judge the graphics of both consoles is to look at what is going on under the hood – checking out the GPU, the CPU and the core system memory that run the show.

Xbox One vs Sony PS4 – Controllers

Microsoft has done few minor redesign & Kinect redesign. Microsoft claims that they have made more forty improvements. However, most of the changes are related to ergonomics. An integrated battery compartment, new triggers and Wi-Fi Direct will come with the new controller.

PS4 – Moderate redesign and integrated Move

Sony has done some serious changes here. Now, there will be a move light on the controller’s rear, which will function like the

Move motion control ‘sticks’. There is also a share button which lets you share game moments instantly. Sony has given a completely new look to Sixaxis. However, the shape of the controllers is much the same as the current-model.But, now, the users will get more control with a track pad that sits between the D-pad and the buttons.

Xbox ONE Hardware

The Xbox One processor will be based on Jaguar architecture from AMD. It will use an APU with eight x86-64 cores clocked at 1.75 GHz that comes with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM with a memory bandwidth of 68.3 GB/s. However, according to some reports, 3 GB of RAM will be reserved for the operating system and apps for games.

The memory subsystem will also come with an additional 32 MB of “embedded static” RAM, or eSRAM, with a memory bandwidth of 102 GB/s,

The console has a a Blu-ray Disc optical drive and a 500 GB non-replaceable hard drive.

The graphics processing unit (GPU) will run on AMD GCN. It will have a total of 768 cores running at 853 MHz providing an estimated peak theoretical power of 1.31 TFLOPS.

The gaming console will feature Wi-Fi Direct, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n wireless for networking.

The Xbox One will support 4K resolution (3840×2160) (2160p) video output and 7.1 surround sound. The Xbox One will have an HDMI 1.4 for both input and output, however, it won’t support composite or component video.

PlayStation 4 Hardware

The heart of both the console is similar. Both have a processor developed by AMD. The PlayStation 4 will also use an AMD processor. The PS4’s CPU consists of eight x86-64 cores packed with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory which will give the console considerable longevity.

The system can run at a maximum clock speed of 2.75 GHz. The PS4 will also come with a secondary custom chips. This chip basically performs tasks associated with downloading, uploading, and social gameplay.

The PS4 will support photos and videos at 4K resolution, but it is not expected to be able to render games beyond 1080p. The console will have a 500 GB hard drive for additional storage, which can be upgraded by the user.

For networking, the PlayStation 4 will support Bluetooth, 2USB 3.0 ports and WiFi. Users will be able to include an auxiliary port for connection to the PS4’s Camera,

A mono headset, which can be plugged into the DualShock 4, will come bundled with the system.

Who is more powerful?

The simple answer is the PS4. Look into the technical reasons mentioned above, it is clear that the PS4 is more powerful.

Do you know the news that the Sony PS4 is (almost) categorically more powerful than the Xbox One is one of the reasons why the PS4 pre-order sold out before the Xbox One’s?

However, it’s worth noting that it’s likely there will only be minor differences in titles released for both consoles. There’s little benefit for a developer in making one version a good deal prettier than the other.


Xbox One – 3.18kg, 10 % larger than the 360 & ‘big black box’ design,

PS4 – 2.8kg, Slanted design,

Xbox One is large whereas the PS4 is sleeker, slimmer and will easily get fit in your under-TV space.

Xbox One Exclusive Games

Halo 5
Quantum Break
Sunset Overdrive
Dead Rising 3
Forza Motorsport 5
Project Spark
Killer Instinct
PS4 Exclusive Games

Killzone: Shadowfall
The order: 1886
Octodad: Deadlist Catch
Infamous: Second Son
The PS4 will reportedly have more exclusives within its 1st year. Right now, we only have this list of exclusive games available for the PS4.


This is a make and break factor, where PS4 clearly wins.

Xbox One = $499 (U.S), £429 (U.K.) and $599 (Australia).

PS4 = $399 (U.S), £349 (U.K.), €399 (Europe) and $549 (Australia)

PS4 camera, previously known as the PlayStation 4 Eye will cost $59 in the U.S., £54 in the U.K., and $99 in Australia. Even after this, the PS4 is still cheaper.

Sony may have a distinct advantage this holiday season, because it has been priced less than its competitor.

According to Eurogamer, Sony is going to get at around a $60 loss per unit, but it’s a marketing strategy. Actually, Sony is after typical users who buy a PlayStation Plus subscription and at least one launch title. That’s why Sony expects that they’ll turn a profit with the PS4 sooner.

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Using your Brain Waves to control games.

We have partnered up with Mind Power Enterprise in Portsmouth, VA. And we are spreading the news about Mindfulness Meditation throughout the community.  The video world is moving to using your brain waves to control video games instead of using a hand held controller.  Mind Flex Duel is an example of this brain wave movement. This toy takes a measure of brain activity in the left frontal lobe and, based on the amount of activity there, sends power to a fan (high power when high; low or off when low). This raises a foam ball in the air and a dial can be turned with the hands to move the ball through an obstacle course that arrange with detachable pieces. The ear clips are used to complete a circuit. After playing it for awhile it responds negatively to stress (the ball lowers and the fan turns off). Studies have shown that if you can increase frontal lobe activity through exercises like this, you can increase objective measures of concentration, which is the amount of time engaged with a task and decrease measures of impulsivity. And not just for Mind Flex.  So a child who got skillful at playing this game should also pay better attention in school.  Their reading comprehension will increase, they will do better on homework, and become more focused. We introduced the game yesterday to CJAB Family Services, which is a center for children with mental health diagnosis.  At this particular center they focus on Mindfulness and being in the present moment.  This game seem to be perfect for them because the owner stated that the kids were getting a little bored with Mindfulness.  With Mind Flex they get to demonstrate skills they have developed in the Mindfulness sessions they have been in with their counselors. We encouraged the staff to set performance goals with them and give them some sort of reward for meeting and exceeding those goals.

Xbox or PS? Which Is the Better Choice for Entertainment?

I have been an avid gamer for most of my life. When I look back to the days of commodore 64 and slightly forward to the times of the Super Nintendo and N64, the console market had very little competition. Sega and Nintendo dominated the market and what they had to offer was nothing short of futuristic dreams. Fast forward into the millennium we now have new giants of the console market forcing huge technological innovations and with separation of hardware and software markets, we have software giants like Activision constantly challenging hardware makers to deliver even more technological change in very short spaces. These notable large technological changes in combination with marketing gurus fueling consumer thirsts are bound to lead to interesting questions. One which normally dominates the 18-30 demographic is, “Which is better, XBOX or PlayStation?”

The PlayStation was the first modern console to hit the market and changed the way we perceived console gaming. It was quickly followed by the PlayStation 2, which sold close to a million copies on launch. The PlayStation 2 was equipped with the new DVD drive technology making it the all round entertainment machine. Sony was set to take the stage and dominate the console market. It was not until 2001 that Sony met its first challenge when Microsoft launched its Xbox console. The Xbox was a powerful machine that carried Intel’s 733 MHz Pentium 3 processor, a clear upgrade from the PS2’s 294 MHz emotion engine processor. The Intel-Microsoft partnership had paid off. It was clear Microsoft had gained penetration into the console gaming market but it was not until the arrival of high-speed broadband that the Xbox would show its true potential with the Xbox live system and online multiplayer gaming platform. The PlayStation eventually developed an online system but it was light years behind the Xbox live system, which was already registering close to a million subscribers. The Xbox still had a mountain to climb with less than a hundred game titles in the market for the platform and their very expensive price tags, consumers were not dropping their PlayStations anytime soon. PlayStation 2 sold 147 million copies worldwide in comparison to the 24 million plus copies of the Xbox.

It was not until 2005 that Microsoft will emerge the world leader in console gaming when it unveiled its Xbox 360 console. The Xbox 360 took advantage of almost every technological advancement in the millennium as far as computing went. The main features of the console included wireless internet, high definition multi media interface commonly referred to as HDMI, High definition DVD technology, the new Tri core Xenon processors, optical sound interface and best of all wireless controllers and headset making it the only console to go wireless. The online multiplayer came with its own revamp, an all improved Xbox market place provided all round media entertainment in music and video and a simpler graphical interface for online players.

The Xbox 360 appeared to be the dream machine. It was not until 2006 that Sony responded with its PlayStation 3 model utilising the new blue ray technology for discs and coming with an inbuilt blue ray player. It had now revamped its online multiplayer system making it a more stable platform. There was nothing new in comparison to the 360 in relation to processor and graphics speed, the PlayStation 3 however delivered on style and it looked like a console for your living room. The hefty price tag was not going to get it very far. By 2010 Microsoft had focused all its attention on improving the online experience by bringing on board, Facebook, twitter, Zune, Last FM and SKY on its platform an all in one media experience. By Christmas 2010, Microsoft had released a new-upgraded 360 console with a sleeker design and an inbuilt wireless card. Project Natal’s motion capture, no controller technology was also released in December. The Xbox had moved from a gaming console to a multimedia console. The PlayStation 3 by 2011 had sold 41 million copies. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 had sold 50 million plus copies. Unless Sony can come up with a response, the Xbox is set to be the dominant gaming console for 2011/2012.

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Xbox One or PlayStation 4: The Polls Are in Which Plays Out Better

Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are officially revealed. There will be many comparisons and reviews and you may change your mind a few times before you decide to buy one. Judging by the information gathered from both events, we decided to make our version of comparison.


Both gaming consoles are using almost the same hardware specs inside their bodies. The only difference is in the RAM type. The PS4 uses GDDR5 8GB RAM and the Xbox One uses 8GB DDR3 RAM.

The GPU on the PS4 could perform 50% better than the Xbox One With the faster graphic memory you will get a better gaming experience on the PS4. Xbox One gave better real-time graphics.


Both controllers have been redesigned and they look better than their predecessors.

The PS4 controller includes a clickable touch pad, which will give developers better options when they design a game. On the front side of it, you can see the light bar which enables the motion control placed on the PS4. From here, the Eye camera tracks the controller position and does some adjustments during multiplayer gaming. For accomplishing this, Xbox One is using Kinect help and auto-tracks the person who holds the controller. PS4 controller has Share button, headphone jack and speaker.

For connecting the controller, Xbox One is using Wi-Fi Direct while PS4 is using Bluetooth 2.1. Xbox One leads in this round, because Wi-Fi Direct is using 250Mbps and Bluetooth 2.1 is using 3Mbps maximum speed.

Voice control and motion

The Xbox One will be “awake” all the time and you just need to say “Xbox On” and the machine will be ready for gaming. Signing on to your account has never been easier because Xbox one uses facial recognition to do that. Sony has announced that its camera will have the similar facial recognition feature.

Price and availability

We can expect the Xbox One launch in November for a price of $499. The PS4 will be available on the market right before the holidays for $399. If you choose the PS4 over the Xbox One, in 2014 you will get the cloud gaming service. This will offer you a catalog of PS3 games which are compatible with PS4. It seems, PlayStation 4 will be the better choice because Microsoft has no plans for its gaming console.

Other features

Playing used games is not offered by the Xbox One and it requires check-ins to play a game. PS4 users can play games offline as long as they like.

Although PS4 came out as the better console in this battle, let’s give Xbox a try to see which gaming experience we liked better.

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EA Sports Madden License And What The Future Holds For Sports Gaming

I’m sure that you’ve heard by now that the exclusive license that EA Sports has with Madden has been extended. Some people are disappointed by the extension because they feel that other companies (2ksports) may be able to produce a better product. I must admit as a consumer there are very few things to be optimistic about these days, but as I look towards the future I can’t help but to be excited about the next few years of sports gaming. I think as video game consumers our voice amongst the producers making these games matters! Proof of this was the death of the NBA Live Series (Ah, r.i.p. NBA Live…we had some great times together).

I can remember growing up in the 90′s I played NBA Live religiously. I can remember someone mentioning that 2K had a good basketball game, but to me that was the equivalent of someone trying to convince me to wear a pair of Keds to the basketball court… just wasn’t going to happen. I was a victim of “sticking with the name brand”. At the time 2K may have had the best game on earth, but the point was I wasn’t willing to steer away from the name brand that EA had established. When I finally gave 2K a chance I felt as if I’d been lied to my whole life. I couldn’t belief how much more realistic 2K was and that I had been playing an arcade game (NBA Live) and didn’t even realize it. If 2K can pull this off with basketball who’s to say that it can’t be done for football (there are some that argue that it already has) and boxing (yup..I said it EA…you guys better come strong in your next release!)…For those of you excited about the exclusive extension you’ve got to ask your self are you a victim of the name brand?

Regardless of how you may feel regarding the extension of EA’s license one thing is for sure… We can almost guarantee that the competition between EA & 2Ksports will lead to better games. Personally, I feel that at this point in the video game age word of mouth and customer satisfaction are extremely crucial to the success of these companies. As a consumer I honestly feel pretty good about the future of the sports gaming industry! And I feel that my voice (on forums, etc.) is heard and taken into consideration during the development of games!

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