Previously, an issue of both the Xbox One and the PS4 is the lack of external support for storage purposes of the devices.
For the PS4, it has been revealed that there is a simpler way by which users can replace the HD of their PS4. It is even more helpful that most of the parts and accessories used to create the PS4 can easily be bought. In addition, there are specific hard drive types that have been tested to be compatible with the PS4.
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As for the Xbox One, GameSpot has previously reported that any attempts to tamper with the hard drive, which includes replacing it with another one, will instantly void your warranty.
In addition, Cinemablend reports that the most that Microsoft could reveal is that there is a promised user-upgradable external storage for the Xbox One, though this has not yet been scheduled for any definitive availability anytime soon.
The promise of a good enough and sophisticated storage management does sound good, but without the time frame, it doesn't help that IGN tested the capacity of the device. Testing the Xbox One hard drive, the site found that the hard drive can tap out at 362 GB of games, apps and a few videos.
This is a smaller number compared to those found earlier, which stated that the Xbox One can reach up to 391 GB before signaling full capacity. What do you think this will mean for those diehard gamers? Will you be affected by this small storage space?
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2 Million Units Sold
The console wars are still in effect as Microsoft's Xbox One has reached 2 million in sales, going on a level field and number as the PS4.
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According to Reuters, it took 18 days for the global sales of the Xbox One to reach the record. However, looking at the figures from Sony, this is still a bit weaker in number, as Sony was able to cross 2.1 million in a span of 15 days.
The war isn't over by a long shot, considering the replenishments in time for Christmas, with both sides aiming to deliver and fulfill as many pre-orders and stock in retailers. But best of all, there are still the upcoming games slated for 2014, which can make or break the next-gen consoles in the long run.
Spying and Xbox One
The first time that spying was attached to the Xbox One's name was when the Kinect was still thought to always watch and listen to its users. However, now, a new spying issue has come up, and it has something to do with spying activities in actual gaming .
It seems that the latest spying incidences have been reported in a number of games, including "World of Warcraft," "Xbox Live" and "Second Life." Several reports, along with undisclosed documents, have pointed to instances wherein online gaming may become a hotspot to find and even recruit potential spies (and on the other side of the coin, terrorists).
Propublica, one of the publications that has partnered with The New York Times and The Guardian in creating the spying story now linked to "Xbox Live," also reported that both American and British spy agencies may have infiltrated online gaming in a widespread search and surveillance for potential recruits.
However, VG 24/7 has been in contact with the developers of the games mentioned, as well as Microsoft, and their responses have been basically the same: "We are unaware of any surveillance taking place. If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission."
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