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Placeholder pricing: Why it shouldn’t sway you

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Following the next-gen console reveals, dozens of sites put out placeholder prices on their site for reserve pages,  allowing customers to view their page and entice them to pre-order with their company. With the fiasco of the pricing issue the PS3 had at launch, you can be sure that Sony will be pricing it’s newest console to coincide with Microsoft’s. Unfortunately people took one look at those prices and ran for the hills. Here’s why basing your purchase on a placeholder is a bad idea.

New Consoles Are Coming, What Does It Mean For PC Gamers?

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New consoles are being released by Sony and Microsoft in November if we can trust the rumors. Sony will launch the Playstation 4 and Microsoft, the next Xbox which has not been revealed yet.

15 new Assassin’s Creed 4: Blag Flag screenshots

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GC recently reported that Ubisoft will be releasing Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag in October of this year. Now you can feast your eyes on some brand spanking new screenshot.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag release date and announcement trailer

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Can’t wait for the next Assassin’s Creed on next gen consoles? Well, you could be playing it sooner than you think.

Ubisoft play it smart with Assassin’s Creed 4

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Releasing games at the start of a new console generation is a big risk. Although the first wave will not struggle to get noticed due to the lack of titles, the user base is too small to even bother with releasing a game on it in the first place.

Podcast: Episode 2 – PS4 announcement

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The Gaming Capacity team discuss the avalanche of info that Sony left them in the aftermath of the PS4 announcement.

PS4 announcement predictions

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PlayStation 4, news has gone into overdrive with the more than likely announcement, rumours started from a trailer released by Sony, of its existence on the 20th February.

Podcast: Episode 1 – Next gen

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Gaming Capacity talk about the imminent arrival of the next generation of gaming.

The PS4 will launch this year with a AAA line-up

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We think that the PS4 will be announced and launched this year with a good range of first party launch titles, it’s not a matter of what’s being said but rather what isn’t. Sony’s next move seems a bit too secretive and this makes us suspicious.

By looking at gaming’s past we can see Nintendos future: Why they will dominate this gen

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Nintendo came into last generation with the goal of connecting with the Casual market. Wii Sports, Nintendo Dogs, Brain Age, etc. It was a huge success. But even with that gigantic push it was only able to go so far. There was a problem. In catering to the casual market they neglected the core gamer. In the end the casual market would not be enough to continue Nintendo’s Console dominance around the World.

5 things the Wii U needs to win next gen

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King of this Generation! Even though they were mostly absent on the Wii this past year or so. The Wii took the world by storm when it launched late in 2006. From that point forward it would go on to more or less dominate the Console market until early January 2011.

5 things Nextbox needs to win next gen

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While the first Xbox achieved less than respectable sales, Microsoft out-did themselves in almost every way with the xbox 360, taking a massive leap in market share, innovating tremendously in the online space and becoming yet another brand synonymous with gaming (and making Microsoft billions in the process). The 360 is currently neck and neck in sales with PS3, and won’t catch up to the Wii, so while this generation has been very successful for Xbox, potentially Xbox could be much bigger. Here are some things we think the next Xbox needs to meet that potential:

5 things PS4 needs to win next gen

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PS3 was off to a rocky start. The incredibly high loss on each system was devastating, as was the billions in R&D costs. The launch line-up was lackluster and the $600 “get a second job” price was ludicrous. SONY endured through the billions in losses caused by initial PS3 madness and has managed to take the brand back to profitability, but in the state they’re in now they need to of learned from their mistakes. The PS4 needs to be success.

PS4: What to expect

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Information about the PlayStation 4 is a bit vague at the moment with a lot of rumours and opinions flying around. We try and get to the bottom of what to expect when it finally hit the shelves.