Is the PS4 ‘Better’ Than the Xbox One? Not Necessarily, But it is Cheaper

PS4 console and controller

Most gamers I talk to seem to favor the idea of buying the PS4 over the Xbox One, and we know Microsoft’s reveal of the new Xbox where they continuously plugged it as a media center that immerses you socially and visually and occasionally plays games like Forza and FIFA is to blame, but which console is actually better?

Like the age-old Macs vs. PC discussion, that’s an unanswerable question, but here are the differences:

1. Price

The Playstation 4 is cheaper at $399 than the Xbox One, which hits shelves in November for $499.

2. Games

Sony said at E3 that unlike the One, PS4 will be region-free (no restriction on European and Japanese titles), supports used games 100% and will not require a constant internet connection.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to the game, they can trade in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to another friend or keep it forever.” -Jack Tretton, CEO
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Both consoles will require a paid subscription (Playstation Plus and Xbox Live) to play online multiplayer.

Exclusive Xbox One games: Halo 5, Titanfall, Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark.

Exclusive PS4 games: The Order 1886, Killzone: Shadowfall, Knack, DriveClub, Infamous: Second Son.

Games for both Xbox One and PS4: Call of Duty: Ghosts, The Elder Scrolls Online, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Grand Theft Auto 5, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Kingdom Hearts 3.

Playstation 4 xbox one side by side

3. Specs

While each system comes with a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, a 500GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi, the PS4, with its impressive RAM and GPU, which will likely be faster and a tiny bit better looking in-game.

Xbox One comes with a Kinect and HDMI in/out (PS4 only has HDMI out).

In conclusion, the PS4 does have an upper hand with its price, speed and stance on used games, but the Xbox has more exclusive games and voice/movement inclusion with the Kinect 2.0.

Bulletproof Polo, For The Paranoid Gentleman

If I was a little bit more, afraid, and a little bit more mobster-y I’d order a bulletproof polo. And such a thing does exist at For $3,475 you can purchase a shirt that will save your life if you happen to be stabbed and/or shot with handguns and uzis.

You no longer have to worry about outwardly looking like you are wearing bulletproof anything or being sprayed with gunfire on the way to the grocery store! Woohoo.

The polos, which are endorsed by everyone from Steven Seagal to King Abdullah of Jordan, come in four basic colors and three protection levels.

This article of “high-security fashion” and its removable anti-ballistic panels are designed by Columbian mogul Miguel Caballero, whose website also offers an “extreme jacket,” raincoats, and women’s clothing. Continue reading “Bulletproof Polo, For The Paranoid Gentleman”

Amanda Knox’s $4 Million Dollar Book Deal

Amanda Knox, the young American exchange student accused of sexual assaulting and murdering her flatmate Meredith Kercher with her then boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, has been offered $4 million dollars for her story

In December 2011 Knox and Sollecito (who has a memoir of his own on the horizon) were released from jail after four years because of a lack of “reliable” evidence.

Her representative, Robert Barnett, is the very man who scored Barack Obama and Sarah Palin their book deals. As far as numbers go $4 mill isn’t as crazy as it sounds.

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Overpriced Panda Crap Tea, Coming Soon

A Chinese teacher and artist just got a patent for an idea that would put panda feces into tea format. According to the man, known as An Yanshi, this tea would benefit health because “bamboo contains an element that can prevent cancer, and enhance green tea’s anti-cancer effects”

And, since panda’s have a poor digestive system and only absorb about 30% of what they eat, the panda poop tea would full of fibers and nutrients. The real catch here is that if this tea sees the light of grocery or health food stores, it could cost $36,000 dollars a pound.

At that price, one that Yanshi claims is accurate, it would be the most expensive tea of coffee ever made. (The highest worldwide price per lb for coffee is a mere $600)

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Marty McFly Replica Shoes Auctioned For $37,500

Nearly identical shoes as seen worn by Michael J Fox in the iconic film Back To The Future Part II sold today for a whopping $37,500 to “Written In The Stars” rapper Tinie Tempah.

1,500 pairs of these 2011 Limited Edition “Nike Mags” have been put on Ebay, starting at around $6,000. The $37,500 dollar pair that went to Tinie Tempah were sold at a special auction in L.A. thus explaining their surprising price-range.

The proceeds do go to the Michael J. Fox’s Foundation For Parkinson’s Research, so I actually encourage rich people to buy them. I just don’t know who would actually wear them down the street?

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