The video game war rages on

PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U compete for video game supremacy

By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist

The video game war is a war that not many people know about. It’s been raging on for decades now and it shows no signs of stopping. After all, competition is what gaming is all about. This time, it’s between the PS4, Xbox One, and the Wii U. I’m going to try and describe each new system as best I can, while maybe determining the reigning champion of this next-generation video game war.

First off, the PS4 looks sleek and sexy in black. The controller feels great in my hands with new triggers and even a touchpad in the centre. It also has a “share” button that’s always recording gameplay so you can share what you’ve done with your PlayStation Network friends, with one click of the button. The menu screen is completely different from its predecessor’s, making everything even more convenient to access. Two of the PS4’s launch games, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack, have their perks and minor flaws, but I won’t be going into detail about them. It’s the games coming out next spring that I’m thinking about, such as Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Tom Clancy’s the Division. These look incredible. The PS4 also offers an additional camera not unlike the Kinect from Xbox One.

The Xbox One rolled out a week before the PS4, and it has better-looking launch games such as Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Killer Instinct. All of those games look epic. Apart from a slimmer battery pack, the controller is basically the same as the previous one. The new and improved Kinect comes with the new system and is a huge improvement. It can sense up to six people and has enabled facial recognition to sign in. The system focusses on being an all-in-one entertainment outlet with a multi-screen option and a whole bunch of other options. Still, these extra functions are just not my cup of tea. I play games and only games on my gaming systems.

Finally, we come to the Wii U. Yes, I know it came out a while ago, but it’s still coming out with amazing games like Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3-D World. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Keep on trucking, Wii U.

I’m guessing you might already know where my loyalties lie. You may be tempted by Xbox’s superior selection, but I suggest Sony over Microsoft this time around. The PS4 games look weak now, but in a couple months, it’ll be the best console on the shelves. I can’t wait.