The Next Generation War

The Next Generation WarThis is the follow up to my “horse” pun filled next generation Derby, but to prove I’m not a one trick pony, I’ll change the format a bit. This is now a war scenario, and while the war is still ongoing and it won’t be over for a few years to come, I’ll try to find out who won the great E3 battle of 2013 but more importantly who is best placed to win the war.

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Who Won E3 2013?


Well that’s it. E3 2013 is over. As is the tradition at this time of year we need to pick a winner out of the big three so let’s have a brief recap of the evidence. Microsoft came out to silence the critics after receiving something of a mauling after their Xbox ONE reveal a few weeks ago. They did a fair job of it too. In the most flowing conference Microsoft bombarded us with Continue reading

Microsoft E3 2013

Microsoft Logo

So first up to run the E3 conference gauntlet this year was Microsoft. Their first showing was from Konami with a gameplay video of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Showing the impressive Fox Engine off, it showed the new open world with Snake traversing the land on horseback. Real time weather effects looked impressive and hold the potential to open up new gameplay avenues. Looks like both the CQC and stealth techniques have been improved greatly, appearing to make this new entry smoother to play than Metal Gear of the past. It’s a fantastic start to this year’s show; let’s hope it continues at this level.

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Next Gen Comparison Chart

Next Gen Chart

As the dust settles from the E3 games trade show keynotes, your friends here at Monkey Tail decided to provide you with an easy visual aid to compare hardware, user interface, media compatibility and many other features between the 3 next gen consoles, the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Continue reading

Eurogamer Expo 2012 – Dancing Monkey Boy


Dance Central 3 & Just Dance 4

As the other members of the team were forced into long queues for demo’s I was given the opportunity to play some of the less hardcore game releases, The benefit for me was less time waiting more time having fun, Dance central is just that a lot of fun and it brings the best out of the kinect which in my opinion is what kinect should be used for. Continue reading