On paper, Sony and Microsoft's next-generation game consoles are quite similar. Both systems include an 8-core AMD processor, 8GB of RAM, and a high-end AMD Radeon graphics card. In reality, however, they are the complete opposite.
While Sony is pushing for more of a pure gaming machine (the PlayStation 4 is actually a little more powerful than the Xbox One), Microsoft is positioning its console as an all-in-one home entertainment system. The PlayStation 4 has its own fair share of streaming services such as Netflix, Redbox Instant, and Crackle, but there is one thing it doesn't have -- the new Kinect sensor.
The Kinect gives the Xbox One more functionality than the PlayStation 4, even if you opted for the PlayStation Camera. The sensor and even your cable box are connected to the back of the Xbox One, which is in turn connected to the TV through HDMI. After a brief setup process, you are ready to go.
The Kinect is always on and listening, even when the console is turned off. Saying "Xbox on" will turn the system on, while "Xbox turn off" powers it down. Once the X... [Read more]