PTJ 146: Life is More Fun if You Play Games

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is wrapping up in the City of Angels and along with the usual flood of game titles there were big hardware announcements from two of the “Big Three” game console manufacturers.

Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One will support over 100 Xbox 360 games with the new backward compatibility feature.

They also debuted an  “Elite” wireless controller that is a more customizable version of the standard Xbox gamepad.

Minecraft for HoloLens, Microsoft’s  augmented reality headset,  is now official and in confirmation of news that broke a few weeks ago, gamers will soon be able to stream XBox One games via Windows 10 and view them through Facebook’s  Oculus Rift VR headset. Engadget reports that you can do the same with some Xbox 360 games.

Sony has gone “all-in” with virtual reality by announcing that Project Morpheus will finally gets a game that uses the PlayStation-based VR headset.

The Japanese electronic behemoth also announced that their Playstation Vue over-the-top streaming service has expanded into its fourth and fifth metro areas.

Nintendo did not make any major hardware announcements at E3 and their new lineup of game titles underwhelmed fans but they are celebrating Mario Bros. 30th anniversary in style by allowing players to create their own Super Mario Bros. game levels.

Of course we have more than just gaming news on this episode so sit back, relax and  click the link at the top of this post to enjoy all of our shenanigans.

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