I have always been an Xbox fan, ever since the original Xbox. I very much enjoyed having the superior technology when it came to OG Xbox versus the PS2, Xbox 360 versus the PS3. But unfortunately, with Xbox One, Microsoft made some miscalculation: it was an underpowered console compared to the PS4 - until the... Continue Reading →
Team Ninja has a history of great games under its belt but they are most famous for the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. With Itagaki in the driver's seat, they were pushing console hardware to its very limits achieving graphics that few other companies could. Unfortunately, since Itagaki left the company, the team... Continue Reading →
The 4K patch for Redout Lightspeed Edition, a futuristic anti-gravity racer by an Italian studio, just dropped a few days ago. The patch notes promised native 4K rendering, 300+ bug fixes, major performance improvement and a 60fps lock due to the dynamic scaler. Has the Italian studio 34BigThings, achieved their goal? Upon playing just the... Continue Reading →
UHD Blu Ray is oftentimes made from a source only 6% higher in resolution than a normal Blu Ray. Be aware of this when buying...
The First Wave of Original Xbox Titles I consider Ninja Gaiden on the original Xbox as still one of the best action games of all times. So when Microsoft announced that they would be bringing Original Xbox games to the Xbox One and that Ninja Gaiden would be in the first wave of titles, I... Continue Reading →
Ben Hobbs, Managing Director of H3 Digital kindly offered to do an interview for SimpleHomeCinema. I welcomed the idea as I believe in supporting each other in this line of business and our readers who may be passionate about starting their own business might well take encouragement to do the same. The interview has been printed below.... Continue Reading →
Introduction This isn't going to be an unbiased view or review - as if there was such a thing minus conducting a double blind study on it and even that is questionable. This is my story of why I love the Xbox brand and I have never been swayed by the competition. Let me start... Continue Reading →
The Marketing Machine Everyone was rejoicing when Blu Ray's standard allowed manufacturers to include uncompressed sound on disks. Most certainly Blu Ray's provide much improved sound but did you know that even DVDs allowed sound with more precision than some of today's Blu Ray's have? Let me explain... Perceptual Coding Perceptual coding in terms of... Continue Reading →