The next Xbox reveal is in less than 24 hours, and Microsoft is ready to let the world in on their little secret (the big mystery Xbox we still have no name for). This has been the longest, most enjoyable (due to online gaming) and most annoying console generation, due to the technology being nearly a decade old and developers having trouble figuring out how to push the limits of the PS3.
The PC audience is already playing beyond levels capable in the current console world and maybe the next consoles as well (see Battlefield 3 and The Witcher). While the Xbox 360’s lifespan is finally coming to an end, we’ve compiled a list of things we’d like to see improved on the next console in comparison to some things we suffered this go-around.
Beforehand, we’re not going to talk about custom modded games or mods PC audience, because it’s not properly used on consoles —with the exception of Halo Forge. Both Microsoft and Sony limit the freedom you have on their systems, which is what makes PC gaming standout, in comparison to being stuck in a box, literally. From the RROD to online servers going down with the biggest launch days we’ve seen in gaming history, we’re just venting here about what we don’t want to see for the “next-gen.”
Let us know if you agree with us or use the comments to tell us what you want to see yourself. This list is strictly done from personal experiences and encounters we’ve had with Xbox 360 since 2005; so we expect you to have a few of your own as well.
OS REWIND: Microsoft To Reveal Next Xbox On May 21st
OS REWIND: PlayStation 4 “See the Future”
Plenty of time has passed since The Jet Age Of Tomorrow released their last piece of work, but the pair return just in time for the summer months to kick in. Matt Martians and Hal Williams decide to release their latest single “ON!” to coincide with the announcement of their new project. The JellyFish Mentality will include guest contributions from Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT, Casey Veggies, Mike G, Domo Genesis, Kilo Kish and more. You can expect the full-length to be released this Friday on May 24th.
Full tracklist after the jump.
OS REWIND: Pyramid Vritra & Tyler Major – 1322/Rainbow
OS REWIND: Pyramid Vritra – Pyramid [Mixtape]
Click image to watch PlayStation 4 “See It First” E3 Teaser.
With Microsoft set to unveil their official next console tomorrow morning at their event “A New Generation Revealed,” Sony is just reassuring the PlayStation faithful they can look forward to seeing the official PlayStation 4 console at e3. We’re curious why the console wasn’t revealed at their “PlayStation Meeting 2013” and only the controller.
Nintendo recently announced they would not be holding a full conference at e3 but would still have a booth at the event and hold smaller events throughout the year. The Wii-U’s been extremely underwhelming in performance, sales and reception from the Nintendo faithful. In comparison to the past, Sony will be holding their e3 event in a prime-time slot 9pm ET / 6pm PT to reveal their PlayStation 4 console.
You can check after the jump to watch the first teaser.
OS REWIND: Watch_Dogs “PS4 Conversation With Creators” [Episode #1]
OS REWIND: The Last of Us “Meet The Infected” Vlog
OS REWIND: PlayStation 4 “See the Future”
Click image to watch B.o.B “Through My Head” short film
Things get real futuristic for B.o.B’s “Through My Head” short film, which is supposed to be from his upcoming album titled Underground Luxury. In the visual, the a young man runs from the LAPD, who use robots as a means to stop people, and a great battle between man vs. cyborgs commences. In the end, the humans win, but not before a homeless man gets shot and plenty of damage was done in the streets of Los Angeles.
Bobby Ray is speaking some real shit throughout the track too.
Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil, Eliz Eskeranli.
OS REWIND: B.o.B – Headband (feat. 2 Chainz)
OS REWIND: B.o.B & Big Boi – Double or Nothing [Music Video]
We get a new track from Young Scooter today, however it is released under difficult circumstances as Scooter recorded the song over the phone from jail. As you might imagine the quality is not good at all but Scooter is dropping some hot lines over this Zaytoven production. Hopefully the Black Migo Gang general is released sometime soon.
UPDATE: Check out Scooter’s handwritten letter from jail after the jump.
OS REWIND: Young Scooter – Street Lottery [Mixtape]
Click image to watch will.i.am “Bang Bang” music video
Talk about throwback, will.i.am takes it way back with his newest video for “Bang Bang,” giving you that ’20s vintage feel. The #WillPower single shows Will and the band on a small stage, with dance moves all throughout the song.
OS REWIND: will.i.am – #thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: will.i.am – #thatPOWER (Live On Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
August Alsina has made quite a name for himself of late with his signing to Def Jam and some very strong releases. One of his standout tracks, “I Luv This Shit,” gets the official g-mix today from none other and Birdman. As expected Stunna swag talks his way to a dope ass verse on this cut. Expect a ton more big things from August in the near future.
OS REWIND: August Alsina – The Product 2 [Mixtape]
Usher, yes your read that right Usher, is the latest to jump on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” instrumental. This is actually the best sounding one of all the remixes that had dropped, as Usher mixes in some dope singing over the smooth beat. We can absolutely get into some more new music from Usher in 2013.
OS REWIND: What Transformation Is Usher Planning?
OS REWIND: Usher – Go Missin’
Producer: Polow Da Don
Mario is back with his brand new single “Somebody Else” featuring Nicki Minaj. Polow Da Don hooked up some fire production for this track as Mario turns it up with his strong vocals and deep lyrics. Nicki sounds like she is getting some old relationship drama off her chest with this very cold verse. This will be featured on Mario’s upcoming 5th studio album, which is due out later this year.
OS REWIND: Mario – Killa
OS REWIND: The Sexiest GIF’s From Nicki Minaj’s “High School” Video
Click image to listen to Koreless “Last Remnants”
The last time we heard music from Koreless happened to be on his collaboration with Sampha, who went by the name of Short Stories as a duo. Now the producer is back with a new single titled “Last Remnants,” as he aims to reach out to a larger audience with his obvious talent. The record sounds like somewhat of a spiritual timepiece and is quite mysterious as a whole, which we hope will take away the repetitiveness that is also present. Koreless’ 5-track Yugen EP is available to purchase on iTunes today via Young Turks.
OS REWIND: Short Stories – Let It Go
OS REWIND: Short Stories – On The Way
Click image to watch Dizzee Rascal “H-Town” music video.
Just a few days after dropping off the visuals for his new “Goin’ Crazy” single from his upcoming album, The Fifth. Dizzee Rascal takes us back to his DirteeTV.com: The Mixtape EP, Vol. 2 mixtape releasing the visuals to his Bun B and Trae Tha Truth-assisted track “H-Town” in which this record was originally debuted. The visuals takes us to the home of the two Houston natives showing off that true H-Town swang as they ride around the city in their candy painted cars and link up with the rest of the Houston reps to bring this A-Trak produced record to life.
Directed by Michael Artis.
OS REWIND: Dizzee Rascal – Goin’ Crazy (feat. Robbie Williams) [Music Video]
J. Cole is ready to deliver his sophomore album Born Sinner to the world, as today he releases the artwork for the highly anticipated project. The release date for the album is a little fuzzy because it was originally slated for June 25, but there have been rumors swirling that it may drop on June 18 which would put him head to head with Kanye West. Regardless we really can’t wait for this.
UPDATE: J. Cole just tweeted that he is indeed dropping Born Sinner on June 18.
UPDATE 2: Deluxe artwork added after the jump.
OS REWIND: J. Cole – Truly Yours 2 [EP]
OS REWIND: J. Cole – Power Trip (feat. Miguel) [Music Video]
With his upcoming mixtape Born II Sing Vol 3 fresh off the e-streets, Eric Bellinger drops the first offering of what to expect with a remix of his single “ASAP”. With the services of Hit-Boy and King Chip readily available, Bellinger lets this slow knocking beat take a trip of it’s own. We’ll let you ride out to this one up top.
OS REWIND: Eric Bellinger – ASAP
OS REWIND: Hit-Boy & Audio Push – Switch Up (HS87 Remix)
We had heard a preview of this collaboration last week and now the full version is upon us this morning. This is a very dope cut from TIP and Weezy F, as they flow over some banging production that is perfect for the summer. King T.I. really has been rolling with his releases for a while now, as it is rumored that he has some new heat with Drake on the way.
OS REWIND: Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D. [Mixtape]
OS REWIND: Lil Wayne Announces “Amerika’s Most Wanted” Tour With T.I.
Album: The Gifted
Label: Maybach Music / Atlantic Records
With “Bad” currently taking over and holding it’s own on urban radio, Wale dropped the second single to his upcoming album The Gifted this morning. Folarin’s storytelling takes control regarding a topic we all can relate to, and with a Marvin Gaye sample you can feel the pain in the instrumental.
The Gifted drops June 25th.
OS REWIND: Wale – The Gifted (Artwork)
OS REWIND: Wale “The Gifted Series” [Episode #2]