PS4 and Xbox One

Microsoft and Sony are continuing to duke it out to win over the hearts and minds of gamers ahead of the holiday launches of the next generation Xbox and PlayStation. In an update to its information on the forthcoming Xbox One, Microsoft confirmed that features such as the ability to record and share videos of your own gameplay, as well the capability to make Skype calls will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription — a program that costs at least $60 per year. Gold members will also get access to a guide that offers custom suggestions for things gamers may want to watch on television as well as a snapshot of what’s trending on the Xbox Live community. They’ll also get access to Microsoft’s “SmartMatch” system, which pairs players for online multiplayer matches by comparing their skill level, language and gaming reputation on the network.

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