Today marks the beginning of the next generation of Console Wars in the UK. Well, it does if we ignore the WiiU. I took delivery of my XBox One at about 2 O’clock in the afternoon. After connecting it to the network and downloaded an update for the OS and an update for Battlefield 4 totalling nearly 2 gigabytes, and getting a hand with some cabling from Adam we were in a position to give the small selection of students hanging around the communal area a chance to have a go.

Next Gen Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One

Next Gen Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One

The students seemed to enjoy it, and it was interesting to hear them discussing the pros and cons of game mechanics and graphical techniques, as well as the ever present console vs. PC argument. Even if the odd description was technically a little dubious for the most part what they were saying was spot on, and they seem to have a great foundation for us to teach on. Perhaps more importantly, the showed a passion for the content and a desire to understand it. When students have that then our job becomes incredibly easy!

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