Monday, January 6, 2014
I just read an article on Extreme Tech and it states that SugarDVD claims that PS4 users are watching 3x as much porn as Xbox One users. It sickens me that these gaming systems, that are owned by so many children offer the ability to access pornography. It also makes me wonder if parents are even aware that these gaming systems have the ability to bring this type of stuff into their home, while, if truth be told, much of the time their children are unsupervised.
Gaming Headsets compatibility with new Xbox One and Playstation 4, Turtle Beach & ASTRO First let me start off by saying that the headphones are not compatible despite the many claims that were being made before the release date. My husband actually tried splicing the wires and building his own converter, but unfortunately it did not work out the way he had hoped. According to ASTRO, their A50 wireless headsets and ASTROS MixAmps have Dolby Digital GAME AUDIO. They process a digital 2 channel audio with Dolby ProLogic II and it encodes it into Dolby Headphone. They have been making this claim since before the launch. They claim this is "the" gold standard for simulated 7.1 Surround Sound for gaming headphones. Microsoft, however, has now announced that a firmware update is going to be released that will enable Dolby 5.1/7.1 through optical SPDIF allowing ASTRO products. This is suppose to deliver GAME AUDIO just like they do for the Xbox 360. However, now this connector on the controller is a proprietary port, which basically means that all ASTRO products will require some type of an adapter, and you will not be able to connect to Xbox Live for online VOICE CHAT without using an adapter. This much needed chat adapter is not yet available. They do however say the built-in Kinect microphones provide full voice communication via Xbox Live if you are using an ASTRO headset. ASTRO gaming, in my opinion were not ready for this release and Microsoft has the upper hand right now,making it more difficult to use products developed by anyone else that link up with their gaming console. Turtle Beach and ASTRO gaming both are in a pinch as they wait for the new chat adapter to come out that Microsoft will supposedly have coming out shortly. What Microsoft is doing is making it more difficult for users of their product to buy accessories from other companies. Astro Gaming claims that their A30, A40, and A50 Audio Systems are fully compatible with the Playstation 4. You must first. however. apply the PS4 Firmware 1.50 update to your console. These latest ASTRO firmware updates must be applied to both your A50 Headset and Wireless 5.8 GHz Transmitter.