Don’t stand your Xbox One vertically

September 22, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment


How do you like your console – vertical or horizontal? If you’re getting a Xbox One and it’s the later you should be OK. If you prefer to keep things vertical however, the Playstation 4 might be a better option…

Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft has said that if you stand your Xbox One console vertically, you risk damaging both the console and any disc inside, and therefore it’s simply not supported or recommended.

Apparently it comes down to the way the disc drive is designed, and because it’s slot loading, it can’t do both horizontal and vertical. Microsoft also advised that the limitation is not because of any cooling issues that a vertically orientated console might present.

The PS4 also has a slot loading drive and can be stood up vertically – but we’ll leave that for you up to interpret. Microsoft did say that research indicates 80% of people have their Xbox 360 horizontal anyway so maybe this won’t be too big of a deal.

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Official DualShock 4 charger and PS4 stand revealed

August 21, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Sony has just released details on two official accessories that you’ll be able to grab for your new Playstation 4 console… introducing the DualShock 4 Charger and the PS4 Vertical Stand.

European pricing has only be announced so far but we expect US and other region pricing to be revealed shortly. The charger will set you back €29, while the stand costs €19.

Here’s some pics and the official description for each item:

DualShock 4 Charger


By utilizing the charging station, users will be able to charge up to two DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers at once without having to connect them to the PS4 system. Users can charge DualShock4 by simply inserting the controller to the charging connector on the charging station and by plugging it into a household electrical outlet.

PS4 Vertical Stand


The Vertical Stand will allow users to set PS4 in a vertical position, making it easier to place the system anywhere they wish. The Vertical Stand comes in black with a glossy finish that matches perfectly with the PS4 system. Users are able to attach the Vertical Stand to PS4 without using any additional tools; they simply have to adjust the stand to the PS4 system and screw the pinch by hand to lock.

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