Rocksteady Studios to complete Batman: Arkham series on next-gen consoles

Rocksteady Studios, the development house responsible for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City is deep into production on what it's calling the finale to the Arkham series. Just announced as a reveal of Game Informer's April issue cover story, Batman: Arkham Knight will take place one year after the events of CNET's 2011 game of the year, Batman: Arkham City.

Arkham Knight will hit next-generation consoles and the PC later this year. You'll recall last year's underwhelming effort Batman: Arkham Origins, which was instead developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. News of … Read more

Ask the Experts, Episode 7: Xbox One vs. PS4: Which one should you get?

So you've tuned in to Ask the Experts and you've learned all about the features (or lack thereof) inside these next-generation consoles. But what about choosing the machine that's right for you? In this season finale, Jeff and Peter discuss the pros and cons of owning the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 to help you make a more educated decision for yourself.

Didn't get your question answered? Why not bug Jeff or Peter on Twitter?

Ask the Experts, Episode 6: Upgrading a PS4 hard drive

So you've got your shiny, brand-new PS4 and you're thinking about swapping out the system's built-in 500GB hard drive. Is it worth putting in a larger-capacity drive? How about a solid-state drive? Find out if it's really worth tweaking in this episode of Ask the Experts.

The first round of Ask the Experts wraps up tomorrow, so be sure to check back then!

Ask the Experts, Episode 5: Motion and sound control

How well do the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 work when it comes to voice recognition? How about motion control? If these details have you on the fence about a next-generation console purchase, you won't want to miss this episode of Ask the Experts.

Watch as Jeff and Peter compare the Xbox One's Kinect and the PlayStation 4's camera to find out which device does a better job at seeing and hearing you.

Ask the Experts, Episode 4: Next-gen incompatibility

What kind of support do the Xbox One and PS4 have for various media formats? It might not be what you expect. Find out if the new generation will leave you missing some key features of the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Last-generation consoles spoiled gamers with a versatile set of playback functionality. Those who upgrade to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be surprised to find out that these consoles don't necessarily support the same robustness as their predecessors. Tune into this latest episode of Ask the Experts, where Jeff and Peter break down the incompatibilities and what … Read more

The 404 1403: Where we love it or hate it (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Venmo is perfect for paying off shady debts.

- Check out CNET 100, a living barometer of what's hot in the tech world.

- The Steambox, unboxed!

- Follow Scott Stein on Twitter!… Read more

Ask the Experts, Episode 3: Headsets and Peripheral Compatibility

Next-generation consoles already have to deal with the disappointment of backward incompatibility when it comes to games, so how do the accessories and peripherals hold up? The answer is mostly a mixed bag.

Want to have a better idea about the accessories you already have? What about audio specifications? Be sure to watch as Jeff and Peter slice through the misinformation about legacy devices and give some sound advice on what gamers should do with their old headsets and accessories, and whether or not it's wise to hold off on purchasing new ones for use with Xbox One and … Read more

Ask the Experts, Episode 2: Streaming and Video Sharing

Next-gen means more than just flashier graphics and better performance. It also means new and innovative features that fall in line with what's popular in gaming culture. Right now, there's nothing bigger than videogame spectating.

What started as a DIY phenomenon is now a worldwide spectacle, where millions of viewers spend time broadcasting, watching, and commenting on live and recorded video game action. To catch up with that trend, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both have game DVR functionality built right into their framework, making it easier for gamers to participate.

In this latest episode of … Read more

Ask the Experts, Episode 1: Exclusives Breakdown

In what can only be described as a match made in Internet heaven, CNET and GameSpot have finally teamed up to bring you a brand new series called "Ask the Experts."

Well versed and highly regarded experts Jeff Bakalar (CNET) and Peter Brown (GameSpot) have put together seven episodes designed to carefully navigate viewers through the treacherous waters of next-gen gaming. Using reader-submitted questions from each site's audience, Jeff and Peter break down the sometimes confusing details about each console and give their professional advice on the future of video games.

In our first episode our experts … Read more

For Xbox One sales, the real test comes after Christmas

The old saying about the baseball season is that it's a marathon, not a sprint. So too is the footrace between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

Certainly both contestants are off to a fast start. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Xbox One has sold 2 million units since its November 22 launch, doing so at a higher price point of $499.99 and only three days longer post-launch than it took Sony's PS4 to pass that same milestone. While that number is impressive and far surpasses sales of the Xbox 360 at this stage of the … Read more