CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The eighth generation of video game consoles is officially here! While Nintendo kicked off the new generation with the release of the Wii U last November, Sony and Microsoft have finally released their newest consoles as well (the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively).
As with all consoles in their initial launch phase, neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 have a particularly great selection. In fact, most of the titles that will make up the bulk of a gamer's library for either system will be multiplatform releases.
Still, there are some fun exclusive games for each console. Use this buyer's guide to decide which game to ask for or to help you purchase a quality title for the gamer in your life.
"Dead Rising 3"
The third entry in the "Dead Rising" series plays out exactly like its predecessors. Players are placed in a huge, open world environment that's full of the roaming undead, and they have three goals to accomplish: find a way to escape, stay alive at all costs and kill zombies in ridiculously insane ways.
The combo system from "Dead Rising 2" returns, though now select vehicles can be combined together much like select weapons, which can now be combined on the fly. Players also now can choose what stats to increase when they level up, helping tailor game play to suit their style. (Rated M)