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  1. Agreed. Sorry was thinking more value wise as a content maker/seller in an entertainment industry. It's ultimately about games and they have the highest value portfolio by far. Tencent mostly have a variety of holdings; e.g less than half of Epic etc. rather than full control. Which is why the pure revenue based approach is flawed here. Not to mention including hardware sales for companies that have sold more hardware/accessories and at a higher price (Sony, Nintendo). I also agree, doubt much will happen and yeah even more so that it is MS (FB/Meta have run into blocks). Regulators talk tough but can't even handle their normal workloads in reality. edit: I have to say much of the analysis in the Business Tech scene is very good with legal experts also chipping in. The video game side just isn't there at all with a huge emphasis on fantasy, PR etc.
  2. Interesting there is so much focus on exclusives (Not a big deal in the larger scheme of things) rather than how much control/power MS gain in the industry. This makes them by 'far' the biggest game publisher/developer. A size we havent had before and they can still buy more, never mind the guaranteed growth they now have. We have anti-competition and anti-trust experts asking: What exactly constitutes a no for MS?
  3. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Got mine launch day through a John Lewis preorder. My impressions are positive all round. Much stronger launch than the PS4. Loving the speed of everything. The UI is excellent so far. Getting used to the newness and testing stuff out. Some stuff like HDR auto on/off and media playback need work but its working well. UHD disks do not play in HDR yet but video quality is looking like it will rival dedicated players. External storage works absolutely fine and I am using the ethernet connection in my case. No issues noted. Its like a PS4 Pro+ with PS4 games. Loading is the same as PS4 Pro with a SSD. You have access to some PS5 upgrades/versions with some games. Everything PS4 works! I do have some buzz noise at times which I assume is coil whine. System is quiet though. No crashes here.
  4. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-11-06-playstation-5-critical-consensus Excellent reviews/impressions for the PS5. Still I am awaiting afew more game reviews and impressions from the launch lineup. Didnt realise, but looks like Microsoft released their new consoles with zero ground up next gen games. That inbuilt WD SSD is also way below the 'spec' they were touting.
  5. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Cant wait. Would be a great way to end this year! With Covid we need stuff to keep ourselves sane.
  6. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Waiting for mine to get confirmed. Paid at order time.
  7. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    It’s basically just OLED v LCD (LED, QLED, QCRAP, LCRAP etc.) If you are after best picture it’s one thing. Gaming features are another. Gaming oriented tv like the LG OLED focus on the lowest lag and 4K 120hz (if a game comes along). You still have to handle burn in. But for pure gaming and lag it’s probably the top choice. Best picture are like the HZ2000 Panasonic. You don’t have to set/calibrate anything picture settings wise. More resistant to burn in due to to stronger cooling. Best in class HDR and better motion than everyone minus Sony OLED. Price is higher though. Samsung’s QLED are mostly not great (overlap with OLED prices) and they have their own OLED coming called QDOLED. So they don’t care I guess. But they have their place as they are much brighter than OLED. So great for sunny rooms etc. Won’t burn in. Have backlit and zonal control for deeper blacks etc like the Sony below. These tv are slowly going the way of the dodo. Sony have tv like XH90 and XH95 which are unique. Essentially priced under their OLED range. XH95 is picture accurate out of the box and XH90 is gaming and Center viewing focused. XH95 gets very bright and has great angles. Accuracy is highly praised vs Samsung. Motion and processing are best in class. You can get these sets in big sizes easily and cheaply somewhat. Like Samsung these sets cost too much to make vs OLED.
  8. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Games will come on Playstaion. That moment will vary for each person but it’s looking good. For me it’s more about the new console experience on launch day. Sony are bringing good stuff to the table. No big mistakes like their competition.
  9. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Nothing can beat the AI HDR nonsense for silliness. No doubt AI is the new Cloud now.
  10. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    This is an echo chamber too. To an extent even Instagram and other social media are. Personally I think, 'We have 15% more teraflops on the gpu!*' is a boring selling point. Not to mention MS's messaging is very forgettable like typical yearly updated products. Too much Azure Ray Tracing, Azure Machine Learning and DirectX AI etc being used rather than straightforward talk. *Their fast, slow RAM setup explanation is also amusing/confusing for example. Having said that MS have the biggest advantage of a lower price.
  11. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Well GPU wise its a small difference. Not hugely interesting. Clearly the SSD stuff has people talking. I really hope next gen is more respectful towards people's time.
  12. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Noticing no one is costing outside of Teraflops. That faster SSD and connection are not free. On PC its heck of alot of cash to go x570 (AMD only) and get a PCI4.0 NVME SSD. The one on the PS5 doesnt exist yet.