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Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II of England. 96-years-old is a heckuva run. Just to present some context, the Magnavox Odyssey got here out when she was 46 years outdated. She’d already been queen for 20 years. The whole trade that props up each my skilled and private life was nonetheless in its pre-adolescence when Queen Elizabeth grew to become a grandmother. That timeline simply . . . boggles the thoughts.
I’m truly not within the workplace at this time, however I felt that the above little bit of trivia was price coming in for a Kaser Focus. Since I’m right here, I’ll let you know all what I’ve been as much as throughout my day off. I performed a bit extra of Saints Row, and I’m actually not getting a style for it. The primary supporting solid, if not the Boss themself, are whiners. I didn’t heat as much as them as a result of it felt like all they did from the beginning was complain. And the potential for satire of the trendy millennial/zoomer expertise is misplaced as a result of the writing rings inauthentic. It feels — and this won’t appear harsh, however it’s a dying knell for a Saints Row recreation — slightly fundamental.
In phrases of stories, PlayStation and Xbox appear to be taking their spat over Call of Duty public. After Phil Spencer said last week that Microsoft had gone out of its solution to hold the sequence out there to PlayStation players, now Jim Ryan is firing again. He says Microsoft’s precise supply was “inadequate on many levels” and solid some shade with, “I feel the need to set the record straight because Phil Spencer brought this into the public forum.” I’m curious to see how this resolves, if solely to listen to a bit extra back-and-forth between these two.
For these of you who don’t know this, I’m an enormous (if a embittered) Assassin’s Creed fan, so I’ll be round for the Ubisoft present tomorrow. I’ll be curious to see how a lot they present of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the subsequent title within the sequence. I’ll in all probability dip into Splatoon 3 slightly bit, and possibly even that new Disney Dreamlight Valley recreation, if there’s time.
What to play this week
- Splatoon 3
- NBA 2K23
- Disney Dreamlight Valley
- Train Sim World 3
New on subscription providers:
- Opus Magnum (Xbox Game Pass)
- Need for Speed Heat (PlayStation Plus Essential)
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PlayStation Plus Essential)
- Toem (PlayStation Plus Essential)
- Realm Royale Reforged (GeForce Now)
- Broken Pieces (GeForce Now)
- Horizon Chase 2 (Apple Arcade)
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