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Here’s the reason for the cut this week.
Comments of the week
Steam Deck owner manages 4K60 output with an ‘external’ graphics card
“I wonder if Valve can come up with a solution that makes it easier to add an external GPU to Steam Deck for much better performance.
“This would add more value to Steam Deck to install it on a TV and play games as you would a game console and might actually be attractive to many and then build a game console.”
good shout peeSeems like the kind of thing a switch basin does, just with a bit more oomph.
Analyst suggests PlayStation VR2 release in 2023 due to ‘delay’
“regrettable. The rise in production rates makes me hope it will actually be achievable at launch, unlike the console itself *still* for many. But PSVR is struggling to create content for that long in its lifespan at this point, which makes me concerned about people’s continued interest until the next generation of virtual reality arrives.”
It’s definitely something Sony has to iron out, Rogue Crust. You may have sold a lot of PlayStation VR headsets, but the second is going to need some really must-have games if players are going to strike again.
Affinity says it’s working on “new and exciting” stuff for Halo Infinite
“This studio appears to have a very close relationship with Microsoft as it appears that they are currently working with them on multiple projects.
Perhaps another possible acquisition? “
Do not be silly AmenMicrosoft never buys anyone.
Call of Duty Vanguard update aims to improve deployments across all maps and modes
“It’s mid-April 2022… The game was launched in November 2021. This issue should have been addressed at launch. In fact, given the history of the COD, this shouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.
“It’s like players these days, we should be thankful for them to fix a broken game months after its release. In fact, we should all be entitled to a refund because they acknowledged that the game is broken. If something is “fails repeatedly” it is not right. Players need more consumer rights.”
While we agree that the issue should have been fixed at launch, Trap Lords, we’re not sure it’s a consumer rights issue. It’s not really a “broken” product, they are just trying to improve it. Games are like any other form of entertainment – when you buy them you take your chances and hope you like them.
A journalist claims that Dead Island 2 may be released later this year
“It’s definitely still a work in progress…speaking as the parent of someone who works in the Quality Assurance department at Dambusters Studio.”
Well, this is a brand new spin on “My uncle works at Nintendo”, Lam Booneer.
CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077’s big expansion will include a new story
Excessive marketing pays off. Budget $300 million and guess where it went? That sales figure is your answer. Consumerism in the world market is the dogma within said world order. This is the power of money and propaganda: replacing faith (properties) with slogans (the eighteenth century reason ) and then smash logos with power money (banking clans and institutional fiefs.) Which is why EA Games and UbiSoft still make a lot of money, and so does COD and GTA V.
The real question remains: ‘How many refunds? “
“Profit making within a central monopoly is basically the main objective of any company within the doctrine of the global market community. When a company grows, it ends up being a company. This means that perceptions are insensitive, while people are seen only as consumers.”
“As such, new goals are shifting from designing great games for players; to expanding green profit margins for quarterly numbers. At the same time, there is a deterioration in work ethic and ethics within the company (everything cold quantified).
Indirectly, whoever enforces this ideological framework does neuro hacking which is an unethical and criminal manipulation of minds (it is the worst kind of individuals who only seek profit (in the short term), whatever the cost (the ‘means justify the end’ of the psyche) without even thinking or considering the consequences of their actions on other individuals (in the long run).These individuals are subsequently considered “successful businessmen” in American magazines and newspapers.”
Fine, JCDenton, fixed on. Are you trying to write a Cyberpunk expansion plot for them?
SOC Investment Group urges Activision shareholders to vote against Xbox deal
“Are some shareholders and investors afraid that there is a chance that Call of Duty games won’t be released half-baked every year under MS just to make more money as they have for years, no matter how bad the games are? Are some of them afraid of not having a Call of Duty? Duty on PS in the future?Are some people hoping to gain prestige because they called off such a big acquisition?
“I hope this deal gets done very soon, regardless of the outcome, because it’s annoying as hell like a never ending show.”
feel frustrated, Fabdnibut acquisitions of this size generally take a long time, we fear.
Tweets of the week
Why do you say something like that
Controversial Wrong yet so brave?
We suppose it gives new meaning to Tokyo Drift.
To be fair, Pascal’s point was that he didn’t want to imitate the way Troy Baker played Joel. This is different from portraying a character from a book, where the actor can easily come up with his own style without being influenced by previous images.
Hey, don’t spoil the plot.
Perhaps this is the Japanese equivalent of Silicon Valley.
‘Smaller’ and ‘more efficient’ mean ‘improvement’. That’s not what clickbait is, sorry!
You could probably call it your “last fashion spree.”
We are very sorry.