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  1. Informative as always footie. As you say, Apple probably haven't figured out their place in the market yet and it's a hell of an undertaking if it's seen as a vanity project, which does little beyond serving Apple customers their iCloud pics a bit faster. I mean the Forbes article could just be dribble, but maybe that have found an incentive / way to shake up the market in a way which justifies the investment? I couldn't even hazard a guess as to what that might be, but I'd be surprised if they didn't have a lot of people mulling this question for quite some time.
  2. Ah yes, the infamous Forbes "contributor". I forget that you always have to double check Forbes on that front. Still, the claims that they're making big hires in the cloud Infrastructure must have some basis.
  3. Indeed, looks like they may well be preparing to get into that space though: https://www.forbes.com/sites/taarinikaurdang/2020/05/31/is-apple-planning-to-enter-cloud-computing-space/#650d4912d533
  4. Sony will be using Azure as their platform for the next iteration of PSN, so maybe it's that? Not heard anything about Nintendo, but as you say, as the world shifts to one driven much more by the cloud, Sony and Nintendo will have to see what makes sense for them. I also imagine that MS, Google and Amazon won't remain the gatekeepers of this sort of infrastructure indefinitely. Creating a fast, international cloud network is a serious undertaking, but give the importance of such infrastructure going forward, I wouldn't be surprised if we see more companies or more likely, conglomerates of s
  5. It makes you wonder if come next gen, MS and Sony will declare something of a truce and decide that instead of doubling up on the cost of hardware development and distribution across the whole of Azure, they just agree a spec and Sony essentially gets its own Playstation branded front end and subscription service, with MS getting an Azure cut. Or who knows, maybe Google will pull a YouTube and buy Playstation outright or work in collaboration with Sony to replace their ailing Stadia service. The Playstation brand is one of the the most powerful in the industry, so it wo
  6. This just passed me by on Twitter. Obviously he's dancing around mentioning PS5, but the implication appears to be that Bathesda games will continue to appear on other consoles. Who knows, the ball is very much in MS's court. If this acquisition was a defensive move against Amazon or Google making a big move or is purely about boosting the value proposition of Gamepass, then putting Bathesda games on PS5 poses little to no threat to MS and would indeed help them to recoup some revenue. They could easily withhold these games from PS5 to bolster Xbox, but I dunno, I think
  7. Wow, that's a proper Earth shaker of an announcement. It really does show that Phil Spencer understands the industry in a way that Don Mattrick never did. Word is that Sony have locked up a lot of third party exclusives, so I guess this is MS's response to that. I mean they've got the money to buy the chicken, so why keep paying for the eggs? This is a very MS move though. Spend a lot of money in one go to shake things up. There has been talk about Sony looking to buy Konami's franchises and that would be an interesting counter punch to this, but generally S
  8. Yeah, I love it. It's bold and has that tech from the future vibe about it. As others have said, I just want it to be quiet, but I'm more than happy with the look of it. I'm actually warming to the horizontal look too. For the disc version in-particular, the horizontal look integrates the disc drive a little better.
  9. Sorry if this has been covered (it's become quite a fast moving thread) but is there any word on what indie games are coming to PS5, either for launch or shortly thereafter? With PS4, Resogun was arguably the standout title at launch, yet I don't see anything like that or anything from indie devs at PS5's launch, which I think is a shame.
  10. My local game shop called to tell me I was early enough on their list to guarantee a console on launch day. Only strange thing, is I have to fully pay it off by October 18th. Heaven help me if they go bust between October 18th and launch!
  11. Yeah, it was a piss poor explanation to be honest. I guess there's nothing to stop them building an emulator to release later in the cycle, as MS did with OG Xbox BC. Disappointing though for sure. Sony aren't doing much in the way of fan service this gen.
  12. Yeah, that's nuts. I thought that was going to be free to play or 29.99.
  13. I doubt it, but I would have loved to see a PS5 VR game. I'd love to hear more about how PSVR on PS5 will work.
  14. Decent showing all told but lacked any huge surprises. Disappointed that we didn't get a confirmed launch lineup though. They've clearly got a healthy slate of games coming and the Playstation Plus collection looks like a solid bonus, even if it's not a direct Gamepass competitor. The price is right. For the tech that's in the box, anybody hoping for less was deluding themselves I'm afraid. Yeah, all told it was a solid if not spectacular show.
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