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  1. Robo_1

    Microsoft & Sony sitting in a tree...

    Certainly both MS and Google have the in-house technical talent to create an independent cloud platform (although who knows if Google is indeed licensing any of Sony's patents, OnLive were very bullish back in the day about having the patents for the core tech sewn up) so MS may get access to those patents as part of the deal. I'm personally sceptical of the idea that this announcement was put together to save Sony face. I think it's a win for both companies in that MS is getting a huge new client for it's Azure network and implicit in that, is the acknowledgment of just how big the PSN has become this gen, due to the sales success of the PS4 over MS's own console, so I don't really think either party has to shuffle uncomfortably over this, it is as you say, an across the board win for gamers and I think broadly, it's being welcomed as such.
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    Microsoft & Sony sitting in a tree...

    As I mentioned earlier, I'd wager that Sony have a lot of very crucial cloud gaming patents sewn up, given their early purchase of the two pioneers in this field. Sony also have a fair amount of experience in cloud gaming now, with Playstation Now being a mature service, so given Sony's IP and MS's server network, it makes sense for both groups to collaborate on their cloud gaming ambitions rather than compete and save the duplicate of effort and expense, especially with Google looking to take a slice of the pie. The sensors thing seems non-game related. Reading the presser, it seems it's more of a union of Sony's sensors with MS's AI:
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    Microsoft & Sony sitting in a tree...

    I wonder if it's got anything to do with teaming up to deliver cloud gaming next gen. Seen as both Sony & MS's next consoles will likely be built using similar tech, I wonder if they're planning on building a single spec machine which could spin up virtual PS5 / XB2 consoles based on demand. Would likely save the pair of them a ton of cash and with MS owning the network and Sony owning a ton of cloud gaming patents, (Sony acquired both cloud gaming pioneer On Live & Dave Perry's rival service, Gaikai) it would seem like they could both benefit from each others expertise and assets.
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    Best New Music 2019

    Soen are easily my most exciting find this year, with the above song, 'Martyrs", being one of the best progressive metal songs I've heard in a good long while. They remind me of Riverside when they were fresh. They pack the variety and emotional journey of a typical 20 min prog opus into a six min track, the rest of the album is exceptional, certainly a group I'll be following.
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    The voice seems a little low in the mix, but the song is great, checking them out now!
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    That really is amazing, I love the Metallica cameo. Just discovered a band called Seon, and I'm a little bit blown away. Razor clean vocals but heavy in a way which shakes your bones, thanks to a real base driven sound: Their most recent single is a real thing of beauty:
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    Best New Music 2019

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    PlayStation VR

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    PlayStation VR

    Cheers. I'll have to watch a few Gungrave reviews. As it was only £12 from Amazon, I just ordered Doom so we'll see, loved the original at any rate and I've just seen there's a Wolfenstein game coming out, so there's no shortage of this style of game it seems. Warcade looks like a bit of retro fun, it looks like a VR version of Operation Wolfe.. ohh, and I've just seen it supports the Aim controller, hmm, that's definitely looking more and more tempting then: Oh I've got Wipeout Omega Collection, do I get the VR upgrade for free?
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    PlayStation VR

    That's really good advice, I'll take a look for that, cheers.
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    PlayStation VR

    PSVR Get. Wasn't a planned purchase, but the shop I was in had the Virtual Worlds pack on sale for €299 and then more or less right in front of me, one of the guys who worked there put one down right next to me for €230. I quickly asked him why it was so cheap, and he showed me the sides of the box, where the plastic straps had cut into it and had taken a small chunk of the packaging off, so he told me it was marked as cosmetically damaged stock. Not a problem for me, I swooped it up! I'm not setting it up quite yet as I'm at the tail end of a big assignment and I can't be distracted for another two weeks, but on the buy list right now is: Already Bought: VR Worlds Eagles Flight Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood Space Pirate Trainer Teh Want List: Rez Beat Sabre Astrobot Gungrave Doom VR Superhot VR Operation Warcade I mean you look up at all that, and it really is like getting a new console. Few quick questions for those in the know. Firstly, any stinkers in the above list? Those are just the one's I'm excited about but I haven't read many if any reviews, just like the look / concept. I have played on an Occlous Rift before, so I know PSVR will be a bit of step down from that, does anybody else have any experience of the two, who can prep me for what to expect in terms of difference. I have two Move controllers from the PS3 era, are they okay or have Sony since released improved models for VR? I have the original PS4 camera, but this pack comes with the new one, is there any preference, is the new one improved? With the PS3 Move controllers, I used to get a lot of problems with drift, sometimes I would find them unusable. Is the PSVR / Move setup prone to the same thing, any recommended fixes? I bought the PS3 Sharpshooter back in the day: Can this be used with the PSVR as an Aim Controller? If not, would people recommend the Aim Controller? Anyhoo, thanks for any responses, can't wait to get stuck in. I've felt increasingly lost with the tendency for bigger and bigger gaming experience, I'm most at home with arcade like immediacy, so VR seems to be a logical next step for me.
  12. Robo_1

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    Yeah, I think I'll be waiting this one out... I'm guessing there will be a PS5 version along the way or if not, any BC mode in that console will smooth out the technical hick-ups of the PS4 version.
  13. Season 2 is now online. Frustratingly enough, it doesn't look as though there's an option to buy the series and instead you're forced to subscribe to YouTube Premium to watch them.
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    Neill Blomkamps..... ROBOCOP!

    Yeah, rebooting from the sequel I could understand, but I don't get why they'd ignore it. As you say, it wasn't in the same league as the first one, but it was still a decent film and more than worthy of being considered canon.
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    Neill Blomkamps..... ROBOCOP!

    So there's been some pretty big news on this. The film is about to get financed and Peter Weller is ready to sign up for another tour of duty, providing his cheque is big enough! I mean, colour me sceptical. I've all the respect in the world for Weller as an actor and what he did for Robo, but this is a guy who didn't even want to take an hour out of his day to say a few words for the fan documentary, because he said he said he was "so over Robo". I completely get the nostalgia value and as a lifelong fan, of course I'm excited at the prospect of seeing Weller return, but if he can't even fein enthusiasm for the character anymore, I'm not sure the world really needs a seventy year old Robo, coaxed into the role with buckets of cash. Although that said, I think the story they could tell with an old Robo could be legitimately interesting. We'll see. Also, as a welcome bonus the original script for Michael Miner & Ed Neumeier's unreleased Robocop 2 film has been released and you can read it at: http://www.robocoparchive.com/scripts/robocop2-corporatewars-script.pdf
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