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  1. That's not quite true though, Kindle books can be more expensive than physical books, it can certainly be more expensive to stream a film from Amazon than to buy the Blu-ray or DVD. The simple fact is that companies sell a product for what the market is prepared to pay for it, very little else enters the equation.
  2. I've recently got back into it on PC in glorious 4k@60 and I have to agree, I love Mario Kart but I think this is just that little bit better, the courses, the handling, the flying and boating bits are all just superb. A real shame that there hasn't been a new iteration this gen.
  3. At least one Recursion is pretty important if you want to play dark orbs.
  4. All your examples are just a model name and a year, this is an Xbox [name] One [name for 3rd and 4th generation] Series [4th generation] X/S [GPU power differential]. None of that seems especially intuitive. Compare with an iPad [name] Pro [power differential] it seems needlessly convoluted. I'm not saying most people won't be able to figure it out but it seems an odd hurdle to place in front of consumers given where Microsoft are in the market.
  5. It's pretty well established that cars keep model names but update every x years. Not so for consoles and that isn't what's happening either - it's not quite the same name. Also the Series X/S will be temporarily compatible with the X/S for a few years for first party stuff then won't. People like us understand the difference but then we're not close to being your average console buyer. You're also much more likely to do some research and figure out slightly confusing product names and compatability windows if you're spending £22k - less so for a £400 - £500 gaming device. Given Microsoft are going to finish this gen in a distant third place it seems odd to obfuscate their product line to any degree.
  6. Not if it's PhysX on CPU. My understanding is that's how nearly all current gen console games run PhysX.
  7. Also, always always pick up the Orange Pellets relic playing as Defect - it makes cards like Biased Cog and Wraith Form stupidly powerful.
  8. The series S is likely to sell more from the off. A change of chip with different thermal profiles and so forth doesn't strike me as an easy swap. All told it seems like a pretty convoluted approach, makes more sense to me that the S just has a bespoke chipset.
  9. Sure, even then does it seem likely that the proportion of binned chips good enough to support a Series S, but not an X will be in anything like the right proportion? Seems unlikely to me given the S will presumably require the CPU part of the SoC to be exactly as functional as the X.
  10. Is it? I thought AMD's 7mm process was pretty robust, there's chip yield figures of 70-80% floating around. Given the cheaper console is likely to significantly outsell the more expensive one I'm not sure the economics of that make much sense.
  11. Were I a betting man I'd say the Series S won't have an optical drive either.
  12. I'd say so, it ramps up the difficulty quite slowly. Ascension 1 is, if anything, easier as it spawns more elites.
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