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Kaser Focus: Queen and nation


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Relaxation in peace, Queen Elizabeth II of England. 96-years-old is a heckuva run. Simply to present some context, the Magnavox Odyssey got here out when she was 46 years previous. She’d already been queen for 20 years. Your entire business 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 value 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 time without work. I performed a bit extra of Saints Row, and I’m truthfully not getting a style for it. The principle supporting forged, 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 fashionable 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 loss of life knell for a Saints Row recreation — slightly fundamental.

By way of information, PlayStation and Xbox appear to be taking their spat over Name of Responsibility public. After Phil Spencer stated final week that Microsoft had gone out of its method to preserve the collection out there to PlayStation avid gamers, now Jim Ryan is firing again. He says Microsoft’s precise provide was “insufficient on many ranges” and forged some shade with, “I really feel the necessity to set the file straight as a result of Phil Spencer introduced this into the general public discussion board.” 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 a giant (if a embittered) Murderer’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 Murderer’s Creed Mirage, the subsequent title within the collection. I’ll most likely dip into Splatoon 3 slightly bit, and perhaps even that new Disney Dreamlight Valley recreation, if there’s time.

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Splatoon 3
  • NBA 2K23
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Practice Sim World 3
  • Steelrising
  • Shatterline
  • Gloomwood

New on subscription providers:

  • Opus Magnum (Xbox Recreation Move)
  • Want for Velocity Warmth (PlayStation Plus Important)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PlayStation Plus Important)
  • Toem (PlayStation Plus Important)
  • Realm Royale Reforged (GeForce Now)
  • Damaged Items (GeForce Now)
  • Horizon Chase 2 (Apple Arcade)

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