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  1. I just watched episode 3. I must admit, I didn't enjoy it as much as episode 2 but it was still a ton of fun. I love a good story and I love good action. This anime is missing nothing in the action department while being a lot more light on story. But that's okay I'm just enjoying the ride at this point! If you haven't had a chance to watch god of high school you are missing out big time. I suspect there is a lot more to the story as episode 3 has hinted.

    I was talking to a friend of mine. And I said the main character is like a perfect blend of naruto and sasuke. I read a review the other day and someone compared him to goku. I must say, so far I'd say the goku comparison is spot on. Him and all of his buddies need a little more fleshing out. But its hard to look forward to the story elements, when the team did such an amazing job with the action. I can't wait to see what's next!

  2. I would absolutely love it if Microsoft became the Netflix of gaming. I've been telling my friend(who owns stock in Sony) this for a long time now.  Xbox is getting ready to crush it next gen. I think Leo, at the motley fool, has hit the nail on the head with this article. By Xbox combining its services into one low monthly fee, Microsoft is creating a value proposition that is unmatched. I don't think Google Stadia could ever compete without having the games. People think search when they think of google, not gaming. The advantage that Google has, is reach, they can reach more people than almost anyone else on the planet but slapping google in front of the name won't convince most people to adopt it.

    If Google really wanted to compete they should be more like Amazon, create an original IP and release it on Stadia. It seems like Google was approaching streaming for video games just like they did search, where Stadia would be the tool gamers use to find the the content they wanted to play. I imagine, the real problem is that no developer or publisher wants to spend 50 million plus and 3 + years developing a game to put it on Stadia. What is the benefit for the developer for all their hard work? What is the benefit for the publisher after investing millions in marketing and development.

    For the most part you are probably going to get mostly older games from big name publishers. Which is what Netflix ran into. And then gradually, Netflix started developing original content. But at the time Netflix had zero competition. Google is going to have to deal with Sony, Microsoft, Amazon and other competitors that want to get in the game streaming business. All without any original IP. I seriously doubt Google has a chance. In search yea people will be happy for google to send traffic to them and they generally accept that google will place ads around a small amount of content that google has scraped from your site. The cost to develop that content is usually minuscule and the potential gain from the service that google provides is huge. But when you try to do the same thing with games it doesn't work, you are now talking about the owner of the content spending hundereds of thousands of hours to develop some content and you want them to give it away for peanuts.

    Right now consider that Microsoft owns like 10 first party studios. If you have game pass, not only can you stream but you will be able to get all of the those titles for free. So high quality games that would normally cost you $70 you get for free. Over time that benefit alone would have paid for the console purchase itself. Just doing some quick math assuming each studio gives you just one title over 7 years. That means the consumer would have saved $700.  Not to mention the huge catalog of Xbox games that will be available due to backwards compatibility. And then on top of that third party titles that will eventually be added over time. The service really does pay for itself. Even Amazon is planning to come out with its own streaming platform sometime in 2021. Amazon has at least tried to develop some original IP that would be interesting to gamers. They keep putting it back into beta and working on it but hey, Amazon is new to the scene. And I think its great that they have that flexibility to recognize the game needs more work, and say hey, lets pull it back and iron out the wrinkles.

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