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  1. Im not surprised at all. Xbox is pushing for an overwhelming content advantage. They have plenty of cash to do so. This is what Google should have done for Stadia but so far it feels as if they were trying to treat Stadia like their search engine. If you want gamers to use your platform, you have to have the content.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/how-microsofts-ceo-xbox-head-say-bethesda-will-bolster-xbox-games-pass-lineup/

  2. I don't think I've ever seen Dak Prescott look so happy. I mean he was ecstatic jumping for joy after his interview. As always the Cowboys put you on an emotional rollercoaster. But that was some kind of game! and that fumble! Lol, nobody on the Falcons wanted any part of that ball. 

    Its good that they avoided going 0-2 to start the season but they have a huge test in going up against the Seattle Seahawks next game. They won't be able to survive again if they fumble the ball 3 times in the first quarter.

  3. Just wow. Almost nobody saw this coming. Elder scrolls and Fallout are huge franchises and much beloved. Nobody can no longer claim that Xbox is all about Halo anymore. Can you imagine them releasing AAA title after AAA title every single year? That's amazing. I will say this though. I see a lot of game industry websites speculating about exclusivity and how Microsoft has to recoup their investment of 7 billion and to do that they need to release on as many systems as possible. 

    And the whole time all Im doing is watching Xbox gamepass numbers increase month after month. In April Microsoft reported they had 10 million subscribers. Today they announced they have 15 million subscribers for those counting at home that's between 100 - 150 million in additional revenue coming in every month. Personally I see them increasing to around 30 million sometime next year. The service has reached a point to where its value is impossible to ignore.

    Consider this. Disney plus launched in November 2019 its not even November 2020 and Disney plus says they now have 50 million subscribers! In less than a year they have 50 million subscribers and lets be real the value that you get from a Disney plus subscription while great, is nowhere near the value you receive from a Netflix subscription. I'm sure there are people that will disagree but Netflix has tons and tons of digital content. Netflix saw that the streaming wars were about to heat up and went on a spending binge to create more original content so they could compete when the big boys like Disney, HBO max and others tried to get serious in the streaming arena. Well Microsoft is doing the same thing, right now! They are buying up loads of studios and buy the same token they are acquiring loads of talent. 

    There is plenty of room to grow, gaming is huge! And going into the holiday season I know they will be pushing gamepass like crazy. What parent says no to a service that they can purchase for 10 bucks a month and gives their kids 100s of games and will also give them tons of big budget games in the future? To me gamepass is a far greater value then Disney plus. If Microsoft sniffs 30 million by the end of next year they can pay off the Zenimax purchase in 2 years. If they hit 50 in less than a year though we are talking over 1 billion dollars in 2 years and I feel that is totally achievable. I think a lot of hardcode gamers will resist at first since there are a lot of diehard Sony 4 life fans(I plan on purchasing both consoles.) Eventually its just going to be so incredibly obvious. Gamepass' popularity is just going to snowball from here. 

    When I was much younger Sega had a really cool service called Sega channel. I could play I think like 50 or so games a month as much as I wanted. Using that service I played games I never would have dreamed of even trying out had Sega channel not existed. I think gamepass is going to get better and better, month after month. And as word of mouth spreads at some point nearly every gamer will have it.

  4. I rarely feel lost in fiction. It doesn't matter if it's books, movies, shows, video games, poems. But I can tell, after viewing the last few episodes there are some things I thought I understood well that perhaps I only got a piece and now need to go back and view the previous eps to make sure I have the full picture. The nice little info drop by Roswal was pretty good and a bit of a surprise even though it was hinted at.

    At this point with Subaru's return by death its hard to imagine how he is going to be able to turn things around. He's in so deep and there are so many moving pieces and still so many unknowns. He's going to need some big time help. My only guess is that he's able to get one of the big baddies to ally with him or at least go after one another because as it stands now he is just far too weak to do anything else. I feel like this whole season he's been running around and just crying all of the time. I'm ready for him to do something splashy!

  5. So it's official the PS5 will cost $499 and $399 for the discless console. I think that's just about what everyone expected. Next comes the hard part. How will Sony and Microsoft market their new consoles to consumers? I think with the big difference in services being offered, how they choose to market the consumer console experience on their respective devices will greatly influence sales especially since the prices for flagship box is the same.

  6. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29892721/houston-rockets-owner-says-gm-daryl-morey-job-safe

    I'll give Daryl Morey credit he is willing to take risks. But its hard for me to imagine that an undersized team like that is going to compete for a championship especially because you have some big guys in the game that are extremely athletic. In the playoffs everyone is good and since its a series not a single game teams have plenty of time to prepare. During the regular season the rockets can really take teams by surprise and feast on traditional teams with their speed and 3 point shooting. I imagine teams coming off back to backs and teams without long, elite defenders were overwhelmed.

    I want to see what this team can do with a full season together, no injuries no pandemic, just one full healthy season. Russ and Harden are great players and I feel they can play better than they did this year.

  7. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/14/cloud-gaming-with-xbox-game-pass-ultimate/

    I feel like game pass is "going to be a game changer". I've yet to truly embrace mobile gaming. But I could see myself pulling out my phone and maybe streaming a few games via Xcloud when I'm playing "the waiting game" for this that or the other lol. I feel like kids would love the service. These days I see parents just hand kids the phone and they almost sit on top of each watching the one with the phone play games. I was in the barbershop the other day and every little kid in there was playing games on the phone. 

    If Microsoft really does their marketing right, showing the different times and situations and ways that people can take advantage of the service, they will really have something special. And this is coming form somebody that has owned a Playstation every generation. The only negative is that I can't play gamepass on my iphone. If gamepass really takes off, Apple's rules will ultimately end up hurting it. As it could mean forcing the consumer to choose between phones based on what apps are supported. Consumer choice tends to win out.

  8. This phone reminds me of my old Sony Ericsson. It had this swivel thing where I had to open the phone by swiveling it to the left or the right before I could type out a new text message or dial a number. At some point I got pretty lazy with it and just started swiveling it only half way so the screen would be horizontal. It was actually pretty cool and I got used to viewing the screen horizontally. This is almost like an evolution of that.

    Unbox Theory did a pretty cool intro on it.

     

  9. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29879962/nuggets-erase-19-point-deficit-stun-clippers-again-force-game-7

    I like I'm really starting to like this Denver team. They are a young team with a lot of talent And every round they are competing hard. Historically though it takes young teams a few playoff losses  before they finally breakthrough. Game 7 should be fire!🔥🔥🔥

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