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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. All the 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 really not within the workplace at the moment, 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 break day. I performed a bit extra of Saints Row, and I’m truthfully not getting a style for it. The primary supporting solid, 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 may not appear harsh, nevertheless it’s a dying knell for a Saints Row recreation — just a little fundamental.

By way of information, PlayStation and Xbox appear to be taking their spat over Name of Obligation public. After Phil Spencer mentioned final week that Microsoft had gone out of its method to preserve the sequence out there to PlayStation players, now Jim Ryan is firing again. He says Microsoft’s precise supply was “insufficient on many ranges” and solid some shade with, “I really feel the necessity to set the report 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 sequence. I’ll in all probability dip into Splatoon 3 just a little 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
  • Prepare Sim World 3
  • Steelrising
  • Shatterline
  • Gloomwood

New on subscription providers:

  • Opus Magnum (Xbox Sport Move)
  • Want for Pace 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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