Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which no news is good news, hardware makes us hard-wary, and:
- [00:01:45] The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox. Specifically, can you get a PS5? We can’t (and Sony admitted it), but the graphical things look amazing. They claim to have eliminated loading times with a new super-fast SSD… we’re looking forward to that, but what’s more interesting is that the two consoles seem to have pretty different business models…
- [00:26:00] …and in related news: exclusives. Microsoft have just bought Zenimax for $7.5bn, and this won’t be their last acquisition, although at least the Bethesda part of the purchase will apparently run “semi-independently”
- [00:41:36] And the final hardware question: are you going to buy a Pixel 5? The announcement of what the Pixel 5 will actually be was after recording time but before release time for this show, inconveniently, but we still have thoughts, and would like to hear yours…
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News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.
Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!