Kaser Focus: Sony and Microsoft’s fight is a popcorn movie

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Seeing two large corporations fight in authorized proceedings is among the most entertaining stuff you will discover as a information author. Before I began this job, I’d have thought authorized paperwork can be boring — au contraire, I’ve since found. The corporations’ authorized groups interact in delightfully passive-aggressive (and generally aggressive-aggressive) jabs at one another. This week, my leisure of selection is the Sony-Microsoft arguments over the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation.

I can’t make these items up. Microsoft has accused the CMA of “[adopting] Sony’s complaints without the appropriate level of critical review.” Sony stated of the CMA’s investigation, “We want to guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality gaming experience, and we appreciate the CMA’s focus on protecting gamers.” I’m certain these two corporations can settle this in an equitable vogue and the established order will likely be restored. But seeing these two corporations have such a public spat has me reaching for my popcorn. I haven’t had this a lot enjoyable because the Epic Games vs. Apple authorized paperwork.

In different information, Meta has revealed its latest large rig on your face: The Meta Quest Pro. Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg was largely promoting it as an enterprise gadget, not a lot on its gaming potential. That could be why it didn’t actually reveal many VR video games on the occasion. Among Us VR seems to be promising, although — it’s one factor to see your little avatar roaming the darkened corridors, however it’s one other to truly navigate these claustrophobic environs your self.

On my facet, along with a few different video games whose titles I can’t but disclose (*wink*), I made a decision to check out Coral Island. We know from earlier reveals this yr that we’re about to inundated with farming sims, and Coral Island — which is nonetheless in early entry, however obtainable to Game Pass subscribers — is one of many opening salvos. It is, like all farming sims, Basically Harvest Moon (I feel that ought to be the style title at this level, like Soulslike or roguelike), however it’s additionally fairly and charming in its personal means.

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Scorn
  • Dyson Sphere Program
  • NHL 23
  • PGA Tour 2K23
  • LEGO Bricktales
  • PC Building Simulator 2
  • Eville
  • Dragon Ball: The Breakers
  • Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim
  • Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief
  • The Last Oricru
  • Paradise Marsh
  • Asterigos: Curse of the Stars
  • Trifox
  • Fueled Up
  • The Darkest Tales
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway

New on subscription providers:

  • Costume Quest (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Coral Island (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Bomber Crew: Deluxe Edition (Xbox Games with Gold)
  • Dual Universe (GeForce Now)
  • Rabbids: Party of Legends (GeForce Now)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Closed Beta (GeForce Now)
  • Pilotwings 64 (Nintendo Switch Online)
  • Gardens Between+ (Apple Arcade)

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