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  1. Anyone watching this It's one of the best TV shows. Absolutely amazing. Indian TV show - but up there with the best. Highest rated on IMDB at 9.6 (27.5k votes, but it's new - released only this month - October) It's on Sony Liv for those interested.
  2. I've never even heard of the brand. Is there really a manufacturer called "Colorfull" making "Colorfull 3080s". Seems a bit fishy tbh. Asus is the best for 3080 this time it seems, even beating out EVGA, which generally makes the best custom cards. If possible wait and get Asus Tuf (or even better Asus Strix) 3080. If you're spending - might as well get a good one, and not something random. Best thing - getting from known manufacturers, you can be sure of warranty and quality. What's your opinion @Joe Cool?
  3. I think I said it before, but even if we ignore JP laws that prohibit foreign companies from acquiring JP ones, it was ridiculous to think about MS ever acquiring SEGA. More than a video game company, SEGA is a gambling and theme park company with new ventures in Hollywood even. Managing such a company is beyond what MS (a pure tech company) is capable of. I doubt any MS board members were that stupid as to even think of buying SEGA and going into the casino business. But fans can dream.
  4. Skyrim was good - way back in 2011. For it's time - the graphics were great, and it did some neat things for the very first time, like 2 handed spells and casting with both hands. It was less ambitious than Oblivion (where you could literally make your own spells + Oblivion Gates Puzzles), but it was highly fun. Seeing Skyrim cities for the first time was almost life-like back then. It's exploration, the themes with racism and the Thalmor story, various guilds - all were an absolute delight to play. But frankly, after that - BGS fell off a cliff. Fallout 4 came after 4 years, and was absolutely mediocre and felt like no effort was put into it. They developed nothing else, except Fallout 76 - which Zenimax most probably threatened them to develop, most probably asking them why they are paying salaries to BGS employees for not doing anything? BGS got so lazy that they literally depended on modders fixing their own games - including absolute game breaking bugs that should not have been in even indie dev games, charging for mods of all things with their pathetic "Creation Club" Bethesda name these days - lives on in the distant past games. ES is powered by only nostalgia and mods. The games are meant for PC, because mods are what keep the game alive. And PC, being Open Source is the best place for mods. Frankly, Bethesda is surviving because of it's other published games. BGS itself is a sad wreck these days. MS acquiring them is possibly the best thing that could have happened. As far as BGS devs are concerned, AFAIK they need a whip behind them. Left to themselves - they would do nothing. Hope MS provides that whip. Zenimax did not. MS also needs to give an open modding support without any restrictions - which we shall see whether they do or not. If MS also messes up - then most probably BGS and ES/Fallout IPs may be in a whole lot of trouble.
  5. Shadowlands is not coming next week. It's been delayed to an unspecified date, but still slotted for sometime this year (anytime before 31st Dec., 2020)
  6. Thing is - Miyazaki marches to his own drum beats. Did you see him doing Bloodborne 2 after the great success of BB1? Even DS3 was more of a "Just get it done with" side project, unlike Sekiro - where his true passion went. He was not involved with DS2. In your scenario, what will most likely happen is - MS buys FromSoft, Miyazaki takes the bank balance (Maybe stays on for 1 project - just to give his name without actually working on it, if contract demands) and then he will promptly resign and form his own studio. I somehow don't think he is a character who listens to over-lords (whether they be Sony/MS/Nintendo) After that, the very Souls games itself will become Souls-like/Souls Clone. Game quality degrades noticeably when Miyazaki is not involved.
  7. Thank you very much for the info. You learn something new everyday. Might be useful to me someday. Thanks for that According to that metric, MS is still far bigger than both Nintendo and Sony. I was mistaken and I apologize for that (MS in trillions vs Sony and Nintendo in billions).
  8. Yup, entire Sony can really not be compared to entire MS. That said, if you are going to play Share and Market Game - according to Google, Nintendo is far bigger than Microsoft According to Google: Sony - 7769 JPY = 5409.62 Indian Rs/share MS - 219.66 USD = 16,122.49 Indian Rs/Share (Includes Windows/Office/Azure/Xbox/Everything Else as well) Nintendo - 58240 JPY = 40,560.96 Indian Rs/Share This is the entire company valuations. Same story over 5 years as well. So really, the "guys going their own way" and "no valuable IPs" are having the last laugh. It's the story of the 3 monkeys. 2 monkeys (Sony and MS) keep fighting, while the 3rd one (Nintendo) quietly takes the entire victory cake away.
  9. This is a forum right? I assume you posted the quote with the intent to discuss or put forward a point? Or is it your hobby to just post random quotes from some strangers in some 3rd party site everywhere for no purpose at all?
  10. You do realize - Microsoft was always bigger than Sony right? 90% of that valuation is from Windows and Office, which is far bigger than anything Sony can put out. Market interest in Azure is also very high. Sony meanwhile, has nothing going for it other than Playstation, Profits from Blu Ray Consortium and maybe TVs. I don't think they have anything else at all. Want to compare - compare Playstation Division and Xbox Division. Don't compare entire companies, they are as different as Apples and Oranges. Also, both companies compete and co-operate as well. You say Sony needs Azure, but remember MS needs Blu Ray as well, which is part-owned and developed by Sony. They are in the Blu Ray Consortium after all. MS might have been stuck with DVD or HD-DVD otherwise. So you really should not compare different divisions.
  11. GTA 5 is gigantic. Far bigger than anything on the list. Fortnite is also bigger than the rest (Likely smaller than GTA 5, but most likely not by much). Elder Scrolls is in a very strange place. People play Skyrim to this day. But they play only because of mods. Remove the mods, and Skyrim is dead. Major community is on PC for this reason (You need a PC to handle some of those mods + PC being Open Platform can get mods that no console maker will ever allow, like say p**n mods etc.). ESO is separate, and can be said to be No 2 or 3 in MMOs. I say no 2 or 3 not because ESO is big, but because we have to consider that World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy 14 are tied at No 1. Regardless, both WoW and FF14 are gigantic and far, far bigger than ESO. Frankly, ESO is tiny. PUBG is actually small, if you remove the Indian mobile market. If you add the mobile market, it might be up there with GTA and Fortnite. Apex, is big, but I don't think in the league of the rest. Frankly, these games should not be compared. Their genres are completely different and playerbase will overlap (i.e. players who play 1 will play the other since the games are very different) or not. They are not direct competitors But to simply answer your question, currently I will say PUBG Mobile>GTA 5> Fortnite>Apex>Elder Scrolls>PUBG PC/Console
  12. Extremely sad. But don't worry. I think we will still get the games (Without having to learn Japanese). It's just that they will now tie up with a localization team from another publisher (Like say Xseed, NIS America, Namco Bandai's In-House Localization Team etc) instead of translating themselves. This means more delay (Most probably 6 months - 1 year after JPN Release) and another publisher taking decisions like censorship etc., but game should still come West, if there is potential. TBH, after 3DS, Level 5 seems to have collapsed. They had the regular Professor Layton Games which made continuous money. But after 3DS, they haven't been able to make any continuous game series at all. So no regular games + Covid + Need to pay regular salaries might have screwed them up.
  13. True, but Yakuza at least is a passion project though. The fact that devs simply went to town in all the ridiculousness will make it fun. Though it's definitely not a next gen showcase. Playing on current gen consoles should also give you a great experience. Game will definitely be fun. Dirt though, that looks like some of the NFS Games I played back in the early 2000s. Wonder what's up with that game, that it looks like a PS2 escapee. And what possessed MS to demonstrate that and Halo as it's "Big Next Gen Showcase"
  14. Why will it not come to Gamepass? MS is promoting the next gen version of this particular Yakuza title, of course they would have paid up for it to be on GamePass.
  15. 3080 and 3090 (Maybe even 3070) shortages expected to continue till 2021 according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Chances are you guys might not be able to snag it this year - From Source: "I believe that demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year," Huang said. "Remember, we're also going into the double-whammy. The double-whammy is the holiday season. Even before the holiday season, we were doing incredibly well, and then you add on top of it the ‘Ampere factor,’ and then you add on top of that the ‘Ampere holiday factor,’ and we're going to have a really really big Q4 season." "The 3080 and 3090 have a demand issue, not a supply issue," said Huang. "The demand issue is that it is much much greater than we expected — and we expected really a lot." "Retailers will tell you they haven't seen a phenomenon like this in over a decade of computing. It hearkens back to the old days of Windows 95 and Pentium when people were just out of their minds to buy this stuff. So this is a phenomenon like we've not seen in a long time, and we just weren't prepared for it." "Even if we knew about all the demand, I don't think it's possible to have ramped that fast. We're ramping really, really hard. Yields are great, the product's shipping fantastically, it's just getting sold out instantly," said Huang. "I appreciate it very much, I just don't think there's a real problem to solve. It's a phenomenon to observe. It's just a phenomenon." Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-ceo-geforce-rtx-3080-and-3090-shortages-to-last-until-2021
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