Episode 46 – US & China tariffs affects gamers, new Sony patent to reduce loading times

recorded on June 28, 2019

In Memory

Etika, prominent smash youtuber and streamer, dies at age 29 from suicide.


Little Bits

The next gen Xbox and Playstation could be more expensive due to US-China tariffs (Esquire)

  • Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo sent a joint letter to Congress asking to remove video game hardware from the tariff list

Sony patent shows that they are trying to reduce or eliminate loading times (Kotaku)

Phil Harrison, VP at Google, says that ISPs will adapt to data caps for game streaming (GI.bz)

Rapid Fire News

 Live action FFXIV series planned for Netflix in association with Square-Enix (Resetera)

Twitch soft launching subscriber only streams; creators can have streams on for them (Kotaku)

Dr. Disrespsect’s channel returns after two week ban for live streaming from an E3 bathroom

EA Access comes to PlayStation on July 24 priced at $30/year or $5/month (GameSpot)

Cyberpunk 2077 install size revealed to be over 80Gb on PlayStation but no word on Xbox

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Steam Summer Sale is live now so go forth fellow gamers!

Playstation Plus games for July are PES 2019: Pro Evolution Soccer and Horizon Chase Turbo

Xbox Game with Gold for July are unknown as of going live

Amazon is running sales on video games until the 29th some highlights are below: (GameSpot)

  • Resident Evil 2 – $28
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – $35
  • God of War – $24
  • Spider-Man – $28
  • The Division 2 – $40
  • DMC 5 – $35, $42 / PS4, Xbox

Rumor Mill

PS5 benchmark score between GTX 1080 and RTX 2080 on 3D Mark software 

(MaDz, Dealer, Foxy, Bit Cloud Gaming) 

Let’s Argue

Why are publishers not showing off gameplay and rather showing trailers or dev interviews?

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