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I get the whole keeping monopolies in check and Facebook/Meta is definitely questionable when it comes to certain acquisitions like Instagram. But this? A workout app just seems like such a weak thing to pursue action over and sets an awful precedent for other companies, especially considering all the major players regularly buy up indie studios. Not to mention, as much as people like to harp on about Meta having a monopoly on VR that always requires overlooking Sony who has been on Meta’s heels (and I believe was number 1 for a while), and is very likely to become top dog again in that space very soon (especially with Meta raising prices). It just seems silly in comparison to the social media stuff where there is clearly a monopoly. VR there are still options.
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Lame comparison. One is legit criticism of issues with a game. This is just people who have played it already saying it’s a waste for them to buy it again and disparaging it that way. But for anyone who hasn’t played it this is by all measures an outstanding upgrade to an excellent game that simply updates it for modern machines.
I’m sure there is a considerable number of people who just never played the original and would have no problem shelling out that money. Have to consider that every day there’s x amount of new people to the platform and kids getting their very first console every year. There are plenty that have never played what is a decade-old game, and may never have considered it because it simply is an "old game". Now it’s not so old anymore.
Now, for those of us who have already played it, the big misstep on Sony’s part is not simply giving the upgrade at a discounted cost. I would easily buy this if it meant being grandfathered in at a $20 premium.
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It’s alway so frustrating reading about any of these VW campers because they aren’t available in the US. I read this article wondering the whole time how this could hopefully apply to US customers and of course was typically disappointed at the end to read the same thing. I’m very skeptical of their claim that they’ve exported any of these to the US. My past research in bringing Euro vans to the US is that they’re not permitted because of EPA restrictions (someone correct me if I’m wrong). Basically love this concept but Verge you should just state at the top this is really going to apply to only Europeans.
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Since this is bound to attract the usual banter about Magic leap, it’s wise to read up on how this new device stacks up against the first and against competition like Hololens.