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It was a slog to get through the first two episodes of Obi-Wan. And this was after I finished Moon Knight, which had an incredibly rushed final episode.
I’m now an episode into Stranger Things S4 and it’s just so much higher quality than Disney’s Star Wars and MCU shows. I recently watched Severance on Apple TV+ and that was also incredible in terms of the acting, story, and writing.
I don’t know…..Disney’s Star Wars and MCU stuff is just starting to feel cheap and stale compared to some of these others shows.
Comment 3 replies, 3 recs
The show has been incredibly mediocre so far. That one chase scene in the first episode is laughably bad.
And the writing and dialogue is all very bland as well. Par for the course for Disney’s Star Wars content, I guess.
Comment 1 reply, 1 rec
No way they do that. A big part of the Zero Dawn story is uncovering the secrets of what happened in the past. The game and any potential TV show would be a lot less interesting if the audience knows how everything actually happened before the events of Zero Dawn.
Comment 2 replies, 1 rec
I mean, they can only do two seasons right now – one season on Zero Dawn, and another on Forbidden West. Unless they stretch out the first game into multiple seasons, but I don’t see that happening at all. And with Sony’s involvement Netflix isn’t going to be able to make such decisions unilaterally like they can with other shows.
Comment 1 rec
Disney has no idea what to do with the brand. They just keep telling stories in the same time period during the rule of the Empire. It’s all becoming very boring.
The one time they tried to create something new outside the core Empire timeline (new trilogy) they failed on an epic level.
Comment 2 replies, 8 recs
Please give this show a massive budget. The story is incredible and the show has the potential to be huge if it’s given a proper budget.
Comment 4 replies
Until there is some kind of quick charge function where you can go from <5% battery to >90% in like 5-10 minutes then EVs will be a no go for me. I make multiple long trips per year and having to sit and recharge for 40-60 minutes after driving for ~350 miles just isn’t practical.
Comment 2 replies, 4 recs
If you give a mouse a cookie, it’s going to want a glass of milk. Eventually Disney just won’t be able to help themselves and will introduce ads on the basic paid plans, forcing people to pay for the most premium packages available just to avoid ads. Netflix and others will end up doing the same.
Comment 2 replies, 9 recs
But it feels like The Verge has slowly narrowed away from reporting on gadgets and more on "tech politics".
What’s worse is that they take hard stances on issues and frame any other stance as just about the worst thing in the world that deserves endless amounts of condemnation and shame.
Comment 2 replies, 2 recs
Sony HQ is in Japan though, and their NA HQ is in California. They have nothing to fear.
Comment 1 rec
it won’t include brand new first-party games in the subscription package. That means that, at least initially, Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West, and Gran Turismo 7, for example, won’t be on the list.
Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t a "brand new" game, and it is on the list.
Comment 1 rec
The final episode was a rushed mess. So disappointing. The show was good up until then but the final episode moves at light speed. It’s like they only had 40 minutes worth of film and had to figure out a way to cram everything into the final act. It was awful and a disappointing way for the show to end.
Hey Disney, give your shows a bigger budget and give them more time to breathe. Moon Knight needed another couple episodes.
Comment 2 replies, 3 recs
People keep mentioning "image processing" on the Sony sets, but that’s completely subjective and there isn’t even really a test for it. Pixel response times on the Samsung QN90A/B score better than any LCD set out there, which is great for sports and gaming.
Any advantage Sony may have in "image processing" is then nullified by other drawbacks for their X95K miniLED set – they have just two HDMI 2.1 inputs on what is supposed to be a premium LCD TV that’s more expensive than OLED panels. Unacceptable. Local dimming is completely disabled when Game Mode is enabled. Again, unacceptable. You would think Sony having gaming being such a huge part of their company would be better in this regard. One could buy a QN90B, LG C2, or a Samsung S95B for a cheaper price than Sony’s miniLED TV. That’s crazy.
So people paying for this "premium" are actually getting less than other cheaper flagships from other companies.
Things are worse when looking at the QD-OLED. $1,000 more than Samsung’s QD-OLED at the same size is absolutely ridiculous.
Comment 2 replies, 6 recs
The X95K miniLED prices are absurd. The Samsung S95B, LG C2, Samsung QN90B are all cheaper.
And the X95K only has two HDMI 2.1 ports and it disables VRR when Game Mode is enabled. Sony is completely delusional with their pricing.