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From a nostalgia perspective, this is one of my favorite movies of all time (in that same group lies other nostalgia-fests like Tron and Labyrinth).
I am looking forward to this and hope my little one appreciates it like I did the original!
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But why go to the exception to "prove" the rule wrong? Valve did it the right way with the Steam Deck (one per account, accounts had to be older than a certain amount of time).
Retailers (if they cared to solve this) could always limit to 1 per address/per account and reset it when a units ships or something like that. And console manufacturers could absolutely pressure retailers to do the right thing… One way would be to simply make the experience at their own storefronts better (an Apple/Valve-like queue system, limiting one per address and per account) and severely limit the inventory retailers get unless they use similar fair systems.
Heck, even the notoriously broken and corrupt car dealer franchise system is improving with makers like Ford limiting the inventory of dealers that mark up their cars too much past MSRP.
Why are fanboys on all sides so fervently defensive?
Yes, "niche" in Apple’s terms would of course still mean selling a lot of them. As the largest company in the world thou, their measure of a massive success is simply different than it would be for a Pebble watch.
I have an Apple Watch myself – but it’s not a home run category when it comes to Apple and neither will this one (at least my prediction).
I also have (and prefer over all competitors) an Apple TV… another relatively niche product when it comes to Apple.
Oh, and I never called that a "failure". All you, because you needed a bogeyman-argument
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Hype aside, if I was forced to bet on what shape this product will take inside of Apple’s portfolio I would put it close to the Apple Watch.
It will have relative, if not niche, success and become a fixture at future events in its own category (like "wearables" for Apple Watch) but it will NOT overtake the iPhone, iPad and Macs for now.
I think the average customer has less interest in wearing something over their eyes than most tech giants (like Meta, Valve, etc.) assume.
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"It happens" is not "SOP" thou… semantics, perhaps, but it’s certainly NOT the norm is my point.
CP and NMS turned out awesome after the fixes… FO76… eh… didn’t.
If anything they are still a cautionary tale as both had serious reputation damage for releasing incomplete stuff.
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This is not SOP for merger and acquisitions.
It’s actually rare to see a shakeout so close to closing… these usually take place afterwards. Now, there’s sure could be a million reasons for this, but I wouldn’t say it’s "normal".
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If this follows the usual trend with these Sony cans, it will be discounted shortly, Even at MSRP, I find these to be superb and one of the (of not THE) best wireless headfphones.
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They won’t intentionally break the browser just to block this. Period. Not going to happen. I mean, a patch to fix Safari bugs doing something momentarily here or there? I guess… but they won’t be pushing something that intentionally blocks this functionality.
THAT SAID, I agree with the second half of your statement. If this really takes off, I would put money on this making them change their stance on allowing native apps.
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I don’t. I am not going to defend one heartless corporation (Apple) over another (Epic) but Sweeney is an insufferable man-child.
Don’t get me wrong, cloud gaming via modern mobile browsers is a good development and a legit, open alternative to apps (ironically, giving validity to Apple’s claims on the trial, but I digress), but this trend of tech company billionaire dudes always whining about their "grievances" online is annoying…
Looking at you too, Elon.
I love xCloud for Dragon Quest and a few other Xbox One gems that I missed last generation… But I have to say for me, even on amazing internet, I still can’t quite enjoy twitch-style games. It just isn’t there – and I am okay with that because it still works for 80% of the types of games I enjoy. I am okay with my actual PC and current gen consoles having their specialty.
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They better sell those NFT’s "worth" 18k soon cause in 3 days they’ll be "worth" a six pack or Coors Light
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Hyundai Santa Cruz
Ford Maverick (& I bet there is a Maverick EV within 5 years)