It's not surprising how two important words can get lost under an avalanche of leaks, rumors, and news where the Playstation 5 is concerned. However, a redditor called u/Optamizm has decided to remind everyone about those particular words, which are low speed. The current reference in regard to the PS5's SSD in action is a video clip that we reported on in May of last year. It involves a comparison being held between a PS5 devkit and a Playstation 4 Pro to show off how much quicker the next-generation console's SSD could deal with loading a game and rendering scenes. Sony has since provided the world with the technical data regarding the PS5's SSD: 825 GB drive that can utilize a 12-channel interface to get to transfer rate speeds of 5.5 GB/s (uncompressed).
With the Xbox One, Microsoft notoriously fumbled the announcement. While introducing the Xbox One in 2013, the company spent a lot of time talking about "entertainment" rather than gaming. When the console was first detailed in June at E3 2019, the annual video game tradfe show, the very thing that Xbox head Phil Spencer said about the new console was the quote above - "we heard you" being core to that message. Spencer, on behalf on Microsoft, is making a direct effort to earn back the so-called "core gamer" audience that was so critical to the success of the Xbox 360 :
Video games continue to evolve in their storytelling capabilities, art, and emotional complexity. The millions of people who already game know this - and now, under quarantine, the rest of us are catching up. Why are so many people suddenly drawn to games? A researcher, Ph.D. student, and the author of the Psychology and Video Games series who goes by PlatinumParagon tells Inverse that this sudden video game attraction phenomenon can be explained by three factors. One of the factors is that video games are immersive and interactive experiences. The experience of playing is akin to taking a "mental vacation" from the 24/7 news cycle and the constant scroll of social media.
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