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Published May 20, 2019

In American studies, you’re often taught that the cold war was the longest ongoing war although no real physical altercation happened. But what if I told you that there’s a war that’s been going on almost longer than the Cold War? The console war! It started with the NES/Genesis era and has been ongoing ever since.

The war reached a fever pitch in the Xbox 360/PS3 days. 360 party chats at 3 am contained some of the fiercest forms of verbal combat. Now there’s a chance for real change. Sony and Microsoft are making strides to stop all this destruction in the community. Reports came out that the two gaming juggernauts plan on joining forces for game streaming and cloud services.

“Will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services. By working together, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences for their worldwide customers.” 

Their partnership also means enhancements in the Ai field. Microsoft’s CEO is on record saying;

“Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation. Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.” 

I’m sure this isn’t something we’ll see come into fruition until the next generation, but it’s a start. At least they’re at the table talking, right?

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One Comment

  1.' Johnny Paroxysm

    This is my personal opinion.

    The Sony brand is failing. The only thing that’s making money right now coming from Sony is the Sony PlayStation’s, their gaming units and video games division.
    When it comes to TVs people are buying more Samsung ,Vizio, LG more people are leaning towards just buying a regular size small TV like a Pro-scan, and buying the Apple TV to go with it.

    And their movie division where they have produced several lackluster movies(in the past 7years) that did not perform well or up to their standards. Venom is an exception to the rule.

    Sony music,Sony smart phone. To me they are doing this, because they are failing. They’re trying to be more innovative. There was a time where Sony Music had the option of selling individual songs instead of hours they thought that if they so individual songs they will be shooting themselves in the foot, so they push more for people to buy albums and did not work. as we see now streaming is taking over the market

    Again opinion, but let’s see where this gets them.

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