Kaser Focus: Sony and Microsoft’s fight is a popcorn movie

by | Oct 14, 2022 | Technology

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Seeing two big companies fight in legal proceedings is some of the most entertaining stuff you can find as a news writer. Before I started this job, I’d have thought legal documents would be boring — au contraire, I have since discovered. The companies’ legal teams engage in delightfully passive-aggressive (and sometimes aggressive-aggressive) jabs at each other. This week, my entertainment of choice is the Sony-Microsoft arguments over the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation.

I can’t make this stuff up. Microsoft has accused the CMA of “[adopting] Sony’s complaints without the appropriate level of critical review.” Sony said of the CMA’s investigation, “We want to guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality gaming experience, and we appreciate the CMA’s focus on protecting gamers.” I’m sure these two companies can settle this in an equitable fashion and the status quo will be restored. But seeing these two companies have such a public spat has me reaching for my popcorn. I haven’t had this much fun since the Epic Games vs. Apple legal documents.

In other news, Meta has revealed its newest big rig for your face: The Meta Quest Pro. Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg was mostly selling it as an enterprise device, not so much on its gaming potential. That might be why it didn’t really reveal many VR games at the event. Among Us VR looks promising, though — it’s one thing to see your little avatar roaming the d …

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