Nathan’s Newsdesk – September 17th, 2022


It’s been a little while since I wrote a “daily links” article. I decided that I’d slightly rebrand it to Nathan’s Newsdesk since it leaves me more open to posting them on a more sporadic schedule. It’s more or less going to be the same format though.

Sony says original PSVR games won’t be compatible with PSVR2 |

“because PSVR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience”.

When are game companies going to realize that adding marketing spin to your laziness isn’t going to please the hardcore gaming market? Backwards compatibility needs to be a focus for Sony and not through PSPlus, through support for hardware, and software! Anything else is pure laziness and excuses in my opinion.

“Elaborating further, Nishino claimed the new elements of the PVSR2 hardware – inside-out tracking and eye-tracking, 3D audio, a 4K HDR display, and its controller with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback – meant “developing games for PSVR2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR.”

So the hardware being more advanced than the prior generation stops you from making it work with older games how so?

YouTube showing up to 10 unskippable ads on a video

“At YouTube, we’re focused on helping brands connect with audiences around the world, and we’re always testing new ways to surface ads that enhance the viewer experience. We ran a small experiment globally that served multiple ads in an ad pod when viewers watched longer videos on connected TVs.”

I love how YouTube just does very stupid things under the guise of an “experiment” and then act like it makes no sense when nobody likes it.

Intel drops the Celeron and Pentium names for its low-end laptop CPUs (updated) | Engadget

” The company is replacing both brand names for low-end laptop chips in favor of the simpler (if not exactly creative) “Intel Processor” badge starting in 2023.”

While this isn’t a huge deal I think having a specific branding to a chip is better. Not everybody who has devices with a Pentium are novice computer users, sometimes if you’ve got a PC that serves one function around the house you can get away with a Pentium. I just think telling me specifics is better than vague nonsense.

Topaz Photo AI Combines All its Image Tools into One Automatic Photo Editor | PetaPixel

I don’t have any crazy commentary on this one, I just think upscaling AI is really cool.

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2 thoughts on “Nathan’s Newsdesk – September 17th, 2022

  1. Ken Van Conover – As a small two year old boy, my father sat me down one day in front of a PlayStation 1 to keep me occupied while he carried out some chores. It is here where I was first exposed to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, as well as Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Little did my father know that his action that day would lead me to a life-long love of videos games. Here, I plan on writing detailed reviews for any and all games, ranging from the NES and Sega Master System, to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. I hope you will join us, and have much enjoyment along the way! Be sure to hit me up on Xbox Live! My username is DarkDemon352
    Ken Van Conover says:

    I don’t understand. If the PSVR2 is leaps and bounds ahead of the PSVR technologically, it should have no problem at all running original PSVR games. Much like how the Xbox Series X can run many Xbox 360 games with no problem. Sounds like Sony would rather some games just disappear into history rather than do the work to preserve them.

    I also find it funny when I hear folks becoming upset with YouTube. Aside from music and some content I can only find there, all I now use is Odyssey and Rumble.

    1. What’s weird about it is that they made an adapter to get the old PSVR system to work, they just claim that the new hardware is somehow incompatible. It seems like an odd cop-out for laziness to me.

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