01 Oct TECH UPDATE 2020: GAMING
..one child, given a bye on his GCSEs, has been mainlining Netflix. The other, however, has been majoring on fast-frame-rate gaming in full HD. You’d think 18 hours a day shooting, racing and swearing with his mates was enough, but if you’ve been in an online meeting with me you’ll realise, therefore, that it isn’t. Which is why, as a result of the anaemic remaining bandwidth, my Zoom calls have been suffering a bit.
And it is all changing. Again.
Xbox or Playstation?
The long-running gaming duel between Xbox X vs PS5 continues apace, and in the next couple of months both platforms launch new 4K consoles – both bandwidth hungry, with HDR on the Xbox at launch and optional built-in Blu-ray players. These are serious computers, with 100GB (expandable) SSD drives and 12-16GB RAM. If you’re in the market for one of these (or your lovable family member is) you’ll need new HDMI leads at a minimum, and might want to consider a new display.
If you’re nostalgic about Zelda, or in the middle of a Minecraft craze, you’ll be pleased to hear that, despite the bleeding edge tech, the Xbox units are fully backward-compatible (the PS5 not so much). Let us know if you need advice – we’re here to help.