Newsworthy – April 25th, 2020

A long term drought is likely in the western U.S., videoconferencing can be cognitively and psychologically stressful, primary care practices are at risk of shutting down.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Consoles Wars Aren’t Won But Endured

Beat 'Em Up

BuzzFeed, posted probably the best article condemning the very idea of a console war and the impending one coming this holiday season. It boils down to what I feel so strongly about: There are no true winners in a console war.

Yes, consoles do die while in battle. But they aren’t long fought wars. It’s either a quick defeat or a long, difficult tussle that later no one really gives a shit about.

I remember 2006, my “first” E3. The first E3 where I paid attention to everything video games. It was that E3 where the rest of that generation of consoles were unveiled. While the Xbox 360 already had a head start, it was the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 that had their debutant ball. And I remember the Carrie-like hell unleashed right after.

Sony’s arrogance lit up the internet with memes and Nintendo placed itself warmly…

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