I reached a weird inflection point in adult/parenthood this week.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is sitting in my PS 4, but the game is not mine. My son got it as a (belated) birthday present from his aunt. Whether or not I’m a good parent (or the best parent) for letting my ten-year old play Assassin’s Creed is the subject for a different newsletter (long story short: we’re in a pandemic, sh-t’s gone out the window, baby!).
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X comes out on Nov. 10, and Sony follows it up later in the week with the PS 5 on Nov. 12.
The embargo on Xbox X and S reviews lifted yesterday, so the internet was awash in hot takes. If you look at the coverage from GamesRadar, Engadget, IGN, The New York Times, and Ars Technica, some common themes emerge. Everyone agrees the Xbox X is powerful, has a great, minimalist design, and like Björk sang, it’s oh so quiet (shhhhh!).