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Marques Brownlee explains why PS5 will be cheaper than you thought

Published: 18/Jun/2020 14:19

by Jacob Hale

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Popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, has explained why he thinks the PlayStation 5 will be much cheaper than the rumors suggest.

With the as-yet-unknown PS5 launch date fast approaching in ‘holiday’ 2020, there have been a multitude of questions aimed at Sony over their next-gen console, but there is one thing everybody wants to know, and they haven’t provided an answer…

How much will the PS5 cost?

Standard and Digital PlayStation 5 editions
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The PlayStation 5’s price tag has been a huge topic of speculation in recent weeks.

It’s a question that Sony will be very much aware is being asked of them, and one that many expected to be answered during June’s PS5 reveal event.

While rumors swirl about what the price could be – with some people believing it could cost up to an eye-watering $1000 – Brownlee has decided to give his expert opinion.

After taking a look at the console’s aesthetic presentation and the two different versions available (the Standard and Digital editions), Brownlee addressed the question on everyone’s mind – and suggested that the PS5 could cost a lot less than you would think.

I think it will cost $499 for the PS5, and possibly $399 for the Digital-only edition,” he said, which would follow a similar pattern that the Xbox One did when the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition released for just $249.99.

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His reason for thinking the console could go as cheap as to $399 – possibly up to $449 if they don’t think removing the optical drive is worth that much – is clear. He said: “If Sony want 100 million people to impulse buy an upgrade from their PS4, they can’t really charge $800.”

The reasoning definitely makes sense; the PS4 has shifted over 100 million units in its lifetime, and that’s less likely to happen if it’s too expensive, especially if it ends up costing more than the Xbox Series X.

The new Xbox console also hasn’t been given a price tag yet, and fans are patiently waiting to see who bites the bullet and announces first, as that could play a major part in how each company prices their console.

If the PS5 Digital Edition does end up costing just $399, the same as the PS4 at launch, it will leave many expectant buyers pleasantly surprised, but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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Viewer who sued Twitch for $25M over “simp culture” denied by judge

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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Erik Estavillo, the Twitch viewer who sued the platform for $25 million in damages for exposing him to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers” including Pokimane and Alinity while using the site has had his case denied by a California court.

Back in June of 2020 Estavillo, who has previously sued Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and Blizzard, filed a lawsuit against Twitch in the Santa Clara Superior Court of California.

According to the lawsuit, Twitch’s “twisted programming net code” combined with OCD and sex addiction made it nearly impossible for him to use Twitch without being exposed to “sexual content.”

Estavillo named a number of female streamers in his complaint, including Pokimane, Alinity, Amouranth, and others, while requesting they be “permanently banned,” however, it doesn’t seem like the court agreed he had a case.

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Pokimane and others no longer have to fear being “permanently banned” as Estavillo requested.

In the tentative ruling posted by the court, the judge said the main problem with Estavillo’s case was the evidence he brought forward wasn’t enough to support the claims in his lawsuit.

“The “exhibits” submitted by Plaintiff [Estavillo] with his opposition do not identify, much less support, any claims under California law,” the ruling reads.

Basically, after the lawsuit was filed lawyers representing Twitch made a motion with the court to dismiss it, and the court did “with prejudice.” That means this saga seems to be over, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court.

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A lot of people questioned how far Estavillo would get with his case by blaming some of the biggest female Twitch streamers.

Despite this, the self-described Twitch addict has said he plans on appealing this ruling to the 6th District Court of Appeals, but whether or not things will fare any differently for him there remains to be seen.

Estavillo, who was following 786 female streamers and 0 male streamers at the time of the complaint back in June, said he wanted $25 million from Twitch, along with having all of the female streamers he had mentioned “permanently banned.” With the court’s decision though, that happening now seems slimmer than ever.