A base configuration comes with a relatively small 825GB SSD, though the console has NVMe slots to add more as well as support for external USB drives. The NVMe must meet certain speed requirements, though, and as of now, there are few SSDs on the market that are compatible. Sony says an official compatibility list will be made available following the launch when it's able to do some certification testing. It will also retain a 4K Blu-ray drive for playing movies and for physical game discs. … [Read more...] about Sony PS5: Price, release date, games, Xbox Series X comparison and everything else we know
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That concept is antithetical to microservice architecture. According to IBM, a "microservices component that is reused at runtime throughout an application results in dependencies that reduce agility and resilience." In the microservice world, it would even be preferable to duplicate code and accept data duplication to further decouple microservice components. The goal is complete independence of each part of an app, not interoperability between different ones. … [Read more...] about SOA versus microservices: How are they different?
The shift to San Francisco from Chicago means that Watch Dogs 2 is able to closely look at the more controversial elements of Silicon Valley — an important thing for a game about hacking and personal privacy. But the sequel also has a much less severe tone than its predecessor. The original Watch Dogs was a straightforward revenge story, a dour and often miserable quest for an angry man to avenge his niece’s death. Watch Dogs 2 is an ongoing series of quests to expose the worst of Silicon Valley, and the developers at Ubisoft used this shift to make a game that not only doesn’t take itself overly seriously, but even borders on parody at times. Chicago felt gray and joyless, but San Francisco is vibrant and alive. … [Read more...] about Watch Dogs 2 is exactly what the original game should have been
While this opens up a lot of doors for Sony going forward, don't expect all PlayStation games to use Unreal Engine 5 over night. Plenty of Sony's in-house engines, like Guerrilla's proprietary Decima engine, have been fine-tuned over the years to do exactly what developers want them to. These engines won't go away. Unreal Engine 5 will just complement them in a case-by-case scenario. These two companies will share their knowledge and work more closely to make the best products possible. … [Read more...] about Sony investing money in Epic Games makes a lot of sense ahead of the PS5 launch