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The Winner Between Playstation 5 (PS5) Vs Xbox Series X | S

I have read many articles and tweets about how the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S will be used in this generation. The argument was very interesting where Xbox with Game Pass will be the everyday console just like Netflix where great games will be released day 1 on Game Pass including all Bethesda, Microsoft, EA Games, and more. Playstation will be like the movie theatre where every now and then there will be a great exclusive that are a must play. I believed that would eventually be the case so I subscribed to Game Pass for 3 years, and the value keeps increasing because Microsoft is acquiring big studios and release all their games day 1. Last week I wanted to buy the new Ninja Turtle game on PS5, but then I decided to check my Game Pass and found the game. I played the game without paying $25 on Playstation. I believe Microsoft need another 2-3 years to be really competitive with Sony, because as of today Sony own lots of established studios with strong IP’s such as Uncharted, The Last of Us, Horizon, God of War, Ratchet & Clank, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider Man, and more. Even the small studios which released console exclusive games such as Sifu and Kena are only on Playstation. I mainly play such games so 99% of the times, I am playing on my Playstation and rarely play on Xbox even though I thought with Game Pass, Xbox will be my everyday console. That wasn’t the case, and my everyday console is Playstation 5. My favorite games are the single player with a really good story, so Xbox games aren’t relevant to me. I don’t know if many people are like me, because most people I know play online games such as Fortnite and COD, and I don’t play any online games. In my opinion Playstation is wining so far, because they are releasing amazing exclusives one after the other. 2022 is really packed with amazing games such as Horizon Forbidden West, The Last of Us Part I, God of War Ragnarok, GT7, and more. The pipeline keeps getting games that are very exciting.

Why do I think Microsoft needs another 2-3 years to fully compete, because they have games in the pipeline and they are acquiring big studios that Sony can never buy, so eventually they will catch up and they will offer much better value to Game Pass and Microsoft can afford it even if they lose billions in the short term.

The remaining studios that can be acquired in the market are the following.

  • Take-Two
  • EA Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Konami
  • Capcom
  • Sega

I think Konami is the most relevant for Sony to acquire, the rest can be acquired by Microsoft. I personally don’t know if such deals will go through since there are laws that protect industries from monopolies. Whatever is happening right now in terms of competition between Microsoft and Sony is better for customers and we keep getting better offerings because of the competition. In this generation of console wars, I think Sony is winning so far, but let’s see if things change the next few years. I believe it will be very competitive and eventually they will compete neck to neck.

Home Centre | Best Modular Sofa in Kuwait

I went to lots of furniture stores to furnish my new home. When it comes to comfortable and elegant sofas, I don’t find lots of options. The more I looked around, the more I decided to buy the sofa I bought few years ago. Home Centre has my favorite sofa, and the beauty about it is that it is modular. Basically you can choose all the pieces that fits your layout, and it will look very nice. I bought this sofa in the past for the kids play room, and now I bought it again for my living room. When I ordered the set for my living room, I didn’t open the sofa, because they were painting that day at my home. 3 days later, I opened the set and one was a different color, but all the others were correct. I contacted Home Centre immediately, and the management was really professional. I talked to Tabish who is the manager, and he was very responsive and professional. He checked the issue and managed the solution so fast. I like how such professional managements handle such matter. As a customer I am extremely happy, and it convinced me to buy a 3rd set for my Diwaneya. Thank you so much Tabish and Home Centre management. You offer amazing products and your customer service is superior. You win me as a loyal customer

Check Home Centre website and check my favorite sofa

 

iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop & Error 14

This is one of the worst days ever when my aunt woke up and her iPhone is stuck in recovery mode as the picture above. It seems her iPhone updated while she is sleeping and since then the iPhone got stuck. She restarted her iPhone 7 Plus using the power button and volume down and nothing happened. She got really worried because she never made any backup and she has years of photos that she really want. She called me and asked me if I can fix it, so I told her let me try it out. Her main concern was the data on the phone, so she wants it to be repaired without losing any of the data. When I got the iPhone, I spent 6 hours doing the following

  • I connected it to my Macbook Pro and tried to update the iPhone via iTunes then I got error 14. My iTunes is the most updated version
  • I tried different USB Cable & Ports on Macbook Pro
  • I tried to update using iTunes on Windows PC
  • I tried different USB cables and ports on Windows PC
  • I redownloaded IPSW file and tried to update and both Macbook Pro and Windows PC
  • I tried IPSW Beta Update
  • I tried Repair and Exit Recovery Mode feature on different 3rd party programs, and couple of them were paid version ( Dr.Fone, 3uTools,Fixppo..etc)

I tried everything I found on the internet, but nothing worked. I told her that she has to bite the bullet and restore the phone via iTunes where she lose all the data and phone will be like new. The restore feature on iTunes was the only thing that worked and it was so sad losing all the pictures and data.

Apple should fix this issue ASAP, because lots of people are frustrated with Recovery Mode Loop and Error 14. There is no way around it except few cases.

 

Kalha | Good Falafel Sandwich in Kuwait

My co-workers used to go to Kalha at Dar Alawadhi tower whenever they get hungry. I was wondering what was so special about Kalha that they go every time. Once I ordered from Kalha through Talabat application, and got the box for 10 falafel & 10 mushakal sandwiches. What I really liked was the taste of their tahini (tahina) sauce. It made the sandwich really tasty, so I ask for extra sauce on the side. I don’t order as much as I used to, because it is very easy to gain weight eating falafel & mushakal sandwiches.