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Before we dive into the glimpses of this week, I think it’s worth giving yourself a thunderous applause for managing to stay home, while this is by no means an easy task since the start of the better season. There is also a huge amount of news this week, and I was tempted to place the winners of Disney Plus for the second week in a row (after acquiring the streaming rights for current Oscar-contender Nomaland), but I did about it. Thought better.
No, for this week I have decided to honor The Last of Us Part II, which has been crowned a potential winner for many, many categories at BAFTA, while Apple (and its fans) are unfortunate following a rumor The losers take the place. That the iPhone SE 5G may not appear until 2022.
Winner: The Last of Us Part II
Trust me, I’ve spent enough time in the trenches of Twitter to learn that The Last of Us Part II is probably one of the most divisive games of the past few years – although, from a critical point of view, the game outdid it Is a garden. Our own Jade King bested the game with a rare 5-star rating upon release, and now the title has become much more rare than this.
Earlier this week, the BAFTA Game Awards announced their nominees for the upcoming 2021 Award Show, and Naughty Dog’s title has set a new record. With 13 nominations, The Last of Us Part II has received more BAFTA nominations than any previous game, beating previous record holders – Control and Death Stranding – by two nominations.
In addition to the highly coveted Game Best Game ‘award, The Last of Us 2 has also picked up nominations in categories, including’ Animation ‘and Ach Audio Achievement. If you haven’t yet experienced our previous Part II, it almost goes without saying that if you have a PS4 or PS5 it should be titled.
The series’ popularity is only expected to increase with the upcoming TV series adaptation of the first game for HBO. Pedro Pascal is cast as Joel, while Bella Ramsey (a Game of Thrones alum) will play Ellie.
Loser: Apple (and Apple fans)
One of the most surprising bits of news to come out of last year (aside from the end of the world) was Apple’s intention to re-release its iPhone SE range. As a far more affordable gateway to the iPhone experience than any year’s flagship range, the iPhone SE is an extremely important smartphone and the iPhone SE 2 was one of the best phones of 2020.
However, it turns out that anyone who is hoping that the iPhone SE will become a regular staple of Apple’s annual product line is likely to be disappointed. A new rumor suggests that we may not see the initial iPhone SE 5G until 2022.
It should go without saying that a two-year wait between smartphone iterations is almost unheard of these days, especially at the economical end of the market where things go fast. For example Motorola is constantly bombarded with various Moto phone consumers who deliver impressive prices despite their low price points.
If Apple ever intends to truly maintain the style of competition found here, it may need to rethink its strategy to move forward to the iPhone SE. Otherwise it is very difficult to say that phones like the Moto G30 already offer features like 90Hz refresh rate display, wait for something that is unlikely to appear in the SE range before it becomes available on Apple’s flagship devices. .