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alex hern
UK Technology Editor at the Guardian. Views mine, tweets deleted weekly. email me: alex.hern@theguardian.com. signal me: +44(0)7901 111 711 call me: never
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alex hern 4h
Replying to @dsquareddigest
yeah, that's the "residential isolation" part
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alex hern 6h
Replying to @adambanksdotcom
Furlough and sick pay are different things though
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alex hern 6h
Replying to @alexhern
Good to see the government finally stepping in with pay of £13 a day, that’ll really move the dial
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alex hern 7h
Replying to @PeteM
“Compared to the counterfactual of people continuing to go into work while sick, leading to a full second wave and second lockdown”
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alex hern 7h
Replying to @Thene_tho @Jam_sponge
But why would you buy a new console?
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alex hern 7h
Replying to @Jam_sponge
I mean basically your tweet upthread about preordering PS5 is exactly as true for preordering XSX, no? It’s all just people needlessly buying a fancy box for a mild graphical update on the games they’ve already got access to
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alex hern 7h
Replying to @Jam_sponge
Totally, but the part of the MS plan I don’t get is when that starts to sell new consoles
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alex hern 7h
Replying to @alexhern
Or, as that tweet should have read, “the new iPad Scribble function has a very ‘eat up Martha’ vibe to it”
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alex hern 7h
The raw iPad scribble function has - very 'eat up mother vibe it to
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alex hern 8h
Replying to @Jam_sponge
Stage seems to be set as “Game Pass vs games built for next gen” which is an interesting standoff at least
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alex hern 8h
Replying to @MhehedZherting @PeteM
Not really sure what your point is beyond just being a dick here so I'm going to mute you now
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alex hern 8h
Replying to @Jam_sponge
It’s far too early to say that! Like you say, there’s not really any stated reason for any of the next gen stuff to actually... exist, yet
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alex hern 8h
Replying to @Jam_sponge
For me the fact that I don’t have a PS4 pro means I get an immediate upgrade on the games I’ll be playing anyway, and the PS5 All Stars thing gives me a whole load of stuff to make it worth switching sooner
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alex hern 8h
Replying to @MhehedZherting @PeteM
All the extra revenue they have from not having to shut down during a second lockdown, chum
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alex hern 11h
Depressing side bar in Edge’s preview of the great Cloud Gardens, suggesting that Apple Arcade really is giving up on its goal of being a home for good games in favour of being a home for growth-hacked chum
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alex hern 12h
Just to be clear I’ve muted the conspiracist but I’ll have to mute you too if you don’t stop @-ing me in to this
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alex hern 12h
Replying to @PeteM
Employers mate
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alex hern 22h
Replying to @alexhern
I mean fuck! It’s not even a good Tory policy. If you make businesses pay for the cost of workers isolating, you’re putting ~the wondrous innovation of the free market~ to work making sure that workers don’t get exposed to Covid. Which is good. Because covid is... bad
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alex hern 22h
Replying to @alexhern
Friday evening tweets
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alex hern 22h
Replying to @alexhern
Call me controversial but I spreading a deadly virus should not be the financially responsible choice for an individual to make
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