The Subaru Forester Isn't What It Used To Be

The Subaru Forester isn't what it used to be

Quick note about our winter wheels and tires: The old STI wheels are so cool – we love gold – we had to put them on our long-term Forester for a bit. We had them lying around from when we had our long-term WRX a few years back, and while I think they look better on the WRX, they don't look too bad on the Forester. The tires are a bit smaller than what I would buy for a Forester if I were looking for new ones, the recommended size is 225/60-17 and these tires are 215/55-17 – about 5% smaller in both diameter and width. 5% may not sound like a lot, but it is. With less sidewall they'll do less to mitigate big bumps, of which there are many on these Michigan roads, but any winter tire is going to outperform an all-season in the Snow Belt. There's no replacement for traction when the going gets icy. It doesn't matter if you're running the stock size if you're in a ditch.

All right, with that, let's move onto the review of our long term 2019 Subaru Forester Touring. ...

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out Rcs Support For Android Uses In The Us

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out RCS Support For Android Uses In The US

According to Google, “Chat features are already available for some of you in Messages, and today we’re starting to broadly roll them out in the U.S. If you already have Messages, you’ll also be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. We expect this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.”

For those who are unfamiliar, RCS is essentially the evolution of SMS. The problem with SMS is that it is limited in terms of what it can do, which is why messaging apps like WhatsApp are extremely popular where it allows users to not just send text messages, but they can also send photos, videos, and more.

Physical Copy Of Overwatch For The Nintendo Switch Isn't Actually 'physical'

Physical Copy Of Overwatch For The Nintendo Switch Isn't Actually 'Physical'

Just like most video games, the Nintendo Switch supports both physical and digital copies of games. This means that gamers who prefer using cartridges have the option to buy it, while those who prefer digital copies can buy and download them online, so it’s not surprising that Blizzard’s Overwatch for the Switch also comes in physical form.

However, it seems that it isn’t really a physical copy of the game. According to reports, it appears that while you can buy a “physical” copy of the game for the Switch, what’s inside the box is actually a download code for the game. This means that you will still need to download the digital copy when you get home.

Ea Claims The Nintendo Switch Isn't A Good Fit For Its Games

EA Claims The Nintendo Switch Isn't A Good Fit For Its Games

The company went as far as holding off on development on the Switch, and now it looks like they seem to think that they made a bad decision. During a recent investor’s call, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson hinted that EA’s games might not necessarily be a good fit for the Switch.

According to Wilson, “We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms, even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.”

Xbox Boss Shows Camaraderie By Saying E3 Isn't As Good Without Sony's Presence

Xbox Boss Shows Camaraderie By Saying E3 Isn't As Good Without Sony's Presence

It’s no secret that as far as consoles are concerned, Microsoft and Sony are rivals with their Xbox and PlayStation platforms respectively. For years, both companies have enjoyed a healthy rivalry and it shows, especially this year where Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed his competition some camaraderie.

Speaking in an interview with Giant Bomb, Spencer was quoted as saying, “I wish Sony was here. E3 is not as good when they’re not here.” For those unfamiliar, Sony was not present at E3 2019. The company had confirmed back in 2018 that they would not be making an appearance at E3 this year.

Xbox Exec Says Sony 'still Isn't Listening To Gamers'

Xbox Exec Says Sony ‘Still Isn't Listening To Gamers'

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Sony has taken a lot of flak recently from gamers over its stance on cross-play. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida tried to explain the company’s reasoning behind the move at IFA 2018 by saying that one of the main reasons why cross-play isn’t supported on its platform is because the PlayStation 4 offers the “best experience” for gamers compared to the other platforms. That remark has earned a response from Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra who says that Sony “still isn’t listening to gamers.”