9 nice reads from CNET this week: 2022 video games, streaming films, Rec Room and extra

We’re now greater than a 12 months into the period of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, and that is mirrored within the video games which have arrived in current months. In 2022, we’ll see tons extra for these consoles — and different platforms too, from PCs to the Switch — together with quite a lot of titles pushed again from this 12 months. Good luck becoming all of them into your gameplay schedule.Some of essentially the most ardent players at CNET have put collectively their ideas on the video games they’re trying ahead to. Kevin Knezevic, as an example, has excessive hopes that Pokemon Legends: Arceus proves to be that collection’ “most daring departure in years,” whereas Steph Panecasio is on pins and needles ready for God of War: Ragnarok. Following the Elden Ring community check, Oscar Gonzalez stories that the brand new open-world side of that recreation seems “each thrilling and terrifying.”That story is among the many many in-depth options and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So right here you go. These are the tales you do not wish to miss.
2022 is trying stacked with huge releases and different notable favorites; listed here are some to keep watch over.
PlayStation
Say farewell to the one 12 months that films truly hit streaming providers the identical day as the massive display screen.  
Warner Bros.
The social gaming platform began in VR, and has seen development on cellular, consoles and extra throughout the pandemic. Now it is valued at $3.5 billion. 
Rec Room
Commentary: China is embarking on the most important enlargement of nuclear energy in human historical past. That could possibly be nice information.
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After 20 years of engineering and a tough launch, a multibillion-dollar telescope will peer into the farthest reaches of the universe. 
NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
Commentary: Apple’s largest iPhone is normally its costliest, however that may change in 2022. 
Patrick Holland/CNET
I copied the fashion, however not the worth, of those high-design sensible lights. 
Dan Ackerman/CNET
Commentary: And I’m irritated that Microsoft is promoting a poster commemorating its Xbox 360 {hardware} failure.
Xbox
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss query actuality in an uneven however dizzyingly playful sequel.
Warner Bros