Winners and Losers: Hitman infiltrates Game Pass while Samsung’s Exynos 2200 is MIA

Another week in the world of tech has come and gone, and if you need a quick reminder of the biggest headlines then weve got you covered with Winners and Losers.

Belated happy New Year all! With this being the first week back at my desk, I havent had a chance yet to wish you all good tidings but I hope you had a great time off and without too much deliberation, lets get stuck in.

As youve probably noticed, the rumour mill has been flying off the handles with information pertaining to the iPhone SE 3 and Apples MR headset to name but a few examples.

For this weeks top picks however, it was the announcement that Agent 47s latest trilogy would be heading straight to Game Pass that had us cheering over Zoom, while Samsungs strange decision to avoid the Exynos 2200s launch completely left us scratching our heads.

Hitman 3

Winner: Game Pass

Long time readers of Winners and Losers will know Game Pass has scored the coveted spot of this column several times already, but Microsofts gaming service keeps finding ways to nestle its way back inand thats coming from someone who, for the most part, plays games elsewhere.

This time its the announcement that the entire World of Assassination trilogy (thats Hitman, Hitman 2 and Hitman 3) will be making its way to the service, letting gamers enjoy one of the best stealth series of the last console generation as part of their ongoing subscription.

If you havent tried the trilogy out for yourself I cant recommend it enough. Around the release of Hitman 3, I steamrolled through all three titles as a means to stave off lockdown boredom and they did not disappoint.

Each level is like a living, breathing diorama where you have free reign to carry out assassinations in any way you please, whether thats poisoning someones dinner to take them out quietly or going in guns blazingthe choice is up to you.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Loser: Samsung

If youre the type of person who has an acute memory for dates then you may remember that Samsung originally signposted January 11 for the reveal of its new Exynos 2200 chipset. Readers, Im here to tell you that January 11 came and went without so much as a peep from Samsung or even a statement to explain itself and reschedule. In fact, the original tweet that mentioned the launch has been deleted.

To let the date slip by is bad enough, these chips after all are expected to make an appearance in the long-rumoured Galaxy S22, but the Exynos 2200 had a standout feature in that it was to be the first product to emerge from Samsungs collaboration with graphics giant, AMD.

With RDNA 2 technology, the Exynos 2200 is expected to be powerful enough to showcase ray tracing on a mobile device, which is the same groundbreaking graphical prowess that you can find on next-gen consoles.

Given Apple and Google have made huge waves about their M1 and Tensor chips respectively, this would have been the perfect opportunity for Samsung to show how it intends to fight off the competition. Instead its become a rather embarrassing affair that you wouldnt expect from one of the worlds leading tech manufacturers.

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