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Episode 636: Microsoft Buys Activision/Blizzard

January 19th, 2022 · No Comments

The title about says it all. Microsoft has straight up purchased Activision/Blizzard — in cash, no less — and while it’ll take til September 2023 to get everything sorted, probably, it’s one of the biggest shakeups in the history of videogames. Meanwhile, T.J. is still salty over Vicarious Visions developing Diablo II: Resurrected, while the […]

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Episode 631: Nintendo Dislikes Virtual

November 16th, 2021 · No Comments

This is the second attempt at Episode 631, as the previous episode had bad audio, and was boring to boot. This week’s episode features a lot of questionable content, as well as a Dark Souls Gaming Flashback. The news includes: Surprise Halo Infinite multiplayer launch buckles Steam servers Grand Theft Auto Trilogy back on PC […]

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Episode 630: Sweet Bastion

November 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

This week’s episode features a Gaming Flashback of Bastion, Supergiant Games’ first title, and a proto-version of 2020’s Hades. The discussion includes around their other two games as well, Transistor and Pyre. They also discuss how far Ubisoft is falling, and Jonah tries to convince the others how cool a metaverse would be for games. […]

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Episode 629: Chipmunk Voice

October 20th, 2021 · No Comments

What’s with the title? Stick to the end of the episode to find out. Meanwhile, this week was fairly slow and it was tough finding things to talk about — Minecraft has been in the news a lot lately. Microsoft is ‘definitely not done’ acquiring studios Company sells new PS5 plate design Minecraft Java Edition […]

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Episode 626: New Mic, New World

October 1st, 2021 · No Comments

The new mic used for the episode has improved the audio by a factor of 1,000. In fact, Episode 625’s audio is so bad, it’ll take a lot of effort to make it even bearable, so it won’t be published for a while. In the meantime, the new Amazon MMO New World has made a […]

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Episode 623: 2K Leaves PC Behind

September 1st, 2021 · No Comments

Thanks to server issues, this podcast had to be re-uploaded. This week’s news included: Windows 11 launches on October 5 Nintendo Switch Online may be getting Game Boy games soon Konami is switching off Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PS3, Xbox 360 servers NBA 2K22 reveals next-gen features for PS5, Xbox Series X, […]

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Episode 614: Virtual E3 2021 Recap

June 18th, 2021 · No Comments

The bizarre streaming E3 2021 is over, and the guys discuss all of it. Yes, all of it. The conclusion they have is that Microsoft and Nintendo actually had something to say, and everyone else were basically unprepared — for something they should have had months to prepare for. Apologies for the bad audio. Let […]

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Episode 607: PC and xCloud

April 20th, 2021 · No Comments

This week’s episode is double-sized, because the previous week’s episode was… pretty bad. Who knows? Maybe we’ll air it some week when we’re unable to post a new episode. This week’s news includes: Xbox Cloud Gaming for PC beta invites sent out Rumor: Battlefield 6 not coming to Xbox One or PS4 BioShock 4 job […]

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Episode 605: Microsoft At It Again

March 24th, 2021 · No Comments

After announcing most Zenimax games will be exclusive to PC and Xbox, now the rumors are swirling that Microsoft will buy Discord, the mammoth VOIP that is rivaling Twitch and Facebook for active users. The news includes: Report: Microsoft in talks to buy Discord PS3, PSP, and PS Vita stores to reportedly shutdown this year […]

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Episode 604: Bethesda Officially Belongs to Microsoft

March 9th, 2021 · No Comments

Microsoft confirmed their ownership of Zenimax, and what wasn’t in the episode because it would be revealed in Thursday that Bethesda games and others would be as exclusive as possible to PC and Xbox; contractual agreements would have to be honored, of course. This week’s news includes: Microsoft’s $7.5B acquisition of Bethesda has been given […]

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