Xbox Buys Activision Blizzard: The Aftermath - Kinda Funny Games Daily 01.19.22

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Blessing and Andy talk about the follow-ups and fallout from yesterday's news of Microsoft acquiring activision including Sony shares dropping, Bobby Kotick wanting to buy Kotaku, and more.

Time Stamps -

00:00:00 - Start

00:04:27 - Housekeeping

  • A new Kinda Funny Gamescast is up right now and it’s our predictions for how we see this Activision-Blizzard acquisition going. It’s a free-form conversation with me, Tim, Greg, and Andy. A lot of debate and back and forth on whether this is all a good or bad thing. Check that out now.
  • In case you missed it: PS I Love You XOXO is up and it’s our Re-Review of Horizon Zero Dawn. We talk about what it’s been like revisiting the game and our hopes for Horizon Forbidden West. That is up right now on Youtube and podcast services around the globe.
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The Roper Report -

00:06:30 - Sony shares fell 13% following news of Xbox’s Activision Blizzard deal - Tom Ivan @ VGC

00:13:10 - Does this signal the end for AAA 3rd Party Game Development? If so, how long do they have? - Best Friends Q: Nolan Daniels

00:19:08 - Bobby Kotick wanted to buy Kotaku - Tom Phillips @ Eurogamer

00:29:00 - Labor organizers say Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard won’t stop them - Charlie Hall @ Polygon

00:34:00 - Ad

00:36:15 - Call Of Duty Vanguard And Black Ops Cold War Were No. 1 And 2 Best-Selling Games Of 2021 In The US - Eddie @ Gamespot

00:46:59 - Rainbow Six Extraction Review Round Up

00:54:00 - There’s a new Horizon Forbidden West story trailer - Jonathan Dornbush @ IGN

00:58:50 - Out today

01:02:20 - You‘re Wrong

Tomorrow’s Hosts:Greg and Tim

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