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Episode 121 | “Challenging Business Models”

More corporate drama leads the news once again this week! Join Sik, Nick and Jesse as they break down the latest in the great Sony vs. Game Pass wars and go over what has been a great week in game releases (that neither of them have played at all!).

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Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Going live
00:09:33 – Intro
00:10:10 – Hi…everyone?
00:11:20 – Here’s why Tom didn’t show up
00:12:13 – We discuss the weather
00:14:06 – Movie tangent
00:21:40 – What have we been playing?
00:31:40 – Microsoft details their Gamescom plans
00:35:58 – Superchat about Footy
00:37:56 – Bit of a glitch led to Games not coming to Game Pass, looking like they were
00:39:13 – Oh, more ABK/Sony/MS back and forth
00:43:30 – Didn’t the RE8 Marketing contract leak over a year ago? (yes)
00:48:37 – Do people really buy consoles for exclusives?
00:52:30 – Microsoft with a bit of a clap back
00:55:11 – A history of moneyhats
00:56:30 – Superchats
01:02:35 – Genre unto themselves
01:04:30 – I reckon they’re just a bit worried they won’t dominate anymore
01:05:23 – The gaming media probably enables some of this stuff
01:12:10 – Another Microsoft clap back about exclusivity
01:18:40 – “Exclusivity just isn’t profitable”
01:26:42 – Jump on the ABK ’22 train
01:32:43 – Patron Shout
01:34:02 – Nick is so important people are impersonating him
01:35:55 – Community Questions (more detail to come)
01:36:00 – Community question #1: Hytham G – A question about ABK’s studios within MS
01:42:00 – Community Question #2: Morventhus – Mechwarrior collection? When will we see Double Fine’s next game?
01:43:53 – Community Question #3: TornRaptor – By the end of the gen, who do you think will make more new IP?
01:47:20 – Community Question #4: Creaky Legs – You don’t spend $70bn for nothing right?
01:54:15 – Community Question #5: DeoGame – Quakecon predictions? Gamecom predictions? TGAs? 01:59:50 – Community Question #6: Proven – Could Microsoft actually hit 100 Million Game Pass subs? 02:08:47 – Community Question #7: PoderickPayne – What game/add-on are you most excited for for the rest of 2022?
02:12:40 – Community Question #8: TheBrightestSun – What’s one game you wish never released? 02:19:45 – Community Question #9: TheAshenCohen09 – What TV Show would you turn into a game? 02:24:04 – Community Question #10: Omen – Will we see Goldeneye during Gamescom?
02:25:04 – Community Question #11: Good Old Collingwood – What’s the biggest scoop Nick has had? 02:28:15 – Community Question #12: DirtyFlint – Sorry for the Reddit thread…
02:30:00 – Community Question #13: Phalaxis – Who would win a game Civ between MS and Sony? 02:36:50 – Community Question #14: n0tjack – How many subs will GP have 1 years after the ABK deal goes through? What’s going to be the biggest change in gaming in the next 5 years?
02:42:00 – Wrapping up
02:44:15 – Ciao for now!

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Jon "Sikamikanico" Clarke

Follow me on Twitter @_sikamikanico_ UK Based- Father of two, wishes he could play more games but real life always gets in the way. Halo is my jam.

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