Microsoft and Activision Blizzard w/ Reb Valentine

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard w/ Reb Valentine

Listen as Kat, Nadia, and Reb discuss exactly what this means and how it will effect us all going forward, for better or worse.

Episode Notes

More like Acquisition Blizzard! If you want a guest who can explain the ins-and-outs of the business side of this colossal consolidation of industry titans while also explaining why it’s relevant to the culture and future of RPGs, you can’t find anyone better than the one and only Reb Valentine. Listen as Kat, Nadia, and Reb discuss exactly what this means and how it will effect us all going forward, for better or worse. And maybe Kat is sort of kinda starting to enjoy some parts of Starfield?

Also in this Episode:
– Call of Duty yaoi
– PS5 Slim
– Our unslakable thirst for expanded universes and endless IP churn is merely an extension of our fear of death
In Stars and Time seems cool!
– Nadia has played Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth!

Timestamps:

02:00 – Intros
49:44 – Random Encounters
1:02:40 – The Tavern
1:35:44 – Nadia’s Nostalgia Nook

Music Used in this Episode:
Gentle Wind – [Baten Kaitos]
Do Your Best! – [Breath of Fire III]
A Curious Tale – [Secret of Mana]
Cosmo Canyon – [Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]

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