Which Game Publisher SHOULD Microsoft Acquire? – Episode 014

The rumor mill is running wild about Microsoft buying EA, Valve, or PUBG.  We look at why those don’t make sense and propose three new contenders for who we think House Xbox SHOULD acquire.

Show Notes

  • Gaming Archaeology:
    • Caleb and VGCollectaholic recap their recent game pickups
  • Epic Set List:
    • Discussion of what we’ve been playing recently & our spoiler-free thoughts
  • What’s News:
    • Toys R Us closing 20% of its stores – we reminisce about TRU and Kay*Bee Toys
    • I spent 453 hours in Fallout 4 and all I got was this stinking inner peace
    • A truly unique piece of Zelda: Breath of the Wild art
    • Mario Kart coming to a smartphone near you
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed
    • Nintendo Switch’s online service finally gets a date
    • Father of Playstation stepping down as Sony’s CEO
  • Main Event:
    • Rumors abound about a potential looming video game publisher acquisition by Microsoft.  We look at the rumored names – EA, Valve, and PUBG Corp – and then ask who SHOULD Microsoft acquire?  Turns out… it’s not one of those three.

Replacement Longbox Cases & The Ship of Theseus – Episode 005

The SNES Classic launched this weekend – maybe you’ve heard about that.  Bethesda unveils their new Creation Club.  And out hosts ponder what the prospect of Limited Run Games’ producing replacement longbox cases for Sega Saturn, Sega CD, and Sony Playstation games means – is a replacement case different than a replacement cart label?

Show Notes

  • Gaming Archaeology – Caleb and Scott recap their recent game pickups, Scott dives into collecting for Sega Master System and picks up some hilarious Japanese games… Caleb wonders if this is one of them:
  • Epic Set List – Discussion of what we’ve been playing recently, including Everything, Last Guardian, Destiny 2, and Ys VIII
  • What’s News:
    • Nintendo hides the original NES Golf inside the Switch – Flog
    • Fallout 4’s Creator Club goes live – is this good or bad for modders?
    • Limited Run Games exploring replacement Sega CD/Sega Saturn/Playstation 1 longbox jewel cases – Caleb & Scott dive into the “Ship of Theseus” problem and ask: what does this mean for collectors?
    • Sony, Microsoft, & Nintendo mandate all physical games must have ESRB ratings
    • Nintendo implores people to not buy SNES Classics from scalpers
    • Atari Box details emerge and it looks like a project without a purpose