Episode Twenty-Eight - Xbox’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week: Redfall, Phil Spencer Interview, CMA Blocks Acquisition & More
The (New) Joy of Gaming Podcast - Episode Twenty-Eight
Xbox’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week - Redfall Impressions, Phil Spencer Interview, CMA Blocks Acquisition & More
On this episode of The (New) Joy of Gaming Podcast, we discuss the biggest news story in gaming: Xbox’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. From the semi-disastrous release of Redfall on Game Pass and PC, to the CMA’s blocking of the Activision/Blizzard/King acquisition, to Phil “Cranky Phil” Spencer’s surprisingly candid interview on KindaFunny about the future of the Xbox brand - this is a week that the game industry will be talking about for many years to come.
We look back on this past week from a variety of angles, analyzing some of Phil Spencer’s most candid and revealing quotes, and even offering our own, unbiased review impressions of Redfall - the game at the center of the firestorm. Spoiler: it may not be quite as bad as you’ve heard.
Also on this episode, we discuss our early impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Trinity Trigger, the latest digital releases on Xbox Game Pass and PS Plus, and the most interesting physical games releases and announcements from Limited Run Games, Super Rare, IAm8Bit and PlayAsia. It’s a jam-packed 2.5 hours, and we’re really glad you’re here.
Run of Show:
00:01 - Podcast Trailer
01:35 - Intro and “What’re you buying?”
17:02 - Recent Gaming News
01:22:05 - Brandon’s Physical Games Corner (Limited Run Games, Super Rare Games)
01:32:52 Rich’s Digital Picks (Xbox Game Pass and PS Plus)
01:51:05 - What We’ve Been Playing
02:27:24 - What We’re Playing Next / Outro
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