This and That Gaming Ep 33 - Money Talks

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It is time for episode 33 of the This & That Gaming Podcast! We’ve got a ton of news to cover this fortnight including Microsoft’s shock purchase of Zenimax Media, xCloud coming to Australia in 2021, the rising cost of entry for next gen gaming and peripherals, a new publisher formed via ex-Blizzard greats, Amazon enters the cloud gaming market and Minecraft Steve causes a Twitter meltdown. All of this and a bunch more, so we thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media for 7.5 billion: https://news.microsoft.com/2020/09/21/microsoft-to-acquire-zenimax-media-and-its-game-publisher-bethesda-softworks/

Microsoft confirms xCloud coming to Australia in 2021: https://www.techradar.com/au/news/microsoft-confirms-xcloud-game-streaming-will-launch-australia-in-2021

Early reports show Xbox Series X significantly increases performance of backward compatible games: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-xbox-series-x-back-compat-is-transformative

Xbox Series X expansion drive to cost $359: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/09/xbox-series-x-s-expansion-jb-hifi-eb-games/

Sony confirms PS5 not backward compatible with PS1,2 and 3: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/09/18/sony-confirms-playstation-5-is-not-backwards-compatible-with-ps3-ps2-and-ps1-games

Ex Blizzard veterans announce new venture: https://www.dreamhaven.com/news/announcement

GOG Galaxy Client to start selling Epic Games Store games: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/01/gog-galaxy-client-will-start-selling-epic-games-store-games/

Amazon launches 'Luna' cloud gaming service: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/09/24/amazon-launches-luna-a-cloud-gaming-service

Minecraft Steve announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XJx1YPsh4s

Kirby Fighters 2 released seemingly out of nowhere!: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/kirby-fighters-2-switch/

Super Mario 64 is the new Skyrim: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/09/now-super-mario-64-is-running-on-a-sega-dreamcast/

Impressive mod Fallout: Miami in the works: https://www.pcgamer.com/catch-some-rays-and-radiation-in-the-sunny-new-fallout-miami-trailer/

Another World Preview on the C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T2rXTTZyas

Brick Rick released on the Amstrad CPC: http://www.indieretronews.com/2020/09/brick-rick-brand-new-amstrad-game-from.html

Zeta Wing released on C64 by Sarah Avory and it looks impressive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6haepsZSMsg

Giant chasm appears in Flight Simulator: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/theres-a-freaky-gaping-chasm-in-microsoft-flight-simulator-with-an-airport-at-the-bottom-of-it/

This episodes outro track is "Smash and Burn" Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ReMix by WillRock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYOlb8Sui1Q

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You can find Mark on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/rylosgaming

A big thank you to Erek from Retro Game Remix for our intro song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJaUtGYLqRuTOeetURoCrA/featured

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