Side-Quest 128. All Merged Up

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about the latest mergers and acquisitions in video games. Boy, 70 billion is a lot of money, huh? That’s how much we’re for sale for.

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The Topic


What are the biggest mergers and acquisitions that have been announced recently? What does this mean for the future of the gaming industry? Are there benefits to these business moves, either for the companies or the consumers? Are there things they should be worried about? Which company is going to be bought next?

The Actual Discussion

We talk mainly about the Activision Blizzard and Bungie purchases by Microsoft and Sony respectively. Also, we get sidetracked to talking about what’s needed to stay alive as a mid-sized developer (a Genshin-level hit) and whether streaming services will take over the video game space. We also put ourselves on offer, just a few billion dollars.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Binding of Isaac and Valheim

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