Season 17, Episode 14

Microsoft really wants to spend A LOT of money.

But that’s actually on brand for them, however. The odd part of this whole MS buying Activision thing is the decision of the UK to not let it go forward. And to dig a bit further, it’s their reasoning for it: the cloud.

It’s so kind of out there in that decision that it almost seems a bit suspect. Or at least that someone has an odd perception of cloud gaming to think this purchase would be bad for it. I mean, essentially they’re saying it’s perfectly fine for MS to buy Activision for physical games and mobile games and every kind of gaming you can think of EXCEPT…the cloud.


And maybe I’m oversimplifying it or, more likely, don’t know exactly what I’m talking about, but it is still really strange. And this issue with the cloud part of things totally holds off MS from buying Activision at all.

I’m either/or on the decision here to purchase Activision. I don’t feel like it’ll affect me in any way and I don’t see it as having a negative impact for consumers. Maybe other companies, but, as we’ve said before, Sony seems to only be concerned over Call Of Duty and seems to be the only company I know of who are really pushing against this purchase.

Someone should buy Ubisoft and then finally make…you know, a Splinter Cell game. It has been 3,527 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.

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