Holy Cow, Microsoft Bought Bethesda!

In what might be the biggest surprise of the year, Microsoft bought Bethesda’s parent company Zenimax for $7.5 billion. They now own The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom and a ton more, with all future games coming to Game Pass!

In other news, the PS5 was less than stellar, PlayStation is trying to compete with Game Pass with their new PlayStation Plus Collection, and the government has started looking into Riot Games and Epic because of Tencent’s investment. 

What We’re Playing

Colby: De Blob, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, Mars Power Industry, Toybox Turbos, Sine Mora, Hotshot Racing
Cliff: Hades, D:OS2
Dylan: THPS, AVENGERS, BORDERLANDS 3

Questions

Vinny: So over the past week, we have had the orders/preorders of the PlayStation 5 (shit show), NVIDIA 3080 GPU (SHIT SHOW), and the Xbox Series X/S (Seemingly a Shit Show, breaking in real time). How is it that in 2020 we’re still struggling to get these big preorders out the door in a timely fashion to people that actually want them? PS5 released at a random time when no one was expecting it, the NVIDIA 3080gpu got grabbed by a bunch of bots to the point of at 8:59am it said it was coming soon, at 9am it said out of stock on all etailers/retailers, and the Xbox Series X/S with the planned time of 11am est, has numerous sites crashing, issues checking out, etc. What do you think can be done to fix this max preorder debacle and especially how to prevent bots from nabbing up consoles.

Megan:

Also Megan: 

With Microsoft buying Bethesda, do you think games like Fallout and Elder Scrolls will become exclusives, earlier releases with the titles going to Sony at a later date, or just more pricey for  Sony to put on the Playstation platform?

Wepaman: What video game character has the best grade A, 5-star hair that you wouldn’t mind wearing?

Cheap/Free Games

Epic Games Store

  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
    Build the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with two huge expansion packs.

Xbox Games Pass

  • Company of Heroes 2, September 17 (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Halo 3: ODST, September 22 (Android, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep & Forsaken, September 22 (Android, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Night in the Woods, September 24 (Android, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2, September 24 (Android, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Rocket League

https://www.pcgamer.com/rocket-league-goes-free-to-play-on-the-epic-games-store-next-week/

You Can Pet the Dog Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/you-can-pet-dog?partner=byteme

Goose Game

https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-tell-your-geese-apart-in-the-upcoming-untitled-goose-game-co-op-mode/

Life is Strange 2 Ep 1

https://www.pcgamer.com/life-is-strange-2-episode-1-is-now-free-to-play-forever/

NES/SNES Online

https://www.ign.com/articles/donkey-kong-country-2-diddys-kong-quest-leads-september-2020s-nintendo-switch-online-snes-and-nes-games

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