Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #412 – Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard & Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Part II Review

It’s time for a new episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

The big news in gaming this week – and probably all year, and maybe all decade – was news of Microsoft’s intent to purchase Activision Blizzard King, one of the last major third party publishers standing in the West, for $69 billion, an astronomical and purely theoretical sum of money that makes us extremely depressed about the capitalist hellscape we all inhabit. After attempting to wrap our heads around that news, it’s on to another adventure in the world of Gundam, as our journey through the past of the Universal Century continues with Part II of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. One of the most heart-wrenching installments in the series, Artesia’s Sorrow is a fantastic hour with more than enough to make it worth the full podcast treatment, and we once again find countless things to talk about breaking it down. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

Time Chart: 

Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:06:01

Microsoft News: 0:06:01 – 0:38:41

Gundam Origin Part II: 0:38:41 – 2:18:02

 

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