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Xbox Activision Reactions And Rainbow Six Extraction | GI Show

by Alex Stadnik on Jan 24, 2022 at 01:42 PM

On this week's monumental episode of The Game Informer Show, we're breaking down the latest news from Xbox's acquisition of Activision. We're also diving into our hands-on time with Rainbow Six Extraction, Nobody Saves The World, Windjammers 2, and so much more. As always, we wrap up the show with another serving of Listener Questions and reveal who won last week's inaugural fantasy video game draft. Strap in folks, this one is wild. 

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The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:25 – Xbox Buys Activision Reaction
00:53:00 – The Playlist
00:55:37 – Rainbow Six Extraction
01:15:03 – Pupperazzi
01:24:43 – Nobody Saves The World
01:42:35 – Windjammers 2
01:48:46 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
01:56:30 – Horizon Frozen Wilds
02:03:23 – Housekeeping
02:11:38 – Listener Questions

Topic Of The Show:

Microsoft Buys Activision

We know, we're still stunned too. Microsoft kicked off the week by purchasing Activision in the biggest acquisition in the history of games, and as you can imagine, there's a lot to discuss. Jill, Marcus, John, and Alex are here to break it all down for you, starting with the parameters of the deal and going through how they think this will change Game Pass, IP exclusivity, and the overall landscape of the industry. 

Read up on the acquisition here.

The Playlist:

Game Informer Staff discuss the games they're playing.

On top of the huge news of the week, there's actually a lot to play. We finally find Alex Van Aken and he gives us his final review thoughts on Rainbow Six Extraction, the latest spin-off from Ubisoft's mammoth tactical FPS franchise. We also have our review thoughts on the adorable Pupperazzi and the highly engaging Nobody Saves the World. Finally, Marcus and Stadnik give you their thoughts on Windjammers 2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, and Horizon Frozen Wilds to round out a huge Playlist section.

Read our review of Rainbow Six Extraction here.

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

Join us for another fun round of Listener Questions where we answer what our favorite guilty pleasure meal is, what we do when we hit a gaming slump, and what some of our favorite video game soundtracks of all time consist of!

Read this week's questions below and submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at Podcast@GameInformer.com:

Yo!! So everyone's going crazy for this Microsoft deal, so here's a real burner of a question. What is your guilty pleasure fast food order? Mine would be 2 McDonald's cheeseburgers and a medium fry. - RAWKPARTEE
Hey guys! Do you ever fall into what I'll call a "gaming slump"? Nothing really interests you, you're not really in the mood to game but have that feeling that you should? Have you ever experienced this? If so, how do you bounce back? -Logan
Hey GI crew, Brandon from Cincinnati writing in again. I can not stop listening to Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy's Original soundtrack. Wanted to see if you guys had a top three list of original soundtracks you love - Brandon Toler

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