Xbox Activision Reactions And Rainbow Six Extraction | GI Show
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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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:
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.
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.
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!