1/31/22: Winner - Bungie Getting the Bag / Loser - EA Probably Overextending Again

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On This Week's Episode the eternal consolidation of the video game industry continues, as Sony buys Bungie to stick it to Microsoft, and the New York Times purchases current flash-in-the-pan Wordle. The latest NFT bungle comes from an unlikely studio. EA decides to give it another shot at overextending a beloved studio with too many projects. And we discuss what the hell a Call of Duty movie with Dwayne the Rock Johnson even looks like. Plus, a eulogy for Hyper Scape, gone too soon.

This Week's News Stories:

Sony buys Bungie, tries to feel relevant: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-01-31-sony-buying-bungie-for-usd3-6-billion

NYT Buys Wordle for some millions of bucks: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/31/22911274/wordle-new-york-times-free-word-game-acquisition

Respawn is going all in on Star Wars: https://kotaku.com/star-wars-announcement-2022-jedi-fallen-order-apex-lege-1848416767

Halo TV Series: https://www.cnet.com/news/halo-tv-series-gets-explosive-first-trailer/

Rock the Dwayne Johnson is in “a video game movie,” allegedly COD: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2022/01/the-rocks-mysterious-video-game-movie-is-reportedly-call-of-duty

It Takes Two getting movie adaptation: https://www.destructoid.com/it-takes-two-next-in-long-line-video-game-adaptations-film-tv/

RIP Hyperscape: https://www.onmsft.com/news/hyper-scape-video-game-to-completely-shut-down-soon

NFT BS of the Week: Worms this Time: https://kotaku.com/worms-team17-nfts-metaworms-scam-blockchain-1848452059

This Week's Scores:

Sony 12

Bungie 20

Hyperscape: -7

Ubisoft --2

Aggro Crab 20

Team 17 --19

Mr. Wardle: 18

New York Times 11

Resapwn 6

EA: - Better Hope you get purchased by sony and -23

Halo TV Series -4

Paramount Plus -1

The rock 6

COD 1

Hazelight 8

Theme Music: Parasite from Tunetank.com

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