Activision Bungie Split, Cross Platform Parties & More (Ep. 59)

In the 59th episode of Third Player Games Podcast, we have arguably what is the heaviest week of video game news in a long while. The woes continue for Activision as they split with Bungie and lose Destiny in the process. This results in a stock nosedive for Activision Blizzard. Gearbox CEO and former Gearbox counsel go at it like children in a   legal battle. Nice stories about as well though! Fortnite Creator Tim Sweeney is buying thousands of Acres of Forest to stop them from being cut down. Also, rumors that N64 Classic & Gamecube classic is a thing. Valve announces eight upcoming big changes coming to Steam. Another canceled Star Wars game and of course to top it off we have an 87-year-old grandmother who’s invested almost 4,000 hours of gameplay into Animal Crossing New Leaf.

 

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News

 

Bungie Splits With Activision, Keeps Destiny

https://kotaku.com/bungie-splits-with-activision-1831651740

 

Bungie Blog

https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/47569

 

Stock For Activision Blizzard Nosedives After Bungie/Destiny Split

https://www.gamespot.com/g00/articles/stock-for-activision-blizzard-nosedives-after-bung/1100-6464339/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Mike Morhaime is leaving Blizzard for good in April

https://www.pcgamer.com/mike-morhaime-is-leaving-blizzard-for-good-in-april/?utm_content=buffer861ab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb

 

Fortnite Creator is Buying Thousands of Acres of Forest to Stop It From Being Cut Down

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/01/fortnite-creator-buying-thousands-acres-forest.html

 

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is over, with ~$2,394,668 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/25

 

Randy Pitchford and ex-Gearbox lawyer engaged in ugly legal fight

https://www.pcgamer.com/randy-pitchford-and-ex-gearbox-lawyer-engaged-in-ugly-legal-fight-over-alleged-dollar12-million-secret-bonus-unpaid-loans-camgirl-porn/

 

‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ publisher sues Netflix over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/01/15/choose-your-own-adventure-publisher-sues-netflix-over-bandersnatch/2581489002/

 

Nintendo GameCube and N64 Classic Consoles Leaked

https://gadgets-ndtv-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/nintendo-gamecube-and-n64-classic-consoles-leaked-1977428?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&amp=1&akamai-rum=off#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fgadgets.ndtv.com%2Fgames%2Fnews%2Fnintendo-gamecube-and-n64-classic-consoles-leaked-1977428

 

GameStop Sale To Another Company Could Be Announced By Mid-February, Report Says

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gamestop-sale-to-another-company-could-be-announce/1100-6464273/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0a

 

Valve announces 8 changes coming to Steam in 2019

https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-announces-8-changes-coming-to-steam-in-2019/

 

AMD announces Radeon VII (Seven), its next-generation 7nm graphics card

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18175493/amd-announces-radeon-vii-next-generation-graphics-gpu

 

Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live in Rocket League (cross platform parties coming soon)

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/01/14/full-cross-platform-play-now-live-in-rocket-league/

 

STAR WARS OPEN-WORLD GAME REPORTEDLY CANCELED AT EA

https://kotaku.com/ea-cancels-open-world-star-wars-game-1831786371

 

A Tour Of The Animal Crossing Town One Woman Spent Nearly 4,000 Hours Building

https://kotaku-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/kotaku.com/a-tour-of-the-animal-crossing-town-one-woman-spent-near-1831750871/amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fkotaku.com%2Fa-tour-of-the-animal-crossing-town-one-woman-spent-near-1831750871

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