Power Button - Episode 341: Microsoft Puts A Ring On Activision-Blizzard

 
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Power ButtonMicrosoft stunned the business world this week by laying out nearly $70B in cash to acquire Activision-Blizzard. We have definite opinions about this purchase, so this week's podcast is dedicated to discussing the ramifications of what this means to the video game industry. Blake also has a few gears to grind regarding gaming streaming culture catchphrases and controller holders shaped like beloved characters. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via <!-- document.write('<a href="ma' + 'ilto:powerbutton@pressthebuttons.com">e-mail</a>'); // --> , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. We also have a tip jar if you'd like to kick a dollar or two of support our way.

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