Axe of the Blood God Emergency Podcast: Analyzing the Bethesda Acquisition

Axe of the Blood God Emergency Podcast: Analyzing the Bethesda Acquisition

Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.

In a shocking move, Microsoft announced today that it's acquiring Bethesda, the publisher behind RPG mega-franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. This demands an immediate reaction from the Blood God, so we're back with a second pod to provide emergency analysis of today's news [download link here].

Nadia and I are joined by Reviews Editor Mike Williams and GamesIndustry.biz Staff Writer Rebekah Valentine to discuss the acquisition, its implications for role-playing games, and what it means for the next-gen race. We also examine Microsoft's current holdings, and where Bethesda will fit in with Obsidian and Playground Games.

And yes, we do discuss the possibility of Fallout New Vegas 2. How could we not?

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Show Description

In a move with enormous implications for the games industry as a whole, but especially for RPGs, Microsoft has acquired Bethesda, the publisher responsible for Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Starfield. What will this mean for role-playing games? How will this impact the next-gen race? And how will Sony react? Kat and Nadia are joined by special guests Mike Williams and Reb Valentine to break it all down!

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Kat Bailey

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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