So just as quickly as we say we’re going to try to do something on a weekly basis…we took a week off
This week we had to start tangentally with the COVID update because it’s been that type of week. And international sports with the end of the latest round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying (with Canada in great position) and the beginning of the Winter Olympics in Beijing (with Tokyo still visible in the rear view mirror)
Then we get a little more on track by following up on stories from the past month (26:01)
26:30 – We talk the aftermath of the Microsoft/Activision Blizzard deal with Sony’s purchase of Bungee, Nintendo’s statement on deals themselves, and a thought for the future (with a particular focus on the actual overlap with anime fandom)
56:50 – We update the Totally Not Mark situation and a…win of some sort? This isn’t over yet is it?
1:07:55 – So what else are we going to try to do or watch this week?
1:13:50 – James talks about the how Shout Factory trying to do right for buyers of the recent Evangelion Blu Ray releases, went really wrong
This Week’s Drinking Game: Take a Shot whenever “work” is brought up
Mike Nicolas, James Austin, Mohamed Sharmarke
Opening Theme: “FUBUKI – Snowstorm” performed by Pico Masaki