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The Gamers Lounge Podcast Episode 163: "Layoffs, Retirements and Game Pass"

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What are you playing?

Nathanael - Subnautica (PC), Apex Legends (PC, XB1), Tetris 99 (NS), Metro 2033 Redux (XB1), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (XB1)

John - The Division 2 (PS4), Anthem (PS4)

Erik - The Division 2 (PS4), Mafia 3 (PS4), Apex (PS4), RDR2 (PS4), Smash (NS), Tetris 99 (NS), Warhammer Chaosbane (PC), RE Darkside Chronicles (Wii), Marvel vs Capcom 2 (DC), Dynamite Cop (DC)

Robert - Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS4)

News

Activision/Blizzard Layoffs

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/02/12/activision-blizzard-begins-laying-off-workers

No Frontline Releases for Blizzard This Year

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/02/13/blizzard-has-no-major-frontline-release-planned-for-2019

ArenaNet Layoffs

https://kotaku.com/guild-wars-2-developer-arenanet-plans-for-mass-layoffs-1832799804

Call for Game Devs to Unionize

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/02/16/afl-cio-calls-on-game-developers-to-unionize

Cross Play Shot Down By Sony Again

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/02/13/devs-publishers-upset-over-lack-of-ps4-cross-play-support

Nintendo Direct Announcements

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-direct-announcements-switch-news-and-game/1100-6464988/

Reggie Fils Aime Retires From Nintendo

https://nintendoeverything.com/reggie-fils-aime-retiring-doug-bowser-to-take-over-as-new-nintendo-of-america-president/

Xbox Gamepass Coming to Switch?

https://nintendoeverything.com/rumor-microsoft-planning-xbox-game-pass-and-more-for-switch/

Fall of Starbreeze Studios

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-28-the-fall-of-swedish-game-wonder-starbreeze

Anything Else

With Project X Cloud and GamePass rumored to be heading to the Switch could we only see one more console from Microsoft?

Closing

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