Tencent continues to acquire stakes in game development companies, Gamestonks soar due to the Reddit Trade Wars, and the podcast panel concludes a playthrough, delves into CPU industry details, announces a new piano collections CD, and skims The Plop.
England battle it out in London at The Oval, despite the weather, Australian Captain Clarke, and the laments of SiliconNooB (all-rounder-at-large). Imitanis dozes quietly whilst Lusipurr recites the most stirring piece of verse in his sizeable repertoire.
Sony tech leaves Microsoft in poor hUMA, Ouya produces the single most pointless advert in the history of gaming, and a butthurt Microsoft responds to Sony in the news of the week!
Warren Spector hates on violent games because he cannot get his own bad games funded, Dennis Dyack is up to his jowls in corporate crime, and Sony are not expecting any major fiscal pain from the launch of PS4 in the news of the week.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB are forced to have 'the talk' with Blitzmage, in which the older and wiser instruct the younger as to the realities of existence, and the fact that Final Fantasy is just a video game. Also: Metroid on the WiiU, and AMD everywhere.
Microsoft's Nextbox may face a delay, Warren Spector tells Glenn beck 'no', and Konami's Tom Hulett sorely tests Silent Hill fans' capacity for trolling in this week's industry derps.
SiliconNoob places the PAX line-up under the microscope, and notes some potential highlights of the expo.