079: 7 Wet Nurses (Square Enix, EB Games, Disrupting The Game)


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After a slow few weeks - it's time to really pick up the pace with a truly Big Week in Gaming for Sunday 8 May 2022.

Join the Bigwig crew as they chat about arguably the biggest story in months - Square Enix selling off major western studios Crystal Dynamics & Eidos Montreal, including massive IPs like Tomb Raider & Deus Ex. Who picked up the bill? None other than the sleeping conglomerate giant Embracer Group.

We also mourn the closing of Melbourne's Nintendo Experience at EB Games Swanston St and look into the bizarre reports that Kanye West once pitched a game about his mother to Shigeru Miyamoto himself. Yes... you read that correctly.

Finally - we give an update on our long-running 1995 Game of Some Other Year feature and integot reviews the Regginator's brand new book.

So get ready to come up in the spot with these extra fly highlights:

▸ Square Enix selling off some of their biggest non-Japanese studios and IP

▸ Kanye West pitched a game to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto

▸ And our review ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé's new book - Disrupting the Game

#SquareEnix #EBGames #DisruptingTheGame

Games covered this week:

▸ Borderlands 3

▸ Bugsnax

▸ Dark Souls 2

▸ Days Gone

▸ Deponia

▸ Deus Ex

▸ Deus Ex Human Revolution

▸ Deus Ex Mankind Divided

▸ Elden Ring

▸ Final Fantasy X

▸ Final Fantasy X-2

▸ Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered

▸ Fire Emblem: Three Houses: Cindered Shadows

▸ Fortnite

▸ Forza Motorsport 7

▸ God of War

▸ Guardians of the Galaxy

▸ Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

▸ Loot River

▸ Nintendo Switch Sports

▸ Nioh

▸ Only One

▸ Pillars of Eternity

▸ Project Cars 3

▸ Red Dead Redemption 2

▸ Research & Destroy

▸ Rise of the Tomb Raider

▸ Shadow of the Tomb Raider

▸ Subnautica

▸ The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

▸ Thief

▸ Tomb Raider

▸ Tomb Raider Anniversary

▸ Tomb Raider Legend

▸ Tomb Raider Underworld

▸ Trek to Yomi

▸ Unsouled


00:00:00 Intro

00:07:41 1995 GOSOY Update

00:13:12 What we playin'

00:48:15 Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider, Deus Ex & More To Embracer Group

01:04:17 Melbourne's Nintendo Experience Closes At EBGames Swanston St

01:14:23 Kanye West Pitched A Game To Shigeru Miyamoto? (Only One)

01:25:10 One Min For The Swin

01:29:53 Reggie Fils Aimé's Book Review - Disrupting The Game

02:02:55 Outro & Next Week

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