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Double Barrel Gaming is YOUR No.1 source to the BEST and MOST #Positive Gaming News, Reviews and Opinions of YouTube. I PROUDLY support ALL 3 Consoles & discuss them equally!! This Channel is dedicated to being #Honest & the “No Drama, No Non-Sense & No Console War BS” Clause. I produce, fair, #FUN & information that is Double and in some case’s Triple Checked for accuracy. **(Channel Advisory)** The content that is being produced is with an Adult Theme in mind. Children under the age of 13 should have Parental Guidance before listening to ANY of the Double Barrel Gaming produced shows. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

Craig Ravitch


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    The Importance of Tango Gameworks Hifi Rush For Xbox Series X/S In Japan, Jim Ryan Is Crying AGAIN! What's On Phil Spencer's Shelf?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 98:47


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 What's On Phil Spencer's Shelf, topic lead by Crazy Lui Gaming HiFi RUSH by Tango Game Works Gets a 10 Out of 10 from IGN Japan & THIS is HUGE + the hate from the gaming journalists are REAL! WHY?? 45:00 Jim Ryan Is Crying AGAIN! Flew out to Brussels AGAIN to argue that the ABK deal is bad for the gaming industry, though we KNOW he's there to say "The ABK deal is BAD for PlayStation"! I'm just sick and tired of this BS from Sony, aren't YOU? 1:35:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Leaked Starfield Date Is Wrong Says Gaming Insider, Does Bethesda's Epic New IP Release Before June? PLUS, Hell Blade 2 releasing THIS Holiday says Jeff Grubb!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 132:33


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Community Guest Intros 08:00 Game Rant says WHAT? For the 3rd time in as many weeks, MORE negative Xbox articles, Game Rant continues to use #XboxHate for clicks! 45:00 Starfield in June says Rand Al Thor, Jez Corden & Jeff Grubb, is THIS the right month & will there be a TV Spot at the Super Bowl in 2 weeks? 1:50:00 AGAIN, according to Jeff Grubb & Co. Ninja Theory's Hellblade 2 will launch "Holiday 2023"! Do YOU believe them? I SURE DO! 2:15:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox/Bethesda Developer_Direct: Did Phil Spencer & Xbox Deliver What Fans Have Been Waiting For? We had an "Avengers Level" Community Panel!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 126:20


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 06:00 Xbox/Bethesda Developer_Direct: Did Phil Spencer & Xbox Deliver What Fans Have Been Waiting For? Did the NO DATE for Forza Motorsport ruin it for YOU? 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox/Bethesda Developers Direct: All Of The Announcements & Reveals + We Grade Xbox's 1st Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 150:25


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Community Guest Intros 08:00 Xbox/Bethesda Developers Direct: All Of The Announcements & Reveals + We Grade Xbox's 1st Showcase 14+ members of the panel give their highlights of the BIG showcase! 2:25:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox/Bethesda Developers Direct: Could There Be ANY Surprise Game Reveals At The BIG Event?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 122:06


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Community Guest Intros 08:00 Opening Conversation with a sprinkle of EVERYTHING, we also discuss Square/Enix and Forespoken's failure! 36:00 WILL Tango Game Works NEW IP HiFi Rush be at the Xbox/Bethesda Developers Direct? 50:00 With the INCREDIBLE success of The Last Of Us TV adaption on HBO, what are our excitement levels for the Fallout TV show on Amazon? 1:12:00 Sony subpoenaed by Microsoft RE: their false claims of the importance of Call of Duty to the FTC, CMA & EU Commission. Sony could face Anti Competitive/Consumer charges from regulators! 2:15:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Microsoft Is Set Up To Be The Most Dominate Publisher In Gaming For The Next 18-24 Months!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 71:52


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 NEW Game Rant article starts the "Hate Train" for Bethesda's next Space RPG! Will Starfield Get a "Fair Shake" from reviewers when its released? 35:00 Microsoft Is Set Up To Be The Most Dominate Publisher In Gaming For The Next 18-24 Months! 1:10:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Halo & The Master Chief Deserve Better, Should Infinity Ward Or ID Software Take Over The Franchise?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 97:10


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 06:00 Redemption For Eidos Montreal & Crystal Dynamics as the solely developed PS5 Exclusive Forespoken is being reviewed VERY poorly. There IS something to be said about a game NOT being issued to the gaming media for review before release. 40:00 IS the Gears of War Collection, developed in UE5 a myth or reality? Well, according to a screen capture twitted by Nick "Shpeshal Nick" Baker of the Xbox Era Podcast, it is!! Do the Xbox fans want a "Master Chief Collection" for Marcus Fenix? YES, yes we do! 1:01:00 Halo & The Master Chief Deserve Better, Should Infinity Ward Or ID Software Take Over The Franchise? 1:35:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    343i Layoffs 60+ & Halo Infinite's Single Player Expansion Halted, Is THIS The End Of Master Chief PLUS, Gaming Journalist from Kotaku attacks Phil Spencer & the Xbox Fanbase publicly.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 141:03


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 343i Layoffs 60+ & Halo Infinite's Single Player Expansion Halted, Is THIS The End Of Master Chief PLUS, Gaming Journalist from Kotaku attacks Phil Spencer & the Xbox Fanbase publicly. FYI, there are NO traditional show notes as we covered (2) topics in and out of order! 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Rumor: Scalebound In Active Development, Can Platinum Games/Xbox Bring Back The Infamous Action RPG? + Microsoft to layoff 11K Staffers Including Xbox Studio Employee's, 343i hit the hardest!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 123:31


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Microsoft/Xbox hit with mass layoff's. Upwards of 11K people no longer working for the company ahead of quarterly financials due next week. 343i has laid off 60+ members of the Single Player team with more to come. 1:30:00 Rumor: Scalebound In Active Development, Can Platinum Games/Xbox Bring Back The Infamous Action RPG? 1:55:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Fallout 5 Is Years Away, How Long Do Fans Have To Wait? Mundfish's Upcoming Atomic Heart Onto Xbox + IS Bethesda's Starfield Getting ANOTHER Delay?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 144:44


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Community Guest Intros 08:00 The BIG controversary surrounding #Mundfish, developers of the "Bioshock Esq" #AtomicHeart defends themselves on social media concerning their views on the war. The panel breaks down this VERY sensitive topic. 43:00 Are Xbox gamers hoping there will be a #QuantumBreak 2? Well, actor Shaun Ashmore wants to be a part of and tells Xbox publicly that he's down for the sequel!! 1:11:00 When IS #Fallout 5 coming from #Bethesda? If they follow the same pattern as years past, its NOT until 2030......YIKES!! Special guest @Skullzi breaks down how it can happen earlier! 1:38:00 IS #starfield getting a delay until September of 2023? Some think so, I 10000% disagree, but the panel has mixed thoughts about "When" its arriving in 1st half of 2023! 2:15:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Marcus Fenix Collection Being Developed In UE5, Motorsport's ForzaTech Engine To Maximize Series X/S + Starfield CONFIRMED to release a gameplay commercial during Super Bowl 45?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 115:46


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 NEW Report: EU Commission to levy a list of concerns for the proposed 68.7 Billion Dollar ABK Deal, this was expected and MS has announced that they are working with EU regulators as we speak! 22:00 NEW Starfield marketing found on the box art for the Xbox Series X in China, what does this mean? Well, IMO its means Starfield is releasing MUCH sooner than we think! 44:00 Rumor: Bethesda's Starfield "possibly" being shown at Super Bowl 45 in a commercial! THIS is a MUST IMO and would be a HUGE missed opportunity for team Xbox! 1:00:00 Forza Motorsport expected to be the 1st "Show Stopper" for Xbox Series X/S in the graphics department thanks to the NEW Forza-Tech Engine!! 1:20:00 According to Nick Baker of The Xbox Era Podcast, the Gears of War Trilogy is being remade in the Unreal Engine 5 and getting the "Halo Master Chief Collection" treatment!! I LOVE THIS idea and so should long time Gear fans!! Though, it would be a BIG boost to NEW players as well! 1:45:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Obsidian's Avowed Playable In Coop Say Insider, Google/Nvidia Have Concerns Regarding The ABK Merger + IS CDPR's Cyberpunk 2077 Coming To Xbox Game Pass At The End Of January?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 133:10


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 NEW Report suggests that CDPR's Cyberpunk 2077 IS coming to Xbox Game Pass, maybe its the 1st BIG 3rd Party Game in January? 40:00 Google/Nvidia Have Concerns Regarding The ABK Merger. They basically "Pulled A Playstation"! Market Leaders in their respected fields have an "Issue" with competition.....WOW! 1:15:00 Jeremy Penter of ACG fame claims that Obsidian's NEW IP Avowed will have some sort of "Co-op" play though the entire game, THAT'S AWESOME and discuss how this will make for one of THE BEST New RPG's for Xbox Series X/S! 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox Game Studios Has 8 Titles Releasing In The 1st Half & Can Xbox Deliver A Killer 2nd Half? Golden Eye 007 Releasing On Xbox Game Pass In January?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 76:52


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 RUMOR: Golden Eye Remaster Launching into Xbox Game Pass at the end of January!! YES PLEASE! 13:00 NEW Info from the Chillan Regulators Re: the Activision /Blizzard merger: NO Concessions and it doesn't see an issue with the proposed acquisition! THIS has been the consensus around the globe as we wait for the CMA and EU Commission to levy their decision! 28:00 Xbox Game Studios Has 8 Titles Releasing In The 1st Half, though IS IT enough for Xbox gamers.......YES IT IS! 56:00 Can Xbox Deliver A Killer 2nd Half? With rumors of Hellblade 2 and the NEW IP from Compulsion Games, Xbox can & WILL deliver in the 2nd half of 2023! 1:10:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox Developers Direct CONFIRMED For Jan 25th & Bethesda's Starfield Getting Its Own Dedicated Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 137:18


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Bethesda's Starfield Getting Its Own Dedicated Show CONFIRMED by Xbox, THIS is HUGE! 50:00 Xbox Developers Direct CONFIRMED For Jan 25th will have BIG Gameplay reveals that include Forza Motorsport, Redfall & Minecraft Legends. There will also be NEW gameplay footage of Elder Scrolls Online! 1:39:00 WOW, that NEW Dead Space trailer was PURE FIRE!! 2:01:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Bethesda's NEW Space Adventure, Starfield Is Playable RIGHT NOW & Todd Howard & Team, Overdelivered! Playground Games loses BIG talent, 10 Devs leave to start a New AAA Studio called Maverick Games.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 136:37


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 05:00 Playground Games loses BIG talent, 10 Devs leave to start a New AAA Studio called Maverick Games. 38:00 Is Bethesda's BIGGEST IP in a decade playable......? YES IT IS and the "Word on the Street" is that the Devs "Over Delivered" on its quality! We break down OUR expectations! 1:05:00 The BIG Xbox Developers Direct coming on January 25th, 2023 with Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport & Redfall, but will Xbox bring Starfield? 2:00:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING NEWS: Windows Central CONFIRMS An Xbox "Direct" Showcase In January + HUGE Redfall News & Square Enix Shoots Themselves In The Foot AGAIN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 111:49


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 BREAKING NEWS: Xbox CONFORMED Event for later this month, details releasing THIS WEEK! 32:00 Square Enix ONCE AGAIN, shoots themselves in the foot! THIS "Bad Behavior" that I will NOT support!! 1:00:00 The INSANE Value coming into #XboxGamePass in #2023 is UNREAL and exceeds $4200, its a deal that can NOT be beat! Link is provided in the show notes! 1:25:00 LET'S TALK #Redfall and there's A LOT to discuss one of 2023's BIGGEST Xbox 1st Party releases!! 1:45:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox Game Studios In 2023 & Beyond, Xbox Game Pass Could Triple 2022's Games Launching Into Service, PLUS PS5 That Are Standing Vertically Are Being Damaged Permanently, WTF?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 123:22


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 NEW Report CONFIRMS that PS5 standing Vertical WILL damage the unit over time causing the console to eventually fail, the BIG question here? Did SIE know about the defect?? 1:00:00 Head of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer get nominated for the Variety 500 most influential people in 2022, an award that is WELL deserved! 1:20:00 Xbox Game Studios In 2023 & Beyond, Xbox Game Pass Could Triple 2022's Games Launching Into Service! 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    ZeniMax United: Gaming 1st Union & What This Means For Gaming, FTC Getting Cold Feet In ABK Lawsuit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 83:59


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 BIG Playstation announcements & Geoff Keighley once AGAIN, shows bias & openly congratulates Playstation and NOT Xbox, WHY? 36:00 The CMA announces a NEW date for their FULL "In Depth" review, does this spell concerns for the #ActivisionBlizzard purchase? The answer is a BIG FAT NO! 59:00 ZeniMax United: Gaming 1st Union & What This Means For Gaming 1:20:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Fable Rumors Of Engine Change CONFIRMED As False By A Verified Source, Microsoft Vs FTC Pre Trial!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 131:58


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 BIG Fable News Direct From A Verified Source Working on the Highly Anticipated Reboot by Playground Games. ALL of the rumors proven FALSE!! 50:00 Microsoft at preliminary hearing before FTC ALJ Judge Michael Chapell had some BIG bombs and we break down how the FTC just "Tipped their Hand"! 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Arkane Studio's Redfall Rumored For A May Release, Could Bethesda's Starfield Be Ready On 3-3-23?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 122:55


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 IO Interactive changes Hitman 3 to "Hitman: World Of Assassination" and leave to #MasterChiefCollection level Hitman in #XboxGamePass! 00:34 Redfall Moved Back By (6) Weeks and MANY insiders say that May 2023 release date is REAL! 1:05:00 Starfield "Rumored" to release on 3-23-23 and with the unannounced Xbox Direct happening in Mid to late January 2023, its tracking as being correct, the panel discusses & levy's our "Hot Takes" on the subject! 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 Confirmed By GSC Game World To Be An Xbox Exclusive With No PS5 Version Planned! Xbox 1st Party In 2023 Is BONKERS Good!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 99:32


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 08:00 Xbox Game Studios release schedule in 2023's 1st Six Months is STACKED, when you consider ALL of the 2nd, 3rd Party & Indies.....WOW! 33:00 NEW "Hot Take Rumor" from known Xbox Insider says Ninja Theory's Hellblade 2 releasing in November of 2023 and Obsidian's Avowed opening 2024 in a BIG way! Could it be true? 1:00:00 CSG Game World has CONFIRMED that there are NO PLANS for a PS5 version of #stalker2 and there are MANY reasons why. Should Xbox "Drop the Bag" and "Lock Up" the UE5 behemoth as an Xbox Exclusive permanently? 1:35:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Double Barrel Gaming's "Year In Review" What Were Our Favorite Moments, Games & Hopes For 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 156:21


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Double Barrel Gaming's "Year In Review" What Were Our Favorite Moments, Games & Hopes For 2023, here is the guest list: #GamePass_Daily #K_Asante #Everborn #RandAlThor #HargeetChani #Dreadpool #FuzzyBelvadere #WebDave #CrispyBomb #SirXMan #AndreDoyle #InfiniteUmbra 2:30:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Did Jim Ryan LIE To Regulators After Claiming He Doesn't See Xbox Game Pass As Competition? Ryse Son of Rome 2 coming from Crytek? Should it be an Xbox Exclusive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 144:31


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 With Crytek announcing a NEW project with job openings and using the Ryse Son of Rome artwork, its been suggested that RSoR2 is coming! Should Xbox "Drop the Bag" to make it exclusive? 1:03:00 Did Jim Ryan LIE To Regulators After Claiming He Doesn't See Xbox Game Pass As Competition? 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Microsoft CONFIRMS Sony Has Exclusion Deals To Block Silent Hill 2 Remake, FFVII & Others From Xbox

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 126:20


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Jez Corden of Windows Central say THIS "Lina Khan should resign. She is blinded by ideology and ignorance of the gaming industry!" AND HE 1000% correct! 50:00 Microsoft CONFIRMS Sony Has Exclusion Deals To Block Silent Hill 2 Remake, FFVII & Others From Xbox 1:35:00 A NEW Xbox Controller With Haptic Triggers says "Leaked Patent", does the Xbox community actually want this? 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Breaking News: According To Reuters, Netflix Will Be Next On Microsoft's Shopping List After ABK! High On Life Breaking Xbox Game Pass Records CONFIRMED!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 140:48


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 The success of @SquanishGames's High On Life is NO ACCIDENT, its been conformed BY Xbox, as one of the BIGGEST launches in Xbox Game Pass! 56:00 Will Microsoft Seek To Purchase Netflix next? The panel is SPLIT on this! 1:30:00 Amazon Studios has confirmed they are publishing the next Tomb Raider, "I" think this was a BIG miss for Team Xbox. It would've been GREAT to have the next TR as an Xbox Exclusive, but the panel has a TON of BIG opinions on this! 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox Having An BIG Direct Style Event In January, Bethesda Reveals BIG Game Additions For Starfield!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 126:14


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 RUMOR: Xbox Having a 30-Min, "Direct Style" Event To Open 2023, How BIG Does This Show NEED To Be?? 1:08:00 IS Microsoft Preparing the Gaming Public for an "Ad Based" $3 a month Xbox Game Pass? 1:35:00 Bethesda Reveals BIG Game Additions For Starfield! It has become one of MY MOST anticipated games of 2022! 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox's No-Show At The Game Awards Caps Off A Disappointing 2022, Though 2023 Looks INSANE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 70:01


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 BREAKING NEWS: The AFL-CIO, America's Biggest Union just called out the FTC and says in an official document that the EU Commission also approves this deal........WOW! 25:00 The Xbox No Show at the Game Awards has Xbox gamers upset, is there a show coming in early 2023? 35:00 High On Life Discussion: What Squanish Games NEW Xbox Exclusive is ALL about & IF the reviews are ANY reason NOT to download on Xbox Game Pass 45:00 Xbox Game Pass in 2023 is INSANE, what to expect from what some are saying is the BIGGEST year in Xbox history! 1:01:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Why Are Major 3rd-Party Games Constantly Skipping Xbox? Phil Spencer Makes The Bloomberg Top 50 List

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 104:59


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 08:00 High On Life Breaks Into The No1 Spot On Xbox Game Pass Passing, Could Xbox Have Done A Better Job Marketing #HighOnLife for #squanchgames? 41:00 MAJOR 3rd Party Publisher/Developers Continue to Skip The Xbox Platform, WHY & What Can Microsoft Do About It? 1:15:00 Xbox's Phil Spencer Gets Into The Bloomberg TOP 50 Influential People In Business In 2022, a "Well Deserved" accomplishment!! 1:35:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Christmas With Mr & Mrs BoomStick: BIG Topics, Classic Xmas Stories from the panel members & President of Microsoft, Brad Smith pleads his case while being interviewed on the Bloomberg Tech.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 139:14


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 The Panel Shares Their Most Special Holiday Moments While Discussing The Coming Holiday Season. Its become a "Holiday Tradition" here on the 5th Annual Christmas With Mr & Mrs BoomStick! 1:22:00 President of Microsoft, Brad Smith pleads his case while being interviewed on the Bloomberg Technology LIVE broadcast. His breakdown on the FTC was perfect and truthful, we give OUR 2-Cents on the matter! 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President Of Microsoft Just Declared War On Sony Interactive Entertainment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 153:26


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 The FTC's Lina Khan Will Have a BIG Problem Beating Microsoft In Federal Court, IF the CMA & EU Commission Approve the ABK Deal in January, here's WHY! 1:30:00 Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President Of Microsoft Just Declared War On Sony Interactive Entertainment? 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Aaron Greenberg CONFIRMS Xbox Will Have An "Incredibly Exciting 2023 & For Xbox Gamers NOT To Worry! FTC So NO To Microsoft After Offering Playstation A 10yr Deal & Playstation Plus Availability!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 140:32


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Lets Talk High On Lie, the Squanish Games, Xbox Exclusive just released into Xbox Game Pass! 26:00 Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith said the software giant told the US Federal Trade Commission that it would sign a legally binding agreement guaranteeing it would provide Call of Duty on Playstation and they SAID NO! 1:25:00 Aaron Greenberg CONFIRMS Xbox Will Have An "Incredibly Exciting 2023 & For Xbox Gamers NOT To Worry! 2:10:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    The FTC Says "Microsoft Misled EU Commission Authorities About Bethesda Titles" THEY LIED!! According To The FTC, Nintendo Is NOT A Viable Competitor In The Current Market?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 132:19


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 06:00 The FTC Says "Microsoft Misled EU Commission Authorities About Bethesda Titles" THEY LIED!! 1:22:00 CMA just published their Market participant response to the Activision/Blizzard Merger and its in Microsoft's favor! 2:10:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    The Game Awards Aftermath: Who Won BIG, Who Got Snubbed & ALL Of The HUGE Reveals & BIG Surprises! Our Thoughts on the FTC Ruling To Block The Activision/Blizzard Deal!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 132:30


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 FTC Blocks The Activision/Blizzard Deal, WHAT's NEXT for Microsoft?? Should Xbox "Concede" MAJOR Bethesda titles?? Do they "Fight This" to the bitter end? 1:30:00 The Game Awards Recap: What BIG reveals, Who got snubbed & the #BillClintonKid 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING NEWS: Lina Khan & the FTC Sues To Block Microsoft's Acquisition Of Game Giant Activision!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 95:59


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 Sony respond to the Microsoft & Nintendo 10year contract with harsh words, calling it "Smoke & Mirrors"! 1:00:00 BREAKING NEWS: Lina Khan & the FTC Sues To Block Microsoft's Acquisition Of Game Giant Activision! 1:30:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo Signed 10 Year Deal For Call Of Duty & Steam's Gabe Newell Backs Deal! Playstation Is The ONLY Publisher With The ABK Merger!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 134:15


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 05:00 BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo Signed 10 Year Deal For Call Of Duty & Steam's Gabe Newell Backs Deal! THIS WAS the ENTRIE Show with a HUGE 10 Person Panel! 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox CONFIRMS 1st Party Price Hike By $10, Could Xbox Game Pass Be The Next Price Increase In 2023?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 125:19


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Xbox CONFIRMS 1st Party Price Hike By $10 & the Xbox Community Is PISSED!! Could Xbox Game Pass Be The Next Price Increase In 2023? 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING: NEW NY Post Report Claims BIG Problems At the FTC Concerning The Activision/Blizzard Deal!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 97:06


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 BREAKING: NEW NY Post Report Claims BIG Problems At the FTC Concerning The Activision/Blizzard Deal! 1:08:00 Callisto Protocol Runs WAY BETTER on the Playstation 5, the BIG question is WHY? 1:21:00 Star Wars Jedi Survivor Release Date LEAKED!!! 1:30:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Update To MACHINEGAMES Upcoming Indiana Jones Game, Politico Activision/Blizzard Report CALLED OUT By CNBC!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 124:07


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 Activision Blizzard shares were added to Wedbush and the famed private investment firm's "Best Ideas List" as the firm expects the 69 billion ABK sale to Microsoft to be *VERY* likely to be completed in the next six months. 47:00 League of Legends and other Riot Games start appearing in the Microsoft Store on Windows, THIS IS HUGE and here WHY! 1:15:00 The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick director joins Indiana Jones team, Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness director Jens Andersson has joined MachineGames to lead design on its Indiana Jones game, he's confirmed to VGC. 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    NEW Interview With Todd Howard From Bethesda With BIG Info On The Xbox Exclusive, Starfield!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 73:38


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 Xbox Series X was one of Black Friday's TOP products and THIS is a BIG DEAL! Lets talk about it! 30:00 The BIG #LexFridman Interview with #ToddHoward of #Bethesda, what Todd had to say was VERY impressive! 56:00 Microsoft joined forces during this year's Hackathon event to create a proof of concept for a so-called "Xbox Achievements 3.0." 1:10:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Microsoft Bringing Offered Concessions To EU, Rumor: Xbox Skipping Geoff Keighley's Game Awards?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 140:49


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 05:00 RUMOR: Could Xbox Actually Be Skipping Geoff Keighley's Game Awards? We expected some BIG reveal but apparently, that may NOT be the case! 1:05:00 NEW Report from Reuters that suggests that Microsoft is Bringing Offered Concessions To EU Commission to have deal pass sooner than later! The BIG question, what are those "Concessions"? 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Will Be An Xbox/PC Exclusive And Call Of Duty Will NOT!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 129:12


    TIME STAMP INFO: Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Microsoft's merger with Activision has been ‘cleared unconditionally' in Serbia joining Saudi Arabia & Brazil who approved the deal earlier this year! 1:05:00 Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Will Be An Xbox/PC Exclusive And Call Of Duty Will NOT! Is there an "Industry Double Standard"? 1:55:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Breakfast With BOOM Holiday Special: What We Are Thankful For In Gaming & How Its Changed Our Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 113:30


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 NO TIME STAMPS, ONLY One Topic But 13+ Guests! The Topic, "What Are WE Thankful For In Gaming?" 1:45:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Sony Responds To The CMA's Observation of The Activision/Blizzard Merger & Its ALL A Pack Of LIES!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 138:27


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 07:00 Sony Responds To The CMA's Observation of The Activision/Blizzard Merger & Its ALL A Pack Of LIES! 1:20:00 SIE is playing a VERY dangerous game with the ENTIRE industry. The BIG question, "What Happens IF Sony gets the ABK Deal Blocked?" They're walking the razors edge and will ultimately hurt EVERYONE, including themselves! 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    New York Times BLOCKBUSTER Article Confirms Microsoft's RIDICULOUS Offer To PlayStation & Its HUGE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 125:24


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Guest & Panel Intros 06:00 New York Times BLOCKBUSTER Article Confirms Microsoft's RIDICULOUS Offer To PlayStation & Its HUGE! 1:21:00 Gaming "Elite-Ism" is a REAL problem in the gaming industry, do "Indie" games deserve the same praise as AAA "Blockbuster" titles? YES is the correct answer!! We break it ALL down! 1:56:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING New York Times Activision/Blizzard News! Could Josh Sawyer Return To The Fallout Franchise?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 100:22


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 The company "Love Sac" is offering an $1800 Xbox Branded "Beanbag" Gaming Chair and its comes with an Xbox Series S and 3-Months of Xbox game Pass, but is it worth it? NO ITS NOT! 18:00 CONFIRMED By Special Nick of the Xbox Era Podcast, Platinum Games is going to work on the Ninja Gaiden Reboot, I have "Some" Concerns! 50:00 BREAKING Activision/Blizzard News From The NY Times! Microsoft offer PlayStation a 10-Year Call Of Duty deal...........WTF??? 1:17:00 Could Josh Sawyer Return To The Fallout Franchise? According to his recent "Sit Down" with Kinda Funny Games, the answer is YES! 1:28:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Will Embracer Group Sell Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal & Legacy IP's To Microsoft In 2023? Should Microsoft Move To Get The Tomb Raider IP "Locked Up" As a Permanent Console Exclusive?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 113:54


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 With Sony raising prices, no matter how GREAT God Of War is (and its something special) price & value IS the key to THIS holiday. Could Xbox win THIS Holiday? 42:00 Crystal Dynamics is hard at work on the Reboot of Perfect Dark & apparently it's going VERY WELL. Let's talk about it! 1:05:00 With Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal working with Microsoft Game Studios on Perfect Dark & the Fable Reboot, could the "Rumors" of these studios being sold to Microsoft after the ABK deal be TRUE? A NEW fiscal report suggests........YES! 1:32:00 With the OUTSTANDING relationship that Phil Spencer has with Embracer CEO Lars Wingsfors and the "Confirmed" mystery 6-year deal with "several industry partners," involving multiple large games, "Should" Xbox get the Tomb Raider IP and "Lock it Up" as a "Console Exclusive?" 1:45:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Microsoft Vs Competition Markets Authority & EU Commission Is Heating Up, Who Holds The Advantage?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 72:58


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 Microsoft Vs Competition Markets Authority & EU Commission Is Heating Up, Who Holds The Advantage? 3 BIG Questions Answered LIVE on the air that "Should" give YOU the insight to what's been happening with the BIGGEST Tech-Deal in HISTORY!! 1:15:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Game Awards Nominees Announced & ONCE AGAIN, is shrouded in controversy, Will Microsoft Agree To Put Call Of Duty On PlayStation+ Premium?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 136:32


    Time Stamps: 01:00 Panel and Guest Intros 08:00 Game Awards Nominees Announced & Once AGAIN, the yearly event IS shrouded in controversary!! The ENTIRE panel gives their opinions on what's the issue THIS year! 1:20:00 Will Microsoft Agree To Put Call Of Duty On PlayStation+ Premium OR what "Consent Decree" would they accept to "Get The Deal Done?" 2:15:00 Outros Plus Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    BREAKING: Phil Spencer Interview On The Decoder Podcast, CONFIRMS Call Of Duty On PlayStation AGAIN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 129:45


    01:00 Guest & Panel Intros 06:00 BREAKING: NEW Phil Spencer Interview with the Verge's Decoder Podcast Re: Call Of Duty STAYING on PlayStation! 40:00 Xbox Game Pass for Mobile, could this be a thing in 2023? 1:00:00 NEW Xbox Game Pass bundle slated for THIS holiday season with HUGE "Free To Play IP's" that include #Fortnite, #FallGuys & #RocketLeague! How BIG could this be for Xbox? 1:16:00 NEW info on the size of the planets in Bethesda's NEW IP, Starfield. Just how BIG will it be, FRIKKIN HUGE and according to to some, as BIG a Skyrim......WOW! 1:36:00 Xbox Shares Community Safety Approach in Transparency Report Re: "Cyber Bulling" over Xbox Live & THIS IS an important conversation! 1:56:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the Community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    EU Commission Displays PlayStation Bias Over ABK Deal, Sonic Frontiers Has "SMASHED" Series Record!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 97:28


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 05:00 WOW, Pentiment from Joss Sawyer & Obsidian Entertainment getting 10's from a TON of "Major Gaming Outlet's" Let's talk about it! 18:00 Sonic Frontiers "Breaking Records" on Steam & getting GREAT "User Score Reviews", will the Blue Bomber out sell Kratos and God of War Ragnarok? 31:00 EU Commission Displays PlayStation Bias Over ABK Deal, more evidence for the Microsoft lawyers? We break down EVERYTHING that was said! 1:15:00 The Geoff Keighley run Game Awards announced the 6 Nominees & they are EVERY genre and represent Indies all the way through AAA games! 1:43:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

    Xbox Fans FIRED UP For 2023, Xbox Series X/S 2nd Year Anniversary & Xbox Hiring Integrations Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 118:44


    TIME STAMP INFO: 01:00 Intros 07:00 HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY Xbox Series X/S 45:00 Xbox Hiring Integrations Manager for "Post Mergers" does this mean the Activision/Blizzard Acquisition? 1:18:00 Xbox Game Studios in 2023 & BEYOND looks to be AMAZING, what are we expecting? 2:05:00 Panel Outros and Special Message to the community! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

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