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Virtual Legality Episode 434

Xbox's BIG Week: A BIG Week for Game Pass, PlayStation (!), and Gamers

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Microsoft's Xbox division has opened the floodgates, spending capital (both social and monetary) left and right to make Game Pass one of the biggest services in the video game industry.

But how does such a strong surge for the company affect the industry at large? And why should even non-Xbox fans be excited about the possibilities?

Exclusives and Outriders and Sarcasm (oh, my!), today...in Virtual Legality.

#Microsoft #Xbox #GamePass


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Discussed in this episode:
"Officially Welcoming Bethesda to Team Xbox"
Xbox News Blog - March 9, 2021 - Phil Spencer
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/09/officially-welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/

"Microsoft + Bethesda Is Official! But About Those Exclusive Games... (VL431)"
YouTube Video - March 9, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/_HJulbrWXZM

"Xbox Boss Phil Spencer On Series X Launch, Halo Infinite & Bethesda"
Kotaku - October 16, 2020
https://kotaku.com/xbox-boss-phil-spencer-on-series-x-launch-halo-infinit-1845392984/

"Phil Spencer says future Bethesda games will be exclusive to 'platforms where Game Pass exists'"
Eurogamer - March 11, 2021
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-11-phil-spencer-says-future-bethesda-games-will-be-exclusive-to-platforms-where-game-pass-exists

"Is OUTRIDERS Coming to Xbox Game Pass? (VLExtra)"
YouTube Video - March 12, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/39PUflM3LQU

"Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Outriders, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and More"
Xbox Blog - March 16, 2021
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/16/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-march-2021-wave-2/

"Download free indie games and PS VR games starting March 25. And get ready: PS4 blockbuster Horizon Zero Dawn will be free for a limited time starting April 19."
PlayStation Blog - March 17, 2021
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/03/17/play-at-home-2021-update-10-free-games-to-download-this-spring/

"Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller"
PlayStation Blog - March 18, 2021
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/03/18/next-gen-vr-on-ps5-the-new-controller/

"Xbox’s latest console peripheral reportedly references VR headsets"
VGC - March 16, 2021
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xboxs-latest-console-peripheral-reportedly-references-vr-headsets/

"Smart Delivery: Xbox's Bid to End the Console War (Virtual Legality #179)"
YouTube Video - February 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/4t5Sq3Yh5AA

"Thanks"
Tweet - March 19, 2021 - Aaron Greenberg
https://twitter.com/aarongreenberg/status/1372924778789494792


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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