Weird ol’ talk this week of Microsoft looking to extend the Xbox Live brand to other systems, leading gamers to assume that Forza is coming to Switch and Xbox Avatars will replace Miis. Is this how Microsoft survives in gaming, with a full pivot to – as Joe Haygood likes to remind us – a services company, not a game hardware company? Plus, we announce our fabulous #LABOCASTingcall community outreach initiative!

– Nothing about the Super Bowl is appealing
– a free Steam game code
– One of us was at the Marshmello concert!
– Apex Legends, Echo Dot, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the Steam awards!

This podcast is mixed by Joe Fourhman and includes Joe Haygood, Tony Sadowski, Joe Fourhman and Kat Riley on vocals. You can download the podcast directly from here or click on one of the links below to subscribe. Music for the podcast is “Maestro” by Brian Boyko and “Roller Fever” by Loyalty Freak Music. The theme song to the fake LABOCAST podcast is “Little Idea” found on www.bensound.com.

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