Sony Buys Insomniac! Why The Acquisition Wars Are Cause For Celebration (VL89)

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Insomniac Games, makers of generational video game classics Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, and Hoeg Law's #3 2018 Game of the Year, Marvel's Spider-man, have thrown off their second party independence in favor of the warm first party embrace of Sony Interactive Entertainment. What can we glean about the nature of the deal from news reports and press releases? How does Sony's strategy compare to Microsoft's and Nintendo's? How does it differ? And why might an acquisition of this type (along with what we have seen from Microsoft) signal a new golden age for the industry? Buyers are always welcome...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/38HUwdsXttI #Insomniac #Sony #VirtualLegality *** Discussed in this episode: "Sony Acquires Spider-Man PS4 Developer Insomniac Games" IGN - August 19, 2019 - Jonathon Dornbush (https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/19/sony-acquires-spider-man-ps4-developer-insomniac-games) "Sony Interactive Entertainment To Acquire Insomniac Games, Developer Of PlayStation®4 Top-Selling Marvel's Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank" PR Newswire - August 19, 2019 (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sony-interactive-entertainment-to-acquire-insomniac-games-developer-of-playstation4-top-selling-marvels-spider-man-ratchet--clank-300903758.html) "Microsoft May Let its Newly-Acquired Xbox Studios Make Multiplatform Games" WCCFTECH - August 13, 2019 - Nathan Birch (https://wccftech.com/microsoft-xbox-game-studios-multiplatform/) "Virtual Legality #35 - Sony to Buy Rockstar (and Take Two)? The Legalities of Acquisition (Hoeg Law)" (https://youtu.be/xVLHfsOGLk8) "Hoeg Law Game of the Year 2018: #3 - Marvel's Spider-Man" (https://youtu.be/IEEXw_F9_k0) *** FOR MORE CHECK US OUT: On Twitter @hoeglaw At our website: https://hoeglaw.com/ On our Blog, "Rules of the Game", at https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/ On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

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