The Xbox Series X preorders went live this week - and they were just as bad as the PS5 and RTX 3080's were. But at least people bought Xbox One X's! The RTX 3080 DID make it into the hands of some humans who then reported crashing issues due to some aftermarket cards using cheap components. Amazon has entered the game streaming space with Luna, complete with their own Stadia-like controller. Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media for $7.5 Billion, which includes Bethesda, id Software, and more. Are they making a play in a console war or are they aiming somewhere higher? Then we talk to OLR about ZeniMax, Xbox Series X ordering, and how orange is looking kinda sus...

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Even with the Tokyo Game Show occurring (virtually) this week, Microsoft manages to make the big headlines with their purchase of ZeniMax (including Bethesda) early in the week. Has Microsoft spent all that money to bring on new Xbox exclusives and try to ensure more sales of Series X vs. PS5? Or could the goal post for this generation of games have moved a bit in Microsoft's eyes with Game Pass and subscription services becoming an emerging trend in gaming? We discuss all this and much more on a busy news week.

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Timeslip is 50 years old today! Teenagers Liz and Simon go through a mysterious barrier and travel to the past and the future. What will they discover about the world and about themselves? Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can find us on the […]

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A Sailor Moon exhibit in Italy, Jump Festa and Ohayocon go digital, and we get the OP theme for Yashahime! Plus, Yoh is cast in Shaman King, Pokémon Company owns up on Porygon, Nintendo announces Super Mario Bros movie date, and a sushi chain finally changes a meal name due to obvious reasons... Meanwhile in Japan, restaurants and bars staffed by JAV actors and actresses, a vending machine with reverse advertising, and an elder idol group helps to prevent fires?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

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We first read some viewer comments from previous episodes about Microsoft Flight Simulator and Apple's game streaming policy for iOS. We launched a new initiative at VOG - VOG Roundtables - where we bring on a panel of content creators to discuss a single news event in gaming. Twitch tested mid-roll ads to be played randomly during live streams, muting the audio and shutting people out of exciting moments. The test concluded after three days, and we have some suggestions on middle ground that could be done. The PlayStation 5 Reveal event was this week, and preorders went live immediately, and left many people not getting one. The next morning, Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3080 video card went on sale, and sold out before you could buy it, thanks to bots buying all the stock and putting them up on eBay for thousands of dollars. Nvidia says they will make more available soon. Xbox Series X and S preorders will go live on Tuesday morning. The bots are ready to snag all of those as well. Then we talk to OLR about preorders and about the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds finally ending their production run.

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The Playstation 5's price and date was finally unveiled this week after a long wait, and some game announcements truly surprised the industry as well. How do our hosts and our listeners feel about the event? Did the event change their mind on a pre-order? We discuss this as well as upcoming Xbox Series S & X preorders, as well as recap a Nintendo Partner Direct that happened this week. It was a very busy week in gaming news, and we do our best to tackle it all!

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Lavender Castle was a combined stop-motion and computer-animated series from Gerry Anderson that was first broadcast in 1999 and 2000. Captain Thrice and his crew search for Lavender Castle in the spaceship Paradox while trying to avoid the evil Dr. Agon…. Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at […]

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UFO is 50 years old today! Gerry Anderson’s first live action series was first broadcast on September 16, 1970. SHADO is a secret organization that defends the Earth from mysterious alien invaders…. Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can find us on the British […]

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We're back from vacation and we bring you two weeks of positive things! First we discuss COVID-19 and the impact on cons... Then great news about Amamiya Sora, Aqua from Konosuba! Also, T.M. Revolution's marriage, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Sailor Mars, aka Kitagawa Keiko is a mom, Naomi Watanabe as Zirconia in Sailor Moon Eternal films! Plus, new Shenmue anime, new Love Live series, and Hatsune Miku as a Corona countermeasure spokesperson! Meanwhile in Japan, a panty thief gets surprise after arrest, cops search for a man who peed himself, another man arrested for late return of a rental car, and another guy arrested to peeing in beer cans?! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

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Atari Historian Curt Vendel passed away unexpectedly last week - he was the first phone interview I ever did on my podcast way back on Episodes 12 and 13 in 2005 to talk about the Atari Flashback 2, which did not emulate an Atari 2600 but was an actual Atari 2600 on one chip. There is a GoFundMe for his family. Dragon Con Went Virtual and it was great! There are a lot of panels on the Digital Media Track YouTube channel that feature myself and Rob Roberts. I was on the British Invaders podcast about the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Infocom game. I was on the Almost Daily Discourse podcast talking about random topics. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will be virtual like SGDQ was, and volunteer applications open on September 24th. MAGFest cancelled its January convention without Force Majeure, and held a telethon on Twitch to raise $100k to pay all the penalties. Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X and S early due to a leak, and also announced that EA Play was coming to Game Pass. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is coming back, and this time it will be on PC so preservation will be easier once the license expires again. Apple is now allowing game streaming services to operate on iOS - as long as each individual game has its own app on the App Store. NVIDIA announced its intentions to buy CPU maker ARM. Then we talk to OLR about conventions and what we're doing with Twitch Channel Points at VOG.

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