On this edition of GulchCast, Michelle & Kenny dive deep into some of the week’s biggest tech stories including Microsoft’s purchase of ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda and publisher of games like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom & Dishonored, and what it could mean for the future of the video game industry and the XBox platform in particular. Learn more about the ongoing feud between the Trump Administration and TikTok & WeChat and why the solution may not be as simple as some think. There’s info about an outbreak of malware so troublesome the US Department of Homeland Security had to release a statement, as well as a breaking news update on Tesla’s Battery Day. All this, plus some time taken to celebrate the life and work of cartoonist, conceptualist & futurist Ron Cobb, who brought his skills to tons of sci-fi & fantasy classics, like Star Wars, Alien, Conan the Barbarian, The Last Starfighter & Back to the Future.
RON COBB – OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.roncobb.net[GulchCast] Microsoft agrees to buy Bethesda/id Software parent ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion – https://gulchcast.com/news/microsoft-agrees-to-buy-bethesda-id-software-parent-zenimax-media-for-7-5-billion/ [GulchCast] Government officials warn of growing threat from LokiBot malware – https://gulchcast.com/news/government-officials-warn-of-growing-threat-from-lokibot-malware/ [GulchCast] Ron Cobb (1937-2020) – https://gulchcast.com/news/ron-cobb-1937-2020/ [TechCrunch] TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the US and China – https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/22/tiktok-wechat-and-the-growing-digital-divide-between-the-u-s-and-china [The Verge] Here are Tesla’s biggest announcements from Battery Day – https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21450840/tesla-battery-day-production-elon-musk-tabless-range-cathode-cobalt-plaid