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G3 Podcast 06/27/2013: New Zynga CEO, Pokemon, and Twitch

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On the 56th episode of The G3 Podcast... a few interesting topics to talk about. First Beau is back and you know what that means... #BEAUWATCH Last week we discussed the Ouya  but I know our listeners want to hear what shenanigans Beau has been up to regarding his Ouya search.
 
Next up we chat about Don Mattrick and his departure from Microsoft to become the new CEO of Zynga. This news comes only a few weeks after the company laid off about 500 employees to save money.  If you're wondering yes, Mattrick does get a pretty huge signing bonus. I wonder how all those old employees feel about this  news.
 
Then we shall discuss a new super Pokemon creator app. Nintendo is warning against the use of this app because  it risks making the gameplay unstable and the software unusable. The app gives players the ability to create your own Pokemon by assigning hit points, attack strength, and any other stats. Obviously any player using this app for a tournament will be disqualified and banned. Would you use an app like this on your Pokemon game? I wonder if you can use this app for the new Pokemon X and Y.
 
Next we shall discuss Twitch signing a deal with Valve to link both your accounts to receive item drops while you watch DOTA2 tournaments. Currently you can only earn drops but in the future they are looking to expand the features that would be available. With the Xbox One getting twitch integration do you think every console in the future will try to make this move?
 
Lastly we will talk about Blizzard and their possibility of adding microtransactions to the title World of Warcraft. Seems like this is a route many people are starting to take with their video games. If Blizzard does this change do you think you will still play? Chime in to us on Twitter or the chat while we are live tonight.
 

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