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Why Microsoft is diving into the metaverse... And what the metaverse even is

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Microsoft's acquisition of videogame publisher Activision Blizzard is not quite a done deal, but we've got lots of questions about what this massive purchase could mean for one of our region's largest employers -- and our favorite games.

Soundside host Libby Denkmann spoke to Dina Bass, Bloomberg News Tech Reporter and Seattle Bureau Chief and Thomas Wilde, a freelance journalist, about what the acquisition means for Microsoft, and the gaming sphere.

She also spoke to Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW and historian of the tech industry, about what we should (or shouldn't) expect from the metaverse.

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