Plenty of News – Episode 331

In this episode, I point out what’s been happening with the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. Some of it sounds like it could be good – but should be considered a starting point. I also talked about BlizConline 2022, Diablo Immortal Closed Beta, resources for Diablo II: Resurrected, and more!

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • BlizConline will not happen in 2022
  • Activision Blizzard posted “Creating A More Accountable Workplace”
  • The Verge posted an article titled “Activision Blizzard is trying to get the discrimination suit throw out of court”.
  • Kotaku posted an article titled “Bobby Kotick Takes Another Pay Cut, Waives Arbitration in letter to Staff”
  • @BetterABK tweeted about Kotick’s pay cut and the removal of the forced arbitration clause
  • @BetterABK also tweeted about “remaining vigilant” and continuing to push for change
  • @dogspinster tweeted her opinion about the Activision Blizzard changes
  • @BlizzJess responded to a question from BlizzPlanet about the Activision Blizzard changes
  • @valentine_irl tweeted his opinion about the changes at Activision Blizzard
  • Kotaku posted “Former World of Warcraft Devs Start Studio Where Only Female Staffer is a Dog”
  • Polygon posted “Vicarous Visions to drop its name and fully merge with Blizzard, sources say”
  • Wowhead posted that Gorge the Corpsegrinder (in WoW) has been changed to Annihilator Grek’lor
  • Blizzard will let you change your name for free (through November 5, 2021).
  • Cole Cassidy is the new name for the cowboy character in Overwatch
  • Engadget posted “‘Overwatch hero McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy on October 26th”
  • Westmarch Workshop released a new episode.
  • Blizzard posted “Diablo Immortal Closed Beta Overview”
  • @DiabloImmortal tweeted a video of the Diablo Immortal Beta Trailer
  • @DiabloImmortal tweeted a short video featuring the Diablo Immortal Necromancer
  • @DiabloImmortal tweeted about the Necromancer’s hair
  • Maxroll unveiled their brand new Diablo Immortal Overhall
  • @Diablo tweeted a Sanctuary Trick or Treat Guide
  • @Diablo tweeted steps to summon Diablo
  • @Diablo tweeted about the Den of Evil taken over by Spirit Halloween
  • Lexyu posted a Diablo II: Resurrected YouTube video of the Barbarian and lots of loot
  • Phil Shenk (Lead artist and lore builder for Diablo 2 & LoD) posted sketches of Mephisto
  • Maxroll has a list of Valuable Unique and Set Items in Diablo II: Resurrected
  • PCGamesN posted “Diablo 2 Resurrected runewords list – all rune combinations”
  • PCGamesN posted “Diablo 2 Resurrected Horadric Cube recipes”

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