In this episode, I brought you news about Raven Studios unionizing efforts (and Activision’s attempts to squash it). Some Activision Blizzard King workers are concerned about how the acquisition will affect them. I also talked about the “Unannounced Survival Game”, news related to Diablo II: Resurrected PTR, and content from the Diablo community.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- @ABetterABK tweeted that the Raven QA strike had ended
- Game Development posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard vets launch community-centric publisher New Tales
- GameSpot posted an article titled: “Read Bobby Kotick’s Letter To Staff About The Microsoft Buyout”
- Bloomberg posted an article titled: “Activision CEO Tries To Take A Victory Lap”
- The Verge posted an article titled: “Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s email to employees about the Microsoft acquisition”.
- The New York Times posted an article titled: “Workers at Activision game studio say they are forming a union”
- Inverse posted an article titled: “Activision Employees on Microsoft Deal: ‘We’re Gonna Be Lost In The Shuffle”.
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Raven Software union moves to vote absent Activision Blizzard recognition”
- @CODE-CWA tweeted a thread that condemns Activision Blizzard for what sounds like union busting actions
- Kotaku posted an article titled: “Call of Duty Maker Reveals Plan To Squash Union Effort”
- @WeAreGWA tweeted a thread makes it clear that they are going forward with their union anyway
- @WeAreGWA tweeted: “Today, Game Workers Alliance has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board.”
- Polygon posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard to reorganize Raven QA workers amid union efforts”
- @ABetterABK tweeted that they have a Wikipedia page now
- Blizzard announced “Unannounced Survival Game”
- Blizzard seeks a Producer for “Unannounced Survival Game”
- Blizzard posted more jobs for “Unannounced Survival Game”
- Blizzard seeks an “Influencer Relationship Manager” – Global Publishing, Diablo
- The Darkening of Tristram ends January 31 at 4PM PST
- @Diablo tweeted: “Many ancient tomes were studied to resurrect Evil…” (regarding the making of Diablo II: Resurrected)
- Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.4 Balance PTR has had some updates
- Hooley (Community Manager) made a forum post titled: “Diablo II: Resurrected | 1.25 – PTR Character Pre-Mades & Known Issues”
- @MVestiige posted a photo of the Diablo Bust
- @khamuslestat (Senior UI Artist Diablo IV) posted photos of his designs for the Diablo IV team
- BigDaddyDen posted a YouTube video titled: “S25 Witch Doctor Spirit Barrage GR Solo Push Build 2.7.2 Mundunugu’s Regalia Diablo 3 Season 25”
- @benkenobi2020 posted “A #Xbox celebration banner for anyone to use #ActivisionBlizzard”
- @CinderysCosplay posted a photo of her cosplay of Diablo
Where to find Jen’s Diablo Content Creation:
- Shattered Soulstone T-shirts now available on Jen’s Redbubble!
- Book of Jen website: Diablo gameplay videos
- Book of Jen YouTube: Diablo III Season 25 playlist (work in progress)
- Book of Jen YouTube: Diablo Immortal Closed Alpha playlist
- Twitch @BarbarianKobold (NOTE: I don’t stream very often.)
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