In this episode, I talk about Raven Studio’s attempts to form a union, Blizzard’s many job openings on Diablo teams, and important changes at Twitch. I also read some news regarding Bobby Kotick’s past.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “‘Scorched earth’ and big profits: How embattled gaming titan Bobby Kotick outlasts his opponents”
- Bloomberg Law posted an article titled: “Activision Awaits Crucial Ruling on Scope of Sex Harassment Suit”
- CNBC posted an article titled: “Activision CEO Bobby Kotick quietly donated to sue PAC backing ex-hedge fund chief’s Senate bid”
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard employees and management clash over union process in Zoom hearing”
- CODE-CWA tweeted a thread about Raven QA workers trying to unionize and Activision refusing to recognize the union
- CWA and Game Workers Alliance posted a statement following the National Labor Relations Board Hearing
- Steve Taylor (Accessibility Advocate) has joined Raven Software as an Accessibility Consultant
- Weekly Standup is a Twitch channel about workers rights in the gaming industry
- OBS announced that OBS Studio 27.2 is now out for everyone
- OBS also announced Twitch users must update to OBS Studio 27.2 before the end of February
- Twitch has a new username policy
- Blizzard is seeking a Lead Content Designer – Unannounced Project
- Blizzard is seeking an Associate Brand Manager, Global Publishing, Diablo
- Blizzard is seeking an Influencer Relationship Manager, Global Publishing, Diablo
- Blizzard is seeking an Associate Brand Manager, Global publishing Diablo Publishing Team
- Blizzard is seeking a Senior Sound Designer for Diablo IV
- The Official Blizzard Gear Store is live!
- Raxxanterax posted “Challenge Rift 243 NA Guide” on Reddit
- Raxxanterax posted “Challenge Rift 243 EU Guide” on Reddit
- Dbrunski posted a YouTube video titled: “Ranking the New LV 85 Areas” (Diablo II: Resurrected)
- Dbrunski posted a YouTube video titled: “Patch 2.4 Tier List” (Diablo II: Resurrected)
- Xtimus posted a YouTube video titled: “XTMUS Random Stream”
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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