Blizzard & Raven & Twitch, Oh My! – Episode 347

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”

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