In this episode, I started with updates from Activision Blizzard lawsuits. After that, I went into some ongoing unionization efforts. A big part of this episode highlights ways to support people who are involved in making video games (or who play them). We could all use a support team! I also bring you up to date on some interesting Diablo content.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- GamesIndustry.biz posted an article titled: “Judge prepared to approve Activision Blizzard’s settlement with EEOC”
- Stephen Totilo (covers games for Axios) tweeted some pieces of what the judge wrote
- Polygon posted an article titled: “New suit against Activision Blizzard alleges ‘rampant sexism’ and ‘retaliation'”
- Los Angeles Times posted an article titled: “Video game workers found their voices in the pandemic. Could unions be next?”
- @ABetterABK tweeted a photo from GDC22 that focuses on @CODE_CWA’s booth
- Activision Blizzard announced their new Level Up U program
- Blizzard Entertainment posted a thread of tweets highlighting several women who work in gaming
- Fanbyte posted an article titled: “ICYMI: Everything From Today’s Hogwarts Legacy State of Play” (which is about why Fanbyte will not be writing about the game).
- The Verge posted an article (from 2021) titled: “Hogwarts Legacy developer leaves after controversy over reactionary YouTube videos”
- @TaliesinEvitel posted a thread about why they won’t be playing the Harry Potter game
- Axios posted an article titled: “A possible solution to video games’ romance problem”
- World of Warcraft Version 9.2.5 PTR includes user interface and accessibility options
- @PezRadar tweeted a brief description of what the Diablo IV Quarterly Update blog will feature
- @PezRadar posted “Diablo II: Resurrected 2.4 & Ladder Update – March 24th” on the Diablo II Resurrected Forum
- Pure Diablo posted an article titled: “Barbarian And Amazon: Improved Build Variety – Patch 2.4”
- @Xitmus tweeted a piece of art (by Peter Lee) of what the Skovos Isles might have looked like in Diablo III
- @Xitmus posted a YouTube video titled: “Frenzy Daggers Barbarian New 2.4 Meta – Diablo 2 Resurrected”
- @Trixmegistus posted a clip where she “manifested a BER Rune”
- Blizzplanet tweeted that Wowhead invited him to join as a Diablo Immortal contributor/writer to make guides.
- @NickQuaglietta tweeted an open invitation to anyone who wants to join a friendly D3 community for Season 26 of Diablo III
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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