In this episode, I bring you up to date with the unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard (and in other gaming companies). I also mentioned the Activision Blizzard shareholders vote, James Hong getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, phishing in World of Warcraft and more. Also discussed “The Infernal Race” (Ladder in Diablo II: Resurrected), and a lot about Diablo Immortal – on mobile AND PC!
Things mentioned in this episode:
- The Verge posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard again accused of threatening employees for speaking out”
- Associated Press (via Eyewitness News ABC 7) posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard workers in Wisconsin OK’d for union vote”
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “NLRB ruling gives green light to Raven Software union vote”
- The Verge posted an article titled: “21 Raven Software QA employees will be allowed to have a union election”
- Realm Maintenance Podcast highlighted Shattered Soulstone not once, but twice in their latest episode
- Kotaku posted an article titled: “Dragon Age 4 QA Devs Say They’re Unionizing Over Bad Pay And Covid Safety”
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Ex-Blizzard, Apple employee files labor complaint against Epic Games”
- GameSpot posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard Shareholders Approve Sale To Microsoft, As Expected”
- GamesIndustry.biz posted an article titled: “Former Blizzard Versailles employees win appeal over redundancies that led to studio closure”
- James Hong will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
- Blizzard posted “Spotlight on: Phishing” (on the Warcraft Forums)
- @Diablo tweeted about “The Infernal Race” Livestream Event.
- Blizzard posted “Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.4 | Ladder Now Live”
- Diablo Immortal posted a YouTube video of the “Diablo Immortal Release Date & PC Reveal”
- Polygon posted an article titled: “Diablo Immortal now coming to PC along with mobile this June”
- Ars Technica posted an article titled: “Diablo Immortal was built for mobile, but now it’s coming to PCs, too”
- Wyatt Cheng (@candlesan) confirmed you will be able to use battle.net balance for purchases in Diablo Immortal
- Blizzard posted “Making Diablo Immortal For PC”
- Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) confirmed the Horadrim Cosmetic Set will be unlocked for new players after they complete the Diablo Immortal tutorial within the first 30 days after launch
- David Echo (Echohack) tweeted a Thank You to his 3,000 YouTube subscribers
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 26 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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