Immortal Forever – Episode 357

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”
  • 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 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

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