In this episode, I started by pointing you to various YouTube videos in which people discussed the monetization in Diablo Immortal. There were also some news articles about it. Microsoft will respect Activision Blizzard unionization (after acquisition). Activision Blizzard cleared itself of any wrongdoing (regarding sexual harassment). And I also talked about Diablo IV.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Josh Strife Hayes posted a YouTube video titled: “The Immoral Design of Diablo Immortal”
- Josh Strife Hayes posted a YouTube video titled: “The Immoral Design of Diablo Immortal – Legendary Crest Addendum”
- Forbes posted an article titled: “How Diablo Immortal’s Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Are Ten Times Worse Than ‘Genshin Impact'”
- Echohack posted a YouTube video titled: “Botting is NOT the Problem | Diablo Immortal”
- Bellular News posted a YouTube video titled: “NO WAY! Diablo Immortal Has EVEN MORE Cash Grabs Than We Thought…”
- Raxxanterax posted a YouTube video titled: “How I Reached The Cap on Everything in Diablo Immortal”
- Wowhead posted “Diablo Immortal Challenge Rift Leaderboard – Perspective and Commentary”
- Asmongold posted a YouTube video titled: “Why I got banned on Twitch”
- Asmongold later tweeted that he was unbanned.
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Diablo is about how anything is corruptible. Enter ‘Diablo Immortal'”
- Activision Blizzard posted: “How The Brom Family Made Diablo A Family Business”
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Microsoft enters agreement to respect Activision Blizzard unionization”
- The New York Times posted an article titled: “Microsoft Pledges Neutrality in Union Campaigns at Activision”
- The Wall Street Journal posted an article titled: “Microsoft Agrees to Make It Easier for Activision Employees to Unionize”
- CWA posted a press release titled: “CWA, Microsoft Announce Labor Neutrality Agreement”
- Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard Clears Itself Of Any Wrongdoing”
- The Verge posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard investigated Activision Blizzard and found Activision Blizzard didn’t do any thing wrong”
- Rhykker posted a YouTube Video titled: “Confirmed: Diablo 4 in-game shop, but will it be Pay 2 Win like Diablo Immortal?”
- Neinball tweeted about the D4 announcement and the pre-register on the D4 website
- @Diablo posted the “Diablo IV Necromancer Trailer”
- Blizzard posted “Diablo IV – Return To Darkness” where you can sign up for updates
- Blizzard posted “All Hell Breaks Loose In 2023 – Diablo IV is Coming”
- Blizzard posted “Diablo IV Quarterly Update – June 2022”
- Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) confirmed that D4 paid content is built around optional cosmetics and items and eventually full expansions
- GameSpot posted an article titled: “How Diablo 4 Reinvents Necromancer, Encourages Customization, And Deepens Endgame”
- Activision Blizzard posted a press release titled: “Hell On The Horizon: Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV Coming In 2023”
- Change.org has a petition titled: “Diablo Immortal Aggressive Microtransaction Reform”
Where to find Jen’s Diablo Content Creation:
- Shattered Soulstone T-shirts now available on Jen’s Redbubble!
- Shattered Soulstone Pride 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
- Book of Jen YouTube: Diablo Immortal playlist (work in progress)
- Twitch @BarbarianKobold (NOTE: I rarely stream.)
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