Pay To Win – Episode 363

In this episode, I start by mentioning companies that support LGBTQ+ people, a little bit about unionization, and a questionable post from Bobby Kotick. Most of this episode focuses on Diablo Immortal and “pay to win”.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Electronic Arts tweeted support for Trans Rights, Women’s Rights, and LGBTQ+ communities
  • Raven Software tweeted about Lion’s Pride and Gaymer Emblems in Warzone
  • Sony tweeted (with partner Immigration Equality) supporting LGBTQ+ immigrants
  • Sony tweeted that the global Pride theme is “Transcend”
  • Wowhead has a Pride Fundraiser that supports the Trevor Project
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Dragon Age QA Workers Vote Unanimously To Form Labor Union”
  • Activision Blizzard posted: “Activision Blizzard To Recognize And Begin Negotiations With CWA”
  • A Better ABK tweeted a critique of Activision Blizzard’s push against unionization
  • Blizzard posted: “Snatch Up Diablo Immortal Goodies For Your Favorite Games”
  • Blizzard posted: “Diablo Immortal Known Issues, Hotfixes, and Patch Notes for PC Open Beta”
  • Engadget posted: “‘Diablo Immortal’ is unplayable on some Samsung Exynos chipsets”
  • Rod Fergusson (SVP, GM of the Diablo franchise) quote tweeted @DiabloImmortal about Over 10 Million Installs
  • GameRant posted: “It Costs $100.00 to Fully Gear-Up in Diablo Immortal”
  • VGC News posted: “Maxing out a Diablo Immortal character could reportedly cost ‘up to $110,000′”
  • @Neinball tweeted a thread about Diablo Immortal
  • GameRant posted: “Streamer Spends Nearly $4,000 on Diablo Immortal and Doesn’t Get Any 5 Star Legendary Gems”
  • Echohack posted a YouTube video titled: “I’m Depressed About Diablo Immortal’s Hidden Caps”
  • BigDaddyDen posted a YouTube video titled: “Unbiased Review Diablo Immortal”
  • @bigdaddyden tweeted that he is done with Diablo Immortal
  • @Asmongold tweeted a short clip comparing an Elder Rift with Crests – and without Crests
  • Metro posted: “Twitch streamer proves that Diablo Immortal is pay-to-win after banning critics over his big spending”
  • CarBot Animations posted a YouTube video titled: “Diablo Immoral”
  • Kotaku posted: “Diablo Immortal Is Far Too Good To Be Free”
  • @candlesan (Wyatt Cheng, Game Director Diablo Immortal) quote tweeted the Kotaku article
  • The European Consumer Organization posted information about loot boxes
  • Maxroll posted “Whirlwind Barbarian Solo Guide”
  • @Echohack tweeted “This is what peak Crusader looks like:” and posted a video with a glitch
  • @KamuiCosplay posted a short video of her cosplay as a Diablo Immortal Barbarian
  • @KamuiCosplay posted a short video of her cosplay as a Diablo Immortal Wizard

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