Loot Boxes – Episode 367

In this episode, I talked about Overwatch supporting the Trevor Project, an interview with Mike Ybarra, and ABetterABK having another walkout. I also mentioned Quebec’s decisions regarding the French language, E3 2023, various governments investigating the Microsoft – Activision Blizzard merger, a lot about Diablo Immortal, an update on Diablo III Season 27, and more!

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Jen was featured on the Realm Maintenance podcast #324 (along with Josh Corbett of Countdown to Classic)
  • Overwatch 2 Teams with Twitch Rivals in support of The Trevor Project
  • Los Angeles Times posted an article titled: “Blizzard’s new boss wants to have fun with games. But first, his company is in a crisis”
  • MSN also posted the Los Angeles Times article (in case you can’t access the Los Angeles Times)
  • Raxxanterax posted a YouTube video titled: “Blizzard President Discusses Diablo Immortal”
  • @ABetterABK tweeted a thread about a scheduled walkout on July 21st
  • NME posted an article titled: “‘Activision Blizzard’ staff announce “walkout to end gender inequity”
  • Dot Esports posted an article titled: “Employee-led Committee Against Sex and Gender Discrimination at Blizzard plans walkout”
  • GamesIndustry.biz posted an article titled: “Quebec devs fear new language law will hurt local games industry”
  • Rhykker posted a YouTube video titled: “This is Terrible: New Law Could Hurt Many Game Devs”
  • Variety posted an article titled: “E3 Sets Return to L.A. in 2023 After Three-Year Hiatus”
  • GamesIndustry.biz posted an article titled: PAX organizer ReedPop to run E3 2023″
  • UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigations Microsoft – Activision Blizzard merger
  • Gizmodo posted an article titled: “UK Antitrust Investigation Is Latest Microsoft-Activision Acquisition Speedbump”
  • GamesRadar posted an article titled: “Two more countries are tightening restrictions on lootboxes”
  • CNBC posted an article titled: “Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision takeover faces competition probe in the UK”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Valorant Is Planning to Monitor Voice Chat, Tests Begin Next Month”
  • Riot Games posted information titled: “Valorant Voice Evaluation Update”
  • Game Developer posted an article titled: “More developers are pushing back against player toxicity”
  • Westmarch Workshop posted Episode 226 – We’ve Got Even More to Talk About”
  • Heroes of the Storm announced a disappointing update
  • @PezRadar (Adam Fletcher, Global Community Lead for Diablo, Diablo Immortal, and Heroes of the Storm” posted a thread of tweets about the disappointing news
  • Blizzard posted an information page called “Downloads” that shows what games play on a Mac (everything plays on PC)
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Despite Backlash, Diablo Immortal Is Making A Million Dollars A Day”
  • ECHO Gaming posted a YouTube video titled: “Diablo Immortal is making a Million Dollars a Day”
  • Rod Fergusson (SVP, GM of the Diablo Franchise) posted a tweet announcing two Diablo Immortal updates in July
  • Blizzard posted news titled: “Diablo Immortal – Your Roadmap To Hell For July 7 Launch In The Rest of Asia Pacific”
  • Blizzard posted “Diablo Immortal’s First Post-Launch Content Update”
  • PC Gamer posted “Diablo Immortal’s first update brings a new season and battle pass, but players aren’t impressed”
  • @DiabloImmortal tweeted about a Cotex Update
  • Lexyu posted a YouTube video titled: “Debating a Speed Hacker & Evidence of Cheating – A Conversation On P2W / F2P In Diablo Immortal”
  • Echohack posted a video on Twitch titled: “AI Story Time | !youtube !specs !crimson”
  • Maxroll posted “PTR 2.7.4 Season 27 Overview”
  • Blizzard posted: “Diablo III PTR 2.7.4 |Preview”

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