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”
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)
- Jen’s Lore Corner episodes are now on Shattered Soulstone!
- Twitch @BarbarianKobold (NOTE: I rarely stream.)
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