In this episode, I talked about unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard King and at Blizzard Albany. Blizzard is at San Diego Comic-Con (and you can buy merchandise from their website). There’s a Diablo and Castlevania inspired TRPG on Kickstarter. Job openings at Blizzard. Also talked about Diablo Immortal news, a little Diablo III news, and an explanation about Diablo IV beta.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- The Hill posted an article titled: “Changing the game in gaming”
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard staff walk out, protesting loss of abortion rights”
- @CODE_CWA tweeted some photos from the most recent Blizzard workers walkout
- Game Developer posted an article titled: “Devs protest Activision Blizzard’s soft response to abortion rights reversal”
- @AlphabetWorkers tweeted support of @ABetterABK
- CBS Austin posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard workers in Austin join nationwide walkout for reproductive protections”
- Polygon posted an article titled: “A year after Activision Blizzard’s explosive lawsuit, workers walk once again to ‘end gender inequity'” (This article has an update from Mark Herr (representative of CEO Bobby Kotick)
- @CODE_CWA responded to Mark Herr’s comment.
- Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision’s Former Tony Hawk Studio is Unionizing”
- @WeAreGWAAlbany tweeted about their unionizing efforts
- The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Blizzard, Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions, announces unionization bid”
- @PureDiablo tweeted: “We are moving our Diablo Twitter action to the PUREDMG Twitter account…”
- Blizzard is at San Diego Comic-Con!
- Blizzard Gear Store will have many of the products shown at San Diego Comic-Con (later)
- Dicebreaker posted an article titled: “TRPG inspired by Diablo and Castlevania co-created by Dungeons & Dragons writer”
- Kickstarter for Hellguard: Curse of Caina has reached its goal (and is still fundraising)
- Bloomberg posted an article titled: “NetEase to Launch Diablo Immortal in China After Long Delay”
- Adam Fletcher posted a hiring for an Associate Community Manager for Diablo Francis (this position can be remote)
- Job Opening for Associate Community Manager, Global Publishing, Diablo Franchise
- Blizzard posted more information on a post titled: “Diablo Immortal’s First Post-Launch Content Update”
- Blizzard posted “Class Change And New Features Debut In Diablo Immortal”
- Wowhead posted screenshots of the Diablo Immortal Cosmetic Armor Set: Bloodsworm
- FilthieRich (Community Manager -Diablo) posted “Diabo PTR 2.7.4 | PTR Extension Notice + Updates”
- BigDaddyDen posted “WD Feed Back PTR 2.7.4”
- BigDaddyDen posted a YouTube video titled: “Diablo News of The Week D4 Beta and D3 PTR Updates!”
- Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) tweeted “…there are now THREE people with “Fletcher” as their last name on the Diablo IV team…”
- @kastoR responded to @PezRadar with an amusing question
- Wowhead posted “Diablo IV Beta on Battle.net Launcher”
- Rod Ferguson (SVP, GM of Diablo franchise) explained that the beta is an internal only test
- @idgafooopie posted artwork featuring Lilith
- @Diablo tweeted about the #DiabloHellsInk tour, and posted a photo of a large tattoo of a Necromancer
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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