Regulators – Episode 380

In this episode, I started off by talking about what happened to my Dark Clan in Diablo Immortal. I highlighted ABK Workers Alliance, and read Microsoft’s attempt at appeasing regulators and drumming up support from games regarding the Activision-Blizzard acquisition. Also mentioned Diablo II: Resurrected and Diablo IV.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • @ABetterABK tweeted about participating in @ExtraLife4Kids fundraising
  • @ABetterABK tweeted advice about what players should do to support the people who make games
  • Bonus Roll Productions last day to get a Dragonflight Beta Key was October 7
  • Microsoft posted “Our vision for gaming: More choice and games for people everywhere”
  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft pleads for its Activision Blizzard deal as UK regulator signals in-depth review”
  • PCGamer posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard withheld raises to retaliate against unionizing staff, US Labor Relations Board finds”
  • European Commission posted a Competition Policy regarding Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
  • VideoGamesChronicle posted an article titled: “Brazilian regulator approves Microsoft’s proposed Activision Blizzard deal”
  • The Washington Post posted an article titled: “Labor board says Activision withheld raises from union activists”
  • TechCrunch posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard illegally withheld raises from unionizing workers, labor board finds”
  • Bloomberg (via Yahoo!finance) posted an article titled: “Activision’s Compliance Chief Steps Down Ahead of Microsoft Deal”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Bush-Era Torture Apologist Steps Down From Call of Duty Publisher”
  • @Diablo tweeted “Diablo II: Resurrected Ladder Season 2 begins now, bringing all-new Sundering Charms and Terror Zones”
  • @Diablo tweeted “Join @Teo_1904 as he dives into Diablo II: Resurrected Ladder Season 2”
  • Blizzard added hotfixes to “Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.5 Now Live” (on October 7)
  • Echohack posted a YouTube video titled: “The Occultist: Diablo 4’s Legendary Itemization and Build System”

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