Everything’s Great! – Episode 394

In this episode, I talked about Proletariat’s upcoming NLRB vote. I read to you a bunch of articles regarding a “breakup” between Blizzard and NetEase. Judge drops shareholder lawsuit against Activision board. EU is not thrilled about Microsoft’s attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. However, the EGDF backs Microsoft. Google and Nividia have jumped in. Microsoft is firing at least 10,000 workers. Everything’s Great!

I also brought you news about a Diablo book, Diablo II: Resurrected PTR, Job openings for Diablo IV and Diablo Immortal, and an update to Diablo Immortal’s Q&A series

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • MMORPG posted an article titled: “Proletariat Unionization Will Hold Anonymous Vote Via the NLRB, New Statement Released About Worker Talks”
  • Reuters posted an article titled: “‘World of Warcraft’ battle heats up as NetEase rejects Blizzard offer”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard Says NetEase Declined an Offer to Extend Publishing Deal in China”
  • GAMEPUR posted an article titled: “World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2 and more Activision Blizzard titles will go dark oversees after a declined deal”
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “Blizzard China Update – Extension Denied, NetEase Dissolves Blizzard Team”
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “NetEase Response to Blizzard Entertainment – Local Orc Statue Torn Down”
  • Courthouse News Service posted an article titled: “Activision beats shareholder lawsuit over workplace discrimination”
  • Windows Central posted an article titled: “Microsoft to likely receive EU antitrust warning over Activision Blizzard purchase”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “European Union Reportedly Preparing to Challenge Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal”
  • Windows Central posted an article titled: “Another major trade organization is backing Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard deal”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Nvidia, Google, Reportedly Voice Concerns Over Xbox’s Activision Acquisition”
  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft set to lay off thousands of employees”
  • Amazon has a posting for “Diablo – Legends of the Barbarian: Bul-Kathos”
  • @PezRadar (Adam Fletcher) tweeted about a Diablo II: Resurrected PTR
  • @RodFergusson tweeted about open roles in Diablo IV and Diablo Immortal
  • Diablo Immortal Developer Q&A Series added an update in which they answered questions

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