Deals – Episode 399

In this episode, I read to you several news articles regarding Microsoft, the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, and Microsoft’s deals with gaming companies (if the acquisition goes through). Diablo III: Season 28 is live – and that means Level With A Cause is happening! I also pointed you towards videos from Blizzard developers about Diablo IV, and how to get into the beta/redeem a beta code for Diablo IV. Diablo Immortal added fishing. Amazon has revealed that the Legends of the Barbarians: Bul-Kathos graphic novel is on pre-order.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft and Sony square off in EU showdown over Activision and Call of Duty”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Microsoft President Is Carrying That Giant Sony Call of Duty Deal in Pocket, Weirdly”
  • Microsoft posted a press release titled: “Microsoft and NVIDIA announce expansive new gaming deal”
  • CNBC posted an article titled: “Nvidia support Microsoft, Activision merger after Xbox deal to add games to cloud service”
  • Polygon posted an article titled: “Microsoft signs deal with Nvidia to bring Xbox’s PC games to GeForce Now”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Microsoft Strikes Deal to Bring All Xbox Games to GeForce Now”
  • GeekWire posted an article titled: “Microsoft inks binding contract with Nintendo for ‘Call of Duty’ as it defends Activision deal”
  • ArsTechnica posted an article titled: “Microsoft and Nintendo sign 10-year dealer “full” Call of Duty [Updated]
  • IGN posted an article titled: “CWA Urges European Commission to Approve Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal”
  • PC Gamer posted an article titled: “The union organizing Activision told the EU that life would be much better under Microsoft”
  • Game World Observer posted an article titled: “Tencent supports Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, at least one Chinese company expresses concern”
  • @WolfcryerYT tweeted a graphic calling for people to join Level With A Cause in Diablo III Season 28
  • @Diablo tweeted a short Diablo IV video about the in-game cinematic
  • Blizzard posted “Season 28 Rites Of Sanctuary Now Live”
  • Blizzard posted “Your Guide To The Diablo IV Open Beta” (includes info about beta code redemption)
  • Maxroll posted “Season 28 begins on February 24th” guide
  • PC Gamer posted an article titled: “Diablo 4’s first playlists are coming in just a few weeks”
  • @DavidARodriquez (Associate Creative Director on Diablo IV) tweeted a Diablo IV video
  • Amazon has “Diablo -Legends of the Barbarian: Bul-Kathos” hardcover on pre-order
  • Blizzard posted “Grab A Rod – Fishing Debuts In Diablo Immortal”
  • BattleNet Valentine’s Day Sale is available through February 27
  • Blizzard Gear posted a page full of Diablo Merchandise – include the Inarius Statue

Where to find Jen’s Content Creation:

You can listen to Shattered Soulstone on Bonus Roll Productions – and submit a review there.

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone or message us on Facebook at and we will read it off in the next episode.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *