Settlement – Episode 396

In this episode, I started off with Activision Blizzard paying a fine to the SEC. I read you part of a lengthy thread regarding PIPs and stack ranking. An Overwatch 2 artist has advice for those who want to become a video game artist. Overwatch 2 strongly emphasizes that you should report people ASAP. Hell’s Ink Tattoo Shop Takeover is coming back! Diablo II: Resurrected PTR is over. Diablo III PTR is live. Diablo Podcast posted Episode 17.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted a press release titled: “Activision Blizzard to Pay $35 Million for Failing to Maintain Disclosure Controls Related to Complaints of Workplace Misconduct and Violating Whistleblower Protection Rule”
  • CNBC posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard pays SEC $35 million to settle probe”
  • @ABetterABK posted a lengthy thread regarding PIP and stack ranking.
  • Activision Blizzard posted an article titled: “Overwatch 2’s Art Director Shares 4 Key Tips to Becoming a Video Game Artist” (featuring Dion Rogers)
  • Blizzard posted news titled: “Defense Matrix Update: Streaming Protection Feature And New Actions For Cheating”
  • 343 Industries is home to the Halo Universe
  • Gamespot posted an article titled: “Phil Spencer Says 343 Industries Is “Critically Important” To Halo”
  • Bloomberg (via MSN) posted an article titled: “Microsoft Studio Behind Halo Faces a Reboot on Years of Turmoil”
  • GeekWire posted an article titled: “Microsoft’s 343 Industries reportedly reorganizes after layoffs to chart future for ‘Halo'”
  • Blizzard posted news titled: “Hell’s Ink Tattoo Shop Takeover Tour Has Reignited”
  • CarbotAnimations posted “Act 3 Nightmare (DiabLoL 2 Compilation #3)
  • Blizzard Entertainment posted news titled: “Diablo II: Resurrected PTR 2.6 – New Rune Words – Has Ended”
  • Maxroll posted an update to its “PTR 2.7.5 & Season 28 Overview”
  • Pure Diablo posted “The Future of Diablo 4″ – Diablo Podcast/Vidcast Ep 17”

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