Sony So Silly – Episode 401

In this episode, I talked about CODE_CWA upset about Activision firing workers who did not want to return to office. Xbox Boss was downplaying importance of Activision merger. The FTC allowed Microsoft to access Sony documents. Sony might have to reveal what it pays for exclusives. Activision had a data breach. Microsoft took out full page ads about Call of Duty – and so much more!

In Diablo news, Diablo Immortal has Sea Reavers for Season 11. Diablo III Season 28 is still live. You can opt-in to having your face painted in a physical cathedral. Blizzard posted a guide to the Diablo IV open beta.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • @CODE_CWA tweeted about Activision terminating two workers for engaging in protected activity
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision Accused Of Illegally Firing QA Testers Over Remote Work Protest”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “CWA Files Charges Against Activision for Firing of 2 QA Workers”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Xbox Boss Now Downplaying Importance Of Controversial Activision Merger”
  • Games Industry biz posted an article titled: “Microsoft granted access to Sony documents: The FTC’s response in detail”
  • GameDeveloper posted an article titled: “Microsoft granted access to internal Sony documents as part of FTC lawsuit”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Sony Might Have To Reveal What It Pays For Exclusives, Court Says”
  • Insider Gaming posted an article titled: “Activision Data Breach Contains Employee Details, Call of Duty’s Future, And More”
  • TechCrunch posted an article titled: “Hackers steal Activision games and employee data”
  • The Verge posted a short article about Microsoft running full-page ads about Call of Duty
  • Video Games Chronicle posted an article titled “Microsoft insists Game Pass prices ‘will not increase as result of Activision merger'”
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Sony Is Worried Xbox Will Find Ways to Sabotage Call of Duty on Playstation
  • Video Games Chronicle posted an article titled: “Sony claims Microsoft could release buggy Call of Duty games for PlayStation consoles”
  • Games Industry biz posted an article titled: “Microsoft proposes remedies to appease UK regulator’s concerns over Activision acquisition”
  • My Nintendo News posted an article titled: “Microsoft & Activision “confident” that Call of Duty games can be optimized on Switch”
  • Variety posted an article titled: “Sony PlayStation Soaring Amid Industry Decline in Consumer Spend”
  • GamesRadar+ posted an article titled: “PlayStation boss reportedly told Activision execs ‘I don’t want a new Call of Duty deal. I just want to block your merger'”
  • The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft Activision deal likely to be approved by EU regulators, says Reuters”
  • Engadget posted an article titled: “Diablo co-creator Erich Schaefer is making an action RPG with a studio of Blizzard North veterans”
  • Diablo Immortal posted “Join the Sea Reavers Through Season 11 Battle Pass”
  • Diablo III Season 28 Rites of Sanctuary – still live!
  • Blizzard posted: “Diablo IV – Be Immortalized In The Cathedral Of Diablo”
  • FilthieRich (Community Manager) posted “Diablo 4 Cathedral of Diablo Beta Sweepstakes Rules”
  • Blizzard posted: “Your Guide To The Diablo IV Open Beta”
  • Game Informer posted an article titled: “A Guided Tour Through The Five Regions of Diablo IV’s Sanctuary”
  • PCGames posted an article titled: “Diablo 4 fits glimmers of hope among poison swamps and ritual burnings”

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