LOL FTC – Episode 419

In this episode, I started out with the Federal Trade Commission vs. Microsoft case, and how that connects to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to reengage with Microsoft. PlayStation made an accessibility controller. BlizzCon has its own official forum. Gunnar made Lilith Collector’s glasses. EchoThruMe was featured on I also talked about a whole lot of stuff related to Diablo IV!

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Florian Mueller posted the FTC v. Microsoft and Activision Blizzard (public version)
  • Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) tweeted about the outcome of the lawsuit
  • CNBC posted an article titled: “Microsoft-Activision deal moves closer as judge denies FTC injunction request.
  • Dredscythe posted information titled: “Microsoft Allowed To Close Merger with Activision/Blizzard!” on Maxroll
  • IGN posted an article titled: “FTC v. Microsoft Judge Does, in Fact, Think the Switch Competes With Xbox/PlayStation”
  • Tom Warren (Senior Editor at The Verge) posted a tweet asking what happens next with Microsoft’s proposed Activision Blizzard deal
  • Mike Ybarra (President of Blizzard Entertainment) tweeted: “What a great way to start a Tuesday.”
  • GameInformer posted an article titled: “Microsoft Says It Will Pause Its Appeal Efforts Against UK Regulator Over Activision Acquisition To Negotiate”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Only One Thing Still Stands In The Way Of Microsoft’s Activision Takeover [Update]”
  • PlayStation announced the Access Controller for PS5
  • BlizzCon has its own official forum
  • Gunner created the Lilith Collector’s Edition glasses.
  • ECHOGaming tweeted about being features on
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “Earn the Awoken Coldiron Armor Set with the Diablo 4 Seasonal Battlepass” by JEZARTROZ
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Want to Take a Break From Diablo 4 and Play Something Else? ‘That’s Fine,’ Blizzard Says”
  • IcyVeins posted an article titled: “6 New Unique, 7 New Legendary Aspects Coming to Diablo 4 Before Season 1”
  • MacroBioBoi posted “Sever Necromancer Endgame Guide” on Maxroll
  • Lexyu posted “Berserk Hammer Of the Ancients (HoTA) Barbarian Build for Diablo 4” on IcyVeins
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “‘Predator’ Title Removed – Diablo 4”
  • SpaghettiOnTuesday posted on Reddit “Blizzard has changed the title for 25 PVP kills from ‘Predator’ to ‘Enemy'” by JEZARTROZ
  • Starym posted an article titled: “How Much Do Diablo 4 Players Spend Re-Rolling a Single Item” on IcyVeins
  • Amazon has “Diablo – Legends of the Barbarian – Bul-Kathos” hardcover book available now!
  • Wowhead posted an article titled “World First Tier 100 Hardcore Nightmare Dungeon Conquered – Diablo 4” by OXID3
  • IcyVeins posted an article titled: “Awesome Legendary Aspect Tracking, Comparison and Logging Tool” by Starym
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “Rebirth Feature Potentially Coming to Diablo 4” by JEZARTROZ
  • Forbes posted an article titled: “Here’s the Highest ‘Diablo 4 Damage Class And Build Pre-Season 1 Launch” by Paul Tassi
  • Dredscythe posted “Season of the Malignant Theme Breakdown” on Maxroll
  • IcyVeins posted an article titled: “Dead Hardcore Characters Progress Will Not Transfer On July 20” by Staff
  • Maxroll posted “How to Prepare for Season 1” by Tenkiei
  • @Diablo highlighted @DiEoxidE who is featured in a YouTube video about Seasonal Characters Diablo IV Gameplay Guide
  • @Blizzard_ANZ tweeted “Track down and kill a Treasure Goblin for a chance at the rare Decaying Steed, or explore the massive open world of Sanctuary for the Spectral Charger and Dustback mounts.”

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