In this episode, I talked about Xbox and “8 Strikes”, Microsoft and the CMA and the EU figuring things out. Hot takes include an opinion about Season 1 launched so soon, The Hollywood Reporter talking about celebrities hyping Diablo IV, and Forbes with an article from a gamer who just gave up.
In Blizzard news, Diablo III PTR 2.7.6 is now live. This was covered by Facefoot on Maxroll. IGN noted a new Solo Self Found mode in Diablo III. In Diablo IV news, I highly recommend you watch Wudujo’s video about what’s not working well in Diablo IV.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Kotaku posted an article titled: “Xbox Says ‘8 Strikes And You’re Out” To Toxic Gamers
- The Verge posted an article titled: “Microsoft to sell off Activision cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft in bid for UK approval”
- Activision Blizzard King posted a email titled “The next step in the UK for the Microsoft deal”
- CMA (Competitions and Markets Authority) posted a press release titled: “Microsoft submits new deal for review after CMA confirms original deal is blocked”
- The Verge posted an article titled: “The EU might need to reassess Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal after restructuring”
- Windows Central posted an article titled: “Diablo 4 having its first Season so soon after launch was a mistake”
- The Hollywood Reporter posted an article titled: “How Blizzard’s Star-Studded Marketing Storm Drove ‘Diablo IV’ to a Sales Record”
- Forbes posted an article titled: “Blizzard Has Completely Destroyed My Enthusiasm For ‘Diablo 4′”
- Blizzard posted “Diablo III PTR 2.7.6 – Now Live”
- Maxroll posted “Diablo 3 Season 29 Patch 2.7.6 PTR Starts August 15th!” (By Facefoot)
- IGN posted an article titled: “Diablo 3 Gets Wonderful Send-Off With Mode Players Have Requested For Years”
- Wudijo posted a YouTube video titled: “Diablo 4 Bad” is the new Meta – What the Game needs”
- Mike Ybarra (President of Blizzard Entertainment) responded to Wudijo on Twitter/X
- Wowhead posted an article titled: “Earn “Cormond’s” and “Friend” Titles By Completing Diablo 4 Season Journey”
- SeiberZg on r/diablo4 posted a long list about mount armor and where to find it.
- Blizzard posted “Season Of Blood Is Dripping Into Sanctuary” It starts on October 17.
- Maxroll posted “Diablo 4 Season 2 Preview “Season of Blood” from Gamescom 2023!” (By Dredscythe)
- Wowhead posted an article titled: “New Diablo 4 Funko Pops – Preorder Available Now”
- IcyVeins posted an article titled: “Blizzard President Confirms Less Wait Time Between Diablo Games”
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