Podquisition 358: Moral High Ground

11.04.2021 - By Jimquisition

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The time has come.

Games we played this week include:
Happy Game (14:05)
Unpacking (18:25)
What the Golf (22:20)
Lady in a Leotard with a Gun (26:00)
Netflix Games on Android (33:50)
Inscryption (38:10)
MARS (41:10)
Head Over Heels (47:50)
Moon (49:10)

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News things talked about in this episode:
Actiblizz commits to some changes that ABK were pushing for (54:00)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/technology/activision-blizzard-diversity-workplace.html

Bobby Kotick takes a PR pay cut (56:25)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-28-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-asks-for-huge-pay-cut-until-company-woes-sorted

Valve isn’t allowing NFTs on Steam (59:15)
https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/steam-is-removing-nft-games-from-the-platform-3071694

Ubisoft commits to contribute to global ruin with blockchain games (1:00:20)
https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/11/01/ubisoft-reveals-plans-to-develop-blockchain-games-and-nfts

Facebook rolling back account login requirement for their headsets (1:01:20)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-28-facebook-ditching-oculus-branding-as-part-of-company-name-change-to-meta

Paid Twitch Boosts are now in the wild (1:04:00)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-29-twitch-tests-paid-boost-feature-despite-negative-feedback-from-streamers

Seth Rogan allegedly to star in Donkey Kong spin-off film (1:07:50)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-03-seth-rogen-donkey-kong-solo-movie-reportedly-in-development

Jen Oneal stepping down from co-lead position at Blizzard after only three months (1:10:30)
https://kotaku.com/blizzard-is-already-losing-its-first-female-studio-co-h-1847985147

Blizzard games are bleeding players (1:11:45)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-03-as-blizzards-internal-troubles-continue-the-companys-games-continue-to-shed-players

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