Podquisition 355: You're Toast!

10.14.2021 - By Jimquisition

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Games we played this week include:
Rallyallyally (5:45)
Morse (8:05)
Neuronet: Mendax Proxy (9:45)
Back 4 Blood (11:50)
Paper Trail (16:00)
D*Fuzed (17:50)
You Suck at Parking (19:55)
Fantasian (23:45)
Grindstone (26:40)
Metroid Dread (31:50)

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News things talked about in this episode:
EA exec confronted regarding loot boxes in FIFA interview, uses weasel words. (43:00)
https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2021-10-05-the-big-interview-ea-fifa-and-loot-boxes

Twitch leak exposes years-long security flaws (46:45)
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714160/twitch-hack-security-data-breach-problems

Microsoft investigating alternate approaches to “right to repair” (49:30)
https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-xbox-right-to-repair-consoles

Conflict over Activision EEOC settlement could destroy California labor lawsuit (54:30)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-latest-activision-blizzard-legal-twist-sees-californias-recent-usd18m-objection-questioned

Ubisoft employees raise concerns “role model” evaluation will suppress dissent (1:02:00)
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-12-ubisoft-employees-call-for-removal-of-role-model-evaluation-goal-over-concerns-of-misuse

Epic cops to ripping off Among Us, imply future collaboration
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-epic-games-now-credits-among-us-innersloth-as-inspiration-for-fortnites-imposters-mode

Paradox staff speak out about culture of silence protecting abusive executives (1:08:25)
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-paradox-staff-slam-culture-of-silence-which-let-man-with-reputation-for-harassment-continue-in-role-for-years

Eidos Montreal instituting a four-day work week (1:11:55)
https://www.businessinsider.com/4-day-work-week-workweek-hours-salary-eidos-montreal-2021-10

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