Episódios

  • Have a meaty one.

    Games we played this week include:
    The Procession to Cavalry (18:00)
    Buck Up and Drive (26:35)
    Super Bomberman R (32:28)
    Galaga Plus (38:35)
    The Anacrusis (39:10)
    Anvil (40:25)
    Forza Horizon 5 (41:20)
    Halo Infinite (45:30)
    Deep Rock Galactic (49:05)
    Blaster Master Zero 2 (51:45)
    The Gunk (58:35)
    Shadowman Remastered (1:00:55)
    Into the Pit (1:01:50)
    Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance (1:05:45)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Microsoft to buy out Activision Blizzard (1:07:00)
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-is-reportedly-nearing-a-deal-to-buy-activision-blizzard/

    Microsoft announces well-timed internal review of sexual harassment and gender discrimination (1:19:10)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-18-microsoft-to-review-its-sexual-harassment-and-gender-discrimination-policies

    Bobby Kotick’s golden parachute is predictably obscene (1:22:05)
    https://twitter.com/gamesbizuk/status/1483435864378290179

    Kotick alleged to have attempted burying employment figures to make issues seem smaller (1:24:02)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-17-activision-blizzard-has-pushed-out-almost-40-employees-since-july-2021

    James Stephanie Sterling turned into an NFT, proving them right about NFTs (1:34:35)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-17-gaming-youtubers-have-had-their-likenesses-stolen-and-sold-as-nfts

    Continuing the trend of leaks from Nintendo, Pokémon Arceus is in the wild early (1:41:00)
    https://www.polygon.com/22891556/pokemon-legends-arceus-full-pokedex-leak-new-hisuian-forms

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    Photo Credit: Gordon Joley, used under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/

  • There are many barriers, even dangers, but we have no choice.

    Games we played this week include:
    Grim Valor (13:30)
    Terraria (18:30)
    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (22:50)
    Uncanny Valley (27:45)
    Red Faction Guerilla (35:15)
    Shin Megami Tensei V (39:20)
    Breakneck City (42:30)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    LEGO puts Overwatch 2 release on hold (43:30)
    https://www.pcgamer.com/lego-halts-overwatch-2-set-while-it-re-evaluates-partnership-with-activision-blizzard/

    Activision Blizzard claims they’re talking to Raven QA strikers, but… (48:30)
    https://twitter.com/RebelComicNerd/status/1479161800537034752
    https://twitter.com/RebelComicNerd/status/1480673705391009794

    Xbox relationship with Activision Blizzard has changed in light of allegations, won’t say how (56:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-11-xbox-has-changed-how-we-do-certain-things-with-activision-following-misconduct-reports

    Phil Spencer thinks cross-platform gaming should include cross-platform bans (1:02:20)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-11-xbox-boss-wants-console-makers-to-work-together-on-cross-platform-bans-and-user-blocking

    The latest Twitch fad involves illegally rebroadcasting television shows, with predictable results (1:04:15)
    https://gamerant.com/twitch-tv-show-meta-explained-dmca/

    Horizon Forbidden West in the wild months in advance (1:09:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-11-horizon-forbidden-west-ps4-images-leak-online

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  • Time to get soaked.

    Games we played this week include:
    Super Mario 3D Land (7:10)
    The Pedestrian (15:30)
    The Short Games Collection #1 (19:40)
    Connection Rehaunted (25:45)
    Olija (29:50)
    Mini Trains (33:00)
    Tracks Toybox Edition (33:25)
    Flight Simulator (33:40)
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite (36:15)
    Mario Party Superstars (38:30)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Women of Treyarch issue statement committing to better working conditions (41:15)
    https://twitter.com/Treyarch/status/1473355739246710785

    Riot Games settling 2018 discrimination suit for $100 million, agrees to reforms (43:30)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/12/27/riot-discrimination-100-million-settlement/

    Square Enix CEO issues patronizing letter regarding their blockchain plans (47:15)
    https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/2022/html/a_new_years_letter_from_the_president_2.html

    Ken Levine’s new game reportedly in development hell after nearly 8 years (54:05)
    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/the-next-video-game-from-bioshock-s-auteur-is-in-development-hell-1.1702538

    Sony seemingly hasn’t given up on VR, announces new headset and controller (57:00)
    https://blog.playstation.com/2022/01/04/playstation-vr2-and-playstation-vr2-sense-controller-the-next-generation-of-vr-gaming-on-ps5/

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  • Thank God it’s over.

    Games we played this week include:
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite (7:20)
    Earwax (13:45)
    Backbone (17:50)
    The Short Games Collection #1 (21:55)
    Bloodroots (31:40)
    Hot Wheels Unleashed (34:30)
    Dandy Ace (37:10)
    Lemnis Gate (39:40)
    Curse of the Dead Gods (44:00)

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  • Santa Claus is coming. Are you ready for him?

    Games we played this week include:
    The Artful Escape (7:00)
    Serious Sam 4 (14:01)
    Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue (18:15)
    Nightmare Creatures (22:45)
    A Year of Spring (26:00)
    Hot Wheels Unleashed (29:00)
    Dodgeball Academia (35:10)
    Enter the Gungeon (36:10)


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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Workers are leaving Ubisoft in droves. (37:30)
    https://www.axios.com/ubisoft-assassins-creed-great-resignation-aef86e61-75a8-4446-8ad6-f2c58bd0b730.html

    Ubisoft NFT program has not been a hit, but they’re committed. (41:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-20-ubisoft-appears-to-have-sold-a-grand-total-of-15-nfts
    https://decrypt.co/88880/after-backlash-ubisoft-calls-gaming-nfts-a-major-change-that-will-take-time

    Peter Molyneux, on the other hand, is raking it in. (46:00)
    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/peter-molyneuxs-next-game-has-sold-40-million-in-nfts

    Bungie having its own bad work conditions moment, HR head resigns position. (51:30)
    https://www.ign.com/articles/bungie-report-battle-soul-work-culture-harassment-crunch
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-16-bungies-head-of-hr-steps-down

    Chip shortage expected to persist into 2023 (57:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-21-intel-chief-reiterates-global-chip-shortage-will-continue-into-2023

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  • Ouch!

    Games we played this week include:
    Solar Ash (7:00)
    Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue (13:30)
    Loop Hero (23:30)
    Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (33:00)
    Monster Rancher DX (40:20)
    Lawn Mowing Simulator (52:45)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Support the A Better ABK Strike Fund (56:00)
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/abk-strike-fund

    Activision Blizzard trying to squash unionization effort with promises to do better (58:30)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/12/09/activision-union-strike-fund/

    Twitch Boost feature is as useless as expected (1:08:55)
    https://kotaku.com/twitchs-pay-to-win-boost-feature-doesnt-actually-help-p-1848216696

    Roblox growth and policies can endanger kids, not just exploit them (1:11:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-14-roblox-accused-of-being-unsafe-environment-for-children

    Peter Molyneux is also doing a blockchain thing (1:17:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-13-peter-molyneux-is-creating-a-blockchain-business-sim

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  • Seltzer is nonsense.

    Games we played this week include:
    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (10:55)
    Gunfire Reborn (15:35)
    Kill It With Fire (21:50)
    Dauntless (23:40)
    The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (27:30)
    Mindscanners (30:10)
    Paradise Lost (37:05)
    Space Warlord Organ Simulator (41:10)
    Lawn Mowing Simulator (45:35)
    Townscaper (46:50)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Former Activision Blizzard employee comes forward in press conference (48:20)
    https://kotaku.com/sexually-harassed-activision-blizzard-employee-holds-pr-1848180146

    Walkout staged at Raven software following QA layoffs (51:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-06-raven-software-employees-walk-out-following-layoffs-in-the-qa-team

    State treasurers getting involved in Activision Blizzard (56:35)
    https://www.axios.com/state-treasurers-pressure-activision-over-misconduct-352fe2e6-64d4-4f30-ba7e-39e0e13419de.html

    PlayStation exec fired after amateur pedophilia sting (1:00:05)
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/gaming/sony-terminates-playstation-exec-who-allegedly-appeared-in-pedophile-sting-video/

    Ubisoft acknowledges their handling of workplace abuse has damaged trust in them (1:02:30)
    https://www.axios.com/ubisoft-workplace-scandal-anika-grant-interview-aac56bc7-1551-465a-85b8-6e6d7ca36816.html

    Ubisoft details first steps toward NFT integration in Ghost Recon Breakpoint (1:09:40)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-07-ubisoft-quartz-is-an-energy-efficient-nft-platform-for-aaa-games

    Voice acting studio OMUK agrees to union contract protecting workers (1:17:40)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-06-uk-voice-acting-studio-reaches-agreement-with-equity-to-safeguard-voice-actors-working-in-games

    Retail release of Halo Infinite unplayable for several hours after release due to online update (1:20:15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-08-no-you-cant-play-halo-infinites-campaign-now-even-if-you-have-the-disc

    Pokémon Shining Pearl already beaten by speedrunners in 15 minutes (1:22:25)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-08-pokemon-shining-pearl-finished-in-only-15-minutes

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  • No, not gamers.

    Games we played this week include:
    Ender Lillies (14:30)
    Death’s Door (19:20)
    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (24:30)
    Gunfire Reborn (33:00)
    Warlock of Firetop Mountain (38:30)


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    News things talked about in this episode:
    GTA San Andreas gets remastered with fog to hide how it looks (44:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-30-gta-trilogy-san-andreas-adds-ground-fog-option-to-improve-visuals

    Activision Blizzard protest organizer leaves company, decries Kotick on way out (47:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-01-activision-blizzard-protest-organiser-leaving-company

    Nintendo’s gender equality in management is pretty bad (49:30)
    https://kotaku.com/less-than-5-percent-of-managers-at-nintendo-hq-are-wome-1848137143

    Twitch to identify ban evaders with machine learning (57:00)
    https://safety.twitch.tv/s/safety-news/detail?language=en_US&post=Using-Machine-Learning-to-Curb-Ban-Evasion

    Sony patent emerges for mobile phone controller clamshell (1:01:00)
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-is-planning-a-playstation-mobile-controller-patent-suggests/

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    Photo Credit: Chris Birmingham, 2012. Used under CC BY 2.0
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

  • Courtesy of Dwight J. Ingle

    Games we played this week include:
    Binding of Isaac: Repentance (10:35)
    Dead Estate (16:50)
    Death’s Door (19:00)
    Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (23:05)
    NERF Legends (26:25)
    Bloodrayne Revamped (27:05)


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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Exiting Activision Blizzard boss Jen Oneal offered equal pay after resigning (31:45)
    https://www.ign.com/articles/blizzard-jen-oneal-mike-ybarra-equal-pay-after-resignation

    All three console manufacturers distance themselves from Activision Blizzard (35:20)
    https://www.fanbyte.com/news/nintendo-issues-internal-response-to-activision-blizzard-reports/
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/playstation-chief-criticizes-activision-response-to-allegations
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-18/xbox-chief-says-he-s-evaluating-relationship-with-activision


    Activision Blizzard employees petition for Kotick’s removal and stage walkout (41:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-19-more-than-1300-activision-blizzard-staff-call-for-bobby-kotick-to-resign
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/11/16/activision-blizzard-kotick-walkout/

    Activision Blizzard board backing Kotick, announces “Workplace Responsibility Committee” (44:50)
    https://www.gamedeveloper.com/culture/activision-blizzard-doubles-down-on-kotick-defense-in-all-hands-meeting
    https://investor.activision.com/news-releases/news-release-details/activision-blizzard-board-directors-continues-build-upon-its

    Kotick reported to be willing to step down if unable to quickly address discrimination and harrassment (47:45)
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-tells-colleagues-he-would-consider-leaving-if-he-cant-quickly-fix-problems-11637533064

    Former PlayStation employee alleges Sony fired them for raising discrimination issues (49:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-23-former-playstation-employee-files-lawsuit-alleging-gender-discrimination-and-wrongful-termination

    Avengers Spider-Man DLC is just Spider-Man and that’s it (54:55)
    https://www.ign.com/articles/avengers-spider-man-dlc-no-story-missions

    Chris Pratt’s got a special accent for Mario (58:05)
    https://toofab.com/2021/11/22/mario-producer-chris-meledandri-defends-casting-non-italian-chris-pratt/

    Microsoft’s Phil Spencer encouraging legal emulation for game preservation (1:01:35)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-18-emulation-should-be-used-to-preserve-older-games-xbox-chief-phil-spencer-suggests

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  • On the Third Day, A New World Record, Out of the Blue.

    Games we played this week include:
    Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition (13:30)
    Halo Infinite (27:15)
    Kill It With Fire (33:20)
    Skyrim (40:15)
    Shin Megami Tensei V (44:20)
    Binding of Isaac: Repentance (48:40)
    Dead Estate (49:30)
    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (55:45)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Bobby Kotick knew about sexual assault years ago (1:00:20)
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-videogames-bobby-kotick-sexual-misconduct-allegations-11637075680

    Elder Scrolls V confirmed launching exclusively on Xbox/PC (1:12:20)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-xbox-boss-discusses-the-elder-scrolls-6-console-exclusivity

    Nintendo acknowledges JoyCon drift (1:12:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-doug-bowser-says-nintendo-are-making-continuous-improvements-to-joy-con-controllers

    Chip shortages delay Steam Deck (1:14:10)
    https://www.pcmag.com/news/valve-delays-steam-deck-launch-by-2-months-due-to-component-shortages

    Spider-Man finally coming to Avengers (1:15:45)
    https://www.polygon.com/22532264/spider-man-marvels-avengers-dlc-release-date-ps5-ps4

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  • Have we said something to offend you?

    Games we played this week include:
    Lost in Random (8:25)
    Inscryption (14:15)
    Forza Horizon 5 (22:50)
    Popeye (31:50)
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons (38:15)
    Dying Light (39:15)
    Resident Evil Revelations 1&2 (39:55)
    Dorfromantik (41:15)
    Binding of Isaac: Repentance (43:00)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Ubisoft staff seek public support for better working conditions with petition (45:30)
    https://t.co/dqmQV96FOm

    EA wants to make NFT games too (48:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-04-ea-says-nfts-will-be-an-important-part-about-the-future-of-our-industry

    Nintendo can’t stop leaking games (58:05)
    https://kotaku.com/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-shining-pearl-leak-early-1848012271

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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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  • The horror is real (and somewhat itchy).

    Games we played this week include:
    Nuclear Blaze (3:15)
    Inscryption (7:30)
    Guardians of the Galaxy (13:20)
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors! (22:30)
    The Wine (26:30)
    Legend of the Mystical Ninja (29:30)
    Hentai vs Evil (31:00)
    Crysis 2 (32:30)


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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Resident Evil VR doesn’t account for people with boobs (34:00)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/qd8zbf/chest_items_a_practice_in_boob_punch/

    Judge in sexual harassment lawsuit against Activision Blizzard denies move to pause proceedings (37:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-25-judge-rejects-activision-blizzards-attempt-to-pause-california-sexual-harassment-lawsuit

    Activision Blizzard skipping Blizzconline, conveniently avoiding uncomfortable questions (39.15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-26-next-years-blizzconline-on-pause-as-activision-blizzard-looks-to-reimagine-event

    Warner Bros reportedly working on crossover fighter(40:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-25-smash-bros-style-warner-bros-crossover-platform-fighter-reportedly-in-the-works

    Overwatch's McCree no longer named after serial abuser (41:10)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-22-overwatchs-mccree-will-be-renamed-cole-cassidy-next-week

    Sony patents function allowing stream viewers to boot players from games (44:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-sony-granted-patent-for-spectators-to-pay-to-remove-players-from-games

    Notorious Games, new studio formed by former Blizzard staff announced (45:30)
    https://venturebeat.com/2021/10/25/notorious-studios-breaks-free-from-world-of-warcraft-to-build-its-own-worlds/

    Eidos properly credits former trans employee for their contribution (52:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-26-trans-dev-has-new-name-credited-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy
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  • Can we interest you in a chalice?

    Games we played this week include:
    The Good Life (12:45)
    Back 4 Blood (19:30)
    World War Z Aftermath (21:35)
    Lego City Underground (24:15)
    Tanuki Sunset (32:40)
    Dusk (43:20)
    Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (46:15)
    Nuclear Blaze (52:20)


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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Twitch addresses contents of their massive leak (58:10)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-07-twitch-confirms-data-exposed-in-major-leak

    Twitch also had a do not ban list (1:00:00)
    https://kotaku.com/report-yes-twitch-once-had-a-do-not-ban-list-1847884492

    Mercury Steam not crediting former staff for work on Metroid Dread (1:03:40)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-14-mercurysteam-responds-to-complaints-some-metroid-dread-devs-were-left-out-of-credits

    FIFA 22 pitch line feature causing issues for visually impaired players (1:08:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-19-fifa-22s-customisable-pitch-lines-are-causing-an-accessibility-problem

    More than 20 Activision Blizzard staff have now "exited" company since sexual harassment lawsuit became public (1:09:05)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-20-more-than-20-activision-blizzard-staff-have-now-exited-company-since-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-became-public

    New Animal Crossing DLC causes confusion regarding Nintendo online subscription (1:13:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-13-animal-crossing-new-horizons-gets-final-big-free-update-in-november

    Valve working on a ratings system for Steam Deck so folks will know before purchase if a game will run okay or not (1:24:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-18-valve-reviewing-entire-steam-catalogue-for-new-steam-deck-compatibility-ratings-system

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  • Yes, you, specifically.

    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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  • Gold provides many powers.

    Games we played this week include:
    Flynn: Son of Crimson (6:45)
    Nightmare on Elm St (9:05)
    Nier Reincarnation (13:30)
    Unsighted (18:10)
    ZombieRollerz (27:45)
    Missing Orpheus (30:00)
    Monster Train (32:10)
    Mighty Goose (37:20)
    Alan Wake Remastered (39:45)
    Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (42:25)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Twitch testing paid boost feature (44:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-04-twitch-testing-new-paid-boost-feature

    Twitch source code leaked online (48:40)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-06-twitch-source-code-leaked-by-anonymous-hacker

    Sony adds game trials to PS5, starting when download begins (1:00:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-02-sony-adds-game-trials-feature-to-ps5

    Sony buys Bluepoint, will shift studio focus to new products (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-sony-buys-demons-souls-remake-developer-bluepoint-games

    Bloomberg reports on 4K Switch dev kits, Nintendo denies, then a patent appears (1:02:30)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/nintendo-switch-4k-developers-make-games-for-nonexistent-console
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-nintendo-issues-denial-on-new-4k-nintendo-switch-report
    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/nintendo-patent-details-an-ai-that-could-upscale-console-resolution-3060571

    Xbox adding system-level accessibility options and clearer labeling for products (1:05:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-01-microsoft-unveils-host-of-new-accessibility-features-for-xbox

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  • But what else is new?

    Games we played this week include:
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits (6:40)
    Flynn: Son of Crimson (8:40)
    Deltarune (10:00)
    Deathloop (20:00)
    Dandy Ace (24:00)
    Eastward (33:15)
    Skatebird (37:00)
    Toem (39:20)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Activision quickly settles federal labor lawsuit, denies wrongdoing again (41:10)
    https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442635053469556745?s=20
    https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442670747487408134?s=20

    Netflix buys Oxenfree developer to make Netflix games (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio

    Illumination’s Mario Bros movie gets cast (48:40)
    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/

    Twitch reportedly working on features to prevent hate raids (58:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-27-twitch-reporting-launching-new-security-tools-to-combat-hate-raiding

    Twitch partnering with Warner Music to bring acts to the platform (1:01:00)
    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/warner-music-group-and-twitch-announce-first-of-its-kind-partnership-301385629.html

    PS4 now won't die completely when it's battery dies and stop playing games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-23-sony-has-quietly-fixed-playstation-4s-dead-battery-issue

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  • What could these mystery flavors be?

    Games we played this week include:
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits (19:10)
    Flynn: Son of Crimson (23:55)
    Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (26:20)
    Zen Pinball (31:00)
    Skatebird (34:00)
    Wasted (40:05)
    Deltarune (44:40)
    Croc (48:50)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Bugsnax / Octodad developer moves all staff to four day work week (49:20)
    https://www.axios.com/bugsnax-developer-four-day-workweeks-9dbea139-cda0-4c93-83ca-d921e3eecd7b.html

    Judgment delivered in Epic v Apple suit (51:20)
    https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store
    https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1437129077111074824

    Twitch brings suit against hate raid coordinators despite knowing little about them (53:10)
    https://kotaku.com/twitch-sues-hate-raid-organizers-1847653161

    Former Tripwire CEO does swift rebrand after resigning in disgrace (58:00)
    https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1436805531633475584

    Konami wants you to preorder a lootbox for £33 (1:02:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-16-konami-selling-a-gbp33-efootball-premium-player-pack-you-cant-use-until-november

    Bobby Kotick subpoenaed as part of SEC investigation into ActiBlizz (1:03:25)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-21-activision-boss-bobby-kotick-subpoenaed-as-multiple-agencies-seek-truth-on-harassment-allegations

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  • Love is in the air (and on all the surfaces)

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  • Chase that paper.

    Games we played this week include:
    Totally legal games (9:00)
    Encased (21:25)
    House of Ashes Demo (24:10)
    Apocalypse (31:15)
    Wasteland Golf Club (36:45)
    Life is Strange: True Colours (43:10)
    The Medium (48:20)
    No More Heroes 3 (49:45)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Tripwire CEO steps down after expressing support for Texas abortion ban (51:55)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-06-developers-distance-themselves-from-publisher-tripwire-after-boss-says-hes-proud-draconian-texas-anti-abortion-law-allowed-to-stand
    https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/news/tripwire-appoints-new-interim-ceo-alan-wilson

    Paradox Interactive employees allege mistreatment in survey (59:15)
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-06-employee-survey-at-paradox-interactive-alleges-gender-discrimination-and-mistreatment

    Sony backpedals on PS5 upgrade fee for Horizon Forbidden West, but such fees are the future (1:01:15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-05-sony-u-turns-on-controversial-horizon-forbidden-west-ps4-to-ps5-upgrade-policy-following-backlash

    Cloud Imperium warned by UK regulators to clarify to customers that in-game ships don’t exist yet. (1:03:05)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-advertising-standards-tells-star-citizen-dev-to-make-it-clear-for-sale-concept-ships-dont-exist-in-game-yet

    Ubisoft’s replacement CCO is another white french dude (1:08:55)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-ubisoft-finally-names-replacement-for-disgraced-chief-creative-officer

    New Pokémon Oreo cookies come at a time when Nabisco workers are on strike (1:11:30)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/business/nabisco-workers-strike.html

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