• Jim Sterling

Podquisition 355: You're Toast!

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)

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

Twitch leak exposes years-long security flaws (46:45) www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/227141…-breach-problems

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

Conflict over Activision EEOC settlement could destroy California labor lawsuit (54:30) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10…ction-questioned

Ubisoft employees raise concerns “role model” evaluation will suppress dissent (1:02:00) www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-…erns-of-misuse

Epic cops to ripping off Among Us, imply future collaboration www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10…s-imposters-mode

Paradox staff speak out about culture of silence protecting abusive executives (1:08:25) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10…n-role-for-years

Eidos Montreal instituting a four-day work week (1:11:55) www.businessinsider.com/4-day-work-we…treal-2021-10