• Jim Sterling

Podquisition 361: Text of No Merit

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)

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

All three console manufacturers distance themselves from Activision Blizzard (35:20) www.fanbyte.com/news/nintendo-iss…blizzard-reports/ www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/20…e-to-allegations www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/20…-with-activision

Activision Blizzard employees petition for Kotick’s removal and stage walkout (41:50) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11…kotick-to-resign www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2…tick-walkout/

Activision Blizzard board backing Kotick, announces “Workplace Responsibility Committee” (44:50) www.gamedeveloper.com/culture/activi…-hands-meeting investor.activision.com/news-releases…uild-upon-its

Kotick reported to be willing to step down if unable to quickly address discrimination and harrassment (47:45) www.wsj.com/articles/activision…roblems-11637533064

Former PlayStation employee alleges Sony fired them for raising discrimination issues (49:45) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11…gful-termination

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

Chris Pratt’s got a special accent for Mario (58:05) toofab.com/2021/11/22/mario-pr…talian-chris-pratt/

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer encouraging legal emulation for game preservation (1:01:35) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11…spencer-suggests