• Jim Sterling

Podquisition 396: Howdy, Partner!


The character of the summer has arrived.


Games we played this week include: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (7:30) Stray (17:15) As Dusk Falls (29:50) My Time at Sandrock (34:50) LIVE A LIVE (39:10) Hell Pie (48:00)

News things talked about in this episode: Blizzard Albany QA make moves to organize another union (51:25) www.vice.com/en/article/wxndpx/…chinese-censorship


Nintendo didn’t ask for Bayonetta 3 ‘Naive Angel’ mode, wanted sexier Link costume (56:05) nintendoeverything.com/bayonetta-cre…-less-risque/


Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is latest first-party Nintendo release to leak in advance of release (58:00) www.eurogamer.net/xenoblade-chroni…e-switch-release


Twitch implements features to address hate raids, needs to do more (1:02:50) www.eurogamer.net/twitch-streamers…se-to-harassment


VRChat nopes out of moderating user-generated content, shuts down all mods (1:05:00) venturebeat.com/2022/07/26/vrchat…hearing-impaired/


Meta Quest 2 headset is getting a $100 price increase in August (1:07:45) www.theverge.com/2022/7/26/232792…0-price-increase