• James Stephanie Sterling

Podquisition 407: Seize the Means of Malarky

The only thing you have to lose is your dignity.

Games we played this week include: Hazelnut Hex (10:30) Condemned: Criminal Origins (14:20) A Way Out (27:40) NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (34:10) NeuroDeck (35:50) Fallout: New Vegas (40:20) Fallout 4 (46:35) Too Human (55:30) Red Faction: Armageddon (1:00:00)

News things talked about in this episode: Chris Pratt’s incredible voice in The Super Mario Bros. Movie finally revealed (1:04:25) www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydqdKKyGEk

Scant additional details about ZA/UM Studio departures emerge (1:07:45) www.gamepressure.com/newsroom/fans-…-zaum-l/z04ad7

Activision/Blizzard implementing verification process requiring players to have contract phones (1:11:10) www.cnet.com/tech/gaming/call-o…mber-verification/

Bug in Overwatch 2 causes accidental purchases, Activision/Blizzard refuses to refund (1:18:15) www.eurogamer.net/overwatch-2s-aut…nt-issue-refunds

Yet another sexual abuse claim filed against Activision/Blizzard (1:19:35) www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11…al-assault.html

Cyberpunk 2077 QA contractor allegedly misrepresented themselves to CD Projekt Red (1:20:45) www.pcgamer.com/quantic-QA-tester-report/

Antitrust investigation reveals information on Microsoft’s Game Pass revenues (1:25:30) www.tweaktown.com/news/88846/micro…makes/index.html

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier shutting down after a year in service (1:29:45) kotaku.com/ff7-first-soldier-b…n-pc-ps4-1849647758