• James Stephanie Sterling

Podquisition 408: Silicone Babies

So lifelike.

Games we played this week include: Stories of Blossom (9:10) Scorn (12:30) Cryohazard (28:50) Alice is Missing (32:45) A Plague Tale: Requiem (38:35) Vampire Survivors (46:45) Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (52:35)

News things talked about in this episode: Bayonetta performer Helena Taylor raises controversy over voice actor pay (1:01:40) www.theguardian.com/games/2022/oct/…demand-fair-pay www.eurogamer.net/bayonetta-3-voic…-following-abuse

Streamer Adriana Chechik breaks back jumping into foam pit at TwitchCon (1:07:45) www.eurogamer.net/streamer-who-bro…g-second-surgery

Netflix considering expansion into game streaming (1:13:30) techcrunch.com/2022/10/18/netfli…thern-california/

Activision only requiring phone verification for PC players of Call of Duty (1:15:25) www.callofduty.com/blog/2022/10/ca…open-beta-recap

Diablo quality assurance testers will have unionization vote (1:16:30) kotaku.com/blizzard-albany-qa-…tivision-1849674924

Nintendo settles with former QA worker, must post notification of worker rights in office (1:17:40) www.tweaktown.com/news/88846/micro…makes/index.html

Apex Legends introduces trans woman, Catalyst, as latest character addition (1:19:35) www.gamesradar.com/new-apex-legend…nsgender-woman/

Pilot for Kingdom Hearts animated series leaked by director following heart attack (1:20:45) www.vg247.com/kingdom-hearts-tv-…ilot-shared-online

Nintendo putting the squeeze on boobs in the eShop (1:21:05) www.vg247.com/nintendo-is-cracki…ntent-on-the-eshop