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  • James Stephanie Sterling

Podquisition 415: Strep Yourselves In



All doctors are bastards.


Games we played this week include: Callisto Protocol (6:00) Marvel’s Midnight Suns (27:55) Mirror Forge (39:35) The Devil In Me (49:45) Gungrave (56:25) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (1:06:20) Void Scrappers (1:12:45) Beautiful Mystic Survivors (1:15:55)

News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft agrees to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo for 10 years after Activision-Blizzard acquisition (1:20:10) www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-agrees…out-goes-through www.eurogamer.net/ftc-reportedly-s…-blizzard-merger


QA unions formalized at Blizzard Albany and Zenimax studios (1:26:00) www.polygon.com/23490063/activisi…qa-union-vote-win kotaku.com/microsoft-zenimax-b…ut-union-1849855756


Polygon’s games industry unionization explainer (1:29:35) www.polygon.com/23485977/video-ga…s-guide-explainer

Twitch implements long-needed tools to deal with hate raiders (1:31:35) www.eurogamer.net/twitch-implement…-raid-protection


Newly published research shows loot boxes are harmful to children (1:32:20) www.gaminggamblingresearch.org.uk/wp-conte…2022.pdf www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMmNy11Mn7g


Vampire Survivors first DLC announced (1:33:45) www.theverge.com/2022/12/6/234966…dlc-release-date


Victoria 3 players are surprised to learn how communism and fascism work (1:34:25) kotaku.com/victoria-3-communis…pitalism-1849832954 twitter.com/Ancommiey/status/1599211229339594752


Yuji Naka has been arrested for insider trading… again (1:42:20) www.eurogamer.net/former-sonic-bos…legations-emerge

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