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)

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News things talked about in this episode:

Exiting Activision Blizzard boss Jen Oneal offered equal pay after resigning (31:45)

https://www.ign.com/articles/blizzard-jen-oneal-mike-ybarra-equal-pay-after-resignation

All three console manufacturers distance themselves from Activision Blizzard (35:20)

https://www.fanbyte.com/news/nintendo-issues-internal-response-to-activision-blizzard-reports/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/playstation-chief-criticizes-activision-response-to-allegations

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-18/xbox-chief-says-he-s-evaluating-relationship-with-activision

Activision Blizzard employees petition for Kotick’s removal and stage walkout (41:50)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-19-more-than-1300-activision-blizzard-staff-call-for-bobby-kotick-to-resign

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/11/16/activision-blizzard-kotick-walkout/

Activision Blizzard board backing Kotick, announces “Workplace Responsibility Committee” (44:50)

https://www.gamedeveloper.com/culture/activision-blizzard-doubles-down-on-kotick-defense-in-all-hands-meeting

https://investor.activision.com/news-releases/news-release-details/activision-blizzard-board-directors-continues-build-upon-its

Kotick reported to be willing to step down if unable to quickly address discrimination and harrassment (47:45)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-tells-colleagues-he-would-consider-leaving-if-he-cant-quickly-fix-problems-11637533064

Former PlayStation employee alleges Sony fired them for raising discrimination issues (49:45)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-23-former-playstation-employee-files-lawsuit-alleging-gender-discrimination-and-wrongful-termination

Avengers Spider-Man DLC is just Spider-Man and that’s it (54:55)

https://www.ign.com/articles/avengers-spider-man-dlc-no-story-missions

Chris Pratt’s got a special accent for Mario (58:05)

https://toofab.com/2021/11/22/mario-producer-chris-meledandri-defends-casting-non-italian-chris-pratt/

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer encouraging legal emulation for game preservation (1:01:35)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-18-emulation-should-be-used-to-preserve-older-games-xbox-chief-phil-spencer-suggests

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