Podquisition 374: Vampire Wine


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A not-so-subtle blend. Games we played this week include: Nintendo Switch Sports (10:55) Infernax (17:10) Dying Light 2 (19:55) A Little to the Left (22:40) RoboQuest (26:35) Skul: The Hero Slayer (31:50) Pokémon Legends Arceus (38:30) Horizon: Forbidden West (39:10) Pinball Heroes (40:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision Blizzard’s lawyers paint union members as “footloose and fancy free” (44:35) https://twitter.com/_TechJess/status/1496136624358494208 Accusations made against Activision Blizzard for union-busting practices at Raven Software (47:45) https://www.polygon.com/22939657/activision-blizzard-raven-software-union-nlrb-hearing Bobby Kotick has been covertly funding Republicans through businesses (53:35) https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/activision-blizzard-ceo-donated-to-republican-causes-3164956 Rainbow Six tournament in UAE, where homosexuality is illegal, is canceled (58:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-23-ubisoft-scraps-plans-for-rainbow-six-siege-tournament-in-abu-dhabi Ubisoft hints in earnings call that it may be open to a buyout (1:00:00) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-02-17-despite-consolidation-ubisoft-says-it-can-still-go-it-alone The Street Fighter 6 logo bears striking similarity to a stock image (1:07:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-23-street-fighter-6s-logo-looks-like-an-adobe-stock-image-and-its-creator-wants-a-cut Platinum Games takes hard stance against NFTs (1:09:50) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/interviews/platinumgames-2022/ Nintendo is closing the 3DS and Wii U eShops (1:10:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-16-3ds-and-wii-u-eshop-purchases-end-in-march-2023 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.