Podquisition 348: Educated in the Arts


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We are cultured, worldly sophisticates. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (9:30) The Ascent (14:30) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (17:20) Twelve Minutes (23:55) Psychonauts 2 (29:25) Train Simulator (37:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Roblox exploits child labor for profit (39:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ State of California expands suit, claims Activision may have destroyed evidence of abuse (44:30) https://www.axios.com/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-temporary-workers-4a8fa284-a003-4c56-819c-43c7c2d3f3ca.html Electronic Arts is releasing patents on accessibility features (49:20) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-23-ea-shares-five-innovations-via-accessibility-patent-pledge-wants-other-devs-to-do-the-same The market for retro games might be as full of fraud as every speculative market that came before. (53:25) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/report-alleges-auction-and-grading-fraud-is-behind-recent-surge-in-retro-game-prices/ Twitch’s tags are being used to engage in coordinated hate raids on minority streamers. (59:20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/25/twitch-hate-raids-streamers-discord-cybersecurity/ --- 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.