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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Conrad Zimmerman!

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English


Episodes

Podquisition 477: The Sweet Embrace of Death

2/22/2024
We welcome it. Games we played this week include: Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (6:35) Helldivers 2 (16:15) Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed (21:05) Cookie Cutter (25:00) Heartworm (31:15) Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor (34:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: MS really bungled their cross-platform announcement (46:45) https://www.techdirt.com/2024/02/20/xboxs-business-update-event-attempts-to-address-rumors-vaguely/ Embracer-owned Flying Wild Hog joins with Polish Gamedev Workers Union (53:55) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/embracer-owned-studio-flying-wild-hog-has-unionized ZA/UM continues to be a mess (1:04:05) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/report-za-um-will-lay-off-25-percent-of-staff-after-project-cancellation --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:01:04

Podquisition 476: The Best Kind of Feedback

2/15/2024
The bar has been raised yet again. Games we played this week include: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (10:50) Helldivers 2 (16:30) Mouthwashing (31:10) Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor (34:25) Final Fantasy Rebirth (40:45) Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed (47:15) Hardcoded (49:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: MS to address rumors around console exclusivity (56:10) https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/12/24070445/microsoft-xbox-business-update-event-future-february-15 French worker unions call for strikes at Ubisoft (58:10) https://www.pcgamer.com/unions-call-for-strikes-at-ubisoft-studios-in-france-to-protest-wages-we-cannot-tolerate-being-treated-as-expendable-to-mitigate-their-bad-decisions Microsoft layoffs hit Toys For Bob hard (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-layoffs-affect-86-staff-at-spyro-crash-bandicoot-studio The FTC seems irritated by Microsoft’s layoffs (1:01:30) https://www.polygon.com/24065269/ftc-microsoft-activision-deal-layoffs-appeal Voice actor responsible for PEGI rating stingers was paid 200 Euros for the gig (1:05:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/the-voice-actor-behind-pegi-18-says-he-was-paid-just-200 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:12:07

Podquisition 475: A Quiet Place

2/8/2024
A crisis averted. Games we played this week include: Silent Hill: The Short Message (7:15) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (27:30) Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (37:25) Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (39:03) --- News things talked about in this episode: Rumors swirl around possible changes to Xbox first-party exclusivity (53:20) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/report-microsoft-rethinking-exclusivity-plans-to-bring-starfield-and-indiana-jones-to-ps5 Development of The Day Before was allegedly a shitshow (1:02:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/new-the-day-before-report-alleges-employees-fined-for-making-mistakes Square Enix has decided it wants to make better games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-reviewing-overall-game-development-to-improve-quality --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:09:55

Podquisition 474: Horny Goat Jokes

2/1/2024
We’re just not qualified. Games we played this week include: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (10:30) Metroid Dread (26:50) Granblue Fantasy Relink (32:50) Interaction Isn’t Explicit (35:30) Go Mecha Ball (40:30) Celeste 64 (51:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft lays off 8% of its game division despite 49% revenue increase in Q2 (59:05) https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24049050/microsoft-activision-blizzard-layoffs Eidos Montreal staff laid off, previously unannounced Deus Ex game canceled (1:05:05) https://www.polygon.com/24054575/deus-ex-game-canceled-layoffs-eidos-montreal SEGA of America to drop 61 employees in March (52:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/sega-of-america-to-lay-off-61-employees Early Suicide Squad players had the game finished for them (59:40) https://variety.com/2024/digital/news/suicide-squad-kill-the-justice-league-game-pulled-offline-1235890502 Bloodborne Kart won’t be Bloodborne Kart anymore (1:10:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/bloodborne-kart-isnt-allowed-to-be-called-bloodborne-kart-anymore-but-it-is-still-coming --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:15:03

Podquisition 473: Phlegm Filter

1/25/2024
What a terrible strain. Games we played this week include: Piñata Smashlings (5:35) Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (16:15) Last of Us Part II Remastered (28:15) Palworld (33:35) Home Safety Hotline (48:05) Luck Be a Landlord (53:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: MiG Switch flash cart could lead to bans for second-hand game buyers (59:05) Rockstar and Remedy logo thing got settled late last year (1:05:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/take-two-and-remedy-in-trademark-dispute-over-r-logo Developer Piranha Bytes seemingly dropped by Embracer Group (52:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/embracer-owned-elex-studio-piranha-bytes-is-trying-to-save-itself-from-closure-dont-write-us-off-yet/ Riot lays off more than a tenth of its staff (59:40) https://www.riotgames.com/en/news/2024-rioter-update After selling off all their previously acquired IP, Square Enix things it needs more diverse offerings (1:10:00) https://www.ign.com/articles/square-enix-president-says-the-company-wants-to-release-fewer-more-diverse-games --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Rebecca Brown / CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED

Duration:01:14:09

Podquisition 472: Lad of Sauces

1/18/2024
Sounds like a cozy spot, doesn’t it? Games we played this week include: Luck be a Landlord (4:25) The Super Mario Bros. Movie (17:20) Last of Us Part II Remastered (24:30) The Gnorp Apologue (33:15) Legend of Grimrock (39:25) Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (39:25) The Shopping List (49:40) The Witcher 3 (51:20) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (51:55) Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (53:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: UK retailer GAME ends trade-ins because locations are increasingly in Sports Direct stores (43:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/uk-retailer-game-to-cease-video-game-trade-ins-staff-say Rockstar and Remedy Games in a legal tiff over their logos (49:30) https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/01/16/rockstar-parent-company-take-two-files-trademark-dispute-over-remedys-logo Lost Boys latest studio hit by Embracer layoffs (52:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/embracer-owned-lost-boys-interactive-reportedly-undergoes-sizable-layoffs/ GameShark re-emerges as AI company and drops a Switch 2 release date rumor (59:40) https://kotaku.com/switch-2-release-date-leak-ces-gameshark-ai-shark-1851159992 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:17:27

Podquisition 471: Weather or Naught

1/11/2024
Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean we all should be. Games we played this week include: God of War: Ragnarok (7:45) Luck be a Landlord (15:50) Grand Theft Auto V (22:25) Lies of P (23:15) Buckshot Roulette (26:40) Pokémon (30:10) Orc Massage (33:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Another round of layoffs hits Unity, Twitch, and Bossa Studios (43:30) https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24030695/unity-layoff-staff-25-percent https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2024/01/10/a-difficult-update-about-our-workforce/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/bossa-studios-lays-off-one-third-of-its-staff Netflix considering plan to insert ads into its published games (49:30) https://www.wsj.com/business/media/netflix-eyes-ways-to-make-money-from-videogames-in-potential-pivot-705bd3b3 SAG-AFTRA makes AI deal for game voice workers seemingly without consulting them (52:15) https://www.pcgamesn.com/sag-aftra-ai-voice-actor-reaction Lawsuit claims discrimination at Activision-Blizzard against old, white men (59:40) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/ex-activision-exec-accuses-publisher-of-discriminating-against-old-white-guys Xbox bans Baldur’s Gate 3 players who have default share settings on while saving sexy content (1:05:45) https://www.pcgamer.com/xbox-insists-its-willy-nilly-bans-of-baldurs-gate-3-players-from-its-online-services-are-not-automatic-suggests-turning-off-its-opt-out-feature-to-avoid-horny-upload-crimes/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Santosh Kumar

Duration:01:11:59

The Trashgirl Diaries: J'accuse!

1/10/2024
Let the accusations commence!

Duration:00:49:27

Podquisition 470: Crone's Unease

1/4/2024
The future is inevitable. Games we played this week include: Tekken 8 (23:35) Grand Theft Auto V (26:50) Midnight Suns (40:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Switch flash cartridge announced, internet immediately links Gary Bowser to it (14:55) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/jailed-nintendo-hacker-gary-bowser-denies-link-to-new-switch-flash-cart/ Square Enix will commit even harder to AI in 2024 (47:10) https://kotaku.com/square-enix-president-artificial-intelligence-ai-games-1851133573 As Kotick leaves ABK, former employees point out how he made games worse (1:21:50) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2024/01/former-call-of-duty-dev-says-decisions-made-by-bobby-kotick-made-our-games-worse --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Hamed Saber

Duration:01:01:29

Podquisition 469: Suddenly Seasonal

12/21/2023
Oh, yeah, that thing is about to happen isn’t it? Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (18:35) Midnight Suns (19:40) Grand Theft Auto V (25:24) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (33:25) Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising (41:15) Diceheart (53:20) Slay the Princess (1:00:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ransomware group releases trove of material stolen from Insomniac Games (1:07:15) https://www.cyberdaily.au/culture/9959-snikt-rhysida-dumps-more-than-a-terabyte-of-insomniac-games-internal-data Internal Sony documents give candid view of concerns over ABK acquisition (1:19:15) https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming/microsoft-could-disrupt-and-threaten-playstation-business-sonys-alleged-xbox-fears-laid-bare-in-massive-hack ABK studios are ending hybrid work (1:21:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/abk-workers-alliance-responds-to-activision-blizzard-ending-hybrid-working ABK settles California worker discrimination suit (1:24:20) https://www.wsj.com/tech/activision-blizzard-to-pay-around-50-million-to-settle-lawsuit-that-spurred-microsofts-takeover-4dc1178b Valve delivers festive DOTA 2 bans (1:26:00) https://www.polygon.com/24002666/dota-2-frostivus-2023-bans-valve-toxic-lump-coal --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Daderot

Duration:01:32:20

Podquisition 468: Accident Prone Planning

12/14/2023
Back to the drawing board. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (18:35) Grand Theft Auto V (26:40) Thirsty Suitors (33:55) Persona 5 Tactica (39:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: E3 officially pronounced dead after years on life support (41:15) https://kotaku.com/is-e3-dead-2023-canceled-esa-1851092261 Zelda producer thinks older style Zelda games are worthless garbage now (49:10) https://www.ign.com/articles/zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom-interview-nintendo-eiji-aonuma-hidemaro-fujibayashi The Day Before imploded a few days after (53:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/the-day-before-publisher-apologises-for-game-as-steam-refunds-open Union workers at Zenimax get historic win over use of AI (1:02:30) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/zenimax-union-strike-tentative-agreement-over-ai-usage-in-workplace --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Tony Knox

Duration:01:07:56

Podquisition 467: A Vas Difference

12/7/2023
Talk to your doctor. Games we played this week include: In Stars and Time (11:20) While the Iron’s Hot (26:25) PS Access Controller (36:10) Gangs of Sherwood (45:05) Pinball M (1:04:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Layoffs at New World Interactive and Codemasters (1:12:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/the-embracer-spiral-continues-as-insurgency-sandstorm-studio-new-world-interactive-lays-off-employees/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/f1-developer-codemasters-affected-by-layoffs Electronic Arts frees a few more accessibility patents (1:15:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/ea-shares-more-accessibility-patents You could have a branded Yorkshire Tea controller (1:18:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/you-can-get-yorkshire-tea-xbox-and-playstation-5-controllers-for-150 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:20:12

The Trashgirl Diaries: Phantom Rectum

12/6/2023
A spooky mystery slides in through the back door.

Duration:00:50:43

Podquisition 466: Rubber Baby Tuggy Bumps

11/30/2023
Such pain. Games we played this week include: In Stars and Time (16:00) Loop Hero (27:25) Dave the Diver (31:00) Knuckle Sandwich (42:00) Lonovo Legion Go (49:50) Yakuza 0 (53:05) Deadly Premonition (54:50) Laika Aged Through Blood (1:07:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Layoffs at Unity, Free Radical and Fishlabs (1:12:40) https://www.polygon.com/23980876/unity-layoffs-weta-digital https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/embracer-ceo-confirms-timesplitters-studio-faces-closure-before-christmas/ https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/embracer-lay-off-around-50-people-at-chorus-and-galaxy-on-fire-developer-fishlabs Full-screen ads interrupt gameplay in Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft claims technical error (1:15:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-players-started-having-their-games-interrupted-by-full-screen-pop-up-ads-but-ubisoft-says-it-was-a-technical-error-and-quickly-patched-it/ Court docs reveal Google wanted to acquire Epic with the help of Tencent (1:18:45) https://www.pcgamer.com/google-considered-buying-epic-games-according-to-updated-court-documents/ EA filed patent for using player’s voice for generated character speech in games (1:20:55) https://www.veryaligaming.com/ea-player-voiced-characters-games/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:29:14

Podquisition 465: Consummate Professionalism

11/23/2023
We get the job done. Games we played this week include: PS Portal (5:40) Liyla and the Shadows of War (13:40) Karmazoo (17:05) An Arcade Full of Cats (23:40) FlipWitch: The Forbidden Sex Hex (25:55) AMC’s The Walking Dead: Destinies (34:45) Quantum Break (49:00) Dave the Diver (59:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sexual bias case against Niantic moving forward (1:07:00) https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/22/23972339/niantic-sexual-discrimination-lawsuit-gender-bias-arbitration Epic rollout of age-restricted content in Fortnite has not gone well (1:08:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-admits-fortnites-new-age-ratings-didnt-hit-the-mark-says-a-new-system-is-coming-soon-as-part-of-a-big-in-game-event/ Unity releases early access AI tools for developers (1:17:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/unitys-push-for-responsibly-sourced-ai-tools SEGA allegedly threatened its unionized workers with layoffs (1:15:45) https://kotaku.com/sega-sonic-union-layoffs-persona-yakuza-1851026309 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:31:34

Podquisition 464: Rapscallion Behavior of the Nineties

11/16/2023
It would take so little to change the tone. Games we played this week include: Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (9:55) Karmazoo (18:40) Alien Hominid Invasion (36:10) Backpack Hero (45:55) Bladestorm (51:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Call of Duty Modern Warfare III only given 16 months dev time (1:02:05) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-11-09/cod-modern-warfare-3-faces-bad-reviews-after-rushed-development Strauss Zelnick said a bunch of troubling stuff about AI, pricing (1:08:25) https://www.inverse.com/gaming/gta-6-generative-ai-take-two-ceo https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/gta-6-publisher-ceo-thinks-videogame-prices-are-very-very-low-for-what-they-offer Nintendo continues to suggest Switch 2 coming next year while not confirming its existence (1:14:15) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2023/10/nintendo-president-reiterates-switch-software-support-into-fy2425 Layoffs hitting Free Radical, Humble Games, and Unity (1:15:45) https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/9/23954709/unity-layoffs-q3-earnings-runtime-program https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/timesplitters-devs-free-radical-are-reportedly-the-next-embracer-studio-facing-closure https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/humble-games-layoffs-report Sony significantly cuts plans for live service games (1:29:55) https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2023/11/09/sony-has-delayed-half-of-its-planned-playstation-live-service-games --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:42:36

The Trashgirl Diaries: Hard Fun

11/15/2023
Your humble Trashgirls talk hard stuff!

Duration:00:51:08

Podquisition 463: Missed Connections

11/9/2023
Like (smuggling) ships passing in the night. Games we played this week include: Alan Wake II (5:05) Thirsty Suitors (17:05) Robocop: Rogue City (35:05) Dave the Diver (38:55) WarioWare: Move It (1:07:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Out of the blue, a live-action Zelda film is announced (52:10) https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/7/23951339/the-legend-of-zelda-movie-live-action-nintendo Microsoft going all-in on AI game dev tools (55:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/microsoft-and-inworld-team-up-to-create-ai-game-dev-tools Nintendo denies anyone has seen Switch 2 (1:07:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-addresses-switch-2-reports-denies-it-has-briefed-developers SEGA executive wants Sonic to surpass Mario as a franchise (1:10:40) https://noisypixel.net/sega-wants-sonic-games-movies-surpass-mario/ Epic Store still losing money, expected to own half of PC market by now (1:14:30) Ubisoft lays off another batch of employees (1:16:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisoft-montreal-latest-studio-struck-by-layoffs --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:23:11

Podquisition 462: Looking for Daddy

11/2/2023
Somebody is going to need to step up. Games we played this week include: Alan Wake II (6:10) Dave the Diver (47:22) Robocop (54:14) Spin Rhythm XD (1:07:50) Lords of the Fallen (1:09:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bungie lays off a hundred employees, delays projects (1:15:55) https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/30/23938990/bungie-sony-layoffs-delays-destiny-final-shape-marathon Microsoft warns it will soon disable unlicensed peripherals on Xbox (1:03:20) https://variablemag.com/games/microsoft-banning-unauthorized-xbox-controllers-and-accessories/ Nintendo announces new restrictions on events involving their products (1:22:45) https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Legal-information/Community-Tournament-Guidelines-2467744.html Ubisoft Chief People Officer announces her departure (1:24:10) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/zen-studios-reportedly-has-more-than-30-redundancies --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.

Duration:01:28:58

Podquisition 461: The Bad Pop

10/26/2023
That part isn’t supposed to do that. Games we played this week include: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (8:15) Sonic Superstars (38:45) Sorry, We’re Closed (40:10) Ebenezer and the Invisible World (44:25) Vampire Survivors (49:25) Meta Quest 3 (49:50) Smash Drums (51:05) Metal Gear Solid Master Collection (52:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Game about drunk driving pulled from eShop for 3+ age rating (1:01:05) https://www.techradar.com/gaming/nintendo-switch/drink-and-drive-simulator-pulled-from-switch-eshop-after-releasing-with-a-pegi-3-age-rating Skull Island devs were given a year to develop, most of it crunch (1:03:20) https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/20/23925326/skull-island-rise-of-kong-development-gamemill-entertainment Doug Bowser says Nintendo of America employees too happy to want a union (1:09:05) https://www.inverse.com/gaming/doug-bowser-super-mario-bros-wonder-switch-2-nintendo-union Embracer Group cuts staff at Zen Studios (1:13:20) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/zen-studios-reportedly-has-more-than-30-redundancies --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise 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/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com. Photo Credit: Hellerhoff / CC BY-SA 3.0

Duration:01:18:44