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November 26, 2021

Peel and Stick

Blizzard is more of a slushy mess these days, Netflix and kill is a thing now. The boss of EA is clueless (we knew this already) and are NFT's really that bad? All that and Halo built in on this episode of Joystick and Mouse.

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Show Notes

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Blizzard. You remember that really tone-deaf email written by Fran Townshend that was sent right after the lawsuit was brought by the state of California. The one Bobby Kotick agreed was tone-deaf? Turns out he should should know since He wrote it and had it sent out under her name. There is just so much wrong with this situation. Oh and turns out the whole equal pay thing was a farce too ... Blizzard, what are we going to do with you?
https://kotaku.com/bobby-kotick-actually-wrote-fran-townsends-deranged-co-1848069983
https://www.ign.com/articles/activision-blizzard-scandal-bobby-kotick-jen-oneal-board-shareholders
https://www.ign.com/articles/blizzard-jen-oneal-mike-ybarra-equal-pay-after-resignation

The Netflix game service went live and as expected it was meh at best.
https://www.polygon.com/22759722/netflix-games-on-android
https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/enterprise/news/netflix-mobile-games-stranger-things-3-review/articleshow/87623388.cms
https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/netflix-video-game-impressions/

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of NFTs and block chain. A dimension that the CEO of EA has no clue how we are going to get there. Why are we not surprised? So what does  NFT and Block Chain mean for you, the gamer?
https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/11/05/ea-ceo-says-nfts-and-blockchain-games-are-the-future-of-our-industry-and-that-hes-unsure

Full Stream Ahead

Coming to a TV near you ... Halo?
https://www.gamesradar.com/xbox-is-working-with-tv-manufacturers-to-bring-cloud-gaming-to-your-screen/

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