This week’s Gamers’ Inn focuses on the State of California suing Activision Blizzard for operating a workplace that created a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women. In past Gamers’ Inn episodes we’ve discussed how women are treated in the video game industry, in video game communities, and in video games in general, and we’ve said it’s time to listen. But now, we’re saying it’s time to change.
Both Ryan and Jocelyn are all in on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, with the game, the amiibo, and the new Joy-Cons. After a return trip to 2011, we dive into the news for a bit with a confirmation from Netflix about getting into games, and the Director of FFXIV addressing a sudden surge in players and how they’re addressing server instability. Oh, and don’t worry, we’ll chat about Steam Deck next week!
We kick off the show with some thoughts on the latest return to 2011 with Skyward Sword HD, out on Friday. More thoughts on that next week! Speaking of Year 1 TGI fun, Ryan continues his time with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition having finished up Mass Effect 2. Jocelyn brings Shadowlands back to the Inn, with the latest content patch 9.1 – Chains of Domination. If you’re trying to avoid story spoilers, you may want to skip over the discussion starting at the time marked below. After the WoW update, we move over to the news where Netflix is making moves into the video game industry by hiring an ex-EA and Facebook executive to be VP of Game Development.
Lou returns to the show to help Ryan discuss the brand new Resident Evil animated series from Netflix title Infinite Darkness. But before we breakdown the new zombie drama, Lou and Ryan have some additional thoughts to share on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which Lou has started playing on PC. In the news, Nintendo finally unveiled their next Switch model with very little internal changes, and Ubisoft confirms Assassin’s Creed Infinity after Jason Schreier spills the beans.
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