Episode 39 – Riot Games Employees had a walk out on Monday due to forced arbitration

recorded on May 10, 2019


Employees of Riot Games had a walk out on Monday due to forced arbitration (The Verge)

  • Basically when employees signed their hiring contracts they also signed away the right to sue the company
  • The employees demanded that Riot Games ends forced arbitration by next internal meeting for all past, present, and future employees
  • This is the first walk out protest in video game history

Little Bits

Sony’s second State of Play occurred on Thursday and had a bunch of details (Sony)

  • Monster Hunter World Iceborne premium expansion releases September 6
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds is coming to Playstation in 2020
  • Extended look at the Medievil remake with a launch date of October 25
  • Away: The Survival Series
  • Cinematic and gameplay look at Final Fantasy VII Remake with more info in June

Tom Clancy Ghost Recon reveal stream happened on Thursday showing off new game (Ubisoft)

  • New game = Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, launches October 4
  • Gameplay reveal was alpha footage looks to be more similar to older Ghost Recons
  • This is a story continuation from Ghost Recon Wildlands of Namad’s story
  • 4 player co op, pvp at launch, raids included, adding expansions every few months
  • This will be an Epic Games Store and Uplay exclusive so no Steam for you

US Missouri senator proposes bill to ban lootboxes and pay to win tactics in games (Wired)

  • Geared towards protecting kids from predatory microtransactions

Rapid Fire News

The Xbox One SAD Edition launched earlier this week as rumored for $250 (Xbox)

EA Access heading to PS4 in July for $5 per month and $30 per year (EA, Polygon)

EA projects Respawn’s Star Wars game will sell 6-8 million by fiscal year end (DaulShockers)

EA and Respawn plan to bring Apex Legends to mobile platform later this year (DualShockers)

  • Apex Legends Season 2 will be revealed at this year E3

EA is changing its whole launch schedule due to the trash fire that is Anthem (IGN)

Dead Cells is coming to mobile soon with iOS first then Android devices later (GameSpot)

Code Vein showed off new gameplay this week with an open sign up for network (GameSpot)

Two limited edition Game of Thrones Xbox One SAD edition consoles be given away (VG24/7)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

The original Devil May Cry is coming to the Switch this Summer (Nintendo)

Get a year of PS Plus until May 31 or while in stock at MassGenie (GameSpot)

Rumor Mill

Let’s Argue

How will EAs plans to change the way they launch games workout?

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