Jimquisition podcast

Jimquisition

Jimquisition

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

454 Episodes

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    Podquisition 356: The Moon Goddess Strikes Back

    1:33:48

    Can we interest you in a chalice? Games we played this week include: The Good Life (12:45) Back 4 Blood (19:30) World War Z Aftermath (21:35) Lego City Underground (24:15) Tanuki Sunset (32:40) Dusk (43:20) Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (46:15) Nuclear Blaze (52:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch addresses contents of their massive leak (58:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-07-twitch-confirms-data-exposed-in-major-leak Twitch also had a do not ban list (1:00:00) https://kotaku.com/report-yes-twitch-once-had-a-do-not-ban-list-1847884492 Mercury Steam not crediting former staff for work on Metroid Dread (1:03:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-14-mercurysteam-responds-to-complaints-some-metroid-dread-devs-were-left-out-of-credits FIFA 22 pitch line feature causing issues for visually impaired players (1:08:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-19-fifa-22s-customisable-pitch-lines-are-causing-an-accessibility-problem More than 20 Activision Blizzard staff have now "exited" company since sexual harassment lawsuit became public (1:09:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-20-more-than-20-activision-blizzard-staff-have-now-exited-company-since-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-became-public New Animal Crossing DLC causes confusion regarding Nintendo online subscription (1:13:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-13-animal-crossing-new-horizons-gets-final-big-free-update-in-november Valve working on a ratings system for Steam Deck so folks will know before purchase if a game will run okay or not (1:24:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-18-valve-reviewing-entire-steam-catalogue-for-new-steam-deck-compatibility-ratings-system --- 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.
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    Podquisition 355: You're Toast!

    1:17:46

    Yes, you, specifically. Games we played this week include: Rallyallyally (5:45) Morse (8:05) Neuronet: Mendax Proxy (9:45) Back 4 Blood (11:50) Paper Trail (16:00) D*Fuzed (17:50) You Suck at Parking (19:55) Fantasian (23:45) Grindstone (26:40) Metroid Dread (31:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: EA exec confronted regarding loot boxes in FIFA interview, uses weasel words. (43:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2021-10-05-the-big-interview-ea-fifa-and-loot-boxes Twitch leak exposes years-long security flaws (46:45) https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714160/twitch-hack-security-data-breach-problems Microsoft investigating alternate approaches to “right to repair” (49:30) https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-xbox-right-to-repair-consoles Conflict over Activision EEOC settlement could destroy California labor lawsuit (54:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-latest-activision-blizzard-legal-twist-sees-californias-recent-usd18m-objection-questioned Ubisoft employees raise concerns “role model” evaluation will suppress dissent (1:02:00) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-12-ubisoft-employees-call-for-removal-of-role-model-evaluation-goal-over-concerns-of-misuse Epic cops to ripping off Among Us, imply future collaboration https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-epic-games-now-credits-among-us-innersloth-as-inspiration-for-fortnites-imposters-mode Paradox staff speak out about culture of silence protecting abusive executives (1:08:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-paradox-staff-slam-culture-of-silence-which-let-man-with-reputation-for-harassment-continue-in-role-for-years Eidos Montreal instituting a four-day work week (1:11:55) https://www.businessinsider.com/4-day-work-week-workweek-hours-salary-eidos-montreal-2021-10 --- 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.
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    Podquisition 354: Leprechaun Lore

    1:09:59

    Gold provides many powers. Games we played this week include: Flynn: Son of Crimson (6:45) Nightmare on Elm St (9:05) Nier Reincarnation (13:30) Unsighted (18:10) ZombieRollerz (27:45) Missing Orpheus (30:00) Monster Train (32:10) Mighty Goose (37:20) Alan Wake Remastered (39:45) Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (42:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch testing paid boost feature (44:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-04-twitch-testing-new-paid-boost-feature Twitch source code leaked online (48:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-06-twitch-source-code-leaked-by-anonymous-hacker Sony adds game trials to PS5, starting when download begins (1:00:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-02-sony-adds-game-trials-feature-to-ps5 Sony buys Bluepoint, will shift studio focus to new products (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-sony-buys-demons-souls-remake-developer-bluepoint-games Bloomberg reports on 4K Switch dev kits, Nintendo denies, then a patent appears (1:02:30) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/nintendo-switch-4k-developers-make-games-for-nonexistent-console https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-nintendo-issues-denial-on-new-4k-nintendo-switch-report https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/nintendo-patent-details-an-ai-that-could-upscale-console-resolution-3060571 Xbox adding system-level accessibility options and clearer labeling for products (1:05:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-01-microsoft-unveils-host-of-new-accessibility-features-for-xbox --- 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.
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    Podquisition 353: Lonely and Horny

    1:26:24

    But what else is new? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (6:40) Flynn: Son of Crimson (8:40) Deltarune (10:00) Deathloop (20:00) Dandy Ace (24:00) Eastward (33:15) Skatebird (37:00) Toem (39:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision quickly settles federal labor lawsuit, denies wrongdoing again (41:10) https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442635053469556745?s=20 https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442670747487408134?s=20 Netflix buys Oxenfree developer to make Netflix games (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio Illumination’s Mario Bros movie gets cast (48:40) https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/ Twitch reportedly working on features to prevent hate raids (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-27-twitch-reporting-launching-new-security-tools-to-combat-hate-raiding Twitch partnering with Warner Music to bring acts to the platform (1:01:00) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/warner-music-group-and-twitch-announce-first-of-its-kind-partnership-301385629.html PS4 now won't die completely when it's battery dies and stop playing games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-23-sony-has-quietly-fixed-playstation-4s-dead-battery-issue --- 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.
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    Podquisition 352: Fantacast

    1:11:54

    What could these mystery flavors be? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (19:10) Flynn: Son of Crimson (23:55) Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (26:20) Zen Pinball (31:00) Skatebird (34:00) Wasted (40:05) Deltarune (44:40) Croc (48:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bugsnax / Octodad developer moves all staff to four day work week (49:20) https://www.axios.com/bugsnax-developer-four-day-workweeks-9dbea139-cda0-4c93-83ca-d921e3eecd7b.html Judgment delivered in Epic v Apple suit (51:20) https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1437129077111074824 Twitch brings suit against hate raid coordinators despite knowing little about them (53:10) https://kotaku.com/twitch-sues-hate-raid-organizers-1847653161 Former Tripwire CEO does swift rebrand after resigning in disgrace (58:00) https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1436805531633475584 Konami wants you to preorder a lootbox for £33 (1:02:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-16-konami-selling-a-gbp33-efootball-premium-player-pack-you-cant-use-until-november Bobby Kotick subpoenaed as part of SEC investigation into ActiBlizz (1:03:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-21-activision-boss-bobby-kotick-subpoenaed-as-multiple-agencies-seek-truth-on-harassment-allegations --- 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.
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    Podquisition 351: Polyquisition

    1:14:13

    Love is in the air (and on all the surfaces) --- Go check out Laura’s wife Jane at twitch.tv/janeiac or support her at patreon.com/StonedMonkeyRadio The links to her Twitter and Facebook, as well as all her work, including Podcasts, Livestreams, YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Blog posts, T shirts with a spookkake ghost and more can be found at streamerlinks.com/Janeiac 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.
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    Podquisition 350: Dolla Dolla Bills

    1:17:16

    Chase that paper. Games we played this week include: Totally legal games (9:00) Encased (21:25) House of Ashes Demo (24:10) Apocalypse (31:15) Wasteland Golf Club (36:45) Life is Strange: True Colours (43:10) The Medium (48:20) No More Heroes 3 (49:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Tripwire CEO steps down after expressing support for Texas abortion ban (51:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-06-developers-distance-themselves-from-publisher-tripwire-after-boss-says-hes-proud-draconian-texas-anti-abortion-law-allowed-to-stand https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/news/tripwire-appoints-new-interim-ceo-alan-wilson Paradox Interactive employees allege mistreatment in survey (59:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-06-employee-survey-at-paradox-interactive-alleges-gender-discrimination-and-mistreatment Sony backpedals on PS5 upgrade fee for Horizon Forbidden West, but such fees are the future (1:01:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-05-sony-u-turns-on-controversial-horizon-forbidden-west-ps4-to-ps5-upgrade-policy-following-backlash Cloud Imperium warned by UK regulators to clarify to customers that in-game ships don’t exist yet. (1:03:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-advertising-standards-tells-star-citizen-dev-to-make-it-clear-for-sale-concept-ships-dont-exist-in-game-yet Ubisoft’s replacement CCO is another white french dude (1:08:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-ubisoft-finally-names-replacement-for-disgraced-chief-creative-officer New Pokémon Oreo cookies come at a time when Nabisco workers are on strike (1:11:30) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/business/nabisco-workers-strike.html --- 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.
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    Podquisition 349: Well-Rested and Refreshed

    1:07:31

    Oh, you’ve got a new podcast to listen to? Must be fucking nice. Games we played this week include: Psychonauts 2 (6:00) Rustler (15:00) No More Heroes 3 (22:10) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (30:45) Lake (32:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Unity employees are concerned about the company’s defense department contract work (34.15) https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4jy/unity-workers-question-company-ethics-as-it-expands-from-video-games-to-war EA exec claims toxic environments are ‘inevitable’ in large publishers (44:15) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-exec-says-toxic-environments-are-inevitable-inside-large-publishers-but-you-have-to-take-action/ CD Projekt Red hires CyberPunk 2077 modders (47:55) https://kotaku.com/kickass-cyberpunk-2077-modders-become-cd-projekt-red-de-1847590961 Apple will now let alternate payment systems be offered, but not through the App Store (49:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-27-apple-settles-lawsuit-to-let-developers-email-users-about-alternative-payment-options Steam refunds system abuse is hurting developers of short indie games (53:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-27-steams-two-hour-refund-policy-leads-to-indie-developer-quitting-game-development Epic hosts Martin Luther King Jr. experience in Fortnite, predictably unprepared for users (56:45) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-31-fortnite-disables-emotes-in-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute Activision responds to shredding claims, says they kept the important stuff, honest (59:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-25-state-of-california-alleges-activision-blizzard-hr-shredded-documents Wata co-founder accused of selling graded games online from personal collection (1:00:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-01-wata-co-founder-accused-of-breaking-companys-rules-on-selling-graded-stock --- 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.
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    Podquisition 348: Educated in the Arts

    1:14:02

    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.
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    Podquisition 347: Shrimp Are Perfect

    1:03:00

    But disrespect the Moon Goddess at your peril. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (6:20) The Ascent (12:15) Boyfriend Dungeon (19:40) Back 4 Blood beta (26:15) Button City (30:25) Dodgeball Academia (33:00) Vampyr (36:15) Garden Story (37:10) Fortnite: Impostors (42:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Among Us devs speak out about Fortnite's controversial Impostors mode (45:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-18-among-us-devs-speak-out-about-fortnites-controversial-impostors-mode Riot misled staff about their right to speak out on harassment and discrimination, California says (49:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-17-riot-misled-staff-about-their-right-to-speak-out-about-harassment-and-discrimination-state-of-california-says Activision Blizzard accused of routinely deadnaming trans staff (43:05) https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/13/activision-blizzard-trans-deadnamed/ Watchdog launches investigation into Ubisoft Singapore over alleged unfairness and sexual harassment (56:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-17-watchdog-launches-investigation-into-skull-and-bones-dev-ubisoft-singapore-over-alleged-unfairness-and-sexual-harassment -- 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.

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