128 - Activision/Blizzard Layoffs & Nintendo Direct Update

Some bad news has hit some people in the gaming industry, and the Rocket Punch team is here to discuss! This week, Will and Cam sit and talk about the recent announcements surrounding the Activision/Blizzard layoffs, giving their thoughts and opinions on the matter, and also asking if situations like this could be improved, but also if we should really be as upset as the internet it around the situation. Plus, the team goes through the latest announcements from the recent Nintendo Direct, Cameron gives his initial impressions on Anthem, Will lets us know if Crackdown 3 is worth playing, a bunch of announcements on news and upcoming Rocket Punch events, and more!


SHOW NOTES:
Carlton couldn’t copyright the Carlton: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/15/18226180/copyright-office-alfonso-ribeiro-carlton-fresh-prince-dance-rejected-fortnite-nba-2k-lawsuit
Sales Charts Update (UK): https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-17-uk-charts-far-cry-new-dawn-is-no-1-but-metro-exodus-is-the-real-winner
Nintendo Direct Update: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190213005864/en/Super-Mario-Maker-2-Legend-Zelda-Link%E2%80%99s
Activision/Blizzard Layoff Info: https://kotaku.com/activision-blizzard-begins-massive-layoffs-1832571288
Opinions on Layoffs: https://kotaku.com/the-fallout-of-activision-blizzard-s-massive-layoffs-1832597892
Bonus for new Activision CFO: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-04/activision-gives-15-million-sweetener-to-new-cfo-dennis-durkin
More info on CFO: https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-blizzards-new-cfo-is-getting-awards-worth-dollar15-million-for-taking-the-job/

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