Blizzard lied about Diablo Immortal’s microtransactions



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Diablo Immortal is finally out and it turns out it’s actually a half-decent game… BUT it is rife with pay-for-power mechanics that could potentially have players spending tens of thousands of dollars to max out their character.

We are breaking down all the Diablo pay-to-win drama in today's Roundup so pull up a chair and get comfy. It’s a long one.

In other news GameStop employees walk out, Bioware contractors unionize, there’s a new Just Cause in development, and is E3 really back next year?

This week’s 5-Second Review brings back a painful memory and the Coming Soon section is real short.

Thanks for watching everyone and have a great weekend.

00:00 - Blizzard lied about Diablo Immortal’s microtransactions
10:10 - GameStop employees walk out
11:26 - Bioware contractors unionize
12:18 -​​ There’s a new Just Cause in development
13:14 - E3 coming back next year?
14:04 - 5-Second Review
14:29 - Coming Soon

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SOURCES
[YouTube] Bellular News video on Diablo Immortal cash grab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y3Lb25MKqc&ab_channel=BellularNews

[GameRant] Diablo Immortal is pay-to-win with legendary gems
https://gamerant.com/diablo-immortal-pay-to-win-legendary-gems/

[IGN] Diablo Immortal players are upset
https://www.ign.com/articles/diablo-immortal-players-upset-over-microtransactions

[Forbes] Diablo Immortal is pay to win… eventually
https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2022/06/04/oh-yes-diablo-immortal-is-absolutely-pay-to-win-eventually/?sh=19b9b09c61cb

[GameRant] Diablo Immortal review
https://gamerant.com/diablo-immortal-streamer-spends-nearly-4000-dollars-no-5-star-legendary-gems/

[Metacritic] Diablo Immortal metacritic
https://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/diablo-immortal/user-reviews

[VGC] Diablo Immortal’s Metacritic score is very low
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/diablo-immortal-faces-a-backlash-as-metacritic-user-score-drops-to-blizzards-third-lowest-ever/

[Metacritic] Diablo Immortal metacritic on iOS
https://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/diablo-immortal

[Kotaku] Diablo Immortal review by Kotaku
https://kotaku.com/diablo-immortal-review-hands-on-vgchat-free-good-blizza-1849031009

[Twitter] Yang Buddies tweet
https://twitter.com/YangCLiu/status/1533178587758608389?s=20&t=gh3LOnSOq26ykhDoyGHdmA

[Twitter] Wyatt Cheng twitter reply
https://twitter.com/candlesan/status/1533180638693425152?s=20&t=jP40q5_SKqak9fPr1rUVVw

[Twitter] Zizaran tweet
https://twitter.com/Zizaran/status/1533134376015364099

[VG247] Diablo Immortal community mad over mtx
https://www.vg247.com/diablo-immortal-community-anger-microtransactions

[Reddit] Diablo Immortal hackers are rampant
https://www.reddit.com/r/DiabloImmortal/comments/v4n35m/hackers_rampant_in_endgame_speedhack_immortality/

[Kotaku] GameStop walkout in Nebraska
https://kotaku.com/gamestop-meme-stock-crypto-scam-used-games-walkout-unio-1849027868

[Polygon] Bioware contractors unionize
https://www.polygon.com/23156652/bioware-contractors-qa-keywords-studio-union-vote

[Key Words Studios] Keyword Studios accepts union
https://www.keywordsstudios.com/keywords-accepts-edmonton-staff-vote/

[PCGamesN] New Just Cause in development
https://www.pcgamesn.com/just-cause-4/5-new-game

[Reset Era] Square Enix earnings brief
https://www.resetera.com/threads/new-just-cause-game-in-development.591837/

[Metacritic] Just Cause 4 metacritic
https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/just-cause-4

[Avalanche] Avalanche studios job listing
https://avalanchestudios.com/jobs/1799243

[Washington Post] E3 is coming back in 2023
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/06/07/esa-e3-2023-summer-game-fest-nintendo-direct/
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