Rant Arcade Game Episode 31: Activision Blizzard Suit, Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

This week’s episode of Game Rant Arcade includes Blizzard’s Activision lawsuit, Valve’s Steam Deck, and Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

This week, Anthony Taormina joins special guest Christian Spicer (DLC Podcast, The Official Last of Us Podcast) for Episode 31 of the Rant Arcade Game Podcast. The two covered this week’s news, which includes some of the latest news involving Activision Blizzard and the California lawsuit.

Arguably the biggest piece of news last week, if not of the year, the California Department of Employment and Fair Housing hit Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher Activision with a lawsuit detailing a number of troubling incidents between the companies. The lawsuit alleges that some Activision Blizzard employees promoted a “frat boy culture” in which male employees would act inappropriately towards female employees. He also claims that many female employees are victims of workplace inequality and are missed out on important promotions despite having earned them.

Other news covered in the podcast includes Valve’s Steam Deck reveal and news/updates about some of Ubisoft’s upcoming games. Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is Ubisoft’s answer to Call of Duty featuring characters based on flake cell and Division universe.

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Legend of Zelda: Sword of Skyward HD is this week’s big release, a Nintendo Switch remaster of the Wii version. Though Sky Sword Having fans back during the Wii era, the title is one of the more controversial in the series.

This week’s unexpected highlight was door of death an isometric adventure game that feels like a mix between the classics Legend of Zelda and Dark soul. With a unique art style and personality, door of death seems to be a sleeper hit for 2021.

Here are the timestamps for each segment:

News

  • Activision Blizzard’s lawsuit
  • Valve Steam Deck
  • Tom Clancy’s XDefiant uncover
  • Ubisoft updates on Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Skull and bones

Game of the Week

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  • door of death

Listener’s Letter

  • Why is there a difference between Japanese and Western games?
  • What games did you give a second chance to and ended up enjoying?
  • What video game genre would you like to eliminate from existence?

Game Rant Arcade records weekly, bringing you the latest video game news, shows about the latest games, and responses to gamers’ burning questions. To have questions, read up on Game Rant Arcade, email arcade@gamerant.com or follow and tweet us on Twitter @RantArcade.

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