There’s a right way to respond to a civil liberties crisis. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan went a different way. Also: NPD for April 2022, Raven workers vote to unionize as Activision Blizzard draws the NLRB’s ire, Sony discrimination lawsuit is back in play, developers revive anticompetition suit against Valve, Saudi Arabia takes a bite of Nintendo, and more.

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  • [00:01:42] – The Attack in Buffalo and How the Game Industry Played a Role
  • [00:11:00] – Steam Antitrust Suits Revived
  • [00:16:07] – NPD for April 2022
  • [00:24:40] – Investment Interlude
  • [00:37:41] – Quick Hits
  • [00:53:44] – Labor Report (Activision, Keywords Studiso, Sony’s Non-Stance on Abortion Rights and the Labor Lawsuit, GameStop’s Alleged Misclassification of Workers in NY)
  • [01:18:54] – Listener Questions
  • [01:27:30] – FAFO Award



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