The gaming world is massive and all-encompassing. There’s always something going on, except for right now.
Right now, it is particularly quiet. It’s almost too quiet, considering how much is usually happening in the gaming space. But this is actually a period of time that I’m well acquainted with, hosting the first nationally syndicated radio show for video games.
It’s known as the “dead period,” and it lasts from the end of September all the way through the end of November, where video game companies hold off on most of their promotion until the holidays.
Additionally, last weekend was TwitchCon in San Diego, so all the prominent streamers were either on a plane or in a hotel. Overall, a lot of the video game and streamer world was highly disrupted last week, but there is still stuff to talk about.
In this segment:
- Overwatch 2 launched on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and has been inundated with a number of problems.
- The National Labor Relations Board acknowledges Activision Blizzard’s retaliation against Raven Software.
- A fired Nintendo of America employee who filed a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board has come forward.
- After three years, Google’s venture into cloud gaming has been shut down.
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced its further expansion into gaming.