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It’s another dispatch of the Nice Games Bulletin! Your nice hosts talk E3, Star Trek, and weaponized nostalgia, then eventually get around to discussing the latest news and releases in video games, including important developments in workers rights, console certification mishaps, and the live-action debut of more than one ugly rodent. Meta “The Deep Space Nine Anniversary Documentary Is Hitting Theaters for One Day Only” – James Whitbrook, io9 [0:06:24] Recent and upcoming releases “Ronda Rousey Being In Mortal Kombat 11 Is Bullshit” – Heather Alexandra, Kotaku “Labo VR: how Mario and Zelda look and play in virtual reality” – Thomas Morgan, Eurogamer “Bubsy: Paws On Fire! Comes To Switch In May Whether You Want It To Or Not” – Ryan Craddock, NintendoLife “F. Gary Gray Is Working on a Saints Row Movie Adaptation” – Julie Muncy, Wired [0:28:15] News Just saw Avengers: Endgame and want to talk about America’s Ass? Subscribe to “Felix Drags Dale Through the Marvel Universe” (available wherever you get your podcasts)! “Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture [Updated]” – Cecilia D’Anastasio and Nathan Grayson, Kotaku “Riot Games employees walk out to protest forced arbitration in sexual harassment claims” – Sarah Min, CBS News “As Riot Games employees walk out, discontent swirls among video game industry workers” – Matthew Smith and Nicole Karlis, Salon “Epic buys Rocket League developer Psyonix, strongly hints it will stop selling the game on Steam” – Nick Statt, The Verge “Nintendo Removes Game From Switch Shop After Developer Reveals Secret Code Editor” – Nathan Grayson, Kotaku Play the web version of “A Dark Room” for free here. VR News! “Valve Index reveal: The best of VR’s first generation—but is it worth $999?” – Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica “Oculus Quest review: 2019’s best new gaming system is wireless, affordable VR” – Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica “Hands-on with the new $399 Oculus Rift S: More pixels, zero webcams, better fit” – Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica “Pitchford promises no “free-to-play junk” for Borderlands 3” – Kyle Orland, Ars Technica “Speedrunner Smashes A Computer-Assisted Super Mario Bros. Record By A Single Frame” – Natalie Degraffinried, Kotaku “Xbox Has New Guidelines on How to Talk Trash Without Getting Banned” – Nicole Carpenter, Motherboard “God of War Director Weighs In On Sonic the Hedgehog Design Changes” – Tyler Fischer, Comicbook.com

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