Always Online Podcast: Did Redfall and ESO MMO Presentations Deliver, Hearthstone & A Sub, And The Day Before's Mess Ep 461
A LOT went on this week with the Elder Scrolls Online and Redfall revealing 2023 plans at the Developer_Direct stream, but did they deliver what fans and players needed to see? Riot was also hacked and some source code is being held for ransom, Blizzard wants to know if you'd pay a Hearthstone subscription, and what the hell is going on with The Day Before now? All that and more on this week's Always Online!
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00:00 Show Intro
02:12 Developer_Direct (Redfall and The Elder Scrolls Online)
33:00 Rapid Fire News (Hearthstone Sub Survey, Riot Source Code Hack, and more!)
47:25 Oh FFS... (The Day Before and Blizzard Employee Ranking System)
56:26 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) / Question of the Week
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