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The Podcast: Why does Activision need pregnancy data?

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses age ratings on Google Play and (yes) accessibility for Sekiro

The end of the week means a new episode of The Podcast, this week with Rebekah and Brendan discussing the latest industry headlines.

We kick off by addressing the ease with which mobile developers are able to apply kids age ratings to inappropriate games on Google Play via the International Age Rating Coalition's system.

Then we weigh in on the debate surrounding Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the question of accessibility. Yes, this is well-trodden ground but it gives Brendan the chance to reflect on the accessibility once found in the classic arcades and how this diminished in favour of more complex titles.

And finally, we discuss the recent revelation that Activision Blizzard has been paying staff to voluntarily allow access to health data -- including monitoring their pregnancy.

You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

All our previous episodes can be found here.