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Australian Video Games Industry Is Getting Its Own Union

Game Workers Unite Australia, a body that had previously been an advisory and support organisation, announced today that early next year it will be transitioning to becoming a full-blown union.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Australian Video Games Industry Is Getting Its Own Union

Game Workers Unite Australia, a body that had previously been an advisory and support organisation, announced today that early next year it will be transitioning to becoming a full-blown union.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Game Awards Won’t Take Sides On Activision Fallout To Focus On Reveals

As Geoff Keighley’s annual Game Awards show enters its eighth year, the creator and host told The Washington Post today that he’s still thinking about how to “navigate” Activision Blizzard’s involvement in the ceremony following the latest reports of sexual misconduct at the publisher.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wholesome Classroom Hypes Professor As He Rolls For Rare Genshin Impact Hero

Last month, BiliBili—China’s anime version of YouTube—content creator Harry华ye asked his professor to help him get the rare and powerful Genshin Impact character, Hu Tao. The result is possibly my favorite Genshin Impact video I’ve seen all year.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Aeon Must Die Situation Just Got Way More Complicated

Today, the beat-’em-up Aeon Must Die comes out for PC, Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. A day ahead of its release, some of the game’s original developers—now at a different, newly formed studio—have published a statement requesting that the game’s publisher and developer “complete their legal responsibilities.” That…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sorry, No More Telling Your League Of Legends Opponents They Suck

Riot announced today it will disable chat between opposing League of Legends teams in the game’s next update as a way of cutting down on the toxicity that’s often present in these conversations.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Mess Gets Far Messier

As the legal maelstrom continues to grow in the multiple cases against Activision Blizzard, things have taken one of the most bizarre twists yet. The EEOC (with whom Activision Blizzard are attempting to settle) has accused the California DFEH (who are attempting to intervene in that settlement) of using its own…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Genshin Impact Developers Launch Closed Beta For Space Fantasy RPG

Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer miHoYo announced that closed beta sign-ups for their new game Honkai: Star Rail will begin today. While it’s set in the same universe as the popular mobile game Honkai Impact 3rd, the announcement confirmed that Star Rail will be available for both mobile and PC.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Genshin Impact Developers Launch Closed Beta For Space Fantasy RPG

Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer miHoYo announced that closed beta sign-ups for their new game Honkai: Star Rail will begin today. While it’s set in the same universe as the popular mobile game Honkai Impact 3rd, the announcement confirmed that Star Rail will be available for both mobile and PC.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ticked Off Genshin Impact Players Go On Review-Bomb Spree

Genshin Impact’s one-year anniversary is underway, but not all players are finding it a cause for celebration. For anyone familiar with the game’s community on social media or who follows some of its biggest streamers, it’s been impossible to escape players’ complaints about the anniversary rewards. After first review…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Everyone Who Worked On A Game Should Be In The Credits

Deathloop is out, and by all accounts it’s pretty good! It’s a shame, then, that it’s also the reason we’re revisiting the topic of “video games people being weirdly shitty about who makes it into the credits and who doesn’t”.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Chinese Gaming Giants Lose Eight Bethesdas In Value Amid Government Crackdown

Bloomberg reports that the value of China’s largest gaming companies, Tencent and NetEase, plummeted dramatically during an overnight stock selloff, resulting in losses totaling more than $60 billion between the two. To put that in perspective, that’s about eight times what Microsoft spent on Bethesda Softworks parent…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Store Adds Self-Publishing, And There’s Still A Loophole For Porn

Today Epic Games announced its own self-publishing program which enters closed beta. The program will allow developers to publish games on the Epic Store without the assistance of Epic employees so long as it meets several requirements, such as not being porn.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apex Legends Dev Fired Over Past Sexist, Racist Comments

Daniel Klein, a lead game designer on Apex Legends, was recently fired from his job at Respawn Entertainment after screenshots of old blog posts and public conversations surfaced showing the developer making both sexist and racist comments.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft Workers Decry Industry’s ‘Culture Of Abuse’

A new open letter signed by almost 500 current and former Ubisoft employees announces their solidarity with the workers at Activision Blizzard, demands movement from their own leadership, and calls for systemic change across the entire video game industry, Axios reports.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Xbox Boss Wants To Preserve Games While Threatening Game Preservation

In a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about game preservation, and how “I really wish as an industry we’d come together and help preserve the history of what gaming is about, so we don’t lose the ability to go back.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Xbox Boss Wants To Preserve Games While Threatening Game Preservation

In a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about game preservation, and how “I really wish as an industry we’d come together and help preserve the history of what gaming is about, so we don’t lose the ability to go back.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Genshin Impact’s Biggest Update Yet Adds Japan-Inspired Region

The moment Genshin Impact fans have been waiting for practically since the game came out is finally here. Inazuma, an oft-rumored, much-anticipated in-game area inspired by Japan, is launching on July 21. Not only that, it’s arriving alongside an update so large that Chinese developer Mihoyo has seen fit to jump the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Genshin Impact’s Biggest Update Yet Adds Japan-Inspired Region

The moment Genshin Impact fans have been waiting for practically since the game came out is finally here. Inazuma, an oft-rumored, much-anticipated in-game area inspired by Japan, is launching on July 21. Not only that, it’s arriving alongside an update so large that Chinese developer Mihoyo has seen fit to jump the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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