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Sexually Harassed Activision Blizzard Employee Holds Press Conference To Demand Apologies, Money

Today, a woman named Christine who works at major game publisher Activision Blizzard held a press conference with her lawyer Lisa Bloom to describe the sexual harassment she experienced at the company. This is the latest in the ongoing battle between Activision Blizzard and its employees surrounding sexual harassment…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sexually Harassed Activision Blizzard Employee Holds Press Conference To Demand Apologies, Money

Today, a woman named Christine who works at major game publisher Activision Blizzard held a press conference with her lawyer Lisa Bloom to describe the sexual harassment she experienced at the company. This is the latest in the ongoing battle between Activision Blizzard and its employees surrounding sexual harassment…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Call Of Duty: Warzone Devs Stage Walkout Over Layoffs

Quality assurance testers and other developers at Raven Software, the Activision studio in charge of the extremely lucrative free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone, are walking out on the job today to protest surprise layoffs that were foisted on staff beginning last Friday. The group told Kotaku in a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Call of Duty QA Testers Face Layoffs After Reportedly Being Promised Raises By Activision

Today, contract testers at the Call of Duty studio Raven Software were told that the studio would face layoffs on January 28th of next year, a Call of Duty community manager said on Twitter. A source familiar with the goings-on at the company confirmed to Kotaku that for the next few days in early December, […]

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Call of Duty QA Testers Face Layoffs After Reportedly Being Promised Raises By Activision

Today, contract testers at the Call of Duty studio Raven Software were told that the studio would face layoffs on January 28th of next year, a Call of Duty community manager said on Twitter. A source familiar with the goings-on at the company confirmed to Kotaku that for the next few days in early December, […]

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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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Take-Two Is Being A Dick

In a bizarre new development, Take-Two has forced the makers of It Takes Two to abandon the trademark for the game’s name, lest people confuse the publisher of Grand Theft Auto with a platform puzzler about a crumbling marriage.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Government Officials Pressuring Activision Blizzard Are Now Threatening The Company’s Profits

State treasurers from California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Delaware, and Nevada are calling on Activision Blizzard to take more serious measures in addressing ongoing high-profile investigations and lawsuits about the company’s troubling culture. According to Axios, said treasurers have asked to meet with the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Right-Wing Group Wants Bobby Kotick Removed From Coca-Cola’s Board

The National Legal and Policy Center, a right-wing organisation that “promotes ethics in public life”, has written to Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey asking that he “immediately seek the resignation” of besieged Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick from the company’s board of directors, on which Kotick also…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Right-Wing Group Wants Bobby Kotick Removed From Coca-Cola’s Board

The National Legal and Policy Center, a right-wing organisation that “promotes ethics in public life”, has written to Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey asking that he “immediately seek the resignation” of besieged Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick from the company’s board of directors, on which Kotick also…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Less Than 5 Percent Of Managers At Nintendo HQ Are Women

Following internal comments by Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser earlier this month about allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination at Activision Blizzard, Nintendo has updated its Corporate Governance document today with a new commitment to “increase the proportion of women in managerial positions”…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Less Than 5 Percent Of Managers At Nintendo HQ Are Women

Following internal comments by Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser earlier this month about allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination at Activision Blizzard, Nintendo has updated its Corporate Governance document today with a new commitment to “increase the proportion of women in managerial positions”…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Cyberpunk 2077 Is Having Its First Good Day

Poor old Cyberpunk 2077. Is a phrase I never thought I’d think. But here we are, just a couple of weeks away from its first year on sale (!), and I do find myself feeling odd twinges. Because goodness me, it’s rather popular on Steam today.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Nintendo Switch Has Crazy Sales On Right Now

Black Friday is awful, and we should all refuse to take part. But in other news, goodness gracious, there are a lot of amazing prices on Nintendo Switch just now. Publishers like Capcom, Ubisoft and EA have joined Nintendo’s own first-party titles in luring you toward the evils of capitalist convenience.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bobby Kotick Has Always Been A Siimy Douchebag

Bobby Kotick is a weasel of the highest order. And while he may finally be facing a reckoning for some of his actions as CEO of Activision Blizzard, it’s been a long time coming.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Arcades In Japan Keep Closing, Which Sucks

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese arcade industry hard. With the country closed off to tourism, it might only seem like big city arcades are the ones that are hurting the most. That’s simply not the case. Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that things were horrible for Japanese arcades. “The government is…Read more… Continue […]

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Epic Buys Rock Band Creators To Make ‘Musical Journeys’ For Fortnite

Epic Games recently acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix, the two companies revealed in separate announcements today. Here we go again.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Buys Rock Band Creators To Make ‘Musical Journeys’ For Fortnite

Epic Games recently acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix, the two companies revealed in separate announcements today. Here we go again.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Former Nintendo Exec Reggie Fils-Aimé Hosts Xbox Event For Microsoft

Right from the get go, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé addresses the elephant in the room: “I’m sure at this point you’re wondering, what is the former president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America doing at a Microsoft Xbox event?”“I don’t know what I’m doing here either,”…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Former Nintendo Exec Reggie Fils-Aimé Hosts Xbox Event For Microsoft

Right from the get go, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé addresses the elephant in the room: “I’m sure at this point you’re wondering, what is the former president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America doing at a Microsoft Xbox event?” “I don’t know what I’m doing here either,”… Read more…

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