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Blizzard Entertainment loses 12 million monthly active users in three years

In context: Since the start of 2020 and the Covid pandemic, the gaming industry has seen a surge as players find themselves with more idle time. This growth brings with it more competition between developers as they try to grab their share of that extra gaming time. Some have seen rapid growth, while other studios…

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More Blizzard staff leaves after CA state lawsuit, including “Cosby Suite” members

Worse than Uber Duriel — Follows company’s backtrack on a Diablo II: Resurrected pledge about TCP/IP. Sam Machkovech – Aug 12, 2021 12:30 am UTC Enlarge / This is arguably not the best promotional image to leave on your Diablo II: Resurrected site these days, Blizzard.On Wednesday, Blizzard confirmed reports about three major staffers on…

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Activision Blizzard lawsuit: Latest updates and what you need to know

SOPA Images/Getty It’s been a tumultuous two weeks for gaming titan Activision Blizzard. The company has been rocked by an explosive lawsuit, leading to the resignation of Blizzard President J. Allen Brack. The company is being sued by the state of California, which accuses it of workplace discrimination against its female workforce. The suit, filed by the…

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Timeline: The Story So Far

Activision Blizzard and its current and former employees are in the middle of dealing with the fallout of a lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that alleges the company fostered a “frat boy” culture in which female employees were subjected to sexual harasssment, unequal pay, and much more.Since the lawsuit…

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Activision Blizzard Employees Form Coalition, Reject CEO’s Choice of Law Firm

Employees from every Activision Blizzard studio have formed a working group.By Matt T.M. KimUpdated: 3 Aug 2021 7:30 pmPosted: 3 Aug 2021 5:00 pmA coalition of workers from across multiple Activision Blizzard development studios, calling itself the ABK Workers Alliance, has sent a joint letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and his executive leadership team…

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Blizzard president ends 16-year tenure amid lawsuit fallout

bye bye brack — Two recent Blizzard execs will serve as co-leads for the studio. Kyle Orland – Aug 3, 2021 2:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Brack promoting World of Warcraft onstage at Blizzcon 2017.Blizzard President J. Allen Brack, who was recently named in a California state discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the company, is…

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Former Blizzard Developer and ArenaNet, Undead Labs Founder: “We Need Unionization”

Jeff Strain, a former senior Blizzard employee and co-founder of ArenaNet and founder of Undead Labs, has written a letter advocating for unionization within the games industry and has invited his employees to unionize themselves with his full endorsement.Following IGN’s reporting on the unfolding situation at Activision Blizzard in the wake of a bombshell lawsuit,…

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Activision Blizzard lawsuit: A timeline of key events, and everything you need to know

Home News Gaming (Image credit: Activision Blizzard) Activision Blizzard, the publisher behind World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty, is being sued by The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing following a two-year investigation into the company’s alleged discrimination against female employees.The suit claims that Activision Blizzard fosters a “pervasive ‘frat boy’ culture”,…

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Activision Blizzard staff respond to Bobby Kotick statement

Employees say that CEO statement fails to address multiple issues laid out in wake of lawsuitStaff at Activision Blizzard have criticised Bobby Kotick’s attempts to address concerns at the company, following a staged walkout in protest of the firm’s poor response to a recent harassment lawsuit.The employee statement — shared with IGN — claims that…

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Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout and thousands sign petition for anti-discrimination action

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees joined a walkout today to protest the company’s initially harsh response to allegations of sex discrimination at the company that makes games such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. The backlash against the company’s stance was…