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Activision: music critic blackmails the company, demanding a six-figure sum
Activision has sued the American music critic Anthony Fantano. According to the company, he threatened to file a lawsuit against her himself if Activision did not pay a six-figure sum for using an audio track from his TikTok video.
Activision confirmed that hackers tried to break into the company’s internal network
On February 20, the vx-underground organization and insider Tom Henderson reported that Activision was attacked by hackers at the end of last year. Today, Activision in a statement to the media admitted that there was an attempt to hack, but it was not successful.
The revenue of the Call of Duty franchise exceeded $ 30 billion, and the total sales of its games — 425 million copies
Yesterday, Activision showed the first full-fledged trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and soon after shared statistics on the entire franchise. The company told about the success of the Call of Duty series of games in an interview with The Washington Post.
Distrust of the Cat and CoD on PlayStation: the latest news around the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal
The meeting of Bobby Kotick with employees, the official position on the future of the Call of Duty series on PlayStation, the fear of mass layoffs and the chances of the revival of old franchises. We tell you the main thing about all the latest news related to the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal.
Which games have sold the best at Christmas in the last 38 years? Among the leaders are EA and Activision titles
A representative of GfK Entertainment shared data on the best-selling video games during the Christmas holidays over the past 38 years. The chart only counts copies sold in the UK. EA and Activision have the most titles on the list.The information was shared by the senior director of Customer Relations at GfK Dorian Bloch on his LinkedIn page.
Over 200 Activision Blizzard employees joined the strike against the layoffs of testers
The dismissals of temporary Raven Software testers did not leave many employees in other Activision Blizzard studios indifferent. To date, more than 200 people have joined the strike. They protest against “arbitrariness” in the workplace and demand the reinstatement of all dismissed.Call of Duty: Warzone
Testers of Call of Duty: Warzone staged a strike amid layoffs. Earlier they were promised raises
At the end of last week, Activision Blizzard cut about a third of Raven Software’s QA specialists responsible for testing Call of Duty: Warzone. As a result, the employees staged a strike, demanding to reinstate the dismissed and offer them the previously promised promotions.Call of Duty: Warzone
Treasurers of six states urged not to allow the re-election of the board of directors of Activision Blizzard
The treasuries of six American states expressed concern about the situation around Activision Blizzard. Since they own part of the company’s shares, they demand to arrange a meeting with the publisher’s board. The main goal of the negotiations is to prevent the re—election of Bobby Kotick and other members of the board of directors.For the first time, the treasurers of California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Nevada and Delaware asked for a meeting with the board of…
President of Nintendo of America: the situation at Activision Blizzard contradicts the company’s values
Activision Blizzard has faced criticism from another platform holder. Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, called the harassment situation disappointing. He also stated that Nintendo has already taken some action against Activision.Doug Bowser
Bobby Kotick may leave Activision Blizzard himself if he fails to promptly solve current problems
Bobby Kotick has announced that he will consider resigning as CEO of Activision Blizzard. This will only happen if he fails to solve the current problems quickly. Meanwhile, the company’s shares have fallen by almost a third since the harassment scandal began.The Cat made such a statement during a meeting with Blizzard Entertainment executives, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The head of Xbox opposed Activision, and Bobby Kotick’s resignation was demanded by over 1,300 employees
Activision Blizzard employees demanded the resignation of Bobby Kotick. The petition has already been signed by over 1300 people. Meanwhile, Phil Spencer announced that Xbox will reconsider the terms of cooperation with the scandalous company. According to him, such an attitude towards employees has no place in the gaming industry.Overwatch
The head of PlayStation criticized Activision Blizzard. But the management is still on the side of Bobby the Cat
Jim Ryan, who heads PlayStation, criticized Activision Blizzard amid the latest accusations against the publisher. He believes that the company is not doing enough to improve the situation. Meanwhile, Activision’s management continues to support Bobby Kotick and tries to calm down disgruntled employees. Reaction of the head of PlayStation
Bobby Kotick was accused of concealing harassment. Activision Blizzard Shares fall to the lowest in a year
Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal published a big investigation about the situation inside Activision Blizzard. It is alleged that Bobby Kotick hid information about harassment for years and once threatened to kill one of the employees himself. The board of directors sided with him, but the company’s shares fell to the lowest in more than a year.
Activision Blizzard was sued by employees. The company is accused of suppressing trade unions
Activision Blizzard is facing a new lawsuit. This time, the company was sued by its own employees. They accuse her of intimidating employees, suppressing the organization of trade unions and using unfair labor practices.According to the Washington Post, the lawsuit was filed by Activision Blizzard employees in conjunction with the large Communications Workers of America (CWA) union.
How Activision Blizzard Testers Work: Low Salaries, Overwork and Discrimination
The “Alliance of Workers” ABK (Activision Blizzard King) told Kotaku about the conditions in which the company’s testers work. According to employees, QA specialists receive almost the lowest salary and at the same time are forced to work overtime regularly. They also do not have access to benefits, and representatives of minorities face discrimination.Overwatch
Activision Blizzard was sued for discrimination against women. The company denies the charges
Activision Blizzard was accused of discriminating against employees based on gender. According to the lawsuit, the company intentionally does not promote women in the service and understates their salaries. They complain about harassment and compare the atmosphere at work with the atmosphere of a fraternity. However, the company itself denies such accusations.The lawsuit was filed on July 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court following a two-year investigation.
Activision has launched a studio to create mobile AAA games. The first project will be on IP Call of Duty
Activision has a new internal mobile studio. It’s called Activision Mobile. Its launch became known from the published vacancies of the company. They also indicate that the studio will be engaged in a mobile game under the Call of Duty brand. The media suggested that we are talking about the Warzone port.
Tencent closes Chinese Call of Duty Online — including due to low revenue
Call of Duty Online is a free—to-play version of the shooter, available exclusively in China. Tencent has decided to stop supporting the game after six years on the market. It is reported that after the servers are closed, players will be offered to transfer accounts to Call of Duty: Mobile.This became known on May 31 on the official Call of Duty Online website.
How Activision and the developers of Call of Duty: Mobile rule the balance of weapons in the game
To correct the balance of weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile, developers from TiMi Studios and Activision had to collect community reviews and test them in practice using limited playtests. Matt Lewis, the general manager of the game and vice president of the publisher’s mobile direction, told about the difficulties encountered.Matt Lewis’ original column was published on Gamasutra on May 12.