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The union joined the conflict of the California authorities in the Activision Blizzard case
The Communications Workers Union of America (CWA) is unhappy with the peace agreement between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Yesterday, the union filed a complaint against the commission.
A conflict broke out between the authorities investigating harassment in Activision Blizzard
The situation around the harassment investigation at Activision Blizzard is getting more complicated. The California Department of Fair Employment and Placement (DFEH) believes that a peace agreement concluded between a gaming company and one of the federal agencies will harm the lawsuit. At the same time, the Department itself is accused of violating professional ethics.The beginning of the conflict
Activision Blizzard agreed to pay employees $ 18 million — this happened after a new lawsuit against the company
Activision Blizzard has created an $18 million fund to pay employees who have suffered harassment and discrimination. This was one of the terms of the agreement with the American Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — shortly before that, the agency sued the publisher.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the situation with Activision Blizzard. She called Bobby Kotick to court
The harassment and discrimination scandal at Activision Blizzard has attracted the attention of another agency. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched its own investigation into the company.
App Annie was accused of securities fraud. Now she has to pay a fine of $10 million.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused the analytical company App Annie and its former CEO Bertrand Schmitt of fraud. The regulator said they were selling confidential information about customers without their consent.
The head of Tripwire Interactive supported the anti-abortion law. He was criticized by colleagues, and the studio partner terminated the contract
Tripwire Interactive is known as the publisher of Chivalry 2 and the developer of Maneater with Killing Floor. Last weekend, its president John Gibson (John Gibson) came out in support of a new anti-abortion law in Texas, which caused dissatisfaction with the gaming community. In particular, one of the partners refused to cooperate with the company.
Media: a former employee of Xsolla demands a million rubles from the company for dismissal
One of the recently dismissed employees of Xsolla filed a lawsuit against the founder and CEO of the company, Alexander Agapitov. The developer demanded to restore him to work and pay the money that could not be earned due to forced absenteeism. He also wants to receive a million rubles as moral compensation.
Xsolla laid off about 150 employees. The company started from the analysis of their activity in work applications
A letter from the founder and CEO of Xsolla Alexander Agapitov to employees leaked to social networks. In it, he abruptly announced the dismissal of a large number of employees. As can be understood from the letter, the company monitored their activity and made a decision to dismiss them based on the collected data.
New stories of harassment and the “misogyny tax”: the latest developments in the Activision Blizzard scandal
Over the weekend, a lot of fresh details appeared in the Activision Blizzard scandal. Several women have shared new stories about harassment in the company. And the former developer of Diablo and World of Warcraft called for the creation of trade unions in the gaming industry.New posts about working at Activision Blizzard
Yves Guillemot responded to a letter from Ubisoft employees. He promised changes, but ignored the demands
The day before yesterday, about a thousand Ubisoft employees signed an open letter in support of their colleagues from Activision Blizzard. In it, they also criticized the way Ubisoft is struggling with its problems. Last night, CEO Yves Guillemot commented on this letter. Spoiler: The employees didn’t like his answer.
The results of the strike and support from Ubisoft: how the Activision Blizzard scandal is developing
We continue to share new details about the Activision Blizzard scandal. Yesterday, hundreds of employees went on strike and once again voiced their demands to the management and personally to Bobby Kotick. Meanwhile, Ubisoft employees supported their colleagues and reminded them of similar problems within their company.
Hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees signed a letter to management: “We will not be silent”
Activision Blizzard employees condemned the management’s inaction and unwillingness to fully acknowledge the problems with harassment and harassment of women at work. Hundreds of people signed a letter demanding to bring the perpetrators to justice and carry out reforms within the company.The full text of the appeal was published on July 26 on the Bloomberg website.
How the Activision Blizzard Scandal is Developing: employee Protests, media Boycott and Morheim’s Apology
Over the weekend, a scandal related to Activision Blizzard’s accusations of discrimination against women developed. Mike Morhaime, one of the founders and former head of Blizzard, spoke about the problem. Some employees stopped working on World of Warcraft in protest, and a number of media outlets announced a boycott of the company.
The creators of Sniper Ghost Warrior apologized for a PR event about the “murder” of people disguised as Arabs
The other day, the Polish studio CI Games was at the center of a scandal. It is connected with an event dedicated to her new game Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2. Participants had to kill armed actors dressed in Arab costumes. The press criticized the developers for militarism and propaganda of violence, although the studio itself was not even at the event.What happened?
The XYZ School Scandal: how the post of the deceived students of the course led to the departure of the editorial board of the media direction
Over the weekend, XYZ School, known for its game-dev courses, found itself in the center of a big scandal. It all started with a collective letter from deceived students who could not get a fully paid course program for almost nine months. The post caused a great resonance, and after the official response of the management, the editorial board of the media direction left the company.
The authors of the indie project Spiritfarer were accused of discrimination against the disabled in their game about death
Developers from the Thunder Lotus studio, who released the “cozy death game” Spiritfarer, were criticized online and forced to apologize. Users felt that the storyline of one of the characters offends people with disabilities.