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Over 60 Employees Of Raven Software Stage Walkout To Protest Layoffs

Over 60 Employees Of Raven Software Stage Walkout To Protest Layoffs

Call of Duty studio lost 12 members on Friday, with more potentially to follow this week.

By Jason Winter - 22 hours ago
Treasurers From Six States Ask For "Sweeping Changes" To Be Made In Activision Blizzard Leadership

Treasurers From Six States Ask For "Sweeping Changes" To Be Made In Activision Blizzard Leadership

States have investments in AB stock, say they are "impacted by the company’s plummeting stock price."

By Jason Winter - 6 days ago
Wargaming Finds Itself In Hot Water Following DMCA Takedown Of Toxic World Of Warships YouTuber

đź’Ł Feature | Wargaming Finds Itself In Hot Water Following DMCA Takedown Of Toxic World Of Warships YouTuber

Russian content creator made offensive personal remarks directed toward WG staff.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Bobby Kotick Says He Will "Consider" Resigning As Activision CEO If Workplace Culture Isn't Fixed "With Speed"

Bobby Kotick Says He Will "Consider" Resigning As Activision CEO If Workplace Culture Isn't Fixed "With Speed"

And OJ is still looking for the "real killers."

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Always Online Cast: Halo's Battle Pass Kinda Sucks, New World's Future, And Fire Bobby Kotick Ep 411

Always Online Cast: Halo's Battle Pass Kinda Sucks, New World's Future, And Fire Bobby Kotick Ep 411

Blizzard somehow finds more hot water and we're very concerned for New World's future!

By Michael Byrne - 2 weeks ago
Fractured In Alterac Valley Completes Hearthstone's Horde vs. Alliance Arc

Fractured In Alterac Valley Completes Hearthstone's Horde vs. Alliance Arc

Expansion comes in December, adds new hero cards for each class.

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Activision Blizzard Shareholder Group Calls For Bobby Kotick's Resignation

Activision Blizzard Shareholder Group Calls For Bobby Kotick's Resignation

UPDATED: PlayStation boss says AB's response does not "properly address the situation."

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
WSJ Investigation Alleges That Kotick Knew About, Hid, Sexual Harassment At Activision Blizzard For Years

WSJ Investigation Alleges That Kotick Knew About, Hid, Sexual Harassment At Activision Blizzard For Years

Blizzard co-leader Jen Oneal stepped down due to pay discrepancy and "lack of faith in leadership"

By Jason Winter - 3 weeks ago
World Of Warcraft Celebrates 17 Years With Classic Bosses And Battlegrounds

World Of Warcraft Celebrates 17 Years With Classic Bosses And Battlegrounds

Get a 17% XP and rep boost until December 6.

By Jason Winter - 3 weeks ago
Overwatch's Cole Cassidy Gets New Comic And Story To Explain Renaming

Overwatch's Cole Cassidy Gets New Comic And Story To Explain Renaming

The former Jesse McCree's "New Blood" challenge lasts until the 23rd.

By Jason Winter - 3 weeks ago
Activision Blizzard Contractors Receive Pay Bump And Expanded Vacation Time

Activision Blizzard Contractors Receive Pay Bump And Expanded Vacation Time

Still falls short of the norm in other countries.

By Jason Winter - 4 weeks ago
Blizzard's Q3 2021 Financials Aren't All Bad, But They Aren't All Good Either

Blizzard's Q3 2021 Financials Aren't All Bad, But They Aren't All Good Either

Overwatch 2, Diablo IV delayed into 2022; Jen Oneal departs by the end of the year.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Vicarious Visions Fully Absorbed By Blizzard, Will Get A New Name

Vicarious Visions Fully Absorbed By Blizzard, Will Get A New Name

Name change for Overwatch's Cole Cassidy, formerly Jesse McCree, also live.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Activision Blizzard CEO Kotick Details New Company Policies On Harassment And Other Important Issues

Activision Blizzard CEO Kotick Details New Company Policies On Harassment And Other Important Issues

"Zero-tolerance policy" for harassment, end to forced arbitration, and increased focus on diversity.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Overwatch's Jesse McCree Gets A New Name

Overwatch's Jesse McCree Gets A New Name

"Cole Cassidy" rides into Overwatch next week, and you can change your BattleTag.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Always Online Podcast: Early Elyon Review, Destiny 2 Dungeon Paywall Mess, And Quick Hit News Ep 407

Always Online Podcast: Early Elyon Review, Destiny 2 Dungeon Paywall Mess, And Quick Hit News Ep 407

Is Elyon worth playing and how the hell did Bungie screw this up???

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
(UPDATED) Activision Blizzard Accuses DFEH Of Ethics Violations, Seeks To Pause Harassment Case

(UPDATED) Activision Blizzard Accuses DFEH Of Ethics Violations, Seeks To Pause Harassment Case

Both parties also agree on change of venue for "complex" case.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Hallow's End Hits In World Of Warcraft And Hearthstone

Hallow's End Hits In World Of Warcraft And Hearthstone

Challenge the Headless Horseman or play as him in an upcoming Tavern Brawl.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Blizzard Posts Job Openings For Unannounced AAA Open-world Multiplayer RPG

Blizzard Posts Job Openings For Unannounced AAA Open-world Multiplayer RPG

FPS and IP development also mentioned among preferred skills.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
California's DFEH Files Motion Against the EEOC's $18 Million Settlement With Activision Blizzard

California's DFEH Files Motion Against the EEOC's $18 Million Settlement With Activision Blizzard

Claims "irreparable harm will occur" if payment proceeds.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Always Online Podcast: Week 1 New World Review and Blizzard Pays Out A Paltry Settlement TCG Ep 405

Always Online Podcast: Week 1 New World Review and Blizzard Pays Out A Paltry Settlement TCG Ep 405

Does New World impress us? Blizzard's settlement doesn't.

By Michael Byrne - 2 months ago
Activision Blizzard Settles With EEOC For $18 Million

Activision Blizzard Settles With EEOC For $18 Million

Company will upgrade its policies and bring in third-party equal opportunity consultant

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Overwatch 2 Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard, Will "Take Some Time Off"

Overwatch 2 Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard, Will "Take Some Time Off"

Blizzard's chief legal officer has also departed.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Activision Blizzard Is Now Under Investigation By The SEC (UPDATED w/response)

Activision Blizzard Is Now Under Investigation By The SEC (UPDATED w/response)

Agency has subpoenaed CEO Bobby Kotick, wants to see his personal communications.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Always Online Podcast: Epic Appeal, Splitgate's $100M, V Rising, And Bitcraft & Into the Echo Ep 403

Always Online Podcast: Epic Appeal, Splitgate's $100M, V Rising, And Bitcraft & Into the Echo Ep 403

On this week's show, Blizzard seems focused on the wrong things right now, there's news from Epic, Splitgate, and Funcom that makes you say, "Wow", and finally we cover some MMOS out of nowhere!...

By Michael Byrne - 2 months ago
Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Also, McCree renaming will take a while, is a 'pretty complicated project.'

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Overwatch 2 Will Be Used In The 2022 Overwatch League Season

Overwatch 2 Will Be Used In The 2022 Overwatch League Season

Next season starts in April.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Blizzard also shows off upcoming Mercenaries game mode.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard revealed its financial results for Q2 2021 yesterday, but most people weren't half as interested in the numbers as they were for the company's response to its recent barrage of bad news.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

The first of possibly several dominoes has begun to fall at Blizzard in response to the shocking accusations recently leveled at the company.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
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