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Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by VG_Addict Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:30 pm

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-lab ... oy-culture

"Highlights" include a woman COMMITTING SUICIDE DURING A BUSINESS TRIP DUE TO THE HARASSMENT.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by Nemoide Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:38 pm

Definitely some horrifying allegations. I don't even know how you can reform that kind of thing. Awful stuff that is absolutely inexcusable. I'm not so into modern AAA games, so I wasn't likely to be buying any Activision-Blizzard games but if I WAS I'd boycott them.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:00 pm

The thing to note about this is that California is clearly out for blood this time; if they were willing to accept a monetary settlement out of court, they wouldn't have spent the time and resources on a two YEAR investigation. Activision is in hotter water than most people realize this time. Granted, I still highly doubt that the people who most need to pay will suffer any major consequences, but the company as a whole is in a worse situation than many people think.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by PretentiousHipster Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm

1000 employees signed an open letter, and apparently no work is being done on WoW
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by VG_Addict Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:41 pm

https://kotaku.com/inside-blizzard-deve ... 7495648163

A Cosby Suite. You can't make this shit up.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by Blu Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:07 pm

Yeah, this is a major yikes. All of the men in that suite knew what they were doing, what the connotations of such a suite involved (despite Greg Street feigning ignorance), and used power dynamics to harass, pressure, and assault women.

It really tarnishes my feelings and nostalgia for games that I thought were brilliant because of the pain and suffering inflicted on those working at the company.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by PretentiousHipster Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:49 am

The company seems like a parody at this point

"Hmm the employees are doing a mass walkout and signing open letters. Even our own people hate us! Whatever shall we do? ...

I GOT IT! We can hire a union busting firm!"
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by Sload Soap Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:33 pm

It's a real shame but, as with Ubisoft, not wholly unsurprising that a company that has shown itself to value its employees and morals as commodities would end up embroiled in a scandal like this. No doubt in a few months time we'll have an articles about how Bobby Kotick has paid himself an extra bonus this year and how some of the staff working on Overwatch 2 were laid off once it was finished.
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by PretentiousHipster Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:27 am

The president of the company pretty much just ran away from the dumpster fire lol
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Re: Activision-Blizzard sued by the State of California.

by marurun Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:34 am

PretentiousHipster wrote:The president of the company pretty much just ran away from the dumpster fire lol


He was implicated in the dumpster fire.
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