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Activision-Blizzard’s Raven Software is formally unionizing

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Perhaps ignoring and gaslighting the strikers wasn't the best move for Activision after all: WAPO reports that "over 30" QA testers at Activision's Raven...
Point.

Blizzard addresses regaining player trust as Kotick’s all-hands meeting leaves workers unsettled

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Earlier this evening, Blizzard's Mike Ybarra posted a public message to the company's players. Ybarra, of course, was appointed co-lead of Blizzard Entertainment following...
Same old story.

Activision-Blizzard submits useless Microsoft buyout FAQ for employees

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We sure hope you're not tired of hearing about Activision-Blizzard and its labor messes, discrimination and harassment scandal, and pending sale to Microsoft -...
YAAAAAAGH

Acti-Blizz buyout, day two: Labor, stock, Kotick, and the reasons behind the sale

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The news has been flying fast and furious over the last 24 hours since Microsoft announced it was buying Activision-Blizzard for just under $70B....

Activision-Blizzard claims it fired still more employees but disputes scope of misconduct

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Activision-Blizzard is being bought out by Microsoft, but that doesn't mean its problems have been solved. Bowing to pressure from investors and its own staff,...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick hit with new accusations, Jen Oneal speaks up, employees walk out

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Oh my sweet summer child, you thought Activision-Blizzard might make it a whole week without another story in its ongoing sexual discrimination and harassment...

Bear witness to the confounding Coca-Cola ad that tries to appeal to esports fans, MMO gamers, and world peace

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What do esports events, MMO gaming, and soda have in common? If you said "Maybe you drink the soda while participating in the other...

Activision-Blizzard walkout organizers respond to Kotick, Kotaku exposes ‘Cosby suite’ attendees

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In response to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's letter to staff last night, organizers of today's walkout have issued a response arguing that his letter...

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick: ‘The leadership team has heard you loud and clear’

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As ATVI stock dips and Blizzard employees plan a walkout tomorrow, Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has finally publicly addressed the company's workers in regard...

A slim majority of Acti-Blizz investors approved its ‘say-on-pay’ policy after vote extension

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Score another win for the C-suite. As we've been covering, Activision-Blizzard investors purportedly represented by CtW Investment Group had been agitating to vote down the...

Activision-Blizzard is halving Bobby Kotick’s exorbitant salary and bonuses

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Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick made headlines back in March when on the same day the company was going through its (at least) fourth round of...

Activision-Blizzard shareholders say nay votes constitute ‘rebuke’ of company pay practices

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Earlier this month, we covered moves by Activision-Blizzard shareholders and long-term investor watchdogs to agitate voting against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy. Critics argued that...

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

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Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's MAUs finally...
Kick it down the road.

MMO Business Roundup: Overpaid gaming CEOs, FTC’s lootbox workshops, and why online launches are trainwrecks

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Welcome back to another MMO Business Roundup, where we check in on all your favorite flaming dumpster fires in the gaming business world. The 2019...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

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After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...
We could have planned better.

Activision Blizzard boasts ‘record quarter, record year’

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With revenues and net bookings up, Activision Blizzard is riding high going into 2018. CEO Bobby Kotick introduced the Q4 2017 report by saying...

Industry experts weigh in on Activision Blizzard’s King acquisition

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If you're still trying to wrap your head around Activision Blizzard's stunning purchase of Candy Crush developer King for $5.9 billion, trust us, you're...

World of Warcraft drops 100K subs, Actibliz buys Candy Crush dev for $5.9B

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Strange things are afoot at Blizzard Activision. Even while the studio is preparing for BlizzCon and the trailer reveal for the Warcraft movie, it announced...

Blizzard joins S&P 500 stock market index

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If it wasn't clear before now, Blizzard's debut on a stock index further goes to show that the game studio is one of the...

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