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Activision-Blizzard requests venue change and pause in DFEH lawsuit, says it’s fired 20 people for misconduct

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In the course of our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal and the ensuing legal battle, we've noted that multiple state...
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Two government agencies are now squabbling over ethics allegations in Activision-Blizzard cases

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The Activision-Blizzard sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit is back in the news this week, but for an unexpected reason. Readers will recall that the...

EA’s advertisement of FIFA lockboxes in a children’s toy catalogue draws mounting criticism

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It would appear that Electronic Arts didn't learn from the last time it pulled this kind of nonsense, but apparently there was still fuel...

Lawful Neutral: Endorsements, disclosures, and the games industry

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Infomercials are the worst. There's nothing quite as infuriating as turning on the TV only to find a 30-minute commercial about how people can't...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

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We've been talking about exploitative gacha games and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in depth earlier...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

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Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself focuses...

The Daily Grind: How would you run an ethical MMO cash shop?

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Today's Daily Grind topic comes to us in a roundabout way from Kickstarter donor Le Entrepreneur, who asks, Why do MMOs use cash shops they know...

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