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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...

Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...
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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...
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California’s DFEH files an objection to the settlement between Activision-Blizzard and the EEOC

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It probably seemed like Activision-Blizzard had actually finally dodged a bullet in its ongoing lawsuit drama when it reached a settlement with the EEOC...

Union organizers call Activision-Blizzard’s $18M EEOC settlement a ‘slap in the face’

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Monday night, we reported on a planned settlement between Activision-Blizzard and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC was one of four state...

Destiny company Bungie just keeps making other game studios look bad – now it’s axed mandatory arbitration

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I have to be honest, I did not have "Bungie models good corporate behavior for the gaming industry" in my predictions for 2021, but...
The Olympic committee looks really different now.

Activision-Blizzard says it’s settling with the EEOC, committing $18M to victims and charities

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Last week, we covered the revelation that multiple federal agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, were...
This turned out super great here, guys.

Chronicles of Elyria’s subreddit reopens, promising ‘no more censorship from Soulbound Studios’

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Back in the middle of July this year, Chronicles of Elyria made the decision to shut down its subreddit, claiming a “torrent of abuse”...

Diablo II Resurrected has officially launched with yet another live-action trailer

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Diablo II: Resurrected is officially live as of now as the remastered version of the original 2000 roguelike from Blizzard North. Resurrected, of course,...

Fortnite might not be back on Apple’s app store for five years – or longer

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You know how kids' soccer teams line up after a match to give each other high-fives and "good games" in a show of sportsmanship?...
Oh my.

Activision-Blizzard is now being investigated by four state and federal regulators as its top legal VP departs

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Yesterday, we covered the news that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is now investigating Activision-Blizzard in the wake of its ongoing sexual harassment...
Twists.

The feds are now investigating Activision-Blizzard as the SEC subpoenas execs including Bobby Kotick

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Early on in our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit scandal, we noted that the company's response took some ineffective swipes...

Global Chat: New World beta pleases some, fails to grab others

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The buzz around MMO Town these days is on New World, and specifically, the open beta that wrapped up last week. So far, the...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord’s funding, Bungie’s lawsuit, and harassment in online gaming

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Discord: Investors love dumping money into Discord, and they're continuing the trend, as the...

Twitch unleashes a lawsuit against two alleged hate raid organizers

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In August we reported on efforts by streamers to call attention to hate raiding and other forms of harassment targeting Black, POC, and LGBT+...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

The Epic v. Apple ruling permanently stops Apple from blockading third-party purchasing

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Happy Friday, and happy one more entry in the longrunning Epic-Apple feud, as today, the judge in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers,...

Gamers’ class-action against Chronicles of Elyria studio proceeds, suit against Xsolla deferred

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We now return you to the Chronicles of Elyria legal drama in progress. When we last left the story, the lawsuit levied against developer...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft removes references to former employees and removes the AoE cap in patch 9.1.5

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The most immediate fallout of the ongoing Activision-Blizzard lawsuit has been the removal of numerous references to now-former employees directly named or implicated in...
Don't care, bored.

Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra clarifies that Ion Hazzikostas is still running World of Warcraft

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Ever since Bobby Kotick removed J. Allen Brack from his post atop Blizzard and replaced him with Mike Ybarra and Jen Oneal in the...

Blizzard offers piles of Hearthstone and World of Warcraft loot to boost subs

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If you were among the gamers who thought it was a little thirsty of Blizzard to finally be dishing out long-wanted changes in World...

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