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Former Riot Games staffer accuses CEO Nicolo Laurent of sexual harassment in new lawsuit

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Another day, another round of bro culture at Riot Games. The latest episode has gone even further up the chain of command, as former...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Discrimination class-action lawsuit against Riot proceeds in spite of Riot’s arbitration success

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In the summer of 2018, which seems like an eternity ago now, Kotaku published a massive expose of Riot Games' "culture of sexism," the...

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch’s anti-hate policies, Cyberpunk’s concurrency, and the CASE Act

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Welcome back to our irregular roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Twitch: This week, Twitch introduced yet another round of policy changes in regard...

‘Boob streamers’ and ‘boys clubs’: Twitch staffers blast sexist, racist corporate culture

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GI.biz has a detailed expose of Twitch's corporate culture out today, painting a picture of ongoing and systemic racism, sexism, and abuse, both in...

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest 1920 is a dieselpunk RTS with a surprising amount of heart

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It's pretty common to stumble across a new game on the front page of Steam and think it looks interesting enough to add to...

Activision takes heat for poor female representation in its games over the last decade

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If for some reason you're not already annoyed enough with Activision-Blizzard right now, GIbiz has a new piece up that digs into problems that...

More Ubisoft employees recount a culture of sexism that propped up offenders and informed game design decisions

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The fact that Ubisoft executives have made the studio an unsafe place to work has already been well chronicled, but a new report from...

Ubisoft Montreal replaces vacant CEO seat with another long-standing executive

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Earlier this week, we reported that Ubisoft had seen three executives walk from their positions as a result of mounting accusations of sexual misconduct....

Ubisoft sheds another three high-level execs as a result of the studio’s cultural shakedown

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Ubisoft continues to scrape off foul people from itself like the dead skin flakes they are. As a result of continuing allegations of sexual...

Ubisoft devs speak out on their ‘inability to feel safe or protected within’ the studio

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You know who's probably breathing a big sigh of relief right now? Riot Games, whose multi-year scandal and lawsuit over sexual harassment and discrimination...
Central division.

Ubisoft promises a ‘structural shift’ in the wake of sexual harassment scandal

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Ubisoft remains in the spotlight - the bad kind - this week following multiple accounts of abuse by multiple senior devs and execs that...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

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The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this week,...

Riot addresses diversity, Valorant toxicity, and Vanguard anti-cheat (again)

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It's been a year and a half since a Kotaku expose blew the lid off of flagrantly sexist and abusive behavior at Riot Games,...

Plaintiffs in the Riot Games class action discrimination lawsuit take up new counsel, withdraw settlement plans

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A new chapter in the Riot Games legal drama has begun to be written. In August 2019, the class action discrimination lawsuit filed against...
Lady guns are so complicated

Escape from Tarkov confirms no playable female characters because of ‘game lore’ and workload

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Sorry, ladies, but it's just too ding-dong-dang difficult to put y'all in Escape from Tarkov. That's the cited reason why the game's developer, Battlestate Games,...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot settles class action discrimination lawsuit as victims claim victory

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Last year, Kotaku published a brutal exposé of Riot Games’ culture, replete with sexual harassment and sexual discrimination problems. In response, Riot promised a...

Riot says it will allow arbitration opt-outs, eventually, but it probably won’t stave off the walkout

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The continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games continues today, though today's update is a good sign for workers at least. As...
It lurks.

Riot Games acknowledges employees planning walkout over company culture

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Over the weekend, we once again covered the continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games, when as Kotaku first reported, two of...
This is what we were really missing.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

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More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being punished...

Riot Games hires former Uber exec to advise on still-raging sexism scandal

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Earlier this week, League of Legends developer Riot Games announced that it has hired the services of former Senior Vice President of Leadership at...

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