sexism

It lurks.

Riot Games will settle sexual discrimination lawsuit for $100M and then some

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We’ve been poking at the dumpster fire inside League of Legends company Riot Games ever since 2018, when Kotaku’s expose of workplace conditions was...

Bungie workers expose a studio mired in sexism and racism trying to right its ship

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While the grand majority of the spotlight is being thrown on Activision-Blizzard for its past and ongoing poor treatment of its workforce, the games...

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...
Multi-digit division.

Blizzard Day 9: Ubisoft stands in solidarity, Ashes of Creation buys Blizzard workers lunch

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Blizzard Entertainment isn't the only video game studio experiencing backlash from its employees over sexism and abuse. The Division 2 maker Ubisoft has long...

J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal, Activision doubles down on deflection

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Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

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...
We're doing great, promise.

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...

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