sexism

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

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...
Central division.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot settles class action discrimination lawsuit as victims claim victory

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

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

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

Riot Games acknowledges employees planning walkout over company culture

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

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

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

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

Earlier this week, League of Legends developer Riot Games announced that it has hired the services of former Senior Vice President of...
Well, points for effort.

Riot Games says it’s proud of workshops designed for women and non-binary prospective devs

Online gaming watchers will recall that League of Legends studio Riot Games has sustained heavy fire this summer over sexism and misogyny...
We're a team, let's fight like one.

Extensive Kotaku exposé uncovers a ‘culture of sexism’ at League of Legends developer Riot Games

The internet is ablaze over an in-depth report at Kotaku that uncovers a "culture of sexism" that is allegedly running rampant through Riot...

Gamers argue Overwatch League has a representation problem

No matter what you're seeing up on the screen in this inaugural season of the Overwatch League, chances are really good that...
I'm not dead and get new models biannually

Michele Morrow calls out BlizzCon gender pay inequality

Michele Morrow, one of the most recognizable faces in gaming thanks to her long career as a show host and actress and World of...
Go away.

The Daily Grind: Is Twitch chat just MMO general chat writ large?

Last week, an Indiana University Bloomington team released its analysis of over a billion comments made on Twitch over a two-month period in...

Black Desert guild heraldry sparks questions over offensive symbols

This past week, an interesting guild situation arose in Black Desert. A Massively OP tipster was surprised by an unusual symbol above the entrance to...

Blizzard alters Overwatch’s Tracer’s sexualized victory pose following player objections

Call it "The Great Butt Controversy of 2016." If you didn't see it pop up all over the internet last night, here's the deal: There...

Not So Massively: Top 10 most surprising NSM stories of 2015

Back in 2011, our former corporate overlords at Massively-of-old noticed that games like League of Legends were getting pretty damn popular and asked us to...

Not So Massively: BlizzCon 2015 (November 9, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

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