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Nexon agrees to a wage increase after negotiations with its labor union

Well, this is a nice surprise for anyone who had been rooting for the labor unions. After lengthy negotiations following a year of big...

The push for games industry unionization expands with new initiative from major US union CWA

Unionization pushes have become a big discussion across the games industry for the last several years. The tipping point might just have been the...

Nexon Korea employees stage a protest to stop restructuring and call for job security

In late August, we reported on plans for Nexon's union members to protest against efforts to restructure the company and demand assurances that...
Can't wait to see what's next here?

Fresh off sacking Peria Chronicles, Nexon loses a pair of top execs

Earlier this week, we wrote that Nexon had suspended development of MMORPG Peria Chronicles, which began beta testing in Korea this past...
Well, I'm mollified.

Nexon has apparently canceled Peria Chronicles as employee union organizes protest

Nexon appears to have suspended development of MMORPG Peria Chronicles, which began beta testing in Korea this past spring. According to Korean news...

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

That dull, wooden hammering you hear in the background is the attachment of planks to platforms. With the US 2020 presidential campaign season drawing...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games isn’t budging on labor dispute even after employee walkout

As we've previously covered, employees of the League of Legends studio Riot Games walked out last week in protest over the company's...

MMO Business Roundup: Stardew, Curse, Epic, Niantic, unionization, and HOTS’ wrecked esports scene

Welcome back to another catch-all post of gaming business stuff that might otherwise slip through the cracks! Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, who recently...
Because this was the part that was personally resonant for you.

A laid-off Telltale employee is suing the company for violating state and federal labor laws

Though we've streamed some Telltale games with interactive/multiplayer elements, we seldom cover the studio, but we figure you'll forgive us today: At the...

Game Workers Unite condemns ArenaNet for Guild Wars 2 developer firings

Grassroots advocacy group Game Workers Unite posted a statement on Pricegate today, "emphatically denouncing" ArenaNet for firing Guild Wars 2's Jessica Price...

Game industry unionization: Game Workers Unite, IGDA, and GDC

Earlier this week, we covered the emerging Game Workers Unite organization, something many folks in the games industry considered tantamount to unionization, which...

GDC 2018: Game developers push for unionization in Game Workers Unite

Back in 2016, we covered the voice actors guild strike against multiple game companies in its an attempt to secure better compensation and...

MMO biz roundup: The voice actor strike, e-sports crime, CCP VR, Crowfall, and new acquisitions for Tencent, EA, and Nexon

Let's end the week talking about money. What could go wrong? The year-long video game voice actor strike is finally fully over, as...
Whooops.

The Daily Grind: Should video game developers unionize?

The New York Times ran an op-ed from Kotaku editor Jason Schreier last week outlining the perils of game industry "crunch": 80-to-100-hour weeks,...

A UK university will offer e-sports business coursework, and this is a truly good thing

Most of the people playing e-sports are exceptional gamers, and to get that good at anything, you miss out on a whole bunch of...

Voice actors union pickets WB Games, disputes game studio claims

Members of the voice actors guild striking against the top echelon of video game companies are today picketing outside WB Games in...
No one weekend should have all that power.

The video game voice actor strike is on

The strike that U.S. screen actors guild SAG-AFTRA was threatening against video game studios will be going forward as planned, with the strike starting...

The Daily Grind: Should e-sports players unionize?

MCV reported this week that World of Tanks studio Wargaming plans to help organize a union for pro e-sports players. Wargaming...

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