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Unions in Europe call on Blizzard employees in France to strike against the closure of the Versailles office

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Last week we had reported the unfortunate news that Blizzard would be shutting down an office in Versailles, France, displacing 285 employees who handled...
Everything hurts.

Blizzard staffers confirm ‘honor point system,’ further exposing the company’s wage disparities

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This week we've been following Bloomberg's reports on Blizzard employees' attempts to secure pay and equitable pay for the gaming industry. Early in the...
But no badger.

‘Our mentors are leaving in droves’: Blizzard staff are organizing to demand better compensation

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Yesterday, we covered Bloomberg's report on how Blizzard employees were circulating a spreadsheet of their wages and raises in an effort to determine whether...
It's on my list of 'things you did wrong,' yeah.

Blizzard staffers agitate against poor worker pay as Activision-Blizzard rakes in billions

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Blizzard's labor practices have been under scrutiny over the last couple of years, propelled in large part due to mass-layoffs at the top of...
Fair's fair.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Nexon has apparently canceled Peria Chronicles as employee union organizes protest

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

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

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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

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

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

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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 took...
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

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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 tail...

Game Workers Unite condemns ArenaNet for Guild Wars 2 developer firings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 more...
Whooops.

The Daily Grind: Should video game developers unionize?

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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, often...

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

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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

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Members of the voice actors guild striking against the top echelon of video game companies are today picketing outside WB Games in Burbank, California. Since...

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