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Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...

GDC’s State of the Games Industry survey once again demonstrates dev skepticism for metaverse and blockchain hokum

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This year's State of the Game Industry from GDC - its 11th since beginning the project - delivers a range of insights from the...

Ubisoft Paris will strike on January 27 following CEO’s responsibility-shifting

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If Ubisoft thought that slashing more games, delaying others (like Skull & Bones), and promising "increased cautiousness over the coming years" would stave off...
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Workers at Blizzard-owned Proletariat say management refused its union and is ‘forcing’ them to go through NLRB voting

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At the tail end of December, we reported that Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat was forming a union known as the Proletariat Workers Alliance. The announcement...

Microsoft’s ZeniMax QA just formed the largest games industry union in the country

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Just before the holiday break, workers at Microsoft's ZeniMax Media - including Elder Scrolls Online's ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda itself - announced their...

Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat announces plans to form a union

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Workers at a third studio owned by Activision-Blizzard are planning to organize: Proletariat, which readers may recall was the studio behind battle royale game...

Unionizing ZeniMax QA workers claim ‘death from a thousand cuts’ thanks to crunch and low pay

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Earlier this week, over 300 QA workers employed by ZeniMax, including those who work at Elder Scrolls Online's ZeniMax Online Studios and Fallout 76's...

Hundreds of QA workers at ZeniMax – including Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS – are preparing to unionize

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File this one under reasons we can have nice things: QA workers at ZeniMax have announced they aim to unionize under the Communication Workers...

QA workers at Diablo IV studio unanimously vote to form a union

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Activision-Blizzard has once more been thwarted in its efforts to stop workers at one of its studios from forming a union. After fighting through months...

National Labor Relations Board denies Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to freeze Albany QA workers’ union vote

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While this might have seemed like a Sisyphean effort on the part of Activision-Blizzard, it's still always good to know when flagrant unionbusting efforts...

Blizzard once again tries to delay Albany QA workers’ union vote through a request for review

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Just because Blizzard was told "no" already apparently doesn't mean the company is giving up on stopping QA workers at Diablo IV developer Blizzard...

Raven workers accuse Activision-Blizzard of ‘continued intransigence’ during union negotiations

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Yesterday, we went in-depth on some of the ways Activision-Blizzard is attempting to obstruct the union forming within Diablo IV substudio Blizzard Albany, but...

Activision-Blizzard continues obstructing QA worker unionization with latest appeal

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A few weeks ago, the QA division of Blizzard Albany - that is, the studio formerly known as Vicarious Visions that is working on...

Blizzard Albany’s Diablo QA wins right to unionize as NLRB rejects Activision-Blizzard challenge

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It's a good day for games industry workers as Activision-Blizzard has once again failed to suppress the burgeoning worker unions forming within the company:...
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Labor board determines Activision-Blizzard retaliated against unionizers, Microsoft launches acquisition website

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Last spring, Activision-Blizzard was hard at work trying to suppress the burgeoning unionization movement within its walls, spearheaded by QA testers at Raven Software,...

Ubisoft CEO suggests harassment claims come from a generational divide as employees call out ‘superficial’ reforms

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Last year a culture of mismanagement, sexual harassment, and racism across Ubisoft and its many studios was exposed, leading to multiple executives leaving the...
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CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...

Blizzard is union-busting again, this time targeting the Diablo IV team

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It would appear that Blizzard just can't stop trying to fight those pesky workers. QA devs at Blizzard Albany, formerly known as Vicarious Visions...

It’s been exactly one year since Activision-Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal broke out

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One year ago today, I was puttering around in the evening, probably playing video games, when our tipbox exploded with the news that a...

MMO Business Roundup: Blizzard Albany’s union, BioWare Pride, Sony’s antitrust lawsuit, and the P2E ‘hustle’

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Activision-Blizzard: Another group of QA testers within Activision-Blizzard have announced they're...

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