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Rockstar developers push back against corporate demand to return to physical offices in April

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Apparently, Rockstar Games believes that the only way it can get its next big release out the door is by mandating employees to work...

Former Bungie legal exec: ‘The company will never love you back, but if you let it, it’ll kill you’

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Among the workers affected by Bungie's round of layoffs last October was former chief legal officer Don McGowan, who was the man heading the...
Among all the many, many ways you are terrible.

QA employees accuse Activision-Blizzard of a ‘soft layoff’ after studios mandate a return to offices in January

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Activision-Blizzard is once again electing to mistreat its QA employees according to a statement from the A Better ABK proto-union, which accuses the company...
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Microsoft reaffirms its neutrality agreement with CWA union following Activision-Blizzard buyout

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With everything swirling around the events of Microsoft's $69B buyout of Activision-Blizzard, it might have been easy to forget that during the proceedings, Microsoft...

SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly vote in favor of a video game voice actors strike

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Over the past few months, Hollywood has been ground to a halt as voice actors and screenwriters hit the picket lines to fight against...

SAG-AFTRA union prepares for a second strike over video gaming’s use of AI and low wages

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The SAG-AFTRA union has already stood up to TV and film companies with no apparent resolution in sight, and now it looks as if...

Genshin Impact voice actors claim that they haven’t been paid for months [Updated]

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If you play Genshin Impact, you're likely familiar with the character of Paimon; she's literally the first person who greets you when the game...

Workers at SEGA America officially form their own multi-department union after supermajority vote win

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Yesterday saw another win for the organization efforts of video game workers as the fledgling union at SEGA America that started seeking votes in...

Electronic Arts SEC filing expresses concern over the potential impact of unionization and AI regulation

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In what can only be absorbed as a bid to take its awful corporation crown back from other major contenders, statements from Electronic Arts...

Union pressure forces Activision-Blizzard to share details of workers’ union rights

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The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has filed unfair labor practice charges against Activision-Blizzard multiple times, but at least three of those ongoing ULPs...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis gets housing, a new enemy type, and cel-shaded visual options in June

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Apparently, the June update headed to Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is sizeable enough that developer Sega is calling it "ver. 2" ...
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Labor board moves forward on union’s labor law charges against Activision-Blizzard

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We admit that it's hard to keep track of all of the malfeasance that the Communications Workers of America has been calling out against...

Ubisoft Paris is accused of developer crunch and poor project management by French game workers union

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Solidaires Informatique, the French game workers union that has been working with employees at Ubisoft Paris since the developer's widespread sexual harassment claims came...
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CWA asks European Commission to allow buyout of Activision-Blizzard and a ‘clear path to collective bargaining’

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The multi-billion dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft is going to undoubtedly make waves across the games industry, game platforms, and game developers. It's...
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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...
well then

Microsoft buys a fluffy ad that talks up CWA unions and tries to smooth things over with the FTC

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You could assume that Microsoft's PR department is working extra hard after the company raged in legalese at the Federal Trade Commission when you...

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...

Activision-Blizzard’s petition to dismiss discrimination suit was thrown out, company faces fresh unfair labor practice charges

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The legal woes for Blizzard continue to stack up today as the company has both lost an attempt to dismiss the California gender discrimination...
Unified.

Activision-Blizzard is walking out again, Australia’s game industry unionizes

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Activision-Blizzard's workers are continuing to mobilize: Following the mass-layoffs at Activision's RavenQA over the weekend, Raven workers staged a walkout yesterday, and now they're...

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