Unfortunately, we’re sinking back into the mire that is Activision Blizzard.
The Industry vs. Activision Blizzard
More and more companies are threatening to give Activision Blizzard the cold shoulder following the Wall Street Journal’s report on the allegations against CEO Bobby Kotick. Fanbyte was given access to an internal email from Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser calling the accounts “distressing and disturbing.” As previously reported, internal communications from Sony and Microsoft have expressed similar concerns. Both companies have indicated that they are not pleased with Activision Blizzard’s response to the situation. Sorry, Bobby: A salary cut and some fancy words just aren’t going to cut it.
PlayStation Faces Gender Discrimination Allegations
Shortly after Sony spoke out against Activision Blizzard, PlayStation came under fire for gender discrimination with a class-action lawsuit from former IT security analyst Emma Majo. The lawsuit claims that “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees,” alleging that women were denied promotions and pay between men and women in similar positions was not equal.
In other news…
- Matthew Goldman, Dragon Age’s senior creative director, has left BioWare after 19 years with the studio.
- The global gaming computer market is projected to reach $145.93 billion by 2030.
- How is artificial intelligence shaping the gaming industry?
- Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar aka CarryMinati says “the gaming industry is poised to be this century’s dominant form of entertainment.”
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