GYGO Labor: A New Largest Union, and Racist Gamers Are Mad Again

GYGO Labor: A New Largest Union, and Racist Gamers Are Mad Again

Hi friends! It’s Joan again for your regularly scheduled roundup of labor news in the video games industry. And while it is still decidedly bleak out here, I am NOT actually going to be focusing on layoffs this month! That’s not to say they aren’t still a huge issue with thousands of games workers losing their jobs every week (see all these articles), but there are bigger stories that let me conveniently spend only part of today’s intro talking about them for a change! We’ve got stories about the new largest union in the games industry, updates on the potential video game actors strike from SAG-AFTRA, and racist gamers are making conspiracies to be mad at again.

As other GYGOs have mentioned, remember to support Palestine and Palestinian people however you can during this ongoing crisis. The team over at People Make Games, one of the only large voices in the games industry openly supporting Palestine, has a great video outlining why we can’t afford to be silent. If you’re in the United States, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights has a great toolkit to help get you involved if you’re not sure where to start.

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GYGO: Activision Blizzard Sued for Discrimination and Also NFTs Still Exist

GYGO: Activision Blizzard Sued for Discrimination and Also NFTs Still Exist

Hey all and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local language learner and I’m telling you I am this close to being able to play a JRPG in Japanese. This realistically being at least six months but still that’s closer than I’ve ever been! I’m pretty hyped to be able to get some language input while indulging my habit of playing nostalgic classics that are too long to comfortably fit into my adult life. (more…)

GYGO: Activision Blizzard Sued for Discrimination and Also NFTs Still Exist

GYGO: Bowser Takes Over Nintendo and Ubisoft Breaks Into TV

Hello, and welcome once more to the GYGO arena. Here, we gather gaming news from all over the world to… fight? For your pleasure? Sure.

We’ve been battling tree-felling, power-cutting winds here in Pittsburgh, but I have emerged victorious as a continued haver of internet, so here I am, able to bring you this bulletin royale. (more…)

GYGO: Activision Blizzard Sued for Discrimination and Also NFTs Still Exist

GYGO: Inclusivity, Cyberpunk, and Layoffs at Activision Blizzard

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! Not surprisingly, there’s snow in the New England forecast, so I’m in search of the red hot gaming news to keep me toasty. Thankfully, there’s plenty of it and even more with the New York Toy Fair this weekend. Grab a cup of something warm and let’s see what trouble we can get into!

Melissa Brinks also contributed news items to this roundup.

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