GYGO Labor: Tango, Arkane, Roll7, Intercept Shuttered

GYGO Labor: Tango, Arkane, Roll7, Intercept Shuttered

Hey, it’s Joan with another roundup of labor news from the video game industry! I originally typed out “highlights” instead of “news,” but on second glance calling studio closures and layoffs “highlights” felt pretty bad! This month, we’re focusing on recent high-profile studio closures, with Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin shuttered along with similar stories for Roll7 and Intercept Games.

As other GYGOs have mentioned, a quick reminder to support Palestine and Palestinian people however you can during this genocide. 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. Please do what you can.

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GYGO: Heard Y’all Like Games

GYGO: Heard Y’all Like Games

Happy Wednesday! May your inbox be blessed and clear, I say, with a weekend’s worth of new game announcements clogging mine up. I love a new game announcement as much as the next person, but imagine a world where we get a neat little digest instead of roughly 800 emails at a time. No, let’s go a step further and imagine a world without email. Ah, bliss.

Anyway, here’s what’s been happening in the world of games this week! (more…)

GYGO: Heard Y’all Like Games

GYGO: Xbox Buys Bethesda while Snowstorms Strain Studios

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local doughnut enthusiast, and I’m writing this with severe heartburn as I recover from having too many deep-fried dough balls for breakfast. When I wasn’t running up against the frailties of the human stomach, I modded two separate Elder Scrolls games. I really love some of Oblivion‘s quests but lack of controller support drove me right back into Skyrim‘s (thanks to a body mod) incredibly well-sculpted arms.

Anyway, the news! (more…)

GYGO: Heard Y’all Like Games

GYGO: The Military is Still on Twitch, but so Are Vtubers

Hello and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local good hunter, and I’ve been spending a lot of my time chilling with the doll in Bloodborne this week. That is, until i got distracted by Control‘s AWE DLC, which I’m now deep in. In between I’ve also found the time to pick up embroidery, which is actually super fun. Anyway between my thousand hobbies I also found some great, and not so great, news for this week! (more…)

This Month In Yikes: May 2019

This Month In Yikes: May 2019

Welcome to This Month in Yikes, a new column where we round up the worst behavior of the month in a single column. From sales gone awry to the evergreen issue of harassment in video games, May felt especially long and fraught with drama.

We began and ended May with some news from Gearbox that dotted the spectrum from strange to terrible. Here’s the rundown on that and everything else that occurred in the middle of the Randy Pitchford sandwich. (more…)