GYGO Labor: Of Course Microsoft Laid Off Activision-Blizzard Developers

GYGO Labor: Of Course Microsoft Laid Off Activision-Blizzard Developers

Hi everyone, it’s Joan here again for a labor in games roundup for February. I had to remind myself it was only February this week with how much seems to have been crammed into January. Between Activision-Blizzard layoffs from Microsoft and the big push some companies are doing for more “artificial intelligence” in games, we’re off to a great start to 2024, clearly.

As other GYGOs have mentioned, a quick reminder 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. (more…)

GYGO Variety Hour: Why Are Brands Like This

GYGO Variety Hour: Why Are Brands Like This

Hello, and welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m Zora, and I’m here to report on… well, frankly, whatever moves me when my turn comes around. This week we’re taking a close look at global human rights abuses and whatever the hell is going on with Microsoft, but I did get deep into the weeds on the bizarre branding partnerships that have come out of games marketing in the last few weeks. So… stick around for that, I guess. (more…)

GYGO: Hollywood’s Biggest Strike in Decades, and More

GYGO: Hollywood’s Biggest Strike in Decades, and More

There’s been the usual slew of news items reminding us that tons of things in the industry are still a huge bummer. However, in this new batch of gaming news, the trend is that people are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore!

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GYGO: Hollywood’s Biggest Strike in Decades, and More

GYGO: League of Legends Players on Strike

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday! I have been playing a game for review purposes, so I’m not going to talk about it! I also made very little progress in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments since my last go-around on GYGO, which is honestly kind of sad. I have roped my husband into watching Dimension 20’s “A Court of Fey and Flowers,” however, and I am pleased to tell you all that I would still lay down my life for Andhera.

Anyway, let’s talk about gaming news. (more…)

GYGO: Hollywood’s Biggest Strike in Decades, and More

GYGO: New Releases and Nintendo’s Anti-Piracy Ruthlessness

We’re switching gears to a new biweekly schedule of GYGO. This way we get an even grander batch of gaming news! (more…)