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Ubisoft Boss Still Doesn’t Get Why His Company Is So Toxic

Ubisoft Boss Still Doesn’t Get Why His Company Is So Toxic

Photo: christian petersen (fake images) in a new interview with the pressUbisoft CEO Yves Guillemot seemed to say that the toxicity in the games industry stems from the “friction” needed in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. two years in a reckoning in the workplace about sexual harassment, misconduct and …

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Steam Bans Scammers After Dev Reveals Potential Shady Game Reselling

Steam Bans Scammers After Dev Reveals Potential Shady Game Reselling

Image: Valve / Kotaku Earlier this week, a developer’s Twitter thread about shady Steam curators potentially lying to get free game codes went viral. on the thread, using a bit of a sting-like operation To back up their suspicions, the developer theorized that these shady curators take game keys and sell them instead of using …

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Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty, Judge Decrees

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty, Judge Decrees

Uh, what to say now?Image: infinity guardian A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the lawsuit was filed, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough call of duty: infinity war file an informed case against the defamed publisher. for once in Activision Blizzard’s …

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Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft’s Biggest Shareholder

Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft’s Biggest Shareholder

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. Although he already owns 5 percent of the assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s largest shareholder. Your plan to achieve that? Pay twice what the …

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Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old ‘Union-Busting’ Tricks

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old ‘Union-Busting’ Tricks

Image: Snow storm Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company would finally begin negotiating its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven SoftwareBlizzard Albany staff, currently working on Devil IVThey say that the publisher has tried to bust unions again. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring …

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Sony Says Call Of Duty Is An ‘Essential Game’ Series While Microsoft Argues It Ain’t

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is An ‘Essential Game’ Series While Microsoft Argues It Ain’t

Image: activision Microsoft, in an attempt to minimize the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulatory agencies, argues that the Obligations The publisher you’re spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that can be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is backing off and explaining that Obligations games …

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