All publications for 23.07.2021
“You deserve better than the product of stress and depression”: SUPERHOT VR devs remove content alluding to self-harm / sucide despite backlash from players
On July 21, the Poland-based developer of SUPERHOT VR issued an update to the game, which removed scenes alluding self-harm or sucide. Backlash from players ensued. However, the developer said it would not reverse the changes.
Bungie promises to confront harassment ‘head on’ following Activision Blizzard lawsuit
Bungie, which was once a part of Activision, has issued a statement on toxic work culture and harassment amid latest allegations against its former publisher. While the company doesn’t say it is perfect, it claims to have no tolerance towards such behavior.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack renounces “bro culture” and canonizes Gloria Steinem in message to staff
Following this week’s sex discrimination allegations, Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack sent out an email to employees. In the letter, obtained by Jason Schreier, Brack says he will be meeting members of staff personally to discuss the situation and ways to improve.
WoW players stage virtual sit-in to protest Activision Blizzard’s culture of sex discrimination and to support Black Girls Code charity
Hundreds of World of Warcraft players took to the game’s social hub of Oribos to host a virtual sit-in protest against Activision Blizzard’s alleged “pervasive frat boy workplace culture.”