All publications for 27.07.2021
Activision Blizzard employees to stage walkout to protest company’s response to sex discrimination allegations
Activision Blizzard employees are planning a walkout to protest the way the company is handling the recent sex discrimination allegations. The aim of the walkout is to “improve conditions for employees at the company, especially women, and in particular women of color and transgender women, nonbinary people, and other marginalized groups.”
Case study: mystery of Steam wishlists that don’t always convert into actual players
Indie developers know that the more wishlists a game has, the better. However, sometimes launch sales leave creators disappointed — especially so, if prior to release, Steam festivals have boosted their titles. So here are a few insights on this issue.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer surpasses 500,000 downloads on Google Play despite some launch bugs
The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a new AR mobile game based on the famous franchise, has generated over 500K downloads in less than a week since launch. Developers, meanwhile, are now trying to fix numerous bugs and glitches.
Activision Blizzard seemingly done with apologetic memos, now pushes for strictly internal investigation, disapproves of unionization
Yesterday, on July 26, Activision Blizzard held a Zoom call which should have been company-wide but was only attended by 500 employees due a scheduling error. During tha call, Activision chief operating officer Joshua Taub reportedly claimed that neither him nor Bobby Kotick has ever seen the alleged misconduct taking place, although he did admit that “does not mean this behavior does not happen.”