Repercussions – Episode 320

In this episode I catch you up on the repercussions of the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit. The first lawsuit has spawned additional lawsuits. Shareholders are angry! Some people got fired. But there is still hope for a better future for the workers.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • IGN has a timeline of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard Faces Second Lawsuit Over First Lawsuit”
  • @devlore posted a thread regarding the Activision Blizzard shareholders
  • Belghast posted a blog titled: “Boycott or Not”
  • GroupQuest released Season 6 Episode 22: Some Changes
  • MMO Champion reported that the /spit emote has been removed from The Burning Crusade PTR.
  • Blizzard Watch posted an article titled: “There’s a difference between feedback and harassment, and sometimes players forget what it is”
  • BlizzPlanet posted press releases from five separate lawsuits on behalf of Activision Blizzard shareholders
  • Axios posted an article titled: “Exclusive: Activision Blizzard Shareholder calls company response ‘inadequate'”
  • @Megan_Nicolett (reporter for Axios) shared screenshots from SOC Activision Blizzard shareholder investment group
  • IGN posted an article titled: “Three Senior Blizzard Devs Reportedly No Longer With Company Amid Activision Blizzard Allegations”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Jesse McCree, Diablo 4 Director No Longer At Activision Blizzard” It included a close up of Lilith making an incredibly angry face.
  • @michawhipple tweeted about the Diablo III Art Director and Production Director leaving a month after the game was announced
  • @ABetterABK tweeted that it has been two weeks since the walkout and leadership hasn’t made changes
  • @Jon Spector (Overwatch League VP at Blizzard) corrected misinformation in an article about the League
  • @Chosen (currently works for Activision) wrote a thread about what the employees are feeling.
  • @Diablo announced the Early Access Open Beta of Diablo II: Resurrected – and the Twitch drops
  • @hitstreak tweeted some words of wisdom
  • @CallMeQuestifier tweeted about more people leaving Blizzard in the coming weeks
  • Blizzard Watch posted an article titled: “It’s been 17 days since Activision Blizzard employees published their demands for change, and management hasn’t acknowledged them”
  • RockPaperShotgun posted an article titled: “Apex Legends lead designer fired over old racist and sexist comments”
  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard’s QA Department Seems Like a Hellhole” (@ABetterABK retweeted that article)
  • @ABetterUbisoft, which tweeted a letter supporting workers of Activision Blizzard and calling for their own management to make changes
  • @ABetterUbisoft also tweeted a graphic asking for changes to be made
  • Polygon posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard’s contract workers say they’re ‘crushed’ by toxic culture”

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