Earlier this evening, Blizzard announced the suspension of most of its game services in China due to the expiration of its current licensing agreement with NetEase.
The QA employees of Raven Software, one of many studios owned by Activision Blizzard and the makers of Call of Duty: Warzone, have voted to unionize, asking the corporation to voluntarily recognize them as a union. Raven's head Brian Raffel has already announced a restructuring at Raven, breaking QA up so that instead of one department they'll be "embedded" into other departments.
I am still, one day later, absolutely gobsmacked by the news that Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for slightly less than $70 billion USD.
Microsoft is in the process of purchasing Activision Blizzard for roughly 68.7 billion dollars, and they have added all of the company's many franchises to its Xbox lineup according to multiple sources, one of which is Microsoft themselves.
After workers take first steps towards unionization, Activision Blizzard appears to be going down the standard anti-union checklist
Yesterday, the ABK Workers Alliance announced a strike over the firing of Raven QA workers, but the bigger news in that was that Activision Blizzard workers were being given union authorization cards.
Activision Blizzard workers have demanded better working conditions for months, but there have been few concrete actions from management to remedy the company's many problems — and allegations of new abuses just keep coming.
It’s been 126 days since Activision Blizzard employees published their demands for change, and management hasn’t acknowledged them
In July, a lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing accused Activision Blizzard of having a "frat boy" culture where its female employees were regularly harassed, mistreated, and abused.
The worst part is that nothing is surprising as Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick comes under fire for his handling of sexual harassment and discrimination crisis
Earlier this year, Activision Blizzard was sued by California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing over allegations of workplace discrimination and a culture of sexual harassment and unfair compensation for women.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick pens open letter to employees, promising an end to forced arbitration while taking a pay cut
Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, has sent an open letter to his employees discussing what steps the massive game company will be taking in the wake of the ever-increasing boondoggle of legal headaches the corporation has found itself in.
Activision Blizzard claims unverifiable harassment firings while it tries to get DFEH harassment suit dismissed
I don't think anyone who saw the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuse California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing of illegal ethics violations over the DFEH's opposition to the EEOC's settlement with Activsion Blizzard is surprised that Activision Blizzard is now using that accusation to try and get the DFEH case against them dismissed.