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Employees at Blizzard, maker of ‘World of Warcraft’ and ‘Overwatch,’ were reportedly paid so little they were forced to skip meals to pay rent while the CEO made $40 million

The massive video game publisher behind blockbuster franchises like “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” is facing major internal pushback after employees circulated a salary document that exposed major pay disparities. Some employees at Blizzard Entertainment, which is owned by Activision, said they used free coffee as an appetite […]
Employees at Blizzard, maker of ‘World of Warcraft’ and ‘Overwatch,’ were reportedly paid so little they were forced to skip meals to pay rent while the CEO made $40 million
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Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’

Video games are assigned ratings, just like movies, ranging from “E for everyone” to “T for teen” to “AO” – “Adults Only,” the “X” rating of games. Game ratings are determined by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), an industry group that oversees game ratings. Ratings are printed directly on […]
Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’
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The Overwatch League is getting its first big test as an international esports organisation this season and investors have millions on the line

With its new travelling schedule, the Overwatch League has achieved Activision Blizzard’s goal of creating an international esports competition. Thousands of fans have been showing up to live Overwatch League events and hundreds of thousands watch the league online every weekend on YouTube. In January, Activision agreed to a three-year, […]
The Overwatch League is getting its first big test as an international esports organisation this season and investors have millions on the line