"The Board remains confident that Bobby Kotick appropriately addressed workplace issues brought to his attention," Activision's board said in response.
Instead of cancelling BlizzCon due to COVID, Activision is cancelling next year's event amid ongoing sexual misconduct allegations.
The firings came in the wake of a mass employee walkout, lawsuit, and SEC investigation over an alleged pervasive culture of gender bias.
The lawsuit alleges that female Activision employees faced "constant sexual harassment," and the company's HR shredded evidence of those claims.
The state of California is suing Activision after a 2-year investigation found that female employees faced "constant sexual harassment."
"Our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leadership," the letter from Activision employees to execs said.
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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 […]
After decades of silence, classic PlayStation game series “Crash Bandicoot” is getting a huge new sequel. The game is named “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time,” and it’s headed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 2. Check out the debut trailer for the new game below! Visit Business […]
On May 12, a long-awaited remaster of the first two “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” games was announced. The new game combines the first two games, adds in a slew of new features, and looks about two-decades worth of video game development better than the originals. “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 […]
The classic skateboarding games “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” and “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2” are getting completely remastered and bundled into a new game that’s coming this September. The game includes “all the original levels, pro-skaters, old-school tricks and more” from the first two “THPS” entries, and some of the […]
The latest “Call of Duty” game produced record sales numbers, even for an annual blockbuster franchise, in the first quarter of 2020. The game “sold through more units and has more players than any prior ‘Call of Duty’ title at this point after its release,” according to its publisher, Activision […]
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 […]
In a surprise move, a ‘Call of Duty’ game was released this week: ‘Call of Duty: Warzone.’ The new game is a ‘Call of Duty’ take on the battle royale concept popularised by ‘Fortnite.’ Its twist: 150 players instead of 100. More than just an increase in player count, ‘Warzone’ […]
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 latest “Call of Duty” game is a smash-hit success, and is projected to be the best-selling video game of 2019. With millions of players testing the limits of the new game, some bugs were bound to emerge – and the latest one discovered by a player is fatal. An […]