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Activision Blizzard Shareholder Files Lawsuit Alleging SEC Violations
In the latest twist to the continuing Activision Blizzard saga, a shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the company The lawsuit, which was filed in California by shareholder Kyle Watson this past Thursday, is focused on alleged violations of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as a result of Activision Blizzard's efforts to sell[...]
Activision Responds To The Current Strike At Raven Software
While the Activision Blizzard acquisition dominated the headlines this past week, one of their studios, Raven Software, made news of their own As we previously reported, the company's staff have not been happy with how their parent company has been running things as of late, which along with all of the sexual misconduct allegations and[...]
Microsoft Announces Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard
Major news this morning for Activision Blizzard as Microsoft has announced they will be acquiring the company shortly The industry giant announced the move this morning with the artwork you see below as they will be taking over the company in full for the price tag of $68.7 billion Which means titles such as Call of[...]
Treyarch Releases Statement About Being An Inclusive Work Environment
Treyarch works closely with Activision Blizzard, who are the publishers for the series, who have spent the better part of 2021 embroiled with lawsuits and accusations of creating a poor office culture with sexual misconduct throughout multiple levels of the company This includes firing 20 employees back in October, and recent allegations about the company's[...]
Blizzard Entertainment sign at the entrance to the video game developer and publisher headquarters - Irvine, California, USA - 2020, photo by Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com.
More bad news coming from Activision Blizzard this week as the company's staff walked out after the release of a Wall Street Journal report investigating the company and its CEO Bobby Kotick The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kotick knew about sexual abuse allegations but kept the board of directors in the dark.  The report[...]
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It apppears Activision Blizzard are finally taking action in some of their harassment reports as 20 employees have reportedly been fired According to a report from The Financial Times, following a memo sent out to the entire staff, several employees were let go from the company following claims made by staff against them which were[...]
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Activision Blizzard announced today that they have now created an $18 million fund to pay out claims of a hostile workplace and harassment If you're not completely up to date on what's been happening, you can read our story about the recent federal investigation the company got hit with from the U.S Securities and Exchange[...]
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As if things couldn't get worse for Activision Blizzard, the company has now been hit with a federal investigation this week The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission has officially started its own investigation into the gaming company over workplace practices, as the SEC has subpoenaed several senior[...]
Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
The woes for Activision Blizzard continue as the company's own employees have filed an NLRB lawsuit of their own against the company In case you haven't been keeping up with the story, it all started when the state of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing decided to file a lawsuit against the company for[...]
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Three big names at Activision Blizzard have been let go today in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations and pending state lawsuit In a story that was first reported by Kotaku and later confirmed by IGN, Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft have all been let go by the company today An unnamed[...]
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The latest development to the Activision Blizzard situation has the staff calling out the company for working with union busters In a letter penned to CEO Bobby Kotic and the leadership team, the staff are demanding the company essentially cease all activities with WilmerHale, how have had a history of training companies to look for[...]
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In the latest development over the Activision Blizzard allegations, employees are now planning a walkout from the company this week The word got out through WoWHead, who received the statement you see below from employees which were passed out to the entire staff On Wednesday, July 28th, the staff is expected to walk out of[...]
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A new internal development has occurred at Activision Blizzard as over 1,000 employees have condemned the company's response The news comes from Kotaku this evening as employees shared the letter with the website According to the report, a team drafted the open letter over the weekend and started gaining signatures from across all of the[...]
Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
Here's a snippet from the Bloomberg report. Credit: Activision Blizzard According to the complaint, filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, female employees make up around 20% of the Activision workforce, and are subjected to a "pervasive frat boy workplace culture," including "cube crawls," in which male employees "drink copious amounts of alcohol as they crawl[...]