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Game Companies Speak Out Against The Supreme Court's Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the landmark case Roe v. Wade, the case which protected the reproductive rights of women across the country. The decision stripped women of those federal rights, triggering laws to start being enacted almost immediately banning abortions in states across the country. In response, many companies in the games industry showed their support for protecting reproductive rights, as well as their employees.

A New Studio Focused On Collective Growth, Gardens, Announced; Working On First Online Game

Gardens, a new game studio made up of some top-level AAA talent from across the gaming industry, has been revealed today. Gardens states that it is focused on collective growth and its employee's health, happiness and wellbeing. The studio is hiring more talent to help build its first online game.

Daybreak's CEO Ji Ham Taking Over As Acting CEO Of EG7 As Co-Founder Robin Flodin Steps Down

Late last week, Swedish company Enad Global 7, which made waves towards the end of last year as it purchased a fair number of gaming properties including MMORPG developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company, announced its co-founder and CEO Robin Flodin would be stepping down. As a result, Daybreak's current CEO, Ji Ham, would be stepping into the role of acting CEO of EG7.

Activision Blizzard Employees Form ABK Workers Alliance, Submit Letter To Management Ahead Of Today's Earnings Call

Activision Blizzard's employees have formed a coalition of workers across the publisher's studios. The coalition, which calls itself the ABK Workers Alliance, is stepping up to organize the collective actions taken in response to the lawsuit allegations against Activision Blizzard late last month, specifically criticizing the lawfirm the gaming giant has chosen to audit the workplace.

Former Blizzard And Co-Founder Of ArenaNet Jeff Strain Calls For Unionization In The Games Industry

In a letter published with permission by IGN, former Blizzard developer and co-founder of Guild Wars 2 developer Jeff Strain is calling for unionization within the games industry. The letter, which Strain also sent to employees at his new venture, sees the games industry executive state that he has "nothing to fear" from unionization.

Games Industry Reacts To Activision Blizzard  Lawsuit as Multiple Games Sites Halt Coverage Of Publisher's Games

In the wake of the sexual discrimination lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard, multiple game press outlets have made the decision to stop covering Activision Blizzard products until meaningful steps have been taken to fix the problems listed in the lawsuit complaint.

Why Asymmetry In MMO Design Can Be A Beautiful thing

Niklas breaks down MMO game design, specifically why the asymmetry of how some MMOs are built can be, in the end, a very beautiful thing.

Blizzard, Amazon Game Studios Headline Summer Game Fest Which Returns On June 10th

June is a busy month for the games industry, and it's about to get busier. Just mere days before the Electronic Entertainment Expo opens its digital doors, games industry veteran Geoff Keighley will be hosting the Summer Game Fest, with an impressive line up of game developers and publishers taking part.

Nine Years Later, Activision Blizzard Has Won Patent Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by Worlds Incorporated has been thrown out by a US Disctrict Court Judge after nine years of legal proceedings. The lawsuit claimed that Activision Blizzard engaged in copyright infringement on five of Worlds Incorporated's patents.

Gamescom Will Be An All Digital Event Again This Year

Gamescom in 2021 will be an all-digital affair again this year, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the gaming event's organizers announced today.

Blizzard Has Lost A Large Chunk Of Its Playerbase Despite Increasing Total Revenue

Activision Blizzard's latest investor report shows that its revenue has increased year-over-year, though that has come with the cost of losing a large chunk of its player base over the last few years.

EG7's Co-Founder Provides A Community Update, Talking About What EG7 Daybreak Acquisition Means

Enad Global 7's CEO and Founder, Robin Flodin, took to both YouTube as well as Daybreak Game Company's website to give players insight as to how the acquisition of the MMO developer worked and just who EG7 is actually.

E3 Officially Going All-Digital In 2021, Taking Place June 12-15th

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is returning in 2021, as confirmed by its organizer The Entertainment Software Association, however this time it's going to be an all-digital affair. This is after speculation and reports indicated it was shifting to an in-person event.

Microsoft Eyeing Discord In What Could Be Another Huge Acquisition,  Per Report

Microsoft just got done dropping $7.5 billion US Dollars on ZeniMax Media, and it looks like the tech giant is eyeing another piece of the gaming proverbial pie: Discord.

Blizzard's Layoffs Aren't Done As Company Preps For Next Round, Per New Report [Updated]

In the wake of layoffs which saw Blizzard let go 190 workers last week, 50 of which were part of the live event team, a new report now indicates that the layoffs aren't finished. Blizzard is looking to consolidate its publishing teams in Europe to one location in the UK, per a report by GamesIndustry.biz.