Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Assassin's Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. While it already owns 5 percent of the Assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s single biggest shareholder. Its plan for achieving that? Pay double what … Read more

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old Union-Busting Tricks

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old Union-Busting Tricks

Image: Blizzard Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced the company would finally begin bargaining its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven Softwarestaff at Blizzard Albany, currently working on Diablo IV, say the publisher is back to trying to union-bust. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring the law … Read more

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the call of duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that … Read more

Call Of Duty’s Cute Samoyed Dog Is ‘Plagiarized,’ Artist Claims

Call Of Duty's Cute Samoyed Dog Is 'Plagiarized,' Artist Claims

If found, please tell him he’s a very good boyscreenshot: Activision / CODSploitz / Kotaku If you’ve been following along with call of duty lately, you’re no stranger to seeing skins that remind of something you’ve seen before, be it John McClain from diehard Gold Ghostface from Scream. A recent, very adorable, very fluffy skin, … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin's Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin's Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Spellbreak Closing In 2023, Devs Now At Blizzard For Warcraft

Spellbreak Closing In 2023, Devs Now At Blizzard For Warcraft

Image: Proletariat Spellbreakthe magic-based battle royale, is spellbroken, shutting down early next year, developer Proletariat announced in a blog post. Also, the whole studio is getting absorbed by Blizzard, the result of a recent acquisition intended to beef up development on World of Warcraft. News about shutdowns is always a bummer, but this one hits … Read more

Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn’t Crunching

Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn't Crunching

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) At an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Xbox addressed the growing employee concerns about labor conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company, ZeniMax. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio was not crunching, and that it was “unfair” to attribute crunch culture … Read more

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony On Friday the US Supreme Court made good on a longstanding right-wing threat to overturn Roe v. wadeand with it eradicates the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years. Now some of gaming’s most well known studios, which had previously been silent, are speaking up about … Read more