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IGDA Women in Games group chair Jennifer Scheurle departs following abuse allegations
Scheurle was the chair of the IGDA's Women in Games Special Interest Group, but has now left the role.
September 17, 2021
Scheurle was the chair of the IGDA's Women in Games Special Interest Group, but has now left the role.
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 17, 2021
2 min read
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Opinion: The pandemic PAX - Relearning how to gather in a dangerous world
"A back-to-basics convention that actually did seem—whether accidentally or otherwise—to put meaningful interactions bet...
September 16, 2021
"A back-to-basics convention that actually did seem—whether accidentally or otherwise—to put meaningful interactions bet...
by Katherine Cross, Contributor
September 16, 2021
16 min read
Article
ADL warns that sexist and racist in-game harassment is continuing to rise
The Anti-Defamation League is warning that in-game harassment targeting women, Black players, and Asian players has incr...
September 15, 2021
The Anti-Defamation League is warning that in-game harassment targeting women, Black players, and Asian players has incr...
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
September 15, 2021
3 min read
Article
NecroDancer dev Brace Yourself is paying staff to pursue personal projects
The studio has permanently implemented a '20 percent' project that lets staff spend work hours chasing personal goals.
September 15, 2021
The studio has permanently implemented a '20 percent' project that lets staff spend work hours chasing personal goals.
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 15, 2021
2 min read
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Another senior HR executive exits Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard head of people Claudine Naughton is departing the company, with former Disney HR exec Julie Hodges t...
September 14, 2021
Activision Blizzard head of people Claudine Naughton is departing the company, with former Disney HR exec Julie Hodges t...
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
September 14, 2021
2 min read
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Activision Blizzard workers say company broke federal labor law in NLRB complaint
Update : Activision Blizzard workers have accused the company of “coercive behavior” in a complaint filed with the Natio...
September 14, 2021
Update : Activision Blizzard workers have accused the company of “coercive behavior” in a complaint filed with the Natio...
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
September 14, 2021
3 min read
Article
Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester admits to subjecting employee to "inappropriate behavior"
"Everyone should have the right to be comfortable and safe, especially around a person in a position of power such as my...
September 13, 2021
"Everyone should have the right to be comfortable and safe, especially around a person in a position of power such as my...
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 13, 2021
2 min read
Article
Twitch is suing two users for masterminding recent hate raids
Twitch has filed a lawsuit against two users allegedly behind an influx of hate raids targeting streamers of marginalize...
September 10, 2021
Twitch has filed a lawsuit against two users allegedly behind an influx of hate raids targeting streamers of marginalize...
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
September 10, 2021
2 min read
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Bugsnax dev Young Horses implements four-day workweek after unanimous vote
"If we're all happier to be at work because we're well-rested, I think we're going to be better off in the long run."
September 09, 2021
"If we're all happier to be at work because we're well-rested, I think we're going to be better off in the long run."
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 09, 2021
2 min read
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Ubisoft names new CCO, but pro-worker group bemoans lack of transparency
"We want to highlight that this executive hire comes without insight on Yves' promise to redefine the leadership of the ...
September 07, 2021
"We want to highlight that this executive hire comes without insight on Yves' promise to redefine the leadership of the ...
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 07, 2021
3 min read
Article
Life is Strange developer Dontnod will make remote working a permanent fixture
The company hopes the move will foster more diversity while helping staff strike a better work-life balance.
September 07, 2021
The company hopes the move will foster more diversity while helping staff strike a better work-life balance.
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 07, 2021
2 min read
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For Alto's Odyssey’s devs, a healthy mind is as important for players as it is for themselves
Making Alto's Odyssey isn’t just about designing great flow, it’s also about improving the workplace culture for the peo...
September 07, 2021
Making Alto's Odyssey isn’t just about designing great flow, it’s also about improving the workplace culture for the peo...
by Bryant Francis, Senior Editor
September 07, 2021
9 min read
Article
Union survey surfaces allegations of misconduct and 'offensive treatment' at Paradox
The survey was conducted by Swedish unions and found that "offensive treatment is a systematic and far too common proble...
September 07, 2021
The survey was conducted by Swedish unions and found that "offensive treatment is a systematic and far too common proble...
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 07, 2021
3 min read
Article
Tripwire Interactive boss steps down after voicing support for Texas anti-abortion law
"The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company...
September 07, 2021
"The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company...
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 07, 2021
2 min read
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Tripwire boss voices support for Texas anti-abortion law, partner studio immediately cuts ties
"While your politics are your own, the moment you make them a matter of public discourse you entangle all of those worki...
September 06, 2021
"While your politics are your own, the moment you make them a matter of public discourse you entangle all of those worki...
by Chris Kerr, News Editor
September 06, 2021
5 min read
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