Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Image: Activision / Blizzard / Kotaku Today, Activision Blizzard shareholders voted to approve a proposed annual report that would document the company’s ongoing efforts to stop workplace abuse and harassment as well as catalog the company’s total number of sexual harassment settlements and pending complaints. Activision had recommended stockholders vote against the creation of this … Read more

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Image: Activision Blizzard / Kotaku Nearly year after an explosive lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing kicked off a firestorm of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations at Activision Blizzard, a Board of Directors working group investigating the company has released its findings. Led by a 25-year veteran of the call of … Read more

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Photo: Kevork Djansezian Microsoft is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone with organized labor as it looks to get its $69 billion mega video game merger with Activision Blizzard OK’d by the Federal Trade Commission. Vice chairman and president Brad Smith wrote that the company is “committed to creative and collaborative approaches with unions” … Read more

Activision Investors OK Xbox Deal, But Wall Street Is Skeptical

Activision Investors OK Xbox Deal, But Wall Street Is Skeptical

Photo: mike windle (Getty Images) Shareholders at call of duty and Overwatch 2 publisher Activision Blizzard voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a $69 trillion dirty to tech giant Microsoft. The deal gives golden parachutes to top execs at Activision, including embattled CEO Bobby Kotick. But despite gaming’s biggest acquisition ever moving one step closer … Read more

China Allows New Games To Release After Devastating Freeze

China Allows New Games To Release After Devastating Freeze

Photo: CGV (Getty Images) After a nine-month hiatus that put the Chinese games industry on edge, China’s culture regulators have finally started issuing new approvals for domestic games so they can be published within the country. As first reported by BloombergThe National Press and Publication Association (China’s cultural regulator for news, print, and web publications) … Read more