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Title: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on July 23, 2021, 04:50:13 AM
The gross things I heard from these videos prove without a shadow of a doubt Activision Blizzard is the worst corporation to work under. It abuses its employees, aligns itself with communism, find new ways to nickel-and-dime their gamers, and avoid government scrutiny for a time. That may change when you see these two videos...



Do you think EA is bad after watching these? In my professional opinion, EA is number 3 worst video game company (CD Projekt Red beat them barely by releasing a game full of bugs, glitches, and lies).
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: extravagant on July 23, 2021, 08:21:22 AM
I'm surprised a company that aligns with communism is being sued by one of the most communist states in the US. lol the irony
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: walt on July 23, 2021, 03:07:38 PM
"Communist" XD
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 23, 2021, 03:37:52 PM
I haven't really seen the details yet, but I'd say the mistreatment of employees and exploitative microtransactions are worse than the "communism" thing. If it's worse than Ubisoft and their rapists? I need to see the details first to judge. Regardless, fuck ActiBlizz.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Umezono on July 23, 2021, 05:52:55 PM
"Communist" XD
seriously, people don't actually have any idea what communism is.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 23, 2021, 06:48:36 PM
"Communist" XD
seriously, people don't actually have any idea what communism is.
Welcome to the 21st century, a time in which people use communism in their statements as a way to look clever... and fail to do so.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Kolossoni on July 23, 2021, 07:00:42 PM
First of all, not surprising judging by the state of Blizzard.

Second, communism has nothing to do with Blizzard. They're progressive sure, but they are NOT communistic.
Unless you are referring to their dumb decision to suck up to China then I guess, but never "aligning" itself.

And lastly... what "Communist" state in America? You are talking about the most capitalist country in the world. Maybe a little socialist, but "Communist"???
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: extravagant on July 23, 2021, 07:54:48 PM
And lastly... what "Communist" state in America? You are talking about the most capitalist country in the world. Maybe a little socialist, but "Communist"???

Not every states in the US is the same. Some states in the West Coast tend to be pro-communist for some reason. In California, one of the most diverse states in the entire nation..... has a huge density of Koreans, Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Chinese (and more) who are more than happy to voice their concerns for California's local politicians who are turning the state into a pro-communist sanctuary. A lot of these Asian-Americans or Asian-Immigrants are very vocal about their PTSD regarding anything communist, some are even local activists still fighting for their home country.

From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to conceptualize that communism has and been slowly introduced into some states, like California. It does not mean the state is full on communist, which is probably what you are thinking, but it is considerably more pro-communist than the rest of the states.

Anyways, I am not too sure if Blizzard is a communist company or not, but I do find it ironically very funny that if it's true, it would be like the people are suing themselves.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Person Man on July 23, 2021, 08:50:31 PM
You… don’t actually have a concept of what communism actually is, do you? You post reads like a Facebook mom who’s consumed too much right wing  social media and only knows that communism is a thing you’re supposed to be afraid of and that they have it  in places like California.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: extravagant on July 23, 2021, 08:58:45 PM
You… don’t actually have a concept of what communism actually is, do you? You post reads like a Facebook mom who’s consumed too much right wing  social media and only knows that communism is a thing you’re supposed to be afraid of and that they have it  in places like California.

Did you get offended somewhere in my post? If so, you can tell me. I'd like to know where or what was it something that I said that hurt you feelings so badly. Like if it was one of those "it's not what you said, it's the WAY you said it" that offended you somewhere? Are you saying I don't have a right to criticize my own state? Lol. I don't even have a facebook account. I give you props for being edgy.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 087-B on July 23, 2021, 09:11:36 PM
Did you get offended somewhere in my post? If so, you can tell me. I'd like to know where or what was it something that I said that hurt you feelings so badly. Like if it was one of those "it's not what you said, it's the WAY you said it" that offended you somewhere? Are you saying I don't have a right to criticize my own state? Lol. I don't even have a facebook account. I give you props for being edgy.


“I don’t even have a Facebook account”

Ah yes because every word of Person’s statement was to be taken literally lol clearly you didn’t understand the point of what he said or what others have said
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: lui on July 23, 2021, 09:18:26 PM
Im in California.

In fact, I am in the same area Extrav is in.

What he is saying, is basically bullshit lol. He thinks just relating to China from any perspective = Communism.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: extravagant on July 23, 2021, 09:20:16 PM
Literally thousands of Asians in California (statewide) are standing with other minorities and ethnic groups to fight against radical communistic ideologies, and yet some random guy on a mugen forum is gonna tell me these people that I met know nothing about what they are talking about? What makes him so sure that he believes all these asians are stupid and clueless dwellers on some right wing propaganda on facebook?

Im in California.

In fact, I am in the same area Extrav is in.

What he is saying, is basically bullshit lol. He thinks just relating to China from any perspective = Communism.

San Francisco sucks though... you guys got lawlessness, people shop lifting in huge amounts, even Target (or Walgreens I forget) had to nerf their curfew times so they dont get jacked. You guys got a sucky mayor and a sucky DA. Asians being attacked and robbed, their livelihoods being destroyed. Homelessness everywhere, smells bad, looks bad... not the same SF I knew growing up in the Bay. And no... anything Chinese does not equate to communism. If that was the case, then the hundreds of California Chinese that I met would not be rallying against communism. Why would they protest or rally against themselves?
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Jmorphman on July 23, 2021, 09:44:02 PM
stop derailing the thread with deranged conspiracy shit, thanks
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 地獄の花 on July 23, 2021, 10:13:54 PM
jmorphman a communist sympathizer confirmed.


communist part of this scandal might be because they are selling data for the ccp , probably credit cards details too.  china isn't a communist country anymore though they like to flip flop a lot between being a capitalist and communist depending where they can benefit.

kinda sad to hear what blizzard had become.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Kolossoni on July 23, 2021, 10:35:17 PM
From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to conceptualize that communism has and been slowly introduced into some states, like California. It does not mean the state is full on communist, which is probably what you are thinking, but it is considerably more pro-communist than the rest of the states.

That's just baffling.

No way in hell is California being turned into a communist state. That's absurd and factually false.
You know why? There's a thing called free market in America. That in and of itself is antithetical to communism.

You need to realize communism isn't the opposite of democracy. It's actually the opposite of capitalism (& fascism).
"Dictatorship" is what you're probably looking for.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Jmorphman on July 23, 2021, 10:54:51 PM
communist part of this scandal might be because they are selling data for the ccp , probably credit cards details too.
This scandal is specifically about the horrific work environment they've cultivated; I dunno how the fuck it got immediately derailed into ravings about communism.

So let's all try and get back on topic.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Long John Killer on July 23, 2021, 11:33:00 PM
I don't have a lot to offer without getting into it and going over all the details of this actual case, but on Blizzard as a whole...

kinda sad to hear what blizzard had become.
This.  I really try to stay detached from Blizzard for the most part for years now.  Revisited Diablo 3 earlier this year to see if it was still as bad as people made it out to be, but that's about it.  Not interested in Overwatch as it is and am largely ignorant on the finer details on their other ventures, beyond Bungie cutting the cord from them.  But man, I really miss when they were the gold standard of PC gaming, getting everyone on Warcraft III or StarCraft and just doing stupid stuff like playing Protoss and using Dark Archons to steal Zerg Drones and Terran SCVs and playing as all three species at once, breaking the unit cap.  Or all the custom hero campaigns people made for Warcraft III and shared online.

While not NEARLY as abhorrent as Blizzard is accused of, it reminds me of 343.  Specifically how all the inspiration and lifeblood of the company former is just....gone.  The properties remain but not helmed by anyone who cares.  Or at least the verdict is still out on 343 with their latest venture at least, but that's a topic for another day.  Blizzard....man, I didn't even care for freaking WoW.

I suppose the point of that somewhat disconnected rant was that yeah, this doesn't surprise me if it's true.  Which is ultimately a big shame on them.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Seadragon77 on July 23, 2021, 11:59:45 PM
This issue has a ton of parallels to what Ubisoft is going through right now, even down to the fact that employee abuse was swept under the rug.

I don't know if the lawsuit will do anything.. maybe that is just me being a bit pessimistic here. 
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Jmorphman on July 24, 2021, 02:19:41 AM
But yeah, I'mma put that topic to rest.
Don't worry, we've got you covered and have taken further measures to put this idiotic tangent to rest.

Subsequent replies of this nature will continue to be deleted. But I'd recommend not testing that out.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Lichtbringer on July 24, 2021, 08:32:31 AM
You need to realize communism isn't the opposite of democracy. It's actually the opposite of capitalism (& fascism).
"Dictatorship" is what you're probably looking for.

Yea but in ten out of ten cases, where a country goes for communism they get a fascistic Dictatorship in the end, that tells the poor how bad capitalism is while the upper class uses the "evil capitalism" to stay in power.


But to get back to the real topic here, I'm not suprised that Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued, the old Blizzard that was build by dedicated people, is long gone, it is basicaly 100% Activision at this point.

Btw. Apparently a lot of players leaving WoW now for Final Fantasy, at least thats what many people say right now.^^
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on July 25, 2021, 05:37:51 AM
These news should bring back the subject.


Furthermore, to make matters worse, this was all happening in the days of Mike Morhaime.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 25, 2021, 09:56:59 AM
J. Allan Brack truly has no fucking balls, does he? It's like he is committed to be a piece of shit.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 26, 2021, 04:20:22 PM
First, doesn't allow people to have a voice (Blitzchung controversy) and being a huge hypocrite. And now this... This bunch of absurd and disgusting behavior!

"Congrats" Activision/Blizzard, now you're definitely screwed!
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 26, 2021, 06:18:11 PM
I was wondering if I should download a pirated version of any Blizzard game, but I'm starting to think I will do it on principle.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on July 28, 2021, 06:55:50 AM
Wait! There's more to the story...
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 28, 2021, 08:27:31 AM
Also Activision/Blizzard lost over $8 Billion in just ONE DAY! (https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/activision-blizzard-stock-lost-8-billion-market-value-discrimination-lawsuit-2021-7)

They deserve more. Not the employees that were about to walk out for good but the big ones specially J. Allan.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Lasombra Demon on July 28, 2021, 01:29:24 PM
While people who work in software don't unionize and organize, abuse will carry on.

Workers' organizations are the best (and AFAIK, the only) way to stop these shitty practices.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on July 30, 2021, 11:01:49 PM
It seems the saga continues...


There are others covering this news story. Here are two that I recommend:
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 31, 2021, 12:18:13 AM
More things got revealed... It gets worse... WAY worse and even more disgusting!!! (https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/7kvm8g/activision-it-worker-secretly-filmed-colleagues-in-office-bathroom)

Vice said:
In 2018, a former Activision Blizzard IT worker installed cameras in the company's Minnesota office bathroom with the intent to spy on employees while they used the toilet, according to court records reviewed by Waypoint and local media reports from the time.

The employee, Tony Ray Nixon, pleaded guilty to "Interference with Privacy," a gross misdemeanor, and was given a suspended prison sentence; he later allegedly violated his parole requiring him to take "sex offender treatment as directed." Nixon worked for Activision Blizzard in Eden Prairie Minnesota, where the company maintains a building that focuses on quality assurance.

Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Lichtbringer on August 03, 2021, 07:06:04 PM
Blizzard President steps down and will be replaced by two “coleaders”. (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-03/blizzard-president-departs-as-game-maker-faces-labor-lawsuit)

Bloomberg said:
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is leaving the company amid a cultural reckoning at parent Activision Blizzard Inc. over a California lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination and harassment.

Brack’s departure was disclosed in an email to staff Tuesday, which was reviewed by Bloomberg. Brack will be replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, the new “coleaders” of Blizzard. The shares were down more than 4% in the first hour of trading Tuesday.

Blizzard, maker of the Warcraft and Diablo games, was the main subject of accusations contained in the lawsuit from a California state agency. Many of the allegations took place before Brack was named president in 2018.

Still, Brack came under intense scrutiny after the complaint was filed over his leadership style. A video of Brack at a company event in 2010 resurfaced on social media, showing him on a panel with colleagues laughing off a question from a woman about the sexualization of female characters in the World of Warcraft game.

Oneal ran an Activision game studio called Vicarious Visions before joining Blizzard as an executive in January. Ybarra worked at Microsoft Corp. for nearly 20 years and managed Xbox online services before going to Blizzard in 2019.

In a statement, Brack said his successors “can be trusted to lead with the highest levels of integrity and commitment to the components of our culture that make Blizzard so special.”






Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on August 03, 2021, 11:11:01 PM
So, the rat flees the sinking ship...
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on August 08, 2021, 11:26:36 PM
https://nordic.ign.com/news/48697/embattled-activision-blizzard-executive-steps-down-as-womens-network-sponsor

It seems Frances Townsend is also moving.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on August 09, 2021, 02:03:18 AM
Hold on to your butts, because there's more to come.

Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: 地獄の花 on August 09, 2021, 10:05:23 AM
im curious are these people worked for blizzard before the merger or were they activision guys that were assigned to blizzard?
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on August 27, 2021, 05:14:44 AM
It could be both, but enough talk: it's time to show:

This video proves that the company is naught by a criminal organization and the employees are doing slave labor.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: TrinitroRoy on September 14, 2021, 09:18:31 PM
and the rabbit hole goes deeper: https://cwa-union.org/news/releases/employees-of-activision-blizzard-file-unfair-labor-practice-charge-against-gaming
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on September 15, 2021, 02:04:40 AM
...and deeper...
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: TrinitroRoy on September 21, 2021, 01:39:44 AM
Time to bite off the hyena's head: https://kotaku.com/u-s-government-now-investigating-activision-blizzard-1847710889

For those who don't want to give Kotaku any venue:
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on October 01, 2021, 04:27:44 PM
Activision Blizzard King just took care of a "distraction" in exchange for favor.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Darkflare on October 01, 2021, 05:59:46 PM
Bobby's earning his bonus this year.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 15, 2021, 07:48:35 PM
It's me again. My apologies for my tardiness, but I had some things to ponder. I hope these videos make it up to you concerning Activision Blizzard.



My biggest worry is from this one.



However, it seems that Avtivision Blizzard's executives capitulated and have given in to employee demands.

Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Umezono on November 16, 2021, 01:06:49 AM
This entire thread is just you linking this one guys Youtube channel
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 17, 2021, 12:16:09 AM
Prepare to get surprised, Umenzono.
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on November 17, 2021, 01:13:36 AM
This entire thread is just you linking this one guys Youtube channel
Is that a problem?
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Umezono on November 17, 2021, 01:43:26 AM
Prepare to get surprised, Umenzono.
Thank you for keeping me on my toes, Retro Respecter
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 17, 2021, 01:54:21 AM
This entire thread is just you linking this one guys Youtube channel
Is that a problem?

Not really. I think I just fed a troll( no intended offensees)
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: TrinitroRoy on November 18, 2021, 03:27:49 PM
Prepare to get surprised, Umenzono.
[youtube]Zbmv5ldA5-4[/youtube]
oh boy, the controversy of a disgusting company led by a disgusting human being is being covered by a channel led by a DIFFERENT disgusting human being
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 19, 2021, 05:54:28 AM
If you want, I can post a different video showing this.

But enough of that bit...
Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 23, 2021, 05:56:29 PM
Looks like Nintendo is responding to the exposure of Activision Blizzard's executives.

Title: Re: Activision Blizzard is Getting Sued by California Over Frat-Boy Work Enviornment
Post by: Macaulyn97 on November 23, 2021, 10:37:14 PM
You know Blizzard is fucked up when Bowser is the one calling them out.