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Activision Blizzard’s Labor Woes Grow on Union Complaint to NLRB Anonymous 09/15/2021 (Wed) 05:49:09 Id: 5b0a04 No. 416289
A union has filed a federal labor board complaint against Activision Blizzard Inc., opening a new front in the legal battle over workplace rights at the video game maker. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board complaint, filed Sept. 10 by the Communications Workers of America, accuses Activision of violating federal labor law through coercive rules, actions and statements, according to the agency’s docket. It also alleges the company illegally interrogated staff. Activision didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. Activision Blizzard, which creates games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, is embroiled in controversy over its treatment of employees. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Activision in July, alleging the company fostered a “frat boy” culture in which female employees were subjected to sexual harassment, pay inequality and retaliation. Days later, an employee walkout drew hundreds of demonstrators to the sidewalks of the company’s corporate campus in Southern California. In a July email to employees, Activision’s chief compliance officer, who served as Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, called the California agency’s claims “factually incorrect, old and out of context.” Activision has also said that the picture painted in the lawsuit “is not the Blizzard workplace of today” and that the company values diversity and strives to “foster a workplace that offers inclusivity for everyone.” Complaints filed with the labor board are investigated by regional offices and, if found to have merit and not settled, can be prosecuted by the agency’s general counsel and heard by administrative law judges. The rulings can be appealed to NLRB members in Washington, D.C., and from there to federal court. The agency can require remedies such as posting of notices and reversals of policies or punishments, but has no authority to impose punitive damages. CWA, which has increasingly focused in recent years on organizing non-union video game and tech workers, said in an emailed statement that it was “very inspired by the bravery” of Activision employees and that it filed with the labor board to ensure that violations by the company “will not go unanswered.” Source: https://archive.is/tFgje
Islam is right about women.
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? What HAPPEN? Are Blizzard having some sort of troubles lately?
Watch as this shit gets less attention and reaction by the industry than that faggy Tripwire CEO expressing "wrong" opinions on Twitter and getting fired over it.
>>416304 As far as I remember there was a massive sexual harrassment case within the past couple months detailing a number of higher-level Blizzard staff preying upon women. Combined with accusations of a female employee being blackmailed before committing suicide, this resulted in a federal investigation to their working conditions which is (again as far as I know) still ongoing. As a result of these claims and controversies Blizzard began censoring references to the accused staff in games including World of Warcraft and Overwatch, even though nobody fucking asked. Kotick made an empty apology a few months ago and got blasted for it, and now the entire situation is being even further worsened by a union complaint in addition to all of the existing legal woes.
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Watching shitty companies blow up in real time is great.
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>>416329 ! HAPPY day! Good riddance I hope those disgusting hypocrits get blown the f*ck out
ABK Activision Blizzard King is fucked. Their studios are in shambles, their recent non-COD titles are all flops, they're bleeding talent massively, multiple big projects are undergoing development hell, they're getting government lawsuits, their stock price has been tanking, employees are pressing charges and unions are getting involved. Bobby has to step down after all of this, even the investors are getting sick of him.
>>416349 I can't see a future where Activision survives the oncoming tsunami of legal problems and still has Kotick at the company. He won't face and meaningful punishment but they won't want to deal with him anymore, he'll be paid a fat sack of cash to fuck off and work for Coca-Cola or wherever.
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The real question is: Who's going to buy up rights to individual properties once ActiBliz goes bankrupt from legal fees, settlements, and a complete collapse of consumer goodwill? EA acquires ActiBliz for pennies on the dollar and becomes Electronic Activision, and the darkest timeline continues it's trajectory
>>416377 What I don't get is that if Actifuckers have every single one of their studios working on CoD titles then why the fuck are they still holding on to so many IPs?
>>416398 Licensing and merchantability of their franchises? If someone wanted to make a shitty Overwatch line of toys, they have the IPs to it
Let them both fuck with each other. The power play by these fucks is getting even more blatant.
>>416300 They're right about a lot of things but I can't get behind the whole bending over in mosque and goat fucking
How far does a company has to fall non-financially before it goes bust? I know it takes years before that but several companies that were doing fine in papers went kaput only after a few bad decisions. Actiblizz is doing bad after worse yet is still strong
>>416289 what a fall from grace
>>416519 I wouldn't start writing eulogies just yet. Remember how fucking far Atari has fallen in the past, yet they still exist and they have never been as successful as Actiblizz was during the height of WoW and Hearthstone. Atari committed actual crimes like simply not paying their employees and contractors and telling them to fuck off, multiple times.
>>416587 Atari doesn't exist, not the original company anyway. What people currently call Atari are one of three unrelated companies that took the name, similar to how Nordic Games started calling themselves THQ.
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>>416289 >make games promoting marxism >employees suddenly form unions Oh no. How could this happen. >make games promoting feminism >employees suddenly sue the company for sexism Oh no. How could this happen.
>>416610 I love it
>>416610 Think they only promoted feminism because they were trying to hide the fact that they were sexists all along. It makes sense now why they thought everyone else was sexist because they were themselves
>>416610 >>make games promoting marxism Do anons just throw shit around randomly now?
>>416636 I will you spergy fucking faggot, how the fuck did they promote Marxism?
>>416610 >>416636 Oh boy here come the retarded /pol/niggers to shit up the thread as always
>>416640 This is a current events thread about a games company getting #MeJewed. It is already a /pol/ thread you simpleton. The relation to video games is tangential at best.
>>416641 >muh IP hop Always the same responses every time. I posted in this thread before you, retard.
>>416633 fuck off to cuckchan if youre going to talk a simpleton
>>416634 Oh look another fresh off the boat newfaggot.
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Well this thread has fallen apart remarkably fast
wrong thread goddamnit
>>416646 spouting bullshit cuckchan tier arguments isnt an argument either. It just makes you braindead.
>>416495 Religion is always a bundle of the wisdom of past generations (good) and weird cultural practices that might have made sense at the time but are dumb when extrapolated (bad). An aversion to pork and shellfish, for example, makes plenty of sense pre-refrigeration when shellfish particularly goes bad very fast and is functionally a neurotoxin at that point i.e. it's like getting drunk but not as fun. Food preservation tech has obviously advanced since then (and remember even the Christian bible advises against it) but humans are still the same old flawed creatures so surprise surprise the advice about morality and women still rings true.
>>416656 >Except everyone knows you're lying What? Are you debating a strawman in your head? >>416656 >Buzzwords Nigger you're the one using buzzwords you have no fucking original thought in your body, you use literal cuckhan lingo and type liker cuckchanner and you expect me to take you seriously? Get the fuck out of here, head back to your skinner box and then come the fucl back when im asleep or some shit.
>>416634 >>416639 >>416640 I just have to take the bait. Well one example of marxism comes from Overwatch. Overwatch promotes cultural marxism: all cultures are equally valid. They are portraying a vast, rootless cosmopolitan clique--I mean an international coalition of heroes. Also factoring into the cultural marxism is the notion that all sexual orientations are equally valid. Many of their heroes are now canon gay/bi or whatever the fuck marketing wants them to be in each region the game is available in. Beyond overwatch, they promote many LGBT events like pride month (cultural/sexual marxism) and feminist events. Feminism is also a form of marxism because it it implies that both genders should be treated as equals. There is also a lot that can be said about how they butchered WoW lore for the sake of political correctness/cultural marxism. TL;DR their in-game events, lore/character background changes over the years and a large chunk of their PR campaigns are almost all marxist in one dimension or the other. You are probably only thinking about economic marxism so you may have though anon was grasping at straws. That is not the case.
>>416665 >says he's not from cuckchan >can't even get the post done right i rest my case >>416670 nice try i got your post before you deleted it, As for this retarded argument you want answered. The entire thing started because blizzard employees blackmailed a women into sex and then she committed suicide Thats not norm for anyone but degenerates
>>416629 Being "sexist" doesn't exist. The construct created by feminism is an irrelevant characterization of natural behavior, forced upon people by the government imposition of co-ed working environments. Feminists simply infect everywhere, call natural behavior "illegal," and destroy male institutions for the purpose of fulfilling talmudic law. >>416673 We're not having a conversation. You've proven incapable of discussing the topic. You don't get replies.
ohhhh its just a retard playing pretend i got you faggot

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>>416660 >remember even the Christian bible advises against it webm related >>416349 I think anything is going to sink them now, it's Vanguard. The Activision side has put all their eggs in that basket, and we know Battlefield V did poorly because it tried to make history people vaguely know about into a politically correct anachronistic mess, and Vanguard looks to be even worse. Besides the obvious SJW shit, they couldn't even bother to look up how a Sten works and actually modeled the bolt flying out the back, clipping with the user's thumb, and magically returning into the gun.
>>416715 > they couldn't even bother to look up how a Sten works and actually modeled the bolt flying out the back, clipping with the user's thumb, and magically returning into the gun. Anon, do you really think the average retard who still buys CoD every year really knows anything about guns or how they work? Actvision could release a over under shotgun that fires 6 shells at once and they would think that's how they work.
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>>416724 >Actvision could release a over under shotgun that fires 6 shells at once and they would think that's how they work. I just wondered if two years from now (if it didn't already), the bloggers are going to insult everyone who wants a minimum of coherence in a realistic FPS' weaponry. I can already see sentences like "Those annoying, fascist gun nuts who want to ruin perfectly fine games with their morbid knowledge of guns" or something.
>>416731 Pretty sure they did that already with Fallout 3 and Battlefield 1.
>>416735 I think you mean Fallout 4 with its infamous drum-fed shotgun where the magazine is located in front of the pump-action. That gun is so stupid that it is difficult to believe it was made as anything other than a joke by a junior team member to see if his boss and QA were stupid enough to allow it.
>>416735 Now that you mention it, wasn't it with Fallout 4, or was it because of F3's combat shotgun?
I think this video was made by a /k/ommando whose mind was broken after seeing CoD's new take on WW2. I can't really explain the overediting otherwise.
>>416740 DEAR GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN THAT VIDEO
>>416740 >>416749 Yeah, Vanguard is disgusting. It's like if someone saw Battlefield V and thought, "You know what? This isn't flippant and anachronistic enough." I keep forgetting about it because >CoD, but the lack of aesthetics or consistency in that game's footage is outstanding.
>>416740 Oh... It's not looking good at all for Activision.
>>416740 >>416749 im not even a fan of CoD anymore or guns but i felt that Also that diarrhea sound effect was right on point
>>416760 that "diarrhea sound" is donald duck having a stroke
>>416740 FUCK even Isshin Ashina's flintlock pistol or the quick reload tanegashima from Nioh are more period and technically accurate than this shit.
>>416767 >not even a donald duck pic to trick me Youre not even trying
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>>416760 It's even worse in the actual game.
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>>416740 It just never fucking ends.
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MOTHER OF FUCK
>>416767 >>416793 Very nice, impressive
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>>416798 Why couldn't they implement cool attachments that were real, like the Krummlauf, instead of this insipid tactical mall warrior shit? Oh wait, that would require work and not just numbers fetishism.
>>416740 You guys wanna know something: I ain't even a /k/ommando, i don´t even know how 99% of guns even operate and the only thing i know more or less is the trigger discipline thing and honestly i can feel your pain since your sides and mine have been fucking broken of laughter with this everything. Is that front handle even ergonomic or some pajeet at new delhi was tripping balls before designing that?
>>416807 Its actually just to sell you "attachment packs" with retarded shit on them. They would ran out of stuff quickly. We know historical accuracy in games, specially the ones regarding western history and specially the ones set in world war 2 are power fantasy stories written by niggers, faggots and cunt women.
>>416790 >>416798 It's like goddamn Borderlands: Khyber pass Edition.
>>416793 you tried and it was a good enough effort that it doesnt deserve the ugly star meme >>416798 >>416807 they should add some laser guns too while theyre at it
>>416845 The primary reason those gay angle grips exist is to skirt around stupid gun laws here in the States. Congressmen are apes who try to look busy by passing laws that have almost no impact, so they pretend that the lethality of a gun is measured by how many toys someone can put on it. There are some who prefer it but I think vertical foregrips are superior. The foregrip in that image resembles the one of a classic Thompson, but the name "M1930 Madson" doesn't bring up any relevant data (except garbage about Vanguard) and the Thompson foregrip existed well before 1930. Hilariously enough, there were a couple of automatic conversions designed for the SMLE (that's the British bolt action rifle for you noguns fags), one of them South African in origin. None of them were produced en masse, probably because it was retarded. I seem to remember a pistol grip for the SMLE existing somewhere, maybe a Forgotten Weapons vid, but I can't remember now.
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>>416740 >Broleg is /k/ He's a fucking redditor
>>416798 DELETE
>>416666 t. Satan
>>416798 >>416740 >>416790 Don't forget all of the 90's gear that they put into black ops cold war, a game that supposed to be set in the early to mid 80's. It seems like they couldn't do any basic weapons research. I fucking hate historically inaccurate games.
>>417166 Reminder that New Vegas's director actually went out and learned guns because he felt that it was his responsibility to do so since he was going to be making guns with firearms in them. The result isn't perfect (in large part because of engine jank) but it produced an arsenal that (aside from a few oddballs directly taken from Fallout 1/2) all look reasonable enough and has a good deal of variety.
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>>417191 You mean this post?
>>417200 More this one >I have three rifles (a .22LR Henry Lever Carbine, .357 Magnum Rossi 92, and a Russian capture Mauser K98k) but I don't think that qualifies me as a gun nut. I purchased the rifles because I wanted to understand what it means to be a gun owner in the United States and because I wanted to have a more practical understanding of how firearms are operated and maintained. Sawyer's Formspring is a really interesting explanation of a lot of New Vegas's design choices and a good read for any agdg people. Formspring itself is dead, but someone has archived all his answers. https://archive.md/cjLHn (note: Archive hates spoiler tags so you'll need to either read the source directly or go to the site itself)
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>>417191 >since he was going to be making guns with firearms in them >guns >with firearms inside them Guns that shoot guns? Do the guns that get fired from the guns also shoot bullets? If so, does conservation of momentum mean that the bullets fired from the second gun shoot even harder?
>>417287 Since the second gun would be flying through the air and not held in place, I think that perhaps too much force would be distributed backwards and the bullet might actually end up being slower than if it was just shot from the first gun.
>>417287 >Guns that shoot guns i mean, that is somewhat better due to overt silliness than the bullets in some anime like for example jojo part one, where they shoot out whole(as in bullet+shell), just take a quick look at this https://yewtu.be/watch?v=NvontyBNC44 second 32 onward and tell me that isn't worse.
>>417521 Most people wouldn't know or notice the difference.
>>417287 Should have been "making games with firearms in them"
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LOL. Amidst all the problems that were brought up during this fiasco, they found time to desexualize an old obscure portrait in World of Warcraft. Priorities, Activision and Blizzard. You look like idiots for the censorship and still not dealing with the actual issues at your company.


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