With Activision Blizzard suit, gaming faces #MeToo moment

Last week, a division of the state of California filed suit against Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard.

The video game giant behind “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft,” “Overwatch” and more is a company as vital to the Los Angeles entertainment community as Disney, Netflix, Sony and any of the Hollywood players who get far more mainstream media scrutiny.

The case against it is historic, in part because this is the first suit filed under a recently passed senate bill that requires private employers with 100 or more employees to submit a report annually to the state with pay data for specified job categories broken down by race, ethnicity and sex.

But mostly because it lays bare, for the public record, the gross inequalities that have long plagued a male-dominated industry that has yet to properly address its broken, sexist culture.

The suit also makes clear that the video game community

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Google Stops Making Video games For Stadia, Relying On Third

The primary benefit of 4K 60fps simply isn’t there for many titles and the Stadia Pro reductions have petered off with the dearth of recent games to purchase.

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One of the video games reportedly canned as Google Stadia struggled to achieve traction was from Metal Gear Strong and Dying Stranding creator Hideo Kojima. With new features – and an more and more competitive streaming panorama thanks to Microsoft XCloud and Nvidia GeForce Now – we figured it was time to give Stadia one other shake. There are at present about a hundred Stadia games obtainable for buy, and several have special editions with further content material. We have listed all the video games below along with the date they were added and their costs. Observe that Stadia Professional subscribers acquire access to special discounts, which aren’t mirrored beneath. Meanwhile, the Stadia controller will work the identical … Read more