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Ex Blizzard Boss Mike Morhaime To Women: 'I Failed You'

Blizzard co-founder and longtime boss Mike Morhaime took to Twitter just after midnight Friday to comment on the widespread allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the game company he led for so long. “To the Blizzard women who experienced any of these things, I am extremely sorry that I failed you,” he…Read more...

Saying Goodbye To Friends, In-Game And Otherwise, Sucks

No one likes goodbyes, whether it be saying farewell to the characters in your favorite video game as the final credits roll, or saying goodbye to two of the three voices who made this incarnation of the Splitscreen podcast so damn special. Bring some tissues, kids.Read more...

Activision Blizzard's Social Media Empire Has Been Silent For Days Now

Social media accounts related to Activision Blizzard and its various properties have stopped posting following California’s lawsuit against the major video game conglomerate going public.Read more...

Goodbye Nathan, Wordsmith And Internet Whisperer

Senior reporter, Twitch expert, and longtime Steamed proprietor Nathan Grayson is leaving us today. We tried to get him to stay but after seven belly-achingly long years he decided it was time to finally go join Facebook Gaming as its new head of Good Community Vibes. Read more...

Superhot Game Gets Review-Bombed After Removing 'Depictions Of Self-Harm'

Earlier this week, Superhot VR received an update that removed all scenes that involved the player-character hurting or killing themselves. The devs explained that these scenes had “no place” in the game and apologized for taking so long to remove them. In response, hundreds of gamers yelled at them and began…Read more...

RIP To Me, The Person Writing This, A Real One

Are you allowed to call yourself a real one? No, I would argue, you are not. That pretty much immediately disqualifies you from being a real one, so I’m already off to a rough start here. But today’s my last day at Kotaku, so I consider it my solemn duty to close out my award-wanting “RIP To A Real One” article series…Read more...

WoW Twitch Streamers Speak Out On Activision Blizzard Sexual Harassment Suit

Late Wednesday it emerged that Activision Blizzard is being sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing over a toxic workplace culture that’s allegedly led to years of harassment and abuse targeting women. Later in the week, a number of popular World of Warcraft streamers have publicly commented…Read more...

Tetsuya Nomura Reminds World He's A Drip God

Square Enix veteran Tetsuya Nomura is known for creating RPG characters with, let’s say, more eccentric outfits than you’d see on the street or even in other video games. And as it turns out, he sometimes draws inspiration from his own wardrobe while designing in his ubiquitous, accessory-heavy style.Read more...

Blizzard Boss Accused Of Failing To Address Sexual Harassment Calls New Allegations 'Troubling'

The head of Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Overwatch and World of Warcraft, sent an email to staff last night calling the recent allegations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimation “extremely troubling” and promised to meet with them to answer questions and discuss “how we can move forward.”Read more...

The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Fallout Is What Women Have Been Saying All Along

A bombshell lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard by California regulators has once again forced the gaming world to publicly reckon with longstanding issues around its exploitation and mistreatment of women. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last. But developers, advocates, and other industry experts…Read more...

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