Nintendo of America sent an email last Friday describing the Activision-Blizzard harassment reports as "disturbing."
When you get Nintendo disturbed Activision I thinking fire Bobby should be your option at this point in my opinion.
Yes, Nintendo completes the set for a full house. You can't win this one Bobby - best get your coat. Next up: Randy Pitchford!
Man, the entire industry is disgusted by Activision at this point. When your own business/marketing partners are speaking against you that is a very bad sign. Activision needs to cut Bobby and the other execs loose. The longer they hold out the worse it's going to get.
🙏 hope this is the eventual end of cod
That's small fry. It needs to set the example to end horrible/toxic working environment band conditions. Though I don't doubt COD plays a role somehow. I never could wrap my head around being forced to work on nothing but one series for the rest of my career as gaming dev.
What? Hopefully this is the end of marginalisation and sexism within Blizzard Activision, surely that’s what’s important here?
That should be the priority.
Haha, they thought this was gonna go away.
Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo are complete cowards in respect of their response to these Activision revelations. All of them have stuck with internal emails or memos which then get 'leaked' to the media rather than coming out against Bobby Kotick with full blooded public statements. The big three want their cake and to eat it as far as I am concerned, they want the community to think they are responding to the accusations but don't want to rock the boat too much and fall out with Activision either. Absolutely shameful from the execs in my view.
In what way am I am prima-donna, I have said nothing that suggests I have an inflated ego or anything? I am just pointing out that these companies issuing internal memos that are then 'leaked' is not the same as them coming out and openly condemning Kotick for threatening to have an employee killed and the other heinous shit he did. If Sony, MS and Ninty want to speak out against that behaviour then they should do so more directly than leaking internal memos.
Nah, I get Lovespuds point and agree with elements of it. If they really wanted to make an impact. Remove Activision games from their storefronts. That would send a real message.
These memos weren't for the community. They're for the devs. To make the devs understand that this kind of behaviour won't be tolerated within these company. And they've also asked any and all devs who have been victim of such behaviour to come forward.
All commendable of course PorkChop, I am not suggesting otherwise, but all the same, they know those memos will leak and in my opinion, that is not good enough. If they are concerned enough that they issue an internal memo, they should also be up front with their communities and issue formal statements on where they stand on this issue, rather than relying on these stories to propagate on the internet. Just my opinion duder, not looking to argue with anyone.
What does the actions, environment, or otherwise have to do with business? Charge those guilty and move on. This cancel culture needs to die sooner than later, as they believe that many should suffer for the actions of few. Never seen such perfect examples of benevolence in my life, Yashua, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King could have all benefited greatly from your contributions. Keep up the great work.
So you think that the Kotick and the board who have backed him should be free of consequence for the shit Kotick has gotten up to? Anyone levelling vitriol or hate at the average Activison worker or developer is clearing being a prat, but why shouldn't they hold the people at the top accountable especially when they have committed pretty outrageous acts. Its not cancel culture to boycott a company or their products to try and influence these corporations because the reality is, the only thing that matters to the people at the top, is profit.
How misinformed can you be? It wasn't/isn't just a few. That's why it's become such a big issue. It's a very widespread problem at Activision Blizzard. It is also widespread at Ubisoft. It was widespread at Riot. It's across the industry. This isn't "cancel culture".
Listen, there are people who have NOTHING to do with it. As stated, charge those guilty(with proven evidence) then leave the rest to flourish. Boycott, really? All of this "sexual lasciviousness" going on though games are being completely developed. Who's doing all the work when there's so many attempting to rape unsuspecting women? Clearly, none of us are there so we should only be responding once indictments are handed down. What if all implicated were found innocent? Would the damage of a supposed boycott be reversed? I'm all for those PROVEN guilty taking accountability but without evidence a person's words are only circumstantial. Last I checked a court of law requires evidence not hearsay....do we just glaze over these facts? It seems that too many people are quick to believe what's said based on how they feel instead of examining the facts. None of us are in a place to know all the details so it's probably best to suspend any conclusions drawn. There are people wrongly accused daily to later be found innocent but this can't be one of those instances because you all hate Bobby without even knowing him. To each their own.
these larger companies are making these statements not because the actually care, its more just pressure not to have blow back on their own brand, because in todays woke trash world "silence = violence" or whatever other stupid # is trending on twitter for all of 2 hours. Nintendo, Sony, MS don't care they just think the SJW mobs who patrol the loudest echo chambers of the internet do and they don't want the harassment. so everyone will take a fat one on Activision because it deflects association with them and moves the "stunning and brave" herd onto the next cause.
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