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Putting Our Teams and Players at the Forefront of Everything We Do

A message from Mike Ybarra.

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Magog123d ago

If he wanted to do that why didn't he before? I call BS.

My_Name_is_Earl123d ago (Edited 123d ago )

Uh...because the CEO was implicated and he just got there in August...?

Do you genuinely think before you post?

Magog123d ago

He worked for Blizzard for 14 years as the head of a huge division prior to that. And just now he sees there is a problem?

Army_of_Darkness122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

This Mike guy has only been in this lead role for a couple months now and implementing new work policies and such does take a little time; and going by what he is saying, it sounds like the company will have a much better work environment. However, actions speak louder then words so we'll see within the year to come I suppose.

TheRealTedCruz122d ago

He throws out BS and hopes it gains traction.
It's his schtick.

He creates narratives he wants you to believe is true. It doesn't necessarily need to be factual on any level.

My_Name_is_Earl123d ago (Edited 123d ago )

Please go away. Mike was at Microsoft for 20 years and left in 2019 to join Blizzard and was promoted in August to his new position.

What 14 years are you talking about?? Just stop. You don't know what you are talking about and you are spreading your ignorance.

itsmebryan122d ago

@My
I don't understand why people like @Magog just make up stuff.

My_Name_is_Earl122d ago

I'm dumbfounded @itsmebryan! I mean he must know we too can access the internet and Google!

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itsmebryan122d ago

@Magag
I read his statement if it's true and he has only been there a few months and as you see Activision was put all it's eggs in the COD basket. Now with MS backing they will hopefully has the financial backing to produce more games. Remember Activision was putting most of their resources into COD. Give him time after MS takes over to call B.S.

CaptainHenry916122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Most of Activision good talent is gone though. Everyone will find out soon enough because of Bobby Kotick. And this was way before Microsoft acquire them

gravedigger122d ago

Because he is now MS employee again. Hahaha

CaptainHenry916122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Lol they haven't made a great game in over 5 years. I find this article comical. Call of Duty is a cash grab now. It's been like that for years. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the best Call of Duty game before all the key people left Infinity Ward

My_Name_is_Earl122d ago

Playstation fans disagree. It is the best selling franchise on the console

CaptainHenry916122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Then that's sad because Call of Duty quality hasn't been the same in years. Casual gamers don't care about quality anymore. TBH they should take a break from Call of Duty. Activision should release it every 2-3 years

ChubbyBlade122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

So first I learn you don’t know how to count on the god of war posts and now I see you’re just talking nonsense. You’re clearly just a troll.

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mastershredder122d ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's your moto now? Please. Keeping opportunity within our grasp at your expense is more like it. And the teams.... (must be the ones they have been sh77ing on for decades now) they are at the forefront alright, they get the egg on the face, while the executive level does the golden payout shuffle. Nice Bluzzfeed speech.

PapaBop122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Looking at things threw rose tinted specs...Blizzard is dead. The overwhelming majority of people who made Blizzard, Blizzard have left. The optimist in me hopes Spencer turns things around, they do still have many talented people among their developers but the Blizzard as many older gamers know it, is long gone.

LWOGaming122d ago

Too little and far too late from Blizzard. Huge companies get away with far too much. Having managed businesses for 9 years of my life - just a gaming site now for my sins - it does not matter whether you are large or small - colleagues derive respect at all levels. All colleagues should be able to talk with people no matter what level they work at, without fear of reproach and harassment is never acceptable. Discrimination is never acceptable. As someone who has had to fight against discrimination for years due to my mental health disorder (bi polar) I know how the pain can build up and for Blizzard to come out with this which amounts to crocodile tears is just a final slap in the face.