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Riot and Microsoft layoffs the same, but different | This Week in Business

The League of Legends maker's accountability falls on people not at fault, while Microsoft celebrates the Activision Blizzard acquisition by disposing of devs.

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Christopher145d ago

Jadeja: "I made tons of mistakes, so instead of firing me we have to let go of these other people. Also, we're doing this 'for the gamers' and totally not for our shareholders!"

Spencer: "The less we say the better, heck I didn't even notify everyone impacted. But we're just trying to sustain our now $3T company and while we obviously have more money to pay people than other companies, we think these 2,000 should go elsewhere for jobs so our shareholders feel better."

Sciurus_vulgaris145d ago

The layoffs across MS’s gaming division were probably planned months ago by the company’s higher up. MS gained roughly 17,000 employees when it acquired Activision. So positions were unfortunately going to be cut after the ABK deal closed. I think game devs need to fight for more employee [or at least job] protections. Game companies like to mass contract and layoff workers with a sometimes frightening frequency.

just_looken144d ago

As much as i hate it the layoffs like you said were no doubt planned but i think its a AI push micorsoft has alot of money/time/resources in the ai space right now even there own online version of chatgbt.

So i can see microsoft using there ai tech to make games layoff more humans in the future.

ThinkThink143d ago

They definitely will. Once ai qa becomes a thing, Ms will dissolve 90% of the qa testing team. Those qa testers probably have about 18 months before they need to worry, but it's coming.

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Evercade Reveals Data East Claasics And More

Looks like more retro classics are coming. Toaplan Arcade 3 brings 7 great arcade games to Evercade including the much-requested Batsugun and Out Zone. Data East returns to Evercade with 12 Arcade classics including Joe and Mac Returns, Super BurgerTime, and more.

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darthv7214h ago

the Toaplan cart is a nice surprise. Batsugun, Truxton 2... great stuff. I keep hoping to see Robocop on a Data East arcade cart but licensing is a bitch. I'll just play it on my xbox via coinops.

Garethvk14h ago

There are so many fun games from Data East. I am sure rights would be a mess but it would be nice to see more.

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Elden Ring Creator Hidetaka Miyazaki Talks Shadow of the Erdtree, New Weapons and More

The Dark Souls creator spoke to journalists about Elden Ring lore, poison swamps and why the DLC's villain is so handsome.

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Spectrum Studio Boss in Hot Water as "Naked Sauna" as Part of Employees' Requirements Surface

Spectrum Studios is in hot water, as part of their job requirements involve "attending sauna sessions" that are "non-negotiable."

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rippermcrip13h ago

Hopefully their next game isn't about a murderer and they require employees to kill to someone to have a real understanding.

excaliburps10h ago

LOLOL!

But you can't develop a game with sauna elements UNLESS you've been in a sauna with a game dev...preferably naked.

H912h ago

He is right you need to experience something to be able to write about it just like Tolkien threw himself in mount doom to understand Sauron and like Agatha Christie organized a death game on a remote island

Inverno11h ago

Ah yes I read that news outlets were picking up on this string of facebook posts. Easy to write about some random conversation on FB without much context. Let's see how long it takes for them to talk to the devs directly for clarification. I'm sure these sites will drag this out as long as they can painting this guy as a creep. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't.

excaliburps10h ago

Have you read his replies?? He is even explaining how his rationale is correct...

Inverno10h ago

Yes I've read the replies. But if sites are gonna write about this they should do their jobs as journalist and get in contact with one of the woman who works in the studio.

swedishMeatwad8h ago

Why would it only be a big deal for women? I wouldn't want to be required to sauna naked, wouldn't work at a place like that. Really strange that owner is defending this. Since the owner is involved in those communications, that's enough to write an article about. That's not to say they shouldn't reach out to them and any employees willing to talk but this is freakin' weird.