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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."

rippermcrip34d ago

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

excaliburps34d 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.

peppeaccardo33d ago

I think they got commissioned the next Leisure Suite Larry .... :P

H934d 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

Inverno34d 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.

excaliburps34d ago

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

Inverno34d 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.

swedishMeatwad34d 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.

OtterX33d ago

@swedishMeatwad Right? Because if they really felt uncomfortable, they should have at the very least been allowed to wear a bikini or underwear under their towel. If the Owner demands that they get the real experience to better know the Sauna world, they should at least be offered the protection from creepers trying to look up their towel. It's same exact experience if they were slightly covered underneath. Demanding that they be nude is too much, especially if he's insinuating that they should be comfortable with removing their towel.

Inverno33d ago

@Swed
It's not only a big deal for women, but do you think this would've been picked up if it were only men being pushed to go to a naked sauna? Do you think the FB post would've even been made of it were only men?

Aussiesummer33d ago

i read that as "Rectum Studio Boss in Hot Water as "Naked Sauna" as Part of Employees' Requirements Surface"

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Ubisoft Not Worried About GTA 6: Other Games Out During GTA's Past Releases Do Really Well

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot isn't worried about about GTA 6 and states that from their experience, games available during a GTA launch do well.

Hofstaderman16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

Brave words.... GTA V has done well since 2013 to date. 11 years, Yves.

RiseNShine16h ago

Old man, now that it's even trendy, it's time to step down, Ubisoft is looking worse than ever.

Inverno9h ago

You've not had to worry about a GTA game being released for over a decade bro. There are games bigger than what Ubi shites out that avoid releasing around the time of GTA, that's how massive GTA is.

Demetrius9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

I if I were other devs I wouldn't worry neither, especially since down the line rockstar will abandon offline support and fully focus on online only bs. Hopefully Gta 6 is made with plenty of depth and not just gorgeous graphics, come on rockstar come back and show how open world games should be.

DarXyde4h ago

Rockstar putting out a new GTA or Red Dead Redemption is like Kendrick Lamar putting out a new album: it doesn't happen often.

... But when it does, it's an industry-stopping event where you'll enjoy it and go through it time and again to really peel back the layers of the experience, coming away with new perceptions each time.

Ubisoft is known for prolific, cookie cutter slop. Which I would probably compare to Drake post-NWtS.

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Capcom Has No Plans To Discontinue Availability Of Games Via Physical Media

Capcom has announced that it has no plans to discontinue the availability of its games via physical media.

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shinoff218322h ago

Interesting. Then where the fk are the new moster hunter games , physically in north America. Hell I'd even import but the 2nd game is a digital code. What's up capcom?

VersusDMC10h ago

Obviously they don't mean 100% of their games are going to be physical.

And considering 90% of their sales were digital last year you're lucky they are still releasing physical at all.

https://www.videogameschron...

Cacabunga10h ago

I will support them going forward! No physical no buy