Labor organizers say Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard won’t stop them

On Tuesday Microsoft announced its plan to acquire Activision Blizzard — makers of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Candy Crush, and many other popular video game franchises — for a reported $68.7 billion. The move comes amidst heightened tensions between leaders at Activision Blizzard and workers attempting to form a union. Organizers say that despite the distraction and the […]

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I Think The First Pokemon Go/Unite Crossover Was An Accident

Pokemon Go and Pokemon Unite are finally crossing over in the most Pokemon way ever: officially unannounced and entirely confusing. The connection between the upcoming Power Plant event in Go and the most recent Zeraora holowear in Unite is undeniable, but neither game has mentioned the cross-promotion. It may just be a weird coincidence, but it's yet another example of […]

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Nerd Street Gamers partners with Riot Games for 2022 VCT Stage 1 – Esports Insider

Riot Games has named esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers as its exclusive partner for the first stage of the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) for North America. The deal will see Nerd Street Gamers lead the tournament circuit’s operations and broadcast. RELATED: Nerd Street Gamers unveils CSL Esports and Albright College partnership VCT Stage 1: Challengers NA commences with two 128-team […]

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Activision Blizzard Worker Group Vows To Continue Fight For Reform In Wake Of Microsoft Purchase

Microsoft's big announcement doesn't change the reality for many working at Activision Blizzard. Raven Software's QA Staff is still on strike, Activision Blizzard is still trying to stop employees from unionizing, and although the company has fired 37 employees, allegations of abuse and discrimination are so widespread that it hardly seems to have made a dent. Employee activist group ABetterABK […]

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Xbox Game Pass Titles Include Death's Door, WindJammers 2, And More

Earlier this month, Xbox revealed the first wave of January Game Pass titles which listed Bioware’s beloved reupholstered trilogy, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, several indie darlings like Spelunky 2 and Outer Wilds (among other games), and a preview project called The Anacrusis. According to VGC, the end-of-month Game Pass lineup was recently revealed and includes hits like Rainbow Six Extraction, Hitman […]

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Yesports closes $2.25m round to launch Esports Metaverse Platform – Esports Insider

Esports engagement platform Yesports has raised $2.25m (~£1.66m) during its round of seed funding. According to the release, the funds raised will go towards the development of its NFT-based esports marketplace and esports-focused metaverse. RELATED: Edge Gaming raises $10m in seed funding round The Yesports metaverse reportedly represents the first cross-chain Metaverse Engagement Platform (MEP) designed to enable more than […]

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The Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Has Revived My Love For Street Fighter

When it comes to Street Fighter, my play style is one of blatant button mashing. Or specifically, it’s that of panicked attacks, of hoping to at least to achieve some modicum of the upper hand against other fighters behind the electric glow of arcade machines. These days of Street Fighting were spent during my teens, my fistful of dwindling quarters […]

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Overactive Media welcomes Matt McGlynn as Vice President of Marketing and Brand – Esports Insider

OverActive Media, the parent company of Toronto Ultra, Toronto Defiant and MAD Lions, has appointed Matt McGlynn as its new Vice President of Marketing and Brand.  McGlynn joins the company following more than a decade with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where he served as its Vice President of Brand Marketing.  RELATED: OverActive Media’s performance venue approved by City […]

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