NERD CAVE SHOW 20210803. AudioCraZ and Beard & Gary are in the studio/living room/AudioCraZ’s Questionable Decision Domicile. Lady Duke has made her return to the show, as well as Dustin Daves joins us. Dustin Daves worked at Activision previously as a Q.A. tester and he explains some of the toxic behaviors he witness towards women co-workers. We further discuss the latest developments that is happening at Activision Blizzard, and its effects in the gaming industry.
Heros Fest 2021
AudioCraZ and Beard & Gary are looking forward to the upcoming HEROS FEST. This will be our first con since the pandemic started, as well as the first con we will be attending as “Nerd Cave Show”. We are finalizing our donation for the price raffle. So stay tuned for that.
Jeff Strain & Unionization
Former senior Blizzard employee (StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft), Co-Founder of ArenaNet (Guild Wars) and Founder of Undead Labs (State of Decay) recently wrote a letter advocating for the unitization of the gaming industry for its employees. In it he states “We need unionization.” and “I welcome my employees to unionize, and I’m giving my full endorsement and support to an industry wide adoption of unions.”. You can read the full letter here. Definitely worth the read.
Fran Townsend was going on a blocking spree on twitter, and it was found that a lot of those accounts she was blocking was other employees of Activision Blizzard. Then mysteriously, when being blocked by her was trending, the blocks stopped. Currently Fran’s twitter account has been removed.
— AudioCraZ 💙 #endabuseingaming (@AudioCraZ) August 1, 2021
fran townsend deactivated lmao byeeeeee pic.twitter.com/MScwQwG1ym
— chrissy🏹💙 (@chrissyxchi) August 4, 2021
The perfect storm striking World of Warcraft (BBC News)
Activision Blizzard’s Torture Apologist Executive Is Now Blocking Employees On Twitter (Kotaku)
Former Blizzard Developer and ArenaNet, Undead Labs Founder: “We Need Unionization” (IGN)
World of Warcrimes (twitter)
Jason Schreier – Blizzard Timeline (Twitter)
Blizzard’s head of HR is out (TheVerge)
If Activision Blizzard wants to change, it must fire much of its executive team.
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