On Wednesday, July 28, Activision Blizzard employees walked out of their job. Hundreds of employees lined up outside Blizzard Entertainment headquarters in Irvine, Calif., in support of leadership accepting four demands from organizers stemming from an explosive California lawsuit that details wide-ranging sexual harassment, pay disparities, and even "frat boy" culture.
Activision Blizzard employees are planning a walkout in response to the ongoing lawsuit from the State of California. This lawsuit alleges that the company has allowed numerous cases of sexist workplace behavior and abuse.
What happens if you get paid $150 million in lucrative performance rewards? Apparently, it allows you to not do your job. CEO Bobby Kotick opted to let his subordinates respond to the sexism lawsuit that has decimated the company's image, rather than do his job.
Blizzard is implementing different changes following player feedback to the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha. An upcoming beta will grant another chance for feedback ahead of the game's planned launch in September.
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will release on June 1, allowing World of Warcraft: Classic players to continue the game's story though it's first expansion. A pre-expansion patch will be released on May 18.
Today, Blizzard Entertainment has announced that its Overwatch Director, Jeff Kaplan, is leaving the company after 19 storied years. Aaron Keller has been announced as taking Kaplan's place as Overwatch Director.
When you're comparing Diablo 2: Resurrected to Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction and wondering what the differences are, there's quite a few things to go over. Most importantly, the graphics have been vastly improved, with modern quality of life features.
Diablo 4 is still a ways off but Blizzard has granted us more insight into some intriguing elements: how PvP works and is balanced, the possible inclusion of cross-play and just how the Rogue fits in with the other classes.