Blizzard Boston Devs Blame Boss For Torpedoing Union

Image: blizzard Workers at Proletariat Studio, also known as Blizzard Boston, won’t be unionizing after all. The Communications Workers of America Union announced on Tuesday that it will pull its petition for a union election, and blames Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak for treating workers’ organizing efforts as a personal betrayal and holding a series of … Read more

Filings Show Microsoft Wants Its Own Xbox Mobile Gaming Shop

Microsoft cited Call of Duty Mobile specifically for how creating a mobile gaming store would be beneficial to both the company and users.photo: Sergei Elagin (shutterstock) Microsoft is desperate to get in on the mobile gaming market, so much so that a big part of its plans to buyout a huge chunk of the game … Read more

Overwatch 2 Disabling Aim Assist Ruins Fun For Console Players

Image: Blizzard While Blizzard was concerned with effectively turning overwatch 2 “off and back on again” last night and accidentally made a third of its heroes temporarily unplayable in an effort to deal with issues impacting just two, players have taken umbrage with another part of the troubled hero shooter: the disabling of aim assists … Read more

Overwatch “2” isn’t a sequel—it’s a marketing gimmick

overwatch 2Image: Blizzard Entertainment every Friday, AV Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? How mad must the … Read more

7 Gameplay Changes To Be Prepared For

Image: Blizzard Sorry, the old overwatch can’t come to the phone right now. she’s dead. Today, October 4 at 3 pm EST, overwatch 2 will come to replace her, and the sun has long set on days of 6v6 and free-range characters not cloistered behind a battle pass. You probably have some questions. It’s a … Read more

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward The lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s … Read more