"Riot Games employees are preparing for a walkout this afternoon... employees reported a culture of widespread and endemic sexism at the company... the first walkout at a major gaming studio."
DO IT! AAA, the corporate game industry is overflowing w/ shitheadery, exploitation of workers. It's the central pillar where Steve Bannon launched the fascist international movement through gamergate, pushing game culture toward the far-right
This is a critical anti-fash push.
@silverspookgames Thank god. I have always been skeptical of Riot since BabaGanoush and Nikasaur left. AKA I haven't played League since Vlad was the new character.
@silverspookgames I may be exaggerating but Riot Games took LoL along a massive shift to competitive play and $$$ early on that completely nuked the RP and creative aspect of the game. Babaganoush was the creative lead at the time responsible for content and Nika was the last of the old culture vanguard (she started early as an intern).
$$$ above everything brought bad actors in and out of game.
@cj 100%. I've been working in games for 20 years and have had this thought forever. Money grubbing in the industry have been ruining games, gamer culture, and the overworked game devs for so long, and finally there's some push back. However small and successful or not the Riot Games walkout is, it's an milestone step in the right direction. This is a happy day!
@cj I hadn't realized that, although I don't doubt game execs would make such a move. In my own experience, the $$$ folks don't even play games don't know about games, and don't care about them. So they end up running games into the ground while trying to squeeze as much cash out of the makers and gamers before the IP craters. (Also, awesome work on the logo)
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