The biggest game news for January 17, 2022

There is a lot of news today. While there are a few fun stories, some pretty serious business also goes down the road. For example, news broke this morning that Activision Blizzard has kept its disciplinary actions secret for a number of reasons. Probably to stay out of the limelight. This is of course counterproductive. Konami also became the only developer in the game industry to actually make money from selling NFTs. Truly a dubious honor.

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Activision Blizzard has laid off nearly 40 employees since July over allegations of sexual harassment

This morning, we learned that Activision Blizzard has Fired Its nearly 40 employees face multiple allegations of sexual assault and workplace misconduct. You might think that would be a real win for workers, but the company has clearly kept quiet on the matter. This, of course, leaves everyone in the games industry wondering if Activision Blizzard might be hiding something else. Since he’s right at the heart of this whole thing, there have also been new calls for CEO Bobby Kotick to step down.

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WW2 ends in a draw when Foxhole player attacks

The logistics of the battlefield is very important. As the saying goes, an army marches on its belly. The player in the war game Foxhole decided to move on beat, requires making various changes to the logistics system. There is something like 1,800 players who have set their keyboard and mouse in this regard. Since the game required a large amount of organization and cooperation, frontline combat operations seemed to have come to a standstill. In the end, the jeep really won the war.

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Activision QA Tester blames leadership for poor state of the mission

Call of Duty has been a mess lately. Vanguard and Warzone are having so many bugs and glitches that people find it difficult to play. But the workers at Activision Blizzard took note. Why are the bugs and glitches still not fixed then? According to one worker, answer has a lot to do with leadership. “Strikers received countless similar emails saying ‘we hear you and we feel your frustration’, but management refused to contact us directly. The state of COD games today is a direct result of their inability to lead responsibly,” said Kate Anderson. Can’t stand the state of the game? Let’s tackle this with CEO Bobby Kotick.


Japan likes Tweeting about video games more than any other country

Japan again topping the charts for the country with the most tweets about video games. Close rivals are the United States and South Korea. Thailand and Brazil are in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The most tweeted topics were Genshin Impact, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Apex Legends, Fate/Grand Order, and Final Fantasy. Similar to last year, Fortnite and Minecraft are in the top 10. Apparently there are 14% more tweets about the game around the world this year than in 2020. What exactly are people discussing? NFT is one of the most popular talking points.


Konami Wins $150,000 From Castlevania NFT Auction

Konami somehow made over $150,000 from Auction NFTs are based on the Castlevania franchise. The company apparently sold 14 of these, meaning each NFT sold for an average of $11,000. But one of them sold for a whopping $26,538.96. The item in question is a map of Dracula Castle. Since other companies like Ubisoft have barely made any money from selling NFTs, the auction offers a big win for Konami, but raises all sorts of questions about the future of the game. Are these here to stay? Time will answer.

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