'League of Legends' Studio Faces Employee Walkout, Promises Changes
Riot Games' decision to try and block lawsuits being filed against the company prompted an enormous internal blowback it's still wrestling with.
Giving Workers Equal Power Isn't Radical. This Studio's Done It For Years.
Canadian developer KO_OP has been experimenting with the co-op model long before America's socialism flirtation—and it's working.
Activision Blizzard Reports Record Revenue as They Fuck Over 800 Employees
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the pursuit of endless growth and endless profits.
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Weed Workers Are Unionizing and Reigniting the Labor Movement
In an industry with a long history of sexual harassment and other rough conditions, unions see an opportunity.
In 2018, Video Game Developers Took Unionization Seriously
In a year filled with debate about work-life balance, crunch culture, and "passion," the first steps towards developer organization are finally being taken.
Don't Let Telltale Milk Your Fandom Until They Pay The Workers They Screwed
Even if 'The Walking Dead' comes back, it means nothing if the company's 275 employees never get a severance check.
We Asked Nintendo, Microsoft, and 12 Other Devs How They Deal With Crunch
Some didn't want to talk about it, others praised governments with pro-labor laws, and most were somewhere in-between.
Why Are So Many People Leaving Video Games?
On today's Waypoint Radio, we talk about the industry's talent exodus.
Stability, Support, and Safety: Small Game Studios Need Unions Too
Most of the discussion around games and labor focuses on AAA developers. But indie game developers could also benefit from the added stability and workplace protections offered by organizing.
Burgerville Workers in Portland Successfully Form First Fast Food Union in US
The union marks a major victory in the ongoing struggle for fast food workers' rights.
A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic
It doesn't matter if the developers of 'Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr' were joking. What matters is people believed it.
After Destroying Lives For Decades, Gaming Is Finally Talking Unionization
A concern-trolling panel at the Game Developers Conference was the catalyst that led workers to start organizing in a way they never have before.