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Game developers are fearful after Guild Wars 2 writers’ firing

Members of the video game industry are speaking out after the controversial firing of two writers on the Guild Wars 2 team. Developer ArenaNet fired Guild Wars 2 writers Jessica Price and Peter Fries ... read more

Guild Wars 2 writer Jessica Price and developer ArenaNet break silence on recent firings

Guild Wars 2 developer ... after it fired two of its employees following a verbal altercation with one of its partnered YouTubers on Twitter. It seems as though ArenaNet has damaged its reputation ... read more

Guild Wars studio fires two employees after clash with streamer

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet ... and Peter Fries, a writer who’d been with ArenaNet for more than 12 years, were dismissed for what ArenaNet is calling “a [failure] to uphold our standards of ... read more

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In a statement given to VentureBeat, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) leaped to Rapp’s defense after her firing: “Unfortunately ... and defamation to their companies.” Guild Wars 2 ... read more


The DeanBeat: ArenaNet’s disaster sends shock waves into gaming

On Friday, ArenaNet fired two Guild Wars 2 writers after a heated exchange ... they’re in fear of the very users they seek to consort with.” Price returned to Twitter to note the announcement of the ... read more

Game Company Fires Two Employees Who Complained About 'Mansplaining' on Twitter

"Game companies are generally unwilling to be honest with themselves about how they're complicit in creating and sustaining that environment," she tells The Verge... Price adds that she believes her ... read more

Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

It's been a few days since Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet ... to the gaming community." [Writer's Note: After the publishing of this article, Griffiths has pointed to other comments he made on ... read more

The IndieBeat: ArenaNet’s firings heighten concerns about company policies and harassment

It’s been a week since ArenaNet fired Guild Wars 2 narrative designer Jessica Price and writer Peter Fries ... According to a statement by Game Workers Unite, a grassroots organization that seeks to ... read more

ArenaNet’s firings reinforced gaming culture’s worst impulses

In his view, Price, who spoke at length about dealing with people in her Twitter mentions telling her how to do her job, was beholden to the Guild Wars 2 community and was ... brought up by the mob ... read more

ArenaNet firings cast a chilling shadow across the game industry

They describe a chilling effect in their place of work, a frustration and fear shared by many other professionals who make games ... says one developer, adding that even fans in the Guild Wars 2 ... read more

Disney appeased the alt-right by firing James Gunn—here’s why that’s a big problem

We saw this just a few weeks ago with the firing of Jessica Price, a writer for the popular multiplayer online game Guild Wars 2. After Price rebutted a Twitter ... made it their mission to flood game ... read more

Two of Riot Games’ staff have been fired in the wake of sexism controversy

Last week, Riot Games found ... when writer Jessica Price and Peter Fries were dismissed for stating views which the developer called an “attack” on the Guild Wars 2 community. While Price continued ... read more



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