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The ArenaNet Catastrophe Has The Whole Game Industry Rethinking Harassment Policies

One week ago, two Guild Wars 2 narrative designers, Jessica Price and Peter Fries, were fired after Price called out a player of the game on Twitter ... CEO was ready to tell her boss to fire her. The... read more

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

She subsequently responded to those criticizing her on Twitter ... he...." "We can probably fire anyone on the GW2 dev team as long we make a big enough stink," wrote one user on the Guild Wars 2 subr... read more

2018 was the year of outraged fans discovering their power

In July, Guild Wars developer ArenaNet fired two of its workers for not putting up with disrespectful fans. Then in September, Riot Games fired two employees for calling out ... Guild Wars 2 narrative ... read more

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An Analysis on Kotaku’s Coverage of Jessica Price’s Firing

On July 5, 2018, Mike O’Brien, President of ArenaNet announced on the Guild Wars 2 forum that Narrative Designers ... if Reddit wants you fired, we’ll fire you,” she said. “Get out there and make sure ... read more

Writers Guild Moves to Unionize ‘Property Wars,’ ‘Man v. Food,’ ‘Doomsday Preppers’

The Writers Guild of America East is moving to unionize Sharp Entertainment shows “Property Wars,” “Man v ... The union singled out History’s “Pawn Stars,” A&E’s “The First 48,” Discovery’s “Fatal Enc... read more

A School Administrator Corrected a Student’s Spelling on Twitter. She Was Fired.

Then they called her into a meeting and abruptly fired her, according to The Frederick News-Post: As a new employee, I think I sort of would ... You're never too young to learn that Twitter is public, ... read more

Three Myths About Teacher Tenure

Experienced employees ... 2: It’s impossible to fire a tenured teacher. Research shows teachers are fired more often than federal workers—above 2 percent, compared to .02 percent a year. These figures ... read more

Time Inc. to Cut $100 Million; Extensive Layoffs Are Expected

Since 2007, it has shut down magazines including Business 2.0, Cottage ... in case of layoffs. Employees of Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, Fortune and Fortune Small Business are covered by a... 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 ... No matter how you choose to read the exchanges on Twitter, ArenaNet’s decision to fire Price and Frie... read more

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window ... in intellectual properties — especially “Star Wars” and its library of animation classics — has made the studio dominant. In a conference call with i... read more

Jessica Price is Not a Martyr For Workers’ Rights

Price, a now-former employee ... for Guild Wars 2. He’s based in Denmark and has opinions about a game he spends most of his time playing and is paid to play. Here’s where it all went wrong. Price wro... read more

IGDA Offers Help to Laid Off Activision Blizzard Employees

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) wants to help the nearly 800 employees laid off from video game publisher ... related costs across the business” during an earnings call of Tuesday ... read more

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