Activision Blizzard fires almost 800 employees

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  1. RzrTrek

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    At least their newly appointed CFO got a welcome bonus of $15 million dollars.
     
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    I can't agree more.. These companies (EA, Blizzard-Activision, and way more) are just a greedy bunch of disgusting ca$h wh0res
     
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    wow that sucks. wish the best for all those people.
     
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    Sad indeed.
     

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    FWIW they laid off a bunch of community outreach people with the intent of hiring more developers. They are projecting a 13% decrease in revenue due to lack of development over the next year. So they are reallocating the resources towards developing more games.
     
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    sorry for all the ppl affected.
    but, get rid of origin crap, and I'll buy your games..
     
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    That's real life. If you don't meet your profit goals, the first to cut is your employees' numbers.
     
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    Damn, 9 or 11$ especially in California. That's like working in McDonalds flipping burgers. I guess they should unionize, because company makes profits.
     
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    He was making $9 11 years ago, read the thing before you talk about unionising.
     
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    They didn't fire any devs at least. My guess is that the all-in move to esports didn't pan out as well as they thought. Now they're cutting fat. If it don't make dollars it don't make sense.

    It really sucks that they let go of community managers though. That really won't sit well with the fans.
     

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    11 years ago the minimum wage in California was 8$.

    https://www.dir.ca.gov/iwc/MinimumWageHistory.htm

    With a little bit of effort I'm sure you could make those 9$ flipping burgers. Also 11 years ago, Blzzard was still very profitable and they could afford to pay their staff more than just barely above minimum wage.

    https://investor.activision.com/static-files/3e686f44-d414-423e-bec3-62fffbc30320

    I'd say that unionising in this case is therefore quite logical, as company is making huge profit, while still paying nothing to the employees who make all of this possible.
     
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    The crash is real
     
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    Maybe this sounds weird but I'm glad that they're fired from this shitty company. I hope they're going to find better workplace with better management and we'll see in future good games instead of this crap made by Blizzard / Activison.
     
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    many blizzard fans said blame activision
    back 10years ago blizzard is like western game-developer king
    those warcraft-starcraft then with WoW
    but all lost now.... except their cinematic quality


    i wonder, with that workload, they like developing nothing
    where warcraft4 ? its been years since warcraft3
    what they doing is like just patching their old game, adding expansion
    then when announcing new game, its for mobile which i bet like most of smartphone its gatcha-cash-grab game
     
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    People who do nothing but trade money are the scum of the Earth. These people make absolutely NOTHING. They direct companies making record profits to make even MORE money. Their net worth to society is nil. This is the 1%, affecting our gaming so they can squeeze every last nickel from the consumer and companies making them.

    How long since the French Revolution?
     
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    Any company worth their salt makes "record earnings" year after year. They have targets and they beat them. Every half decent company achieves this. So the emphasis on Blizz having a great year is moot.

    Firing 800 people... Depends on what kind of people they fired. Maybe they fired 800 WoW game masters because nobody really plays WoW any more.
     
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    minimum wage is sooooo bad - it needs to be gotten rid of. globally. forever.
     
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    Holy crap, I didn't think it was this bad, I suppose I was quite naive. I always liked the games that Blizzard made and figured it was all fine and dandy but you never know what's happening behind the curtains.
     
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    A majority of them don't see it as we do and think of long term gains and profits, but in the end, it's up to us gamers (or "consumers", if you will) to be principled, vote with our dollars and not give into temptation.
     

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