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"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Correa and this is your E sports minute. Drama is the name of the game in today's minute, so let's start with an update concerning Bobby kotick and Activision Blizzard has now internal emails from Nintendo of America have surfaced addressing the issue Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser internally addressed The Wall Street Journal's report that stated Bobby kotick knew of several misconduct issues at hand and did not report them. Bowser himself calling the report distressing and disturbing. He went on to say that this runs counter to his and Nintendo's beliefs values and policies and that it is every company's responsibility in any industry to create an equal and respectable environment. Nintendo has been in contact with active bliss making them the third to do so along PlayStation and Xbox presidents, but speaking of PlayStation, the company is about to be in hot water of its own. As a former employee has filed a lawsuit against Sony through the state of California. Emma, the plaintiff filed a gender discrimination suit against the company with the claim that there is unequal compensation at Sony, along with a refusal to listen or even stay in the same room with women and that requests frequently had to be made through male coworkers in the suit she claims she was also wrongfully terminated after filing a statement concerning this gender bias to Sony, she was subsequently fired with Sony stating that they were eliminating a department that maho was not even a part of. The lawsuit does have the possibility of being moved up to a class action lawsuit on behalf of other women at and formerly with the company. Lastly and see us go news team liquid star player a liege has certain feelings concerning his team's recent performance. A liege confirmed on his stream that big changes were coming to liquids rostra after the recent lackluster outings and a few of their last events with him further stating that the current squad haven't even played together since the last major. He says the team is not getting along due to the year filled with travel, scheduling uncertainty and the inability to fix internal issues. Now the question is, will liquid perform once the ball gets rolling tomorrow at blast from your fall finals? We'll see as the NA squad is first up against team vitality. I'm Kevin Correa that's my time and.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Can this be a situation where as the CEO of the company going, I think I'm doing a good job. No, you really, really fucked up, dude. And you need to go. And on top of that, how can board members and shareholders be okay with that? Because the important thing to point out is no employees on this committee, as far as we can tell, no one that represents the employees interest, no one that can represent the people who are victims in these scenarios that people who have lesser powers. And we had a few days ago, reports that shareholders and board members that kind of stuff they were doubling down on their support for Bobby kotick, which means the people who have already been reportedly supporting him through this horrible situation are now part of the committee that will exonerate him quietly and sweep it all under the rug, which is just unacceptable and what Gary said is a 100% true like you're not falling anyone anymore. Like people have wise up to not only these awful business practices and the way you treat your employees. But the schemes and the slights of hands that you think are clever and still work, but do not work in a modern day scenario. Listen very old school tactics, PR tactics. And kids on the Internet are not having any more. And I just want to point out that even though the most important thing right now is the workplace culture and the horizontal levels. Even if you set that aside for a moment, just talk about how good a job as Bobby Kozak Dunn of running that company. I think at the end of the day, all they look at is the bottom line in the company makes money. At least for the time being. I don't know how much longer that's going to last the way things are going. But if you look at the way that Activision and blizzard has done under his stewardship, it's fucking Activision doesn't do anything. Activision is Call of Duty incorporated. And even that train is running out of steam Call of Duty Vanguard has been very, very poorly received, because it's totally clear that it completely running out of ideas. What else does Activision have other than just iterating on Call of Duty every year? Remaking Tony Hawk? Fucking Spiro the dragon? It's an empty vessel. Blizzard, one of the truly great blue chip names and video games. The fucking Pixar a video games has stagnated terribly since it became part of Activision. What do they do now? Remake their old games. One of which was a complete desire to probably the worst thing they've ever done. World of Warcraft is tanking. People are completely creatively bereft and people are leaving it in droves. There's nothing new exciting Overwatch too. I'm under coaching, Activision and blizzard have both undergone a period of creative stagnation, which I think is completely unforgivable. But again, as long as the shareholders are making money, I guess none of that matters. I just think it's a shame. And someone who's interested in video games. And these great storied brand names, Activision Blizzard, the two names that I grew up with in the business with some of the my favorite games I've ever played. Now they just sit there and do nothing and just iterate on Call of Duty and remake their old games and it's just sad to see that, again, the sexual harassment and the discrimination in the workplace culture, that alone is enough for Kodak's head to roll. If you put on top of that, the fact that just the stewardship of the company as a whole from in terms of ambition, it's just what's next year's Call of Duty going to be. That's all they care about. If they had never had it hit with the original Call of Duty, do you think actually would even still be around today? They have literally nothing other than that. And it's tragic to say. Yeah, yeah. The stagnation is like you said separating all the horrible workplace practices stagnation is so apparent. It is like it feels like the most obvious of all the major publishers and developers that Activision has just got not a lot going for it. And Call of Duty, like you said, it is very quickly running out of steam. And the fact of the matter is like from a business perspective, the name Activision Blizzard is now becoming poisonous. And it's like a once great name that is now just looked upon as a joke. And you kind of look at it and go, man, when you remember them, whatever happened to that company. Yeah. I mean, it is as simple as I even games that I like that are from them that I still play when that logo pops up. I'm like, I play sekiro, for example. That's an Activision published game. And I'm like, every time I blew it up, I'm like, maybe maybe I won't do this for a little anymore. But they're not making games other than a Call of Duty right now. And that is to my benefit of someone who's trying to be a little more conscious about supporting these businesses because or they make its Call of Duty and the thing is I don't care about quality. I wouldn't mind that if at least they were bringing something fresh, but you know, because they've gotten to this psycho, they just have to iterate every fucking every November. We have to have a new Call of Duty. So they've got these multiple studios working on it. And in terms of just a churn machine, they've got that down very well. They never miss a date. They always ever knew very polished looking game every year and they make a lot of money. But creatively, they scrape through the bottom of the barrel a long time. It got me just look at this most recent one. I remember the last one when they did call a duty worldwide so I'm like, really back to audible two, again, do you not have any other fucking ideas? And they've done it again. Let's go back to World War II. Again, they have no fucking ideas. Yeah. And you mentioned earlier that it's not a good situation to be in when the heads of the major three platform holders are doubting their relationship with you, that leads nicely into our next story, which comes from the second best video game website on the Internet game spot dot com also by any Mako..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"I mean, they've known everything these days. Barney's New York and so much more they are selling stakes to CVC Capital Partners and HPS investment partners, the deal evaluating authentic brands group at nearly $13 billion, BlackRock is going to remain the largest shareholder in the company after filing for its IPO over the summer authentic brands group now says it will hold off on those plans to go public until 2023 or 2024. The company's acquisition of Reebok, you might remember expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and we had heard that effectively at one point CBC had tried to buy Reebok, and that's what actually led to lead to all of the species. Man, that is a mismatch of brands. I forgot about Barney's New York. I forgot they own that too. They own so they've really collected a lot of so many things over the years. And the real question is, you know, what can you do with all of that? How much of those brands can you turn back the clock and effectively turn them back into what they used to be? Well known brands, but yeah, all over the map. And energy drinks maker monster beverage is reportedly talking about a merger with Constellation Brands. No word on details or how far along the discussions are, but as a Friday, monster beverage had a market cap of about $47.3 billion. The market cap of Constellation Brands was 44.2 billion. Coca-Cola is a major shareholder in monster beverage. Let's talk a little Activision because Activision CEO Bobby kotick reportedly and this is a piece in The Wall Street Journal, considering stepping down, but I want to put some nuance around this because of the language here. The Wall Street Journal is saying that Kodak has told senior managers that he would consider leaving if, and this is important, if he can't fix the issues plaguing the video game giant, the journal added the codec who has led activation for three decades, stopped short of saying he would step down and that's why I want to be careful with that headline. But left the possibility open if misconduct issues across the company weren't fixed, quote, with speed. Now, cotes face calls to resign over how he and the company have handled problems, including allegations of sexual misconduct, the board I should say, at least thus far continues to support him. And so we're going to keep our eyes on this story, but I don't know, I don't know, Becky, did you read this piece? I did it to me that it was it felt to me that they were pushing on a string a little bit..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on The 3:59
"That women were paid less for the same job and that they were scrutinized more heavily than their male peers. And it was a constant branch of harassment. There was a lot of again diffracted by culture where there was parties and a lot of alcohol and there was a big sort of review that happened not long after lawsuit that some of the developers that had a Cosby suite a Bill Cosby suite. Now, there was even an incident where a female employee who committed suicide because of a toxic relationship with a supervisor at blizzard. And then also racing, there was another accusation where a woman accused of employee of rape. So it runs the gamut of all the sexual misconduct from general just sexual harassment to again all the way to a so toxic and involving great and also I mean people take their own lives because of how bad it's been. Wow. So this is let's just some or led to the departure of some key video game excited leaders right there. There actually has been some movement on this front. I'll put it this way. There's a combination of there's executives who have left the company. Because it was under their watch, all this is happening. Then also the company has let go of more than dozens of employees that were the ones that were accused of all this, all this toxicity. So you have the executives that are leaving and then also the poise that have been let go. So yes, there has been a fair amount of people that have been no longer with blizzard because of these of this lawsuit these allegations come to light. Now that we're caught up, what's the latest with Activision CEO Bobby kotick? Well, last week, The Wall Street Journal reported a scathing article that came to light that. Was actually aware of these allegations. Since 2018 at least, and didn't do anything. There has been a big backlash over this. And there's also there's also been other information brought to light. When this allegation started coming this lawsuit came up in July, there was a letter sent around within the company from the one of the sort of HR people. But it ends up that it was actually the accusation is that the CEO of a codec actually wrote it. And so because of that, it is really cause I mean the whole industry to put the spotlight on Activision Blizzard. Now that we know that even though blizzard was doing all of this, and again, blizzard is its own entity that answers to the Activision brass. And now we're understand the Activision brass knew what was going on. So now they're being focused on by everybody. Yeah, that's a good point because it wasn't just recently, right? As you said, sort of the initial reaction that Activision. This initial statement that Activision put out a while back had been widely criticized. This has been the tone deaf response has been something that I think critics have raked the company over the colds with, right?.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Phil Spencer is evaluating their relationship with Activision, blizzard following codec allegations. This is James bachelor at games industry biz. Xbox boss Phil Spencer is considering taking action against Activision Blizzard as the outcry against its CEO, Bobby kotick continues to escalate. Bloomberg reports, Spencer sent an email to all Xbox staff addressing the situation, which began with a Wall Street Journal article earlier this week. The article claimed Celtic had been aware of sexual misconduct within Activision Blizzard for years and gave examples of his own toxic behavior, including among other things, threatening to have an assistant killed and overruling a decision to fire trader go ahead, Dan bunting, following claims of sexual harassment against him. And his email Spencer said, he and the gaming leadership at Microsoft were, quote, disturbed and deeply troubled by the horrific events in actions at the Call of Duty publisher. Spencer added that he is, quote, evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments and quote there are no details on what form this action might take, but Xbox is a key platform for Activision Blizzard, given the popularity of its Call of Duty franchises, and titles like Overwatch among Microsoft's console community. Quote, this type of behavior has no place in our industry, Spencer added. Spencer's comments follow those from PlayStation head Jim Ryan, who wrote in a similar email to his own staff that Activision Blizzard, quote, has not done enough to address a deep seated culture of discrimination and harassment and, quote, I want to give a big shout out to shout out to Phil Spencer, because he's been honored this week in terms of just like the good statements. Saying all the things that people want to hear. He had the NFT thing that he was talking about earlier this week about how he wasn't really feeling feeling NFTs in video games just because he doesn't like how it can be manipulated manipulative. I said that, right? And all the other things. And there are plenty of other Phil Spencer statements where he's he's just doing a great job out there. Janet, where are you at with this latest update on this Activision Blizzard stuff? I mean, I think it's really good and important for leadership across industries to have these kind of statements to teams because it's like, I mean, man, this stuff is, it just gets so dark. I even saw like, you know, people on our side, the industry just being like, it's hard, reporting on this and doing everything and taking it all in and then at the same time you turn around and you're like, do your regular the other parts of your work, which, you know, sometimes involve just general criticism or just like things that kind of feel, I think more trivial and the light of such serious allegations in situations and things people have really had to suffer on the process of making these games we know love and talk about constantly. So yeah, it's definitely been a heavy week in a lot of ways for a lot of people. And I think it's important for bosses to step up and be leaders like that. That is part of what your job is. So for Phil and so many others to say make these statements to their team, I think is really important because it's clearly going to be on everyone's mind. It's like a huge part of what's going on in the industry right now. I think the comment on evaluating aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments. I'm really curious as to what does that mean? I mean, again, Activision Blizzard has such a foothold in the Xbox ecosystem. It is hard to imagine a world where they do something incredibly drastic there, just purely based on finances, but also, I don't know, I've seen a lot of wild stuff happen this year. Two years. So I don't know. Insane. If you would ask me a year ago, is PlayStation and or Xbox. Do they have it in them to D list Call of Duty? I'd be like, no way. No way. They couldn't. They couldn't. In a post Cyberpunk 2077 world PlayStation is not to be fucked with. And also Phil Spencer, not to be fucked with. I know, I know Xbox didn't do the delisting Sara punk 2077. But I don't think they're above it. I think I could see the case where both platforms go. All right, if we delist Call of Duty and all of Activision's biggest games, they will have to do something. And we've talked about it a lot this week, as we've gotten more updates, and we've got as we talked about the walk out as you talked about even a group of shareholders that have been requesting for a Bobby cult, to step down. This is gaining more and more steam and is only going to the only way that we're going to get Bobby kotick out of there is if it hurts their wallets. And I think the combined effort of the shareholders, the audience, the workers, and now the console manufacturers, I think that shared effort could push it over the edge. If PlayStation Xbox were like, yo, let's get Call of Duty out of here for the time being until Bobby Koch steps down or until some meaningful action takes place. I think some meaningful action to it will take place. It's not an unheard of thing, especially like I remember I remember actually multiple times like a decade ago where I would be this is a completely different situation, but I think it's similar in tone where I had DirecTV as a television service back in the day. And there would be weird times where I would go and I'm like, oh, I wanna watch Nickelodeon or Comedy Central. And for whatever reason, just in a random week, they're gone because Viacom and another company are having a beef for some reason. They can't agree on terms. If that can happen, I think PlayStation and Xbox could theoretically do the same thing for Call of Duty. I think there's an option there. I don't know if it's actually gonna happen. I think that is a huge step and we'll see about it. But you know, I hope they make a big action like that. I hope they do something because I think they do have the power and they do have that direct path. That direct line to their pockets. They can actually hurt their pockets in that way. Yeah, I'm not really sure what the behind the scenes legal issues that they might run into where I'm sure it's not like as simple as just untagged Call of Duty from the list of games on the store or something. But I think more so in terms of negotiations and moving forward with business. I think that could be what we really see. A stronghold take place or them kind of like sort of giving a form of an ultimatum when it comes to making future deals. Again, I don't know how much of that will even be able to know. I do think this is definitely a story that a lot of people seem eager to provide information on. And there's obviously a lot of really strong reporting coming from these different stories and issues and even this, right? It's like something we would not usually know, they're not gonna be like, by the way, since it's email to my staff, but something that we found out about. So I'm not sure how much we'll learn about any additional behind the scenes, discussions with future contracts or anything. But I imagine that this seems like it'll take place in the conversation. That or it's either that would happen or Spencer is like lying. Those are the ones who options, right? Because if what he's saying is true, then that has to be part of those conversations that he's having with folks over at Activision Blizzard that his team is having. So yeah, I'm going to lean on the assuming this is true because that is the more positive thing and I'm kind of reading and taking the statement as is. I think that's what we're kind of more so see. I don't know if it would get that deep where we would really see that secondary action happen. But again, we've seen really wild stuff we've seen D listings of cyberpunk. We've seen price changes and then immediately taking back the price change and then adding something. Folks are really reacting to what's going on in the space. So I don't know anything's possible. But I would be, that would be huge if that happens. That would be like almost inconceivable to think about. Yeah, savings like these I think should come with big actions..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Korea and this is your E sports minute. More development today from the revelation that activists CEO Bobby kotick knew about sexual misconduct and harassment years ago before it all came to light this year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Yesterday we reported that over 100 employees had walked out and camped out in front of the company's headquarters. Well, today over 500 employees in contractors had signed a petition demanding the resignation of kotik. This in response to the board of directors and Kota himself trying to dismiss the initial claims brought forth by The Wall Street Journal. Now it comes out that Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer is another industry had criticizing the company and its response and in return Xbox will be reevaluating all aspects of their relationship with the publisher. Spencer joins PlayStation head Jim Ryan as another head of the industry to either publicly or privately denounce the publisher's actions. We're just under two weeks out from the first finale of valance champions tour known as VC champions and today was the reveal of not only the format but the four group of teams playing in it. 16 teams from across the global meet with a two best teams from each group to move on to a single elimination bracket. All games would be best for three, save for the grand final that'll be a best of 5 with a top prize of $350,000 up for grabs out of the $1 million prize pool for the event. Teams are already boot camping in Europe in order to prepare for the event on December 1st out of Berlin, Germany. Lastly, new meta entertainment, the parent company of eSports organization dignitas launched a new initiative with the goal of advancing opportunities for women in eSports known as radiant GG. The newly minted platform will focus on women's tournaments, educational resources, as well as accumulating tips and partners, digital content, eSports teams and influencer directories. Radiant already has several partners under their belt along with a very respectable advisory board featuring women from across the eSports spectrum. I'm Kevin Correa that's my time and that has been your eSports minute follow us on Twitter and sports that work in that curry 24 and be sure to visit eSports network dot com for more stories written by our great staff, as well as connect with us on our Discord channel. We'll update you tomorrow on Friday. Brand new thing..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"And this is your E sports minute. Continuing fallout from yesterday's scathing article released by The Wall Street Journal directly implicating senior executives at Activision Blizzard for knowingly receiving reports about sexual misconduct and harassment and failing to report it years ago. Primarily from CEO Bobby kotick, the company's board of directors released a statement yesterday reaffirming their confidence in kotick to lead the company forward, although today small group of shareholders called on coach and several members of that board to resign. Meanwhile, PlayStation head honcho Jim Ryan wrote an internal email to his staff, detailing that PlayStation had reached out to active bliss curious to how they would respond to the situation, Ryan continued saying he was stunned by the statements they released as they do not properly address said situation. Those emails reported on by Bloomberg will keep you updated on the situation as it develops. Another case of Internet fallout today as yesterday live streaming platform provider stream labs was directly in the crosshairs following allegations of plagiarism from several open-source companies like OBS and live stream and also el gato, stream labs has been on a mission to rectify their mistakes today is moving forward. They will drop the OBS name from their streaming software and have revamped their text replacing it with a quote unquote intended live version. Other streamers and content creators like Pokimane and Hassan have called labs is sketchy and unethical practices of which I haven't even fully covered here. Even government whistleblower Edward Snowden chimed in, saying he senses a pattern from streamlabs. Lastly, it turns out the optic name will not only be featured on the Call of Duty side of things for envy gaming, as now their halo and HCS branding will feature the green wall logo as well. With the merger official as of 9 days ago, the HCS skins for envy already dropped with the halo infinite multiplayer this past week, the envy.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"In terms of people holding hands and going, we got to get these people out. You got to get Bobby kotick out. We got to get these other leaders out who have allowed this shit to happen. And so I hope this continues. I hope we see more shareholders stand up. You got to hit them where it hurts, and that is their pockets. And so I hope to see this continue. Let's continue on with story number four. Yakuza's studio is working on a new franchise. This is Jordan Midler at video games chronicle. Rio toku studio, the studio behind the Yakuza and judgment series is working on a new IP, according to a new interview. Speaking to the mitsu studio director masayoshi yokoyama, reportedly revealed that the studio is currently planning a game separate from the Yakuza or judgment series. Quote, we're also working on unanswered titles outside of Yakuza and judgment he said. While a sequel to Yakuza like a dragon has already been confirmed, the future of the judgment franchise is in doubt after an alleged dispute with lead actor takuya Kimura's talent agency. Quote, we'll continue to cherish the judgment series yokoyama said in the FinTech interview. In July, Japanese showbiz news site, Nikon Tycho claimed that sources had indicated that actor takaya Kimura talent agency had been blocking PC versions of games in the judgment series because they didn't want him to appear in them. While it's not entirely clear why this is, the site suggests that because Johnny and associates, quote, has strict control over the likeness rights of his talent and the use of their image online is still limited to a few end quote. The report claims that Sega has been trying to bring judgment in lost judgment to steam. But because the agency is blocking this from happening, it may draw a line under the series after lost judgment. Cool. There you go. I am kind of sad that because of this weird dispute, that seems like it's gonna be the end of judgment because I think judgment, from what I played of it, it's like a pretty, it's a pretty cool series. It's a pretty cool franchise. I love what I've played of last effort so far. And I know so many people that are super into the judgment games, right? Plenty of people that are looking for something that is Yakuza adjacent or like aside from the Yakuza because Yakuza fans love Yakuza but I always think it's cool to have something else that is of the same family of the same ilk has a lot of same mechanics and is a different story that they can jump into. Judgment, I think fulfills that so well for so many people to see it end because of this dispute is a bummer, but I do think it's nice that the studio is working on something else. I think that is at the very least going to fulfill the fact that oh cool, we're going to have some other option that isn't still only Yakuza, because we had a million Yakuza games. Give me like a vacation before I get back into the next Yakuza game. Yeah. It's interesting when it comes to the licensing of likeness. This has been an issue in games for a long time and it's going to continue forever because I think this step's only going to get more and more kind of locked in in serious as things like the metaverse starts to become a bigger thing and people taking on the likeness of others. Like you're going to it's going to happen that people are going to sell essentially DLC skin packs of themselves, which is scary to think about. This is gruesome. This is grossing though, right? 'cause at the end of the day, normally, the actor wouldn't get any money of her PC sales. So that makes sense for like this is cool, right? This is kind of not the same, but similar to royalties where it's like, well, totally. If you want to put me on a different platform, you're gonna have to pay me for it. I think this is more about the not even the actor disputing. It is more so his the company that manages the actor. Yeah, but that's like if the actor wants he'll call and be like, no, don't just don't fight this fight. I don't want you to fight, yeah. Yeah. Kind of exactly. That's the thing. It is good for the actors, but this is also just a sign of like when you get popular actors like this is that's what's gonna happen to these games where don't be surprised in 20 years when judgment isn't available on whatever the hell the Xbox platform is called when Xbox Nintendo and PlayStation finally combined into one mega console. What are we going to call it? First word to come to your mind. The ex station switch. The X station switch it's a horrible name. You know they're way better than that. I know. No, that's pretty good. We'll call it. You need like an installation that's your vote. Futuristic name. Somebody chatted oasis. I kind of like that. The oasis. Well, that's from ready player one. Is that what that is? Okay, I've done it. Yeah, that's what their world is called. I've seen space game two, which is basically the same movie I assume. I'm just struggling. You know what I mean? It just gets the word up. I know, I just want to see that. I just want to see the squirrel. I want to see them get mad. Yeah, see there it is. The moats and chat. Oh yeah, they're going off. But yeah, yeah, I'm curious to see what they come up with because I wonder if they're gonna do another private.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Right there. I'm taking this into an ad out of an ad and you love to see it. Story number three, we got another Activision Blizzard update for you. This time, a group of Activision Blizzard shareholders have joined the call for CEO, Bobby kotick to resign. This is Shannon Lao at Washington Post. A day after Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout and called for the resignation of CEO Bobby kotick, and several other executives, a group of Activision Blizzard shareholders with a total of 4.8 million shares is similarly asking for the company's CEOs. Companies CEOs resignation in a letter to the company's board of directors. The walkout in the letter from shareholders follows a Wall Street Journal report that codec was aware of sexual misconduct allegations at the firm, but did not inform his board of directors. Quote, in contrast to past companies statements, CEO, Bobby kotick was aware of many incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination at Activision Blizzard, but failed either to ensure that the executives and managers responsible were terminated or to recognize and address the systematic nature of the company's hostile workplace culture. The shareholders led by the strategic organizing center, investment group wrote in a joint letter addressed to the company's directors and shared with The Washington Post. In addition to asking coti to resign, the group of shareholders is calling for the board's two longest serving directors, Brian Kelly and Robert morgado to retire by December 31st. Kelly is chairman of Activision Blizzard, board of directors, and mercato serves as lead independent director. The Activision Blizzard board of directors responded to the journal journals article Tuesday, saying it remained confident in Bobby kotex leadership. Shareholders said in the letter that if kotick, Kelly, and morgado, don't step down, they would not vote for the reelection of the current directors on the board at the next annual shareholder meeting in June. And would urge other shareholders to follow. The SLC chose to call for Kelly embarras resignations as they are the two longest dating members of the board. It told the post with Kelly serving since 1995, and regatta, since 1997, quote, after the new revelations is clear that the current leadership repeatedly failed to uphold a safe workplace a basic function of their job, SOCs, executive director said in an interview quote, Activision Blizzard needs a new CEO. Board chair and lead independent director with expertise. Skill set in conviction to truly change the company's culture. When he need to really have a reset button on the board end quote Activision Blizzard did not immediately respond to request for comment. And again, this is coming off of the story we covered on yesterday's KFC with Tim and Gary, talking about the report that Bobby Koch was very aware of a lot of the sexual harassment and sexual misconduct going on. I blizzard along with further information we got about gen O'Neill, her resignation and her not being paid equally to Mikey Barra and a lot more in the walkout as was referenced in this article and plenty of other stuff. Tim, what is this update for you? I mean, this is the steps, man. They're happening. Again, it's like, I feel like there's gonna be a ton of times. We're talking on this show about this stuff, and it's just gonna be like, yeah, this isn't it though. This isn't the time this isn't enough. This isn't gonna make that much of a difference. It's gonna add up all this stuff is adding up the conversation is swaying the public mindset is swaying. The shareholders are now talking. This is now a step where it's gone from being kind of a vague thing to talk about the entire company to talking about specific teams to talk about specific people to now going all the way to the top tomatoes specific person and then now it's coming down to other specific people. And I think that that conversation that focus is going to allow these steps to keep moving, they'll walk out yesterday, I was looking at a bunch of tweets and conversations about it. And what's interesting is the walkout had so many people in a time where a lot of people are working from home. So it's like these are like this is more of a choice than just walking out of the building you're in. You know what I mean? Yeah. So it's like, I think that there's a lot more organization that is happening that things like this are going to continue to allow to happen. And to strengthen. So I think over time, we're going to see a lot more of this and I think that things are going to make a turn for the better. But it's requires these conversations. And we're going to keep having them, and they're going to keep going. Yeah. I love how it's become way more about action in the last couple of months. And I like that this week, that it seems like everybody has gotten the ammo that they've needed to really make the action of, okay, let's get Bobby col took out of here. And it coming from the shareholders, I think it's very important. Four point they said, it's a group of Activision Blizzard shareholders with a total of 4.8 million shares. That is something. That is substantial. It is a tangible amount. And it's not like it's not what it could be in terms of everybody joining together to get this guy out of here, but it's something that is at least a bit more tangible than what we've had before in terms of it coming from the employees and coming from the audience. It coming from people within Activision Blizzard, who hold actual power, I think is very awesome. Go for it. So some context there for what that 4.8 million means you Jason schreier tweeted out. I'm seeing a lot of big reactions to the story, but some important context, this group SOC owns 4.8 million shares or just .06%. Sorry, 0.6%. I'm having a hard day. 0.6% of Activision Blizzard. SOC has been criticizing codec for a long time. This isn't a turnaround or shift in view from them. So that is just important context. I still do think that it is a key point for them to stand their ground, even if they've been saying stuff before. Now is the time to be vocal about where you stand on this side and what actions you actually want to happen. Because I think this will motivate other shareholders potentially to stand up and all of a sudden there's that solidarity that's actually going to cause something. Yeah. And that is the key thing. Again, the 4.8 million shares isn't necessarily a substantial percentage, but I do think it is a start to getting other shareholders on board..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Laws has dropped to its lowest level since 2014. 52% of adults say they want stricter gun laws that's down from 67% in 2018 after the Parkland school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. Americans purchased a record number of guns last year that coincided with a rise in violent crime. The homicide rate jumped nearly 30% in 2020. Striking workers at John Deere will today vote on a third contract offer. The workers who are represented by the united auto workers rejected to previous contracts that boosted wages and bonuses and improved pension funding. Workers say the latest offer keeps those in place and adds an increase in productivity pay. They walked off the job more than a month ago. It's the first strike at the farm equipment maker in 35 years. More than a hundred employees at Activision Blizzard staged a walkout yesterday and called for their resignation of their CEO. That's after a journal investigation found CEO Bobby kotick knew for years about allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct inside the company, reporter Kirsten grind says kotick was very involved in the business, but also looked the other way when it came to certain units. The company is very large and has a large number of game development studios. And he believed in letting those studios generally operate autonomously. So what that meant is a lot of the people we spoke to in the document showed this culture of drinking alcohol, like harassment towards women just misconduct towards women all the time because these units were kind of left alone. Activision's board of directors has expressed its support for kotick, saying he's handled the workplace allegations he knew about appropriately. And the cost of living in the UK surged in October to a ten year high. Consumer prices rose by 4.2% up from 3.1% in September that's worse than economists had expected and means inflation is now more than double the target set by the Bank of England. President Joe Biden hinted Tuesday that he may name his pick for Federal Reserve chairman this week. He's interviewed two people for the job. Current fed chief Jerome Powell, whom he could tap for a second term and fed board governor lael brainard to learn more about the pick and the options were joined by finance reporter Patricia couchman. Hi, good morning. Hi, good morning. How are you? I'm well, thank you. These are the names we've been hearing for months, remind us who they are. Yeah, so mister Powell, I think our listeners may know well. He's the current fed chair. He's a 68, and he's a Republican, who was in 2011 nominated by then president Obama to join the fed board and then in 2017, the then president Trump tapped him to lead the Central Bank. Now miss brainard, she is a bit younger, 59. She's a Democrat. And an economist, and she joined a fair in 2014. After having worked with Obama and the Treasury Department and the Clinton White House so they seem both obviously highly competent for the job, which is certainly going to be a pretty complicated one. Yeah, aside from their political affiliations, are there fundamental differences in their views, at least in the short term? I mean, on the key thing of inflation, which is the main thing, it's really hard to say they seem to be pretty closely aligned, for example, miss brainer, she has argued, at least as forcefully as mister Powell that, you know, inflation was something that they thought was going to likely go away or to ease. This summer, she was sort of advocating for waiting longer to starting with down some likes, stimulus program that they've had had put in place. They're compared with colleagues. But then in other occasions, she also showed quite a bit of vigilance against allowing the economy to overheat. So, you know, I think the overall impression is that on this particular bit, they probably are not going to be that much different from one another. So would picking brainerd signal something different than sticking with Powell? Yeah, that's a good question, because then, you know, besides inflation, there's a bunch of other things that the fad and it should think about and do. And there is some differences. For example, the main thing would be regulation. Miss brainer, she has protests and she has the standard on some board votes. They have votes and she has been a bit more outspoken about the idea of not loosening banking rules that were imposed after the 2008 financial crisis. So she seems to be more, I don't know, tough on regulation, let's say. She's also be more enthusiastic, I think, or at least I spoke and more enthusiastically about the Central Bank adopting a digital dollar. Mister powerhouse being more hesitant. And she is being spoken a bit more about this. With both of these candidates be assured to be confirmed by the Senate. I think the sense is yes, members of the bidens economic team and even lawmakers from both parties had seemed to have favored mister Powell. The progressive Democrats, they may be more resistant because miss brainer she does seem to be more open to bits that the progressive Democrats really are interested in climate change and regulation. So that's making mister Biden have to think of who is going to pick and I guess we're going to see quite soon what's going to be. But I don't think that anyone in visions any kind of drama from either peck. That is reporter Patricia couchman. Thank you for your time. Thank you so much. Have a great day. Coming up, governments in Europe are reintroducing restrictions to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Activision Blizzard, the company behind Call of Duty and candy crush is facing a crisis. Multiple regulators are investigating the company over alleged sexual assaults and mistreatment of female employees dating back years. At the center of this turmoil is the company's chief executive Bobby Kodak. He was one of the highest paid CEOs in 2020 and is a well-known figure in the gaming world. But how much did he know about what was going on at his company? And what did he do with that information? Well, our reporter Kirsten grind was part of the team that looked into this and she joins me now. Hey Kirsten, thanks for joining us. Thanks so much for having me. So regulators are looking into accusations of sexual misconduct and Activision. You've learned more about those. What are some of the accusations that are being made? So we spent a lot of time looking into what was going on at the company. So we uncovered from talking to people and looking at internal documents, some of these allegations of harassment and other issues of the company. In one case, we learned about a couple alleged rapes at a studio owned by Activision called sledgehammer and other severe sexual harassment problems at that studio. Bobby kotick was informed about those back in 2018, but he didn't tell his board of directors. So that's one thing we looked at extensively is how much he had been telling keeping the board and also, you know, investors informed along the way, which we learned was not that much. In addition to sledgehammer, we heard about another instance where a co studio head of treyarch, which is another successful Activision studio had allegedly sexually harassed a woman in 2017 and internal investigation found that he should be fired, Bobby kotick, intervened to keep him on. So he was allowed to remain at the company with counseling and then after we went to Activision, he actually left the company this month. Okay, so we know what happened in that one instance. But with some of the other allegations that you saw, how did the company react internally when some of these allegations were brought up? Well, for employees, it was really challenging because they felt like there was this culture where none of this was talked about. And often when someone was accused of misconduct a male, it would sometimes be like a superstar executive or employee, and they were allowed to leave and were praised by their managers on the way out even after allegations of misconduct. So it created this kind of unfortunate sort of culture of silence that many former employees told us about at the company. In which misconduct allegations weren't really reported or taken seriously. And we learned through the course of this investigation that since the California lawsuit in July Activision has seen now more than 500 reports of additional harassment, assaults and other issues, being reported by employees. How much was Bobby Kodak involved in these decisions? And how aware was he of what was going on at the company? So he's in general as many people have told us very involved in the company. He knows about important hirings and firings and problems that are going on. So, you know, he would have been involved at a high level in many of those decisions. At the same time, the company is very large and has a large number of game development studios. And he believed in letting those studios generally operate autonomously. So what that meant is a lot of the people we spoke to in the document showed this culture of drinking alcohol, like harassment towards women, just like this low level of, you know, just misconduct towards women all the time because these units were kind of left alone. And so he was both involved in a high level and a lot of these decisions, but also kind of looking the other way in these studios. You know, when regulators in California first brought their lawsuit in July, the company tried to downplay it and employees have staged walkouts twice now. Once earlier in the summer and the second time on Tuesday following the WSJ's investigation, since the lawsuit was filed, has the company made any changes? So the company has said they were instituting a zero tolerance harassment policy. Bobby kotex said he would reduce his salary. His pay package in 2020 was valued at about a 154 million. He reduced his pay package to 62,000 roughly a year. And they've tried to make it easier for employees to report harassment and abuse. So one example from the story that really stood out to me was a Jennifer O'Neil, can you tell us who she was? How she kind of fits into all of this? After the state lawsuit hit in July, the company made a number of executive changes. And as part of that, they moved up, Jennifer O'Neill, who is a long time Activision employee to co head one of Activision's most successful units blizzard. And basically what happened is she was there about a month, and she sent this internal email that we've seen in which she said, I just do not believe the culture is going to change under this leadership team. She said she herself was underpaid compared to her male co head. She said she had also been sexually harassed at one point in her career and she recounted this party. She had been out with Bobby kotick back in around 2007 in which there were scantily clad women dancing on stripper poles, basically pointing out that this was a long held culture at the company, that she didn't think would change. So it was, you know, it was a pretty shocking internal email only a month after she had gotten that position. And she said she wanted to resign, and she's leaving the company at the end of the year. How are the company or coding himself reacting to the story? Well, on Tuesday, when the story went online, the company released an internal video to employees, a transcript of which they made available, which basically said that, you know, the company is committed to these issues and Bobby is committed to working out these issues. And then the board of directors and Activision also just released a statement on Tuesday, professing their support of Bobby and saying that he has handled the workplace allegations he knew about appropriately. So then what's next for Activision? I mean, do we expect any major changes? Well, this effect investors, what happens from here? We're going to have to see what happens in the coming days. I mean, they're also facing as we reported in September an SEC investigation, which is looking directly at what Bobby knew what he told the board over a period of years, how the company handled these misconduct allegations. So we have to see how that plays out as well as the California lawsuit. They tried to settle yet another pro by the equal employment opportunity commission for 18 million recently, looking into some of the same issues and not has so far not been finalized either as the regulators kind of have a side battle going on. So.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Correa and this is your E sports a minute. In a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby kotick apparently knew about sexual harassment issues stemming from years ago. According to the report co take new and failed to report several reports of sexual misconduct and harassment to the company's board of directors choosing instead to settle matters out of court when possible with emails as proof of communication directly to the CEO regarding these reports. In response, employees of the company launched an immediate walkout today, demanding that kotick be replaced since the article's publication Activision Blizzard released a statement claiming the report is inaccurate and misleading with codec himself sending out an internal video defending himself and contesting The Wall Street Journal's report. As of now over 100 employees are stationed outside the company's headquarters in Irvine, California. In brighter news, G four TV will officially relaunch later today with a three hour special titled G four S catastrophic launch spectacular to kick off their week's worth of events, which include the return of attack of the show and X play along with broadcasts of the eSports awards, money match events and a Dungeons and Dragons tabletop series. The launch will be digitally exclusive to their Twitch and YouTube channels before also being broadcast on Comcast Xfinity Verizon Fios, Cox and phyllo. The network will gear itself to both the casual and hardcore gamers and still feature the reviews we all know and love to along with having more eSports and entertainment shows to boot. Broadcast begins at 6 p.m. eastern tonight. Lastly with halo infinite multiplayer launch yesterday today saw three four three industries highlight their road map for the next year as it concerns to the halo championship series. Details include online face at tournaments to take place, crowdfunding on the circuit and an HCS grassroots program that will directly feed into the league. Partners involved include eSports engine ESL DreamHack and the aforementioned face it. A total of $3 million will be spread across events over the course of the season and split into the major's supers and regional tournaments. Of course, incentivizing an audience will also help as they will enable drops or Twitch viewers to get item drops in game..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Hey, folks, I'm Kevin Correa and this is your E sports minute. Some more announcements coming out of Activision Blizzard regarding their legal issues when it came to workplace abuse. And sexual harassment highlighted by their own employees. CEO Bobby kotick announced he would reduce his salary by almost 99% and waive all bonuses as the company will reinvest his compensation to other areas such as anti harassment and anti discrimination training, as well as refocus the company's future look to be more inclusive. 5 changes were highlighted in his announcement first through the rollout of a company-wide zero tolerance policy as was a non retaliatory policy. The increased hiring of women and non binary folks and allowing them more opportunities than currently presented, waving of required arbitration as it relates to cases of sexual harassment and discrimination and a sharpened attention to bettering pay equity throughout the company. Active blizz will also look to give publicly available progress reports on these endeavors, but it's still largely speculative as to whether kotex words are real or simply PR fluff to appease the employees and the masses. In League of Legends, the off season began for team solo mid over a month ago with the reported return of Björk's into the mid lane being something fans could look forward to in the 2020 season. However, it appears that TSM could not reach a deal with their former Midland turned coach and instead birchen will walk away to pursue other playing opportunities. In an announcement made by TSM CEO Andy din AKA Reggie and general manager parth, the League of Legends roster will be promptly looking to rebuild after the departure of beer sin, and now with support Sword Art, leaving the squad just a year after signing a record breaking two year deal. It seems the team is getting ready for a busy off season. Buick Senate leaves TSM after 8 total years, 7 of them as a player before his pseudo retirement in 2020 led to him becoming the head coach instead. In his tenure with the organization he became a 6 time LCS champion and a four time MVP. Rumors swirl us to where he'll return to the rift next from evil geniuses to team liquid or possibly even a return to Europe. We'll keep you updated throughout the off season. Lastly, after another delay yesterday evening, valor's North American last chance qualifier finally restarted today with cloud 9 blue being defeated by rise in three games. A power outage at the last minute from one of the team's houses caused yesterday's delay, but it could not save C 9 blue from a spot in the lower bracket where they'll face Gen Z this weekend. Meanwhile, rise will take on hundred thieves in the semifinals tomorrow. I'm Kevin Correa. That's my time and that has been your eSports minute. Follow us on Twitter at eSports network in Dakar 24. And be sure to visit eSports network dot com for more stories written by our great staff as well as connect with this artist's core channel. We'll update tomorrow on Friday..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Esports Minute
"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Correia and this is your Esports minute earlier this morning it was announced that blizzard resident J Allen Brack will be stepping down from his role. With the company has leadership changes. Start to take effect amidst the issues raised by these sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the state of California earlier this month. And then back on employees walking out. Last week, Iraq has been in the role since 2018 and has announced his Replacements in gen O'Neill, and Mike Ibarra who have been with the company since January of this year and 2019 respectively. Both Neil any bar attended, the walk-outs and we're unique in the leadership. Team has coming from outside the blizzard sphere of influence both, have a history of bringing inclusivity, and integrity their teams, wherever they go and between them have roughly 30 years of experience in the industry, which O'Neill herself being an active part of the lgbtq community. Since the lawsuit News truck Activision Blizzard shares have also dropped more than 12% with this latest leadership move. Possibly an attempt to assuage, not just employees, but also shareholders, the question remains just, how deep will these changes go? Well, J, Allen Brack isn't the only person to go as Activision Blizzard announced the company's senior vice president of global Human Resources. Jessie Mae's Chuck is no longer with the company. It seems that Activision Blizzard CEO. Bobby kotick is making good on his promise from last week. When he stated that anyone five or competed the Integrity of their process would be terminated and during today's earnings call codes and reiterated that fax saying that there's no place for discrimination harassment, unequal treatment anywhere. But this story is a developing but we'll keep you updated as we learn more according to a report from. E Sports League of Legends. LCS is planning to unveil a new seven-year partnership deal with cryptocurrency exchange ft x which seems hugely ironic given that the LCS barred TSM from using ft x in its official team names to play in the various North American right games leagues. Ft x plans to sponsor a number of things on the job. Broadcast from segments to graphics and others has the details of this deal. Become known. Ft x would join, MasterCard, Bud, Light and GrubHub among others as the LCS is primary Partners as they continue their sponsorship. Binge around the globe after their ten-year. 210 million dollar, naming-rights deal with TSM. They also landed the naming rights for the NBA's. Miami Heat's, home-court formerly known as American Airlines Arena, FTX continues to grow at an almost exponential rate with the company. Reportedly being worth north of eighteen billion dollars and trading more than two billion dollars worth of crypto in the past 30 days, I'm Kevin, that's my time and that has been Yuri Sportsman and follow us on Twitter, a t, Sports Network and Hackberry 24. And to be sure to visit Esports network.com for more stories written by a great staff, as well as connect with us. On Discord channel will be back in tomorrow on Wednesday..
Activision Blizzard Hires Controversial Former Trump Admin
"Blizzard is hired former Trump Administration officer and controversial former member of the State Department Brian bulatao to oversee the Call of Duty endowment program at the company according to an internal email obtained by Kotaku bullets out is the name under Secretary of State for management at the US Department of State for former President Donald Trump before his role with the Trump Administration. He was a leading official in the CIA controversial Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby kotick announced via email that pull a towel was leading the state Department's Talent diversity and inclusion efforts Business Insider reported that bullet L. Held a key role in deflection of an independent probe into misuse of government resources, according to an Activision Blizzard. Spokesperson. Brian will have management responsibility for Consumer products group as well as other logistics wage. This area's cocuk described bulatao as an unparalleled combination of business military and government experience and Activision Blizzard supposed person has confirmed the higher and offered, it will tell will not be involved with the leadership of any Esports initiatives at the company
"bobby kotick" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"One o'clock today instead of an excessive heat warning like yesterday. Because the high will be a degree or two cooler alcove in 19 continues to spread in San Antonio, with 565 new cases reported on Monday. We're nowhere near the sustained decline in new covert cases, We continue to have more than 1000 people in local hospitals and the positivity rate of covert tests has increased slightly now to nearly 25%. Hospital capacity is at 10%. Multiple counties in the state of refrigerated trucks on standby as the covert 19 death toll rises. Local officials say they're not needed here yet, but the hospitals and funeral homes or quickly Granny running out of space Mayor Ron Nierenberg also announced a new system that combines all of the warning indicators. The city's watching to determine the covert risk level in San Antonio. The city is currently between severe and critical, which is the system's highest level and a Facebook post. The mayor says the state of Texas moved too soon and too fast and reopening. He also warned that if we are unable to contain the spread of the virus, he will have no choice but to roll back the reopening of our city. Bear County Judge Nelson Wolf says San Antonio school should not be in a hurry to reopen, adding that San Antonio is scheduled reopening date of August 10th is too soon, he said. School District should delay their opening dates for at least three weeks well, said he hopes Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency will support postpone back to school dates. Mayor Nierenberg said he and Wolf will meet with school superintendents this week to discuss their plans. The Texas Republican Convention has been officially moved from Houston Online after two failed legal challenges on Monday. Last Wednesday, Houston's mayor terminated the contract between the GOP and the George R. Brown Convention Center due to the surge of Covad 19 cases After the legal failures GOP Lead counsel Wade Emmert convinced the executive committee to move on from holding an in person convention. It is my opinion that we are at that point that after two denials, there is not a Bible legal remedy. The online convention starts on Thursday. We'll. The polls are officially open for today's runoff election scheduled for today. The primary runoff, sir, originally scheduled for May, but were postponed because the pandemic on the Democratic ballot the most high profile I'll contest is between M. J. Hagar and Royce west of Dallas to see which one will run against incumbent GOP US Senator John Cornyn this fall. Three Bear County voting locations will be closed during today's primary runoff elections because the teams assigned to work them refused to show up During the ongoing pandemic. There will be 214 votes centre's open for today's run offs instead of 217. In person. Voting at the open sides is underway and close at 7 p.m. California is scaling back its economic reopening and the wake of new covert 19 cases. California Governor Gavin Newsom is ordering several indoor businesses to shut down the state's seeing 48% rise in cases in just the past two weeks. The closures include bars and indoor activities at restaurants, wineries and family entertainment venues, houses of worship salons and malls and monitored counties must also close up 30 of the states. 58 counties are being watched Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warning his city is bordering on a red threat level, and he could shut down the entire city again. L. A school district will hold classes online in the fall until the virus is under control. They joined other districts, including Nashville, Atlanta in San Diego. Meantime, the president is pushing back against claims of a rift with Dr Anthony Fauci president Trump countering claims that his administration is behind an effort to undercut Dr Anthony Foulke, a member of the White How's Corona Virus Task Force will have a very good relationship with Dr Fancy I've had for a long time right From the beginning. I find it to be a very nice person, and I don't always agree with him. The White House over the weekend provided a document to several media outlets that contains a list of incorrect comments made by Dr Fauci about covert 19 in an effort to damage his reputation, and Peter Navarro, the president's trade advisor, in a statement writing doctor felt he has a good bedside manner with the public. But he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on. We'll start guard Russell Westbrook announced on social media. He has tested positive for covert 19 and is not with the Rockets as they work out in the end before bubble near Orlando. Westbrook said he's feeling fine would join his teammates as soon as he's cleared, The Houston Chronicle reports. MBA scoring leader James Harden is also not with the team. And Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni did not disclose why time spend gaming is soaring during the ongoing pandemic. Rainy day young A Bloomberg has this and focus report saying occupied while staying at home during the pandemic has meant more game play for lots of Americans. What we've seen across all demographics is increasing play that I think is keeping people more safely at home. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says games are drawing equal. Numbers of men and women are single biggest community of players is actually 25 to 49 year old women who play games like candy crush, Kotik says. There's Mohr innovation in how players play the games, headsets, microphones, video and challenging people from around the world. It isn't just a traditional form of gaming. It's now even much more of a social experience. I'm we need a young Bloomberg business for NewsRadio 1200 You owe a get the latest news anytime anywhere. Just tell your voice.
"bobby kotick" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Officers have started the process of filing disability claims. In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd. ABC is taught and has details. Many police officers in Minneapolis say they're suffering from post traumatic stress disorder following weeks of demonstrations and unrest after the death of George Floyd many road text to their families that this could be their last night alive. If they run out of ammunition. If they run out, they're going to save the last bullet for themselves. Minneapolis Attorney Ron Muser Jr announced Friday that more than 150 officers have started the process of filing disability claims. This is unprecedented and raises significant concerns as Faras just managing the manpower necessary to protect the citizens, he says. Roughly 20% of the city's department of suffering from PTSD, Todd and ABC News Last night, President Trump moved to commute the prison sentence of Roger Stone. As we hear from CBS News. Some are calling it abuse of power. CBS NEWS update. President Trump commutes the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, Terrible misuse of presidential power, which runs directly at odds with respect for the legal system. Constitutional law, You're Floyd Abrams Stone was to a begun serving a 40 month prison sentence. For lying to Congress in the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 CBS News Legal analyst Jonathan Turley. Many people, including Attorney General Bill Bar believed that Stone was correctly convicted and correctly sentenced to 40 months. This is a friend of President Trump, a political ally, and president Trump was implicated in some of these allegations. That means that the president has an obvious conflict of interest. Stone was just days away from Porting to a federal prison. President Trump has commuted the sentences of as many as 10 people. CBS News Update on CAMI McCormick The Trump campaign announced yesterday that tonight's Plan Maga Rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been postponed with no new date announced yet Thie campaign cited whether as the reason it was due to be held inside an airport hangar at Portsmouth International, with seating outside, depending on the size of the crowd. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says the rally will probably be Back a week or two. Right now it's 507 We goto Bloomberg, with a check on business staying occupied while staying at home during the pandemic has meant more game play for lots of Americans. What we've seen across all demographics is increasing play that, I think is keeping people more safely at home at Division Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says games are drawing equal numbers of men and women are single biggest community of players is actually 25 to 49 year old women who play games like candy crush, Kotik says There's Mohr innovation in how players play the games, headsets, microphones, video and challenging people from around the world. It isn't just a traditional form of gaming. It's now even much more of a social experience. Cities opening back up will be a true test as to whether these new gamers are here to stay post quarantine. I'm Anita. Young Bloomberg business on W. B z Boston's NewsRadio When you think of W. B C news radio, you think that base reporting essential information and news you could trust, stay safe, Stay informed and stay with W. B. Z Boston's NewsRadio Once that new Bank in Middleton..
"bobby kotick" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick: Games Are Not a Platform for My Political Views
"Bobby Kotik says we're not the operator of the world's townhalls from an interview on CNBC that he gave few days ago. He's not wrong. They are the I would not want him to operate town halls. They are the operator of sick beards though yes mustache is really yeah This is this was all in service of him. Basically saying that he doesn't think that activision games should be a platform for political views wall. Well then why did they make Cooley call. Yeah call of duty is a pretty notable when you were able to jump over all the the magic bomb. Tom In Tony Hawk to they made their political stand. Unwitting commentary on class struggle. I mean seriously though you look at the most recent call of duty look at that shit they Like changing war-crimes from America to Russia and the other end of the spectrum from look at what the we've talked about this before with overwatch but like you know making a big deal of this character is gay and then like skins to hopefully in. Yeah so is this Bobby Bobby Codex hanging like us. Shut it down representation by this is Bobby Kotik saying I'm here to stop thinking. Stop thinking about taxes taxes about progress. Everything's I think. Meyer Video Games. Turn off your brain. Yeah Bobby Codex says back back in my day video games were fun day. There is something about fun. Is there another quote from him. That's just the operator communities that allow you to have fun through the Lens of video game is the other end of that quote. I can't have you politics at the same time. Also that yeah my brain would explode. Political Fund is neither. You know what I'm saying scalise you've been stores now. I mean there are some other quotes there about my responsibility to make sure there are communities feel safe secure comfortable and satisfied entertained that doesn't convey to me the right to have a platform for a lot of political of us. The right certainly like no. No we're talking about rights here now. activision division as a private company is under the same way that we can ban people off our message. Boards like of course activists there's under no obligation to like have free speech. I mean it's they banned people using swastika icons from call of duty when they had the in the years when they have a custom emblem editors and such. If you make that Shit you get banned. I guess they are. They moderate their community. There's no illusion of free speech. It's not about that. When people say all art is political what that means is like actively choosing to ignore politics is enforcing the status quo which is inherently taking a side like? It's like don't question things like there's no politics on chill yeah official stance like I'm not looking for every activision blizzard game to have a deep message about politics politics knowledge like I feel like it's it's not an honest argument. That people are having when they when they say shit like this. I think anyone with with half a brain looking at this stuff like Oh yeah. There's yes that makes sense. There are things you would identify as political in these games but but they don't want to have to sit there and back it up or justify it or or say whether they're still or try to say the bobby agrees or disagrees with the messages as of any given game. Yeah he doesn't want to have to be put in that position so it's a lot easier to say like oh well we don't you know we're just telling stories here.