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Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch
Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch
Off-service conduct policy states platform is willing to suspend people for violent extremism, hate group membership, sexual assault, and other actions taken elsewhere
Riot Games rejects sexual misconduct allegations against CEO
Riot Games rejects sexual misconduct allegations against CEO
Riot Games have been knocking it out of the park when it comes to video games, but outside of that, things have been shaky, to say the least.
Riot Games investigation into CEO finds
Riot Games investigation into CEO finds "no evidence" of misconduct
Riot Games has announced that following an investigation into allegations of misconduct by CEO Nicolo Laurent, no evidence to support the claims has been found - and Laurent will not face sanctions.
Riot Games investigation finds no evidence of misconduct or sexual harassment by CEO
Riot Games investigation finds no evidence of misconduct or sexual harassment by CEO
External law firm recommends no action against Nicolo Laurent, developer accuses former employee behind lawsuit of witness tampering
Riot dismisses allegations of sexual misconduct against CEO
Riot dismisses allegations of sexual misconduct against CEO
A committee found ‘no evidence’ that Nicolo Laurent ‘harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against’ his former assistant.
Riot Games Says It Finds No Evidence Of Wrongdoing By CEO Accused Of Sexual Harassment
Riot Games Says It Finds No Evidence Of Wrongdoing By CEO Accused Of Sexual Harassment
A three-person special committee tasked with reviewing a third-party investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent announced to the company’s staff today that it found “no evidence” of misconduct and recommended no action be taken against the executive, the … Read more...
Ubisoft removes Skull & Bones studio managing director named in sexual misconduct allegations
Ubisoft removes Skull & Bones studio managing director named in sexual misconduct allegations
Ubisoft has reportedly removed another member of its senior management team - this time Hugues Ricour, the managing director of the publisher's Singapore studio, which is currently working on Skull & Bones - following the result of a "leadership audit". Ricour was one of those singled out over the summer when multiple Ubisoft employees came forward with allegations of serious sexual misconduct aimed at senior members of staff. In
Watch Dogs Legion review - a bleak and buggy retread of Ubisoft's formula
Watch Dogs Legion review - a bleak and buggy retread of Ubisoft's formula
Before we get going, I need to acknowledge something: the numerous misconduct allegations levelled at high profile Ubisoft employees.
Report: Employees Accuse Twitch Of Indifference To Sexual Assault, Harassment, And Racism
Report: Employees Accuse Twitch Of Indifference To Sexual Assault, Harassment, And Racism
In a new report by GamesIndustry.biz, current and former Twitch employees recount issues of racism, sexism, and assault at the company that they say were never properly dealt with and often even enabled by a white bro tech startup culture. Read more...
1 in 4 Ubisoft employees have seen or witnessed misconduct at work, a new staff survey reveals
1 in 4 Ubisoft employees have seen or witnessed misconduct at work, a new staff survey reveals
An anonymous staff survey undertaken by 14,000 Ubisoft employees has revealed that 20 per cent of staff don't feel "respected or safe in the work environment" at the company, with 25 per cent of respondents - that's one in four - reporting they had either experienced or witnessed workplace misconduct. According to The Verge, the survey - the results of which were shared alongside a letter from CEO Yves Guillemot - identified that women and non-binary employees, in particular, were more likely to have seen or experienced harassment. Currently, women make up 22 per cent of all staff at the company.
25% of Ubisoft employees witnessed or experienced misconduct first-hand, survey finds
25% of Ubisoft employees witnessed or experienced misconduct first-hand, survey finds
A survey of current Ubisoft employees has found that one-in-four have witnessed or experienced workplace misconduct.
25 percent of Ubisoft employees have 'experienced or witnessed' workplace misconduct
25 percent of Ubisoft employees have 'experienced or witnessed' workplace misconduct
CEO Yves Guillemot shared the results of a company-wide survey as part of a statement on the company's future.
25% of Ubisoft employees witnessed workplace misconduct in past two years
25% of Ubisoft employees witnessed workplace misconduct in past two years
Publisher releases some results of employee survey, finds women and non-binary people were harassed more, lays out plan to change culture
One In Four Ubisoft Employees Witnessed Or Experienced Misconduct, Internal Survey Finds
One In Four Ubisoft Employees Witnessed Or Experienced Misconduct, Internal Survey Finds
Earlier today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot updated his employees about a recent company-wide survey regarding the status of reforms following a summer complaints about harassment, misconduct, and other systemic issues at the global video game publisher. Read more...
Ubisoft Apologizes For Excluding Women From Assassin’s Creed Sizzle Reel
Ubisoft Apologizes For Excluding Women From Assassin’s Creed Sizzle Reel
Ubisoft, which has spent much of the summer dealing with widespread reports of sexism, harassment, and misconduct at the company, put out a short video on Twitter yesterday highlighting all of the Assassin’s Creed protagonists who have mastered the hidden blade.
Ubisoft CEO Publicly Apologises For Misconduct Allegations
Ubisoft CEO Publicly Apologises For Misconduct Allegations
"We are at the start of a long journey". Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has issued a video statement in which he addresses several controversies that have rocked the company in recent months. The statement – which was pushed to social accounts prior to the Ubisoft Forward event yesterday – addresses recent allegations of misconduct by Ubisoft employees, as well as the furore surrounding its Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad smartphone game. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Ubisoft CEO apologizes for company misconduct and oversights
Ubisoft CEO apologizes for company misconduct and oversights
Yves Guillemot offers an apology for company-wide issues before Ubisoft Forward.
Ubisoft CEO addresses recent controversies ahead of tonight's livestream
Ubisoft CEO addresses recent controversies ahead of tonight's livestream
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has addressed the recent controversies surrounding the company - including allegations of serious sexual misconduct directed at senior staff - in a video statement released ahead of tonight's big Ubisoft Forward livestream event. Alluding to, although not directly acknowledging the multiple reports of sexual misconduct involving members of senior management that have surfaced since June - including Splinter Cell and Far Cry creative director Maxime Béland, vice president Tommy Francois, and marketer Andrien Gbinigie - Guillemot offered his apologies for what he called "internal issues that have come to light recently", outlining what the company is now doing in response. "This summer, we learned that certain Ubisoft employees did not uphold our company's values," explained Guillemot, "and that our systems failed to protect the victims of their behaviour.
Ubisoft CEO Apologizes To 'Everyone Who Was Hurt' By Misconduct At The Company
Ubisoft CEO Apologizes To 'Everyone Who Was Hurt' By Misconduct At The Company
Ahead of Ubisoft’s second summer showcase later today, the global video game publisher released a short video in which CEO Yves Guillemot apologized to all of those hurt by “certain Ubisoft employees” who failed to “uphold our company’s values.” Read more...
Ubisoft's #MeToo Reckoning, Two Months Later
Ubisoft's #MeToo Reckoning, Two Months Later
At the start of the summer, as the world roiled from multiple crises, something unusual and essential happened in video games.
Ubisoft's Ashraf Ismail fired following misconduct investigation
Ubisoft's Ashraf Ismail fired following misconduct investigation
The creative director had stepped down from his role on Assassin's Creed Valhalla in June
Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Fired From Ubisoft Following Investigation Into Misconduct
Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Fired From Ubisoft Following Investigation Into Misconduct
Former Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail, who stepped down from that role in June after being publicly accused of pursuing extramarital relationships with women under false pretenses, has now been terminated, according to an internal announcement by Ubisoft. Read more...
Ubisoft sexual misconduct scandal continues with firing of executive Tommy Francois
Ubisoft sexual misconduct scandal continues with firing of executive Tommy Francois
Ubisoft placed Francois on leave back in June, and has now fired the former vice president of editorial.
Ubisoft Executive Tommy François Leaves the Company After Misconduct Allegations
Ubisoft Executive Tommy François Leaves the Company After Misconduct Allegations
Tommy François was vice-president of editorial and creative services, and steered Ubisoft's biggest franchises.
After weeks of devastating sexual harassment allegations, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot is asked how much he knew
After weeks of devastating sexual harassment allegations, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot is asked how much he knew
Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot has been asked to explain how much he knew of the issues within his company, prior to the recent tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations becoming public.
Ubisoft CEO dodges blame for sexual misconduct and abuse at the company
Ubisoft CEO dodges blame for sexual misconduct and abuse at the company
Yves Guillemot said other employees had 'betrayed the trust' he placed in them.
Ubisoft CEO: When informed of misconduct in the past,
Ubisoft CEO: When informed of misconduct in the past, "we made tough decisions"
Yves Guillemot says certain individuals "betrayed trust," while Frédérick Duguet defends representation in publisher's games
Pressed On Accountability, Ubisoft CEO Avoids Taking Blame For Company's Sexual Misconduct Problems
Pressed On Accountability, Ubisoft CEO Avoids Taking Blame For Company's Sexual Misconduct Problems
In a call with investors today, a financial analyst asked Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot about what he knew about the sexual misconduct that now appears to have been widespread at the multinational publisher. Read more...
Ubisoft devs say they fought playable torture scenes and were told to minimise female protaganists
Ubisoft devs say they fought playable torture scenes and were told to minimise female protaganists
In June, Ubisoft began to address allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment at its worldwide studios.
Ubisoft Leads Reduced Female Characters’ Roles In Assassin’s Creed Games, New Report Claims
Ubisoft Leads Reduced Female Characters’ Roles In Assassin’s Creed Games, New Report Claims
An exposé on Ubisoft amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct says those issues "seep into the company’s games" as well.
Fresh report into Ubisoft culture highlights reluctance to let you play as a woman in Assassin's Creed
Fresh report into Ubisoft culture highlights reluctance to let you play as a woman in Assassin's Creed
A detailed report into the current wave of sexual misconduct allegations at Ubisoft has surfaced new details on the developer's continued reluctance to let a woman be the sole star of a big budget Assassin's Creed game.
Ubisoft Says It Won't Address Misconduct Issues During Today's Digital Showcase
Ubisoft Says It Won't Address Misconduct Issues During Today's Digital Showcase
Ubisoft’s big gaming showcase event today will be full of hype for upcoming Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry releases, but it won’t mention the stream of allegations, resignations and overall upheaval happening as a result of weeks of reports about sexual misconduct across many parts of the publisher. Read more...
Several Ubisoft executives resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct
Several Ubisoft executives resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct
Ubisoft has announced some high-level personnel changes within the company.
Top Ubisoft Executives Out Amid Allegations Of Company-Wide Misconduct
Top Ubisoft Executives Out Amid Allegations Of Company-Wide Misconduct
Serge Hascoët is out as Ubisoft’s chief creative officer after weeks of damning accounts of sexual misconduct throughout the company’s various studios.
Over 50 Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have The Super Smash Bros. Community In Turmoil
Over 50 Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have The Super Smash Bros. Community In Turmoil
The competitive community for Nintendo’s popular Super Smash Bros.
Ubisoft Employees Have 'Grave Concerns' Over Toronto Studio's Misconduct Allegations
Ubisoft Employees Have 'Grave Concerns' Over Toronto Studio's Misconduct Allegations
There’s a story some people tell at Ubisoft Toronto, the studio currently finishing one of this fall’s bigger planned releases, Watch Dogs: Legion.
Splinter Cell creative director Maxime Béland resigns from Ubisoft after misconduct allegations
Splinter Cell creative director Maxime Béland resigns from Ubisoft after misconduct allegations
Maxime Béland has resigned from his post at Ubisoft. In a statement issued to our sister site VGC, Ubisoft confirmed Béland had left his position "effective immediately" but added it would continue to investigate the allegations made against him. Béland was suspended last week as the publisher/developer reportedly put two senior executives and "several other employees" on leave as it began investigating claims of misconduct after multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment have been made against a number of Ubisoft employees, including Tommy Francois, Maxime Béland, and Andrien "Escoblades" Gbinigie.
Evo Online cancelled, co-founder released after allegations of sexual misconduct
Evo Online cancelled, co-founder released after allegations of sexual misconduct
Evo is the biggest annual event in the fighting game scene, and in the wake of COVID-19, Evo Online was scheduled as a replacement event to kick off at the end of July.
Evo Online cancelled, CEO fired following sexual misconduct allegations
Evo Online cancelled, CEO fired following sexual misconduct allegations
Along with many other sections of the gaming world, the fighting game community has been rocked by a wave of sexual misconduct and abuse allegations over the past few weeks, and the latest involves the CEO of fighting game tournament Evo.
Evo CEO dismissed, event cancelled amid accusations of misconduct and abuse
Evo CEO dismissed, event cancelled amid accusations of misconduct and abuse
Capcom, NetherRealm and influencers pulled support before cancellation
EVO 2020 Has Been Officially Cancelled
EVO 2020 Has Been Officially Cancelled
Update: The online event has now also been cancelled. Update (Fri 3rd Jul, 2020 05:15 BST): EVO 2020's online replacement tournament has now been officially cancelled. The CEO, Joey Cuellar, will no longer be involved with the event after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
Evo Online canceled following allegations of sexual misconduct against its president
Evo Online canceled following allegations of sexual misconduct against its president
Capcom, NetherRealm, Bandai Namco, and high-profile players including SonicFox had all withdrawn from the tournament.
EVO Online is falling apart amidst CEO misconduct allegations
EVO Online is falling apart amidst CEO misconduct allegations
The EVO Online tournament looks doomed as sponsors pull out of the event.
Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat Pull Out of Evo Online
Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat Pull Out of Evo Online
Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat 11 will no longer be a part of Evo 2020 after misconduct allegations brought up against Evo organizer.
Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat Pulled From Evo After Abuse Allegations
Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat Pulled From Evo After Abuse Allegations
The developers behind Mortal Kombat 11 and Street Fighter V have pulled their games from Evo Online following allegations of sexual misconduct against the organization’s co-founder and CEO, Joey “Mr.
Ubisoft announces a series of corporate changes following sexual misconduct allegations
Ubisoft announces a series of corporate changes following sexual misconduct allegations
Following a series of allegations of sexual misconduct around employees at various levels of Ubisoft, CEO Yves Guillemot has announced a number of changes for the company in an internal letter to employees, published for the public today.
Evo Suspends CEO Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Evo Suspends CEO Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The co-founder and CEO of massive fighting game competition the Evolution Championship Series has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of past sexual misconduct, the organization said on Wednesday evening. Read more...
Head Of Ubisoft Announces Plans To Shakeup The Company’s All White Male Editorial Group
Head Of Ubisoft Announces Plans To Shakeup The Company’s All White Male Editorial Group
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced today in an email to employees that the game publisher will be revising the composition of its currently all white male Editorial Department which oversees creative decisions across all of its global studios.