Op Ed

  • IGN - Former Blizzard Developer and ArenaNet, Undead Labs Founder: "We Need Unionization."
    "During my 25 years working alongside talented developers, I’ve heard hundreds of profoundly disturbing stories about their industry experiences. I’ve also seen this cycle repeat itself numerous times, across multiple companies throughout our industry. There has certainly been some positive change, and I do believe many developers and publishers — even large ones — are working in good faith to improve. But those efforts, while commendable, can’t address the chronic issues in our industry systemically. In order to do that, game industry employees need advocacy and representation.

    We need unionization."
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Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2021, 18:25:
Darks wrote on Jul 31, 2021, 15:34:
Fuck that, unions will only make the industry worst and make the cost of games go way up.

Why would the cost of games go up? Cut executive pay to something reasonable. Knobby Nodick makes more in a year than all of Blizzard's staff combined.

You don't actually think this, do you?

Bobby Kotick has made $461 Million in total compensation since 2007. That works out to about $33 Million per year. Blizzard has 4700 people on staff. Even if they made 20k each (which is absurd and most make much more than that), that puts a yearly labour cost at $94 Million. So while he absolutely makes too much for what he does, he does not make more than the rest of the staff combined.
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