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Matt Botty, president of Xbox Game Studios, says Bethesda isn’t troubled

picture: Lucas Schulz (Getty Images) In a comprehensive meeting Thursday, Xbox addressed employee concerns about working conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company ZeniMax. Matt Botty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio wasn’t troubled, and that it was “unfair” to attribute the crisis culture solely to Bethesda. …

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Xbox Boss says Microsoft will recognize Raven Software’s Union

picture: Kevork Djansisian (Getty Images) In an extensive meeting today with Xbox Game Studios employees, Xbox President Phil Spencer said he would recognize the Raven Software Consortium. This came after a quality assurance test at Raven Vote to form the first major studio trade union. During a previous meeting of all hands general and Half …

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Activision investors approve Xbox deal, but Wall Street is skeptical

picture: Mike Wendell (Getty Images) contributors to Call of duty And Monitor 2 Publisher Activision Blizzard They voted by an overwhelming majority Thursday to approve a $69 billion sale technology giant Microsoft. The deal gives golden parachutes to Activision’s top executives, including embattled CEO Bobby Kotik. But despite gaming’s largest-ever acquisition nearing completion, the company’s …

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