We’d like to inform you that after discussion and a poll on Twitter, we have decided to resume news posting to mostly like how it was before. However, it should be noted that some things will remain as before, and there’s the high probability that article publishing routine will change quickly depending on the situation.
Also read: Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard
This update will detail what will resume, and what will still remain:
- General news (Reveals, Interviews, Footage, etc.) about the franchise will resume
- News about the lawsuit(s) and events going on with ABK and Microsoft will continue, and do so than just on Twitter.
- Donation, support link(s) and a disclaimer will be added to posts talking about news or lawsuit updates. This does not necessarily apply to fan or community created posts, but it might still appear there.
- News about upcoming games and merchandise will resume, but with the added catch of depending on the linking to product listing
- Deals for both games and merchandise will not resume
We also still stand by what was said in the original update post, you can read the relevant bit below:
“In case you don’t know, Activision Blizzard, the group that owns the Crash Bandicoot intellectual property, has been sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing for gender-based discrimination and harassment, mainly within the head offices and the Blizzard Entertainment arm.
Regardless of whether or not this has spread towards other subsets of the ActiBlizz group, we’re still appalled that this “pervasive frat boy culture” has seemingly been validated by the top management at the company for so long, and we’d like to say we do not condone such heinous and inexcusable actions against women, people of color and other underrepresented groups.
As you may understand, following these revelations by the lawsuit, we had to question ourselves how we should approach this situation. And we still do at this moment.”
Again, stay tuned regarding how we will handle other news types going forward, and how we will proceed on our own endeavours for the fandom.
I’m also pleased to announce that we’ll not only resume video production on our YouTube channel, but that it will soon get restructured to also host non-Crash content under the branding of Crashy News’ sister website, 3WIREL!
And finally, let us know if there are any changes that still need to be done during these times, as the situation, again, is constantly changing.
Thank you for your attention.
Please note that Activision Blizzard is under fire for misconduct and workplace harassment under several lawsuits ongoing. The situation puts light in how serious the problems are in the gaming industry, and how it should be addressed.
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