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Game Bits: PUBG Game Tournament Sets Record For Prize Money, More Details About Activision Sexual Harassment Suit

July 27, 2021

PUBG Tournament Will Have $6 Million Prize

At the end of the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI 2021), Krafton’s PUBG Corp and Tencent Games (which publishes PUBG Mobile in India) announced details for the Global Championship (2021) including a $6 million USD prize pool.
The amount qualifies the PMGC 2021 to the list of biggest prize pools in esports history, left behind by six editions of Valve’s Dota 2 The International ($34.3 million in 2019), the 2019 edition of Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 ($30.4 million), the 2021 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup ($7.6 million), the 2021 PUBG Global Invitational.S ($7 million), and the 2018 Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championship ($6.4 million).
Even so, it is the largest prize pool for mobile battle royale esports to date.
In addition to investing the same amount in prizes, PMWI 2021 spent $3 million on charity, with winners Alpha 7 Esports and Valdus Esports taking home $1.5 million each from the west and east conferences, respectively.
Considering that this is the main tournament of the PUBG Mobile competitive calendar, the amount is three times bigger than the 2020 edition. Teams from the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) and the Regional Championships will compete in the PMGC 2021 in November.

More Details About Acrivions Blizzard Sexual Harassment Suit

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has sued Activision Blizzard for what it calls a “frat boy” culture that fosters abusive behavior toward female employees.
Activision Blizzard makes World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone, and operates esports leagues such as the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League.
A 29-page complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday lists numerous complaints against the company gleaned from an investigation into its labor practices that lasted two years. An investigation found that Activision Blizzard’s male employees engaged in sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation against women, who make up 20 percent of the company’s workforce.

DFEH alleges the following:

The male employees played video games during work hours and delegated responsibilities to the female employees.

The male employees made jokes about rape often and sometimes had sexually suggestive conversations.

The company forbade promotions for pregnant women.

Women were ridiculed for picking up their children from daycare.

We kicked female employees out of breastfeeding rooms so that male employees could use them for meetings.
Employees and supervisors at the World of Warcraft team allegedly sexually harassed women, made rape comments, and spoke in a demeaning manner.
During a company trip with a male supervisor, an Activision employee took her own life. Prior to that, she was subjected to what the agency called intense sexual harassment, including having nude photos circulated at a holiday party.
The DFEH is seeking an injunction against the company to force it to comply with federal and state workplace protections, as well as damages for unpaid wages, adjustments in pay, back pay, and lost wages and benefits for female employees affected by the company’s practices and culture.
Activision Blizzard said the DFEH portrayals of the company’s culture are false and misleading in a statement to Bloomberg Law:
“The DFEH includes distorted, and sometimes false, descriptions of Blizzard’s past,” it said. “We have been extremely cooperative with them throughout their inquiry, including providing them with extensive documentation, but they refused to inform us of what issues they viewed.

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Game Bits: The Latest Game Launches

July 8, 2021

Tails of Iron Launches September 2021

United Label and Odd Bug Studio have announced that adventure RPG Tails of Iron will launch on September 17 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).
Tails of Iron is a sidescroller RPG Adventure where you control the prince of the Rat Kingdom and battle antagonistic Frogs who threaten to destroy it.]

Blightbound Coming OUt Soon

Blightbound, a co-operative dungeon crawler developed by Ronimo Games, will launch on July 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). One year ago, the game was released on Steam Early Access.
The following is a description of the game:

In Blightbound, three heroes must venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight, a mysterious fog that engulfs the land.
Exploring handcrafted dungeons, facing a horde of mystical and monstrous enemies, grabbing valuable loot, and recovering fallen heroes is all part of the game. Each player takes on a specific role on the team, such as a warrior, assassin, or mage, to defeat colossal bosses and solve clever puzzles.
Can you collect all the challenges and defeat the Blight once and for all?

Dreamscaper Will Launch In August 2021

Previously announced for August 12, action RPG-roguelike Dreamscaper will now be released on August 5 for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam), a week earlier than before.
In August 2020, Dreamscaper launched as an early access title following a Kickstarter campaign in 2019, in which more than $50,000 was pledged.
The following is the publisher’s press release:

Experience the strange dream worlds conjured by Cassidy, a young woman struggling with her inner demons. Cassidy is thrown into twisted dungeons every night, inhabited by nightmarish creatures. Cassidy uses a variety of weaponry and psychic powers to attack, dodge, block, and blast through foes in frenetic hack-and-slack combat in order to uncover the source of her lucid dreaming.
You can equip our heroine with more than 200 unique items, from bottle rockets and baseball bats to explosive finger guns with a variety of modifiers and upgrades. Utilize special abilities such as chain lightning and seismic blasts from an electric guitar to turn the tide of battle. Cassidy can expand her arsenal and skills by exploring dream dungeons and bonding with NPCs during her waking hours.
Embark on an ever-changing journey that fuses Cassidy’s memories with her fears and anxieties. Prepare for nightly ordeals by visiting various venues around town and getting to know your neighbors. Spend time with friends to learn about their lives, exchange gifts to develop relationships, and gain access to new powers and passive upgrades.
All content from Dreamscaper’s Early Access is included in the full release, I along with a slew of all-new features. Confront Regret and Resentment, two imposing new bosses that haunt Cassidy’s psyche. Find out what Cassidy’s strange fate has to do with a warped version of her hometown. Choose from a range of eight difficulty options with a dynamic slider to create the perfect challenge level, and complete the story to unlock multiple endings.
“We could not have imagined Cassidy’s journey would resonate with so many players when we released Dreamscaper on Steam Early Access last year,” said Ian Cofino, co-founder of Afterburner Studios. The journey we’ve been on has exceeded our wildest dreams, and we look forward to sharing the Dreamscaper experience with everyone this August on Nintendo Switch and Steam.”

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Game Bits: Call of Duty: Warzone Has Gotten A New Patch, Rockstar Saying Bye To GTA Online Servers

June 19, 2021

In time for season 4, Call of Duty: Warzone has received a patch for PlayStation 5 that boosts performance to 120 FPS.

PC and Xbox Series X gamers have enjoyed a smooth 120 FPS experience while playing Call of Duty: Warzone for months now.

As such, Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X doesn’t always run at 120 FPS as it dips to around 100 FPS at times, but it’s still better than what PS5 players had been experiencing.

According to Game Rant, one of the reasons why this PS5 patch has taken so long to arrive is that the next-gen console has issues with PS4 backward compatibility. Thankfully, it appears that the PS5 has finally caught up with its rival.

According to the Season 4 update patch notes Warzone, not all PS5 players will benefit from the 120 FPS upgrade. For PS5, you will need an HDMI 2.1 cord to benefit from the 120 FPS boost, otherwise, it will be 60 FPS.

The Season 4 update also adds five new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new Outbreak quests, and various bug fixes. The update weighs in at around 11GB and should be ready the next time you run Warzone.

Rockstar Games has announced that GTA Online’s online servers will be shut down later this year.

Before you start freaking out, this won’t affect GTA Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be shut down.

Originally, GTA V launched with GTA Online for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. After hearing this news, I’m sure there will be plenty of disappointed fans. Nevertheless, each good thing has its time.

Rockstar Games has announced that the GTA Online servers will shut down on December 16th, 2021. GTA 5’s single-player campaign will not be affected by the shutting down of the servers, Rockstar Games stressed.

Shark Cash Cards will also no longer be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online after September 15th, 2021.

In addition to the shutdown of GTA Online servers for PS3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar Games Social Club will also cease to function for the impacted games.

Additionally, Rockstar Games has announced that the Social Club for PS3 and Xbox 360 will no longer track stats and leaderboard data for Max Payne 3 and L.A Noire. This will come into effect from September 16th, 2021. Likewise, with GTA V, the changes to Max Payne 3 and L. A. Noire will have no impact accessing the single-player campaigns.

To focus more on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of GTA Online, Rockstar Games has made these decisions. In addition, the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will be released this fall.

“Our thanks go out to the GTA Online community, and we look forward to seeing players continue their journey in Los Santos with us on new platforms.” Rockstar Games said.