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Activision Blizzard discrimination case shouldn’t halt over agency feud, California argues in new court filing

Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images After Activision Blizzard requested a stay in the discrimination case brought against it by the state of California, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has filed its response. Activision Blizzard’s request for a stay asserts that lawyers with the DFEH engaged in …

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CD Projekt Red delays next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 to 2022

A screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077. | Image: CD Projekt Red In September, CD Projekt Red said it was targeting late 2021 release dates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen upgrades, but on Wednesday, the company announced those won’t be hitting this year. Now, the plan is for the next-gen version of …

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You can donate $10 for a chance to win the Xbox 20th anniversary Adidas sneakers

Microsoft and Adidas’ Adidas-themed sneakers. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft and Adidas revealed a slick-looking pair of limited-edition Xbox sneakers earlier this month to celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary, and now, we know what you need to do to actually try to win a pair for yourself. From October 21st at 12PM ET through October 23rd at …

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No Man’s Sky’s newest expedition adventure features lots of worms

No Man’s Sky is getting its fourth seasonal update with a new expedition called Emergence. Just in time for spooky season (and, coincidentally, the theatrical release of Dune) Emergence focuses on discovering, taming, and battling giant sandworms. The trailer for Emergence features some of the wormy updates coming to No Man’s Sky. Existing sandworms will …

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Resident Evil 4 in VR shouldn’t work — but somehow it does

Oculus I didn’t have stellar hopes going into Resident Evil 4’s virtual reality adaptation. VR versions of non-VR games are often at best superfluous and at worst painful — sometimes literally if you’re prone to motion sickness. Resident Evil 7 supported VR to questionable effect in 2017. And Resident Evil 4 in VR, an Oculus …

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The IATSE’s strike-averting deal means better pay on streaming

Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Streaming services may pay up to 30 percent more to production workers as part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ (IATSE) deal with major Hollywood studios to avert a strike. The union tweeted a document that specifically outlined the new streaming terms of …

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Netflix boss says he “screwed up” over Chappelle special fallout

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mere hours before a planned walkout from Netflix’s trans and allied workers over comments made by Dave Chappelle in a recent special, co-CEO Ted Sarandos said he “screwed up” over his response to employers over outrage from within the company. Chappelle’s special The Closer debuted on the streaming …

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Activision Blizzard is trying to get the discrimination suit thrown out of court

Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Activision Blizzard, facing a discrimination lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (or DFEH), has filed an application to stay that lawsuit so it can investigate claims that DFEH lawyers engaged in ethical misconduct. The application claims that the DFEH is represented …

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