The Video Game Industry Can’t Go On Like This

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At about this time next year, we’ll have a pretty good idea of what the next generation of video games will look like. New consoles will likely be shown off, bold new streaming initiatives will begin to launch, and we’ll see all the wonderful kinds of games they will bring us. All these new things will come, and we’ll…

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https://kotaku.com/the-video-game-industry-cant-go-on-like-this-1836606033

‘I’d Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams’: What It’s Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11 is a brutal game. That’s what you come for—sensational, over-the-top violence that’s inventive and gratuitous on a level that doesn’t exist anywhere else. It can be shocking in its detail and funny in its execution, but it’s always arresting. It’s also short. Fatalities, gory, physically improbable…

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https://kotaku.com/id-have-these-extremely-graphic-dreams-what-its-like-t-1834611691

Riot Employees Prepare For Walkout Today

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games employees are preparing for a walkout this afternoon in protest of the company’s stance on forced arbitration in what appears to be the first walkout at a major gaming studio. Kotaku will be reporting live from the protest as it develops.

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https://kotaku.com/riot-employees-prepare-for-walkout-today-1834553458

Kickstarter Employees Plan to Unionize

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Employees at Kickstarter, the decade-old crowdfunding platform, are planning to unionize—potentially making them the first organized labor force among major tech firms.

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https://gizmodo.com/kickstarter-employees-plan-to-unionize-1833413614

This Was the Year the Robot Takeover of Service Jobs Began

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Out of the three major sectors of the economy—agriculture, manufacturing, and service—two are already largely automated. Farm labor, which about half the American workforce used to do, now comprises around 2 percent of American jobs. And we all know the rust belt song and dance, beat out to outsourcing and…

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https://gizmodo.com/this-was-the-year-the-robot-takeover-of-service-jobs-be-1831233632