After all the scandals and BS for topics of this nature, i'm going to just defer to history and say, "well, when ever someone actually provides something resembling evidence, let me know." And if hearsay isn't good enough for the bible these days, why should i care about accusations without evidence (and there's far more witnesses for the various religions)?
EDIT: Since when did gog become Twatter, anyway? Did someone get banned from there for such libelous and slanderous claims that it has to come to places like GOG instead?
get evidence and then go to police or court
there are plenty of stories where if you look from a little farther, you see the suspect is the actual victim and the crying victim is the bad guy
Well this 29 page document of intentional repetition and such is a classic example of "please don't actually read into this."
I would say that it's no surprise that a corporation is being evil again, especially this one, but apparently a bunch of people need the reminder, especially given that several responses come across as defensive of ActiBlizz, at least to me. But maybe that's just me misreading tone over the internet? I hope so.
I'm no fan of activision, but i'm also no fan of emotional manipulation, either, which is exactly what we constantly see with suits like this. It totally discredits actual cases of abuse, because how do you separate them from trash like this?
As for what it has to to with GOG -- the abuses of the games industry are related to the games industry and thereby to places that sell games. Certainly it's gaming-related news, at least as much as the annual announcement of a new Call of Duty or FIFA is. People posting about it is pretty reasonable. Especially so because some people do in fact care about at least attempting to minimize our support for the most egregiously bad corporations, so spreading awareness of who those are can help those who don't follow the industry's abuses quite as closely. All in all, seems like the topic more than merits being here. Or is this forum supposed to be a hugbox for corporations? Is that why we've got people asking for unreasonably high standards of evidence and scouring legal documents for the flimsiest ways to discredit the claims? For example, asking for punitive damages is now being cited as evidence against this being real. Or attempting to pick apart legalese while treating it as though the words are being used entirely in their common usage, in a lawsuit of all things. And we wonder why gamers have a mixed reputation at best. ::facepalm::
While i think Activision/Blizzard is certainly trash, i also think GOG has gone down that path, too. It's certainly an appropriate topic, but this isn't an appropriate example. The buzzword salad in the lawsuit itself os obvious evidence of that.
No one here has anything to gain from seeing "it all burn down", other than some perverse pleasure of seeing plenty of people out of a job over a few people (allegedly) acting like boneheads.
I understand where you're coming from there, but I have to disagree. As a gamer, it's very much in my interest that the industry is held to a high standard. The price of a game is effected not just by development costs, but also any financial hangovers the dev/pub have. Waste at the top trickles down to cash from my pocket.
Generally, any practices that tend to raise prices and/or reduce quality, should be exposed and expunged. "Burn down" might be a little emotive, but I agree with the sentiment.
I agree, let's expunge this lolsuit.