Riot Games Introduces New Company Values Following Toxic Culture Allegations

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Riot Games Introduces New Company Values Following Toxic Culture Allegations

Today, League of Legends developer Riot Games has revealed new company values on its website following last year's allegations of rampant sexism and misogyny in the company's workplace.

The controversy resulted in gender discrimination lawsuits from current and former Riot employees. Riot Games apologized to both its fans and workers, stating that it would strive to improve company culture as best it could. These new values are one of its steps towards hopefully making a safer and healthier office environment.

You can click here, or look below to read the new values:

Riot Games Introduces New Company Values Following Toxic Workplace Allegations

about X hours ago from
Riot Games Introduces New Company Values Following Toxic Workplace Allegations

Today, League of Legends developer Riot Games has revealed new company values on its website following last year's allegations of rampant sexism and misogyny in the company's workplace.

The controversy resulted in gender discrimination lawsuits from current and former Riot employees. Riot Games apologized to both its fans and workers, stating that it would strive to improve company culture as best it could. These new values are one of its steps towards hopefully making a safer and healthier office environment.

You can click here, or look below to read the new values:

Team Sonic Racing Adds Villainous Team Eggman Squad

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Team Sonic Racing Adds Villainous Team Eggman Squad

Sega has announced a new team of racers for the upcoming Team Sonic Racing. Team Eggman features three villains from various points of Sonic's history. Head of Sonic Team and Team Sonic Racing producer Takashi Iizuka confirmed to us in November that there are 15 playable racers in the game, meaning this is the final character announcement ahead of its May release.

Each team features three roles: speed, technique, and power. Dr. Eggman heads up the team as the technique character, while Metal Sonic fills in the speed role, and Zavok, who debuted in Sonic Lost World on Wii U, is the team's power character.

You can see the full roster below.

Carlton And Floss Emotes Removed From Forza Horizon 4

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Carlton And Floss Emotes Removed From Forza Horizon 4

The Carlton and Floss avatar emotes have been removed from Forza Horizon 4 with its latest update, which is likely a response to the growing concern of lawsuits surrounding dance moves in games.

Aside from bug fixes and improvements to Forza Horizon 4, the update's patch notes briefly mention how these emotes were pulled, though no reason is given. 

These removals could be a sign of Microsoft wanting to stay out of potential legal battles. Epic Games has been facing its share of lawsuits relating to dance moves in Fortnite. Rapper 2 Milly, for example, filed legal action over the Milly Rock dance used in Fortnite. Russel Horning (Backpack Kid) and Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro also are suing Epic Games over their dances' portrayals in the game.

NBA 2K Continues Partnership With NBA & Players Association

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NBA 2K Continues Partnership With NBA & Players Association

Take-Two and its 2K label have extended their current partnership deal with the NBA and the NBA Players Association, meaning it's business as usual for the NBA 2K franchise for the foreseeable future.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed other than it's a multi-year deal and it continues to cover the NBA 2K series, PC franchise NBA 2K Online, mobile, arcade-gameplay title NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, and possibly other unenumerated areas.

NBA 2K Continues Partnership With NBA & Players Association

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NBA 2K Continues Partnership With NBA & Players Association

Take-Two and its 2K label have extended their current partnership deal with the NBA and the NBA Players Association, meaning it's business as usual for the NBA 2K franchise for the foreseeable future.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed other than it's a multi-year deal and it continues to cover the NBA 2K series, PC franchise NBA 2K Online, mobile, arcade-gameplay title NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, and possibly other unenumerated areas.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Teaser Trailer Is A Tourist Trap

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Teaser Trailer Is A Tourist Trap

Like Cars 2 or an episode of The Brady Bunch, the only logical step for the current Spider-Man movie series started by Spider-Man: Homecoming is to travel abroad. Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 5, and Peter Parker and his classmates are heading out on a European vacation.

Today's teaser isn't just a summer fling, however, as Spider-Man is called into action by Nick Fury and Mysterio to battle The Elementals.

Artist Reimagines Persona 5 As Gameboy Advance Game

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Artist Reimagines Persona 5 As Gameboy Advance Game

Lots of Persona fans around the world are clinging to the hope that Persona 5 comes to Switch. But what if it came to another Nintendo console. Yeah. That's right. You know the one: the Gameboy Advance!  Artist Sea Handler has imagined such a scenario and we get to reap the benefits of it.

Check out all their glorious work by clicking the box below.

Persona 5 for the Game Boy Advance. Coming April 4th 2003 #pixelart pic.twitter.com/5m0bnbu2jr

Modder Datamine From Nintendo Switch Online Hints At Possible SNES Games For The Service

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Modder Datamine From Nintendo Switch Online Hints At Possible SNES Games For The Service

This past weekend Nintendo modder KappaccinoHeck discovered a reference to a list of Super Nintendo games while dating files for the Switch's online service. Currently the service only gives Nintendo Switch Online subscribers access to a library of NES games including The Legend Of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 3.

The titles referenced in the file that KappaccinoHeck found includes The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart, and more. You can find the full list right here:

Super Mario Kart Super Soccer
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Demon's Crest
Yoshi's Island
Stunt Race FX
Kirby's Dream Course
Pop'n Twinbee
Star Fox
Contra 3
Kirby Super Star
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Super Metroid
Super Mario World
Pilotwings
F-ZERO

The Pinkertons And Rockstar Games Are Fighting Over Red Dead Redemption II

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The Pinkertons And Rockstar Games Are Fighting Over Red Dead Redemption II

The Pinkertons have proven to be the foe in many cultural works throughout the decades: Deadwood, A People's History Of The United States, BioShock Infinite, and so on. Today, it appears that historied company is taking on Take-Two and Rockstar Games over the game's inclusion of Pinkerton agents in Red Dead Redemption II.

Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease & desist letter to Take-Two last week and have demanded royalties, claiming Rockstar was unauthorized to feature the Pinkerton brand in the game. Take-Two has fired back, countering that the inclusion of the agency in the game falls under fair use.

Rockstar cites Red Dead Redemption II's historical setting, as well as the Pinkerton Agency's being featured in a plethora of cultural works throughout years as evidence. "[Pinkerton] cannot use trademark law to own the past and prevent creators from including historical references to Pinkerton agents in depictions of the American West," Take-Two asserts in its filing.