Activision Blizzard Fires World of Warcraft Game Designer for Making Fun of Corporate Greed
Activision Blizzard leaders didn’t appreciate jokes that poked fun at greedy corporate execs via a conniving, scampering, and loot-obsessed character in World of Warcraft, so much so they fired the game designer who wrote the little goblin’s voice lines.Read more...
Former Blizzard employee claims he was fired for World of Warcraft corporate greed parody
A former Activision Blizzard employee has claimed he was fired for writing jokes parodying corporate greed in World of Warcraft. Blizzard scribe Eric Covington says he wrote jokes "lampooning generic corporate gree" for the game's Loot Specialist loot goblin, a character working for the in-game Venture Company. However, Covington claims Blizzard leadership then "saw a reflection" in his words, and he was swiftly fired after nine years of service. Read more
World of Warcraft Been tempted by all the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game hoopla ... Julian Marcone — March 8, 2005, 11:35 UTC Introduction Developer: Blizzard (US) Publisher: Vivendi Universal MSRP: Around 49g 99s at the vendor (Shop for this title) System requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS X 10.3.5 Hello! We are glad to have you back. Everyone, happy 2005! The Ars Technica game reviews are back. There's a reason why things have been quiet for a while. This is how it