My final post for this year will be talking about the best game experiences I have had over 2021 and you can bet I am very excited for that! However there is something I need to address before I get to all of that and it’s an important issue that has plagued the gaming industry through all of this year, the corruption and exploitation at the highest levels of the Triple AAA gaming space.
Now I am fully aware that most of the horrific abuse has taken place not just in 2021 but over the past many years however it is good to know that most of those within the gaming knowledge sphere are now aware of the horrible things that go on behind closed doors at several studios. Terrible crunch forcing people to work excessive hours to the point of breaking, unsafe working environments that make many fele unwanted or uncared for and even in the mostr extreme circumstances outright allegations of sexual abuse and rape. These should all be taken into account when you decide to purchase a product from any of these studios including Ubisoft and Activision-Blizzard but I see this as something else, a chance to change.
I’m aware that as long as the money keeps flowing in it’s unlikely that any of these studios will alter their ways or make efforts to actually become a better working environment however that’s where you, the general public and lovers of all things gaming, come in. It’s up to you to vote with your money and avoid these businesses in future to ensure that they see that the exploitation of those most vulnerable within the industry will not stand and their profits will continue to drop until we see some actual, meaningful change. I don’t expect this to happen overnight and I don’t think it will be for a long time that we see these companies warp and change to something more accepting and safe but if we can make the decisions now to hurt those that hurt others in the thing that matters most to them, their money, then maybe we could make a better world, even if it’s just in a small way.
Anyway, will you no longer be supporting these companies and if so what games or studios do you recommend to people that actually treat their employees like human beings? Let us know in the comments! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.