Looks like Valve's on the list too, so that's Steam out. Now what?
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Gearbox are 100% on that list, so that’s Borderlands 3 out entirely.
But that's entirely missing the point, and entirely my point (if that's not too much of a contortion).
It's not a case of 'Ha ha but Steam are shit too so now you're stuck!'
'Gearbox are crap, so no Borderlands 3 for you sucker!'
The issue here that it is increasingly looking endemic across the entire industry. Abuse, bullying, exploitation, sexism, overwork, a culture of fear and harassment, where employees feel compelled to push themselves past physical and mental breaking points, to the massive detriment of their health, and their relationships with their friends and families.
There's the story of Epic senior management literally saying, 'just get more bodies' as their staff were burning out on the constant Fortnite crunch. Contractors were brought in on a conveyor belt and burned to a crisp with overwork, when they could no longer function they were discarded and the order went out to 'get more bodies'.
It's so wrong, it's so fucked, and as a videogamer I need to ask myself how much money I'm prepared to siphon into an industry that treats human beings like this.