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    Riot Games sued for gender discrimination

    League of Legends publisher Riot Games has been hit by a lawsuit from one current and one former employee, accusing the company of ‘endemic gender-based discrimination’ as well as fostering a ‘men-first environment.’ The accusations follow on the heels of an extensive report by Kotaku, which shed light on 28 current and former employees who spoke of Riot Games’ ‘bro culture’ that ‘in some instances, rewards behaviour that disadvantages women.’

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    Activision Blizzard shares drop a further 11 per cent

    Shares of Activision Blizzard took another hit last night in the wake of the firm’s latest financial results. While the publisher’s net income is on the rise, its revenues, bookings and monthly active users all dipped. Bloomberg reports this caused an 11 per cent drop in its share price. It follows another blow to Activision’s shares earlier this week, as the backlash around the announcement of mobile outing Diablo Immortal prompted a 6.74% decline. This led to Activision’s lowest close of trading since January. The financial results brought the firm’s share price down to as low as $55.80 in extended trading. Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Kanterman suggests there is pressure…

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    The Forest has shipped 5.3 million copies

    Endlight Games has announced that its horror-themed survival title The Forest has flogged 5.3 million copies worldwide since its release via Early Access back in 2014. That’s a pretty impressive figure considering the game isn’t exactly backed by a triple-A budget; Endlight revealed that The Forest was originally built on a modest $125,000. The sales are all from the PC version too, as the PlayStation 4 edition of the game has only just come out.

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    Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV are crossing over

    Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are getting a special crossover event next month, developer Square Enix has announced. The collaboration will be available on December 12 in the US and Europe, and comes as part of a new update. This will introduce a new quest known as Adventurer from Another World, which sees Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Y’jhimei rocking up in Final Fantasy XV.

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    GTA 5 has shipped 100 million copies

    Take-Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped a staggering 100 million copies worldwide. The open-world crime caper launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in September 2013, and in May had shipped 95 million copies. The game was ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014 with a new first-person mode and enhanced visuals.