Biggest Gaming News For April: It’s been an exciting event for gamers today. We have numerous industry-related stories we’d like to share with you, such as Nintendo and Raven Software updates.
We also have a new time for the release of Splatoon 3 and reassurances from the developer from Sony Santa Monica that God of War: Ragnarock is still on schedule to launch this year. Let’s dive into it.
New Report Claims Nintendo Workers Are Underpaid And Mistreated
Nintendo has come into the spotlight after initial reports of union-busting were close to a report by Kotaku that described the allegations of mistreatment of workers within the company.
A shocking accusation relates to an incident where Nintendo claimed to have stopped one of its full-time employees from taking a contracted employee to the hospital after sustaining an injury to the head due to its policy.
According to the former and current employees, employees at Nintendo are paid a slack and earning only $16 per hour, being unable to work for months at a stretch, and losing health benefits.
God Of War Ragnarok Animation Director Reiterates That “Ragnarok Is Coming This Year”
After several big titles were delayed to 2023, the focus quickly was turned to God of War Ragnarok, as it’s likely to be the most well-known game due to release in 2022. With no release date, Many have wondered whether it will suffer the same fate.
But the fears of those concerned are, at least for the moment, by the game’s animator Bruno Velazquez. In response to questions from fans about whether the game has been delayed, Velazquez just said, “Ragnarok will be released in the year 2022.”
Splatoon 3 launches on September 9
In the context of significant games coming out on video, a date for the release of Splatoon 3 was revealed earlier today, and the game will be making its way to Nintendo Switch on September 9.
The trailer also gives a detailed glimpse of its Turf War mode in a new trailer that features new maps, weapons, and a view of the melee-focused Inkling that players can utilize to smack other Inklings using paintbrushes.
NLRB to Allow Raven Software QA Workers To hold Union Election
In the wake of it being reported, the industry is abuzz with news that NLRB has granted QA workers the green light to organize a union vote and rejected Activision Blizzard’s claim that the whole part of Raven Software should be included in the election too.
All eligible QA employees will be eligible to vote on unionization by mail, and a count of ballots is scheduled to be completed on May 23 through a video conference. Activision Blizzard has responded to the NLRB’s decision by saying that it will study other legal actions and has filed an appeal.
Updated PlayStation Plus Rolls Out June 13 in The US
We finally have confirmation of the time when the revamped PS Plus subscription is being launched. The service will be launched in Asian markets starting on May 23 and the next day in Japan beginning June 1.
The service will then roll into all of the Americas in June, and then it will be rolled out towards Europe at the end of June. We also heard that PlayStation would be expanding the cloud services to various countries like Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
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